Monthly Archives: November 2013

The road to the 2014 Cheltenham Festival: The Champion Hurdle…

Is Hurricane Fly ripe for the picking in this year’s Champion Hurdle? There has been plenty of talk this week surrounding current Champion Hurdler Hurricane Fly, but then again there should be, he did just smash the world record for number of Grade/Group 1 victories. He is a modern day legend (an over-used word but…

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The road to the 2014 Cheltenham Festival: The Arkle…

Do we want to be backing a first time faller/un-seater for festival success? Just over 2 years ago I wrote a similar article, using the heading above, here on the NTF Blog, regarding the last fence departure on chasing debut of hot Arkle Chase fancy (at the time obviously!) Menorah. Fast forward 2 years and…

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NTF Book Review: Foinavon – The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset…

Foinavon – The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset When I first received this book my initial thought was “how on earth can there be 260-ish pages on what was, with all due respect, an average staying chaser who ‘luckily’ won the greatest handicap chase on the planet?! When I finished the book I…

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