Author Archives: Ben Aitken

Will the Lion roar in the Ascot Stakes?

What a time to be alive! Royal Ascot on one screen, World Cup on the other, country music radio station humming along in the background…(the last one just me? fair enough, we all have vices, don’t judge me!) Nothing better for a sports fan than there to be a major football tournament in full swing…

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How to turn Silvestre De Sousa into a profit pulling machine…

SDS. Dynamite off the front end! Silvestre De Sousa, despite winning two of the last three flat jockey championship’s, finishing second in the other and leading this year’s race, is still to me one of the most underrated and underappreciated jockeys currently riding. Even more so when it comes to punters maximising the profits they…

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London Gold Cup Handicap – Trends Analysis

There’s Group 1 action today at Newbury in the shape of the Lockinge Stakes but it’s another race on the card that I want to take a look at here on the free blog; The London Gold Cup Handicap (3.00pm). 3yo handicaps are not always the easiest to dig into from a trends front in the…

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Three trainers you want on your side at the Knavesmire…

The flat season effortlessly rolls from the tights curves of the Roodee to the flat sweeping turns of the Knavesmire, with York’s Dante meeting taking center-stage over the next few days. ​​​​​​​I’ve a busy week ahead on the full NTF service, with the following races penciled in for analysis…   Wednesday (York) 2.20 – Jorvik Handicap…

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Bet365 Classic Trial Day – Trends Analysis

I think we can safely say the flat season is very much clicking through the gears now and although there is still plenty of jumping action on the go (Punchestown, Perth, Sandown…) this is about the time my balance starts to tip towards the summer game. I’ve still got a couple of races to analysis…

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2018 Aintree Festival stats and trainer mini-angles…

It’s been damn tough going for the jumping game since the completion of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Damn tough and damn bloody wet! To be fair it’s not just the jumps game that has suffered, the flat haven’t quite managed to fully engage first gear either, it’s been THAT wet! But that’s all about to…

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Five under the radar runners to take from the 2018 Cheltenham Festival…

Laughing because he knows he’s got this game by the b*llocks… We all recovered from last week?! The week after the Cheltenham Festival is always a bit of a comedown, made even worse by the fact Mrs NTF usually makes me do some jobs around the house/garden that I’ve neglected for the past 2-3 weeks…

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