Monthly Archives: February 2014

2014 Cheltenham Festival: Glenfarclas Handicap Chase – Dosage & Trends Analysis

How to solve a problem like the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase… The NTF Way! Possibly the least vaunted of all Cheltenham Festival races… Derided by some, nay many?!, as a ‘joke’ race… Never covered by myself here at NTF using my exclusive Dosage and Trends analysis… …so what exactly am I up to here dedicating…

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NTF Sire Snippets: Striking Gold with a new sire on the jumping scene……

There is Gold in the Well if you know where to look… I’m always digging around in sire stats. It’s like an addiction for me. A lot of time it leads down some bland and uninteresting routes. Sometimes I spend a couple of hours and come out with nothing at the other end (except maybe…

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NTF Sire Snippets: ‘Jeremy spoke in class today’…

The miler siring the goods over timber… Whilst watching a bit of RUK at the dinner table last night (a practice hugely frowned upon by Mrs NTF!) I picked up on a comment made by Steve Mellish (an analyst I have plenty of time for) regarding the sire JEREMY. Mr Mellish said something along the…

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The road to the 2014 Cheltenham Festival: On trial at Musselburgh…

How good a ‘trial’ are the sharp turns of Musselburgh?   . Another weekend past and another ‘Festival Trials Day’ in the form book. This time it was Musselburgh that provided a full card of ‘Cheltenham clues’. Whilst reviewing the action (I only managed to live watch some of it, blame Mrs NTF for that!)…

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