Monthly Archives: March 2012

NTF Q&A – Campbell Gillies

  Name – Campbell Gillies Occupation – Professional Jockey Years involved in racing – 2006 to present First horseracing memory – Best Mate winning his 3rd Gold Cup. Both myself and Zander Voy were meant to be at School, but we ended up watching the Gold Cup!   Background What first stirred your interest in horseracing?…

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NTF 1 to follow from the weekend: Watch out for The Bear Trap…

It’s that time of the season where the National Hunt die-hards find themselves caught in the post-Cheltenham/pre-Aintree limbo land (Cheltree Land maybe?!). Personally I try and have a small break at this juncture (I stress the word ‘try’!) and let myself have a few days out in the fields before working myself back to peak…

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NTF 3 to follow from Cheltenham: The Losers…

Yesterday I gave you all my ‘3 to follow from Cheltenham: The Winners‘ and today I’m going to give you my ‘3 to follow from Cheltenham: The losers‘. The idea of my ‘NTF 3 to follow from the weekend‘ Blog posts is to try and highlight performances that were maybe ‘under the radar’ slightly and…

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NTF 3 to follow from Cheltenham: The Winners…

Wow! Safe to say that was a roller-coaster 4 days of high class National Hunt racing! Highlight of the week for me had to be SYNCHRONISED. An AP masterclass on-board a willing horse and he proved his Lexus Chase victory was no fluke. I had also stuck my neck on the line with this boy…

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NTF 1 to follow from the weekend: A ‘springer’ to keep an eye on…

Despite the fact there were some competitive contests taking place over the weekend the racing certainly seemed to have that ‘pre-Cheltenham’ feel to it. There wasn’t really much outside the obvious that really caught my eye and my ‘little black book’ lay dormant for most of the weekend. There was, however, one runner that flashed…

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Life changing Cheltenham Festival Yankee…

Multiple bets – Bookies and punters alike enjoy the old multiple betting approach, although for very different reasons obviously! One of my NTF subscribers and regular tweeter Shane (@milltown79) asked me last night what my life changing festival Yankee for 2012 was. The facts were I didn’t have one (or at least I hadn’t placed…

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NTF 3 to follow from the weekend: 3 under the radar runners…

A little bit of the ‘calm before the storm’ at the weekend with the Cheltenham Festival on the horizon although that didn’t stop us being treated to some barnstorming finishes up and down the country. It’s not only Cheltenham that is occupying trainers thoughts at the minute though as the Aintree Grand National was clearly…

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