Monthly Archives: September 2014

NTF Weekend Notes – Market Rasen thoughts and pointers

Saturday was a bit more like it for us jumping fans, wasn’t it? Some tasty action at Market Rasen with an absolutely blinding Handicap Chase at 2.50 being the centerpiece of the card. That particular race is usually deeper in numerical terms but it’s rarely lavished with as many 140+ chasers as it was this year. That Market…

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Three well-handicapped National Hunt horses you need on your side…

One of the benefits of my meticulous approach to updating my private notes for the forthcoming National Hunt season is that I also come across a plentiful supply of horses that I would consider to be ‘well-handicapped’. In other words a horse that is sitting on a mark that I think is below his or her true ability.…

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NTF Kerry National Analysis: The Dosage & Trends Assault!

Aaah, The Kerry National. The Seduction point of Listowel’s seven day festival. The beast of a race that gives me plenty of each-way returns but continues to elude me on the win part of my punts. 18 runners are set to go to post for this year’s renewal and I’ve ripped into the race with my tried…

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Narrowing The Field Jockeywatch: The New Breed

Three up and coming National Hunt Jockeys you should have on your radar… The season proper is still a month away yet but the top of the jockey’s table reads the same as always. A P McCoy sits on top of the pile with a mammoth 130 winners to his name already (I mean that’s…

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What does the 2014/15 National Hunt Season have in store for us?

Some may say it’s a bit early to be waxing lyrical about the forthcoming National Hunt season. I mean the last classic of the flat season hasn’t even been consigned to the form book yet. It’s maybe a bit rude to be straightening up the hurdles and trimming the fences whilst the flat boys are still…

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