Monthly Archives: October 2016

What we learned from the weekend: 22nd & 23rd October…

Photo taken by @mjyharris Now that’s what I call a serious weekend of National Hunt racing! BANG! Cheltenham’s Showcase meeting. WALLOP! Aintree’s Old Roan Chase day. If that double header didn’t get you’re jumping juices flowing then I suggest you pack up your bags now and leave. Go on, get out! Seriously though that was a brilliant weekend…

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What we learned from the weekend: 15th & 16th October…

Paddy Brennan – The master of front-running tactics. Like last year the main thing learned from this weekend was that moving the Persian War Chepstow meeting forward two weeks and pushing the Cheltenham Showcase meeting back a week has left a little bit of a gap, in terms of quality, in the early National Hunt skirmishes.…

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

Time for Ben Pauling to start plotting a path with Drumacoo… OK. Champions Day on the flat is done. It’s in the form book and we can close the door on the flat season now. Agreed? Good. No distractions from here on in as from this weekend on-wards we are rolling in the National Hunt stuff!…

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What we learned from the weekend: 8th & 9th of October…

Paul Nicholls is making sure he pulls in the early season profits as he defends his trainers crown… And just like that the jumping action is back in the groove! Chepstow served up a double delight of weekend action for us National Hunt devotees and I think we can all agree the action did not…

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NTF Munster National Analysis: The Dosage & Trends Assault!

The Munster National. Renamed this year to honour John Thomas McNamara. The Munster National. The second part of my own little ‘Irish National Hunt Autumn Double’ and for once I’m on track to land that double (metaphorically speaking) after nailing the Kerry version last month. Like it’s Kerry National dance partner it’s again one of those…

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What we learned from the weekend: 1st & 2nd October…

The Gigginstown/Mullins split had little to no effect on Willie… The heaters went back on over the weekend, despite the fact I was walking the dogs in shorts and t-shirt at the start of last week! It’s like a switch had been flipped as soon as we hit October. Sun OFF. Rain and cold ON.…

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