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2017 Aintree Festival stats and trainer mini-angles…

The Cheltenham Festival 2017 may now be another notch on the racing bedpost and the 2017 flat season might have just rumbled itself into life after her winter hibernation, but the jumping game can’t be stopped, he keeps throwing punches, and at this stage of the season they are great big lumpy punches, with a…

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The Five Biggest Grand National Winners in History…

Of the many prestigious races held throughout the world, none captures the hearts and minds of the nation quite like the Grand National. Everyone can remember, as a child, sticking a pin in the newspaper to pick a horse, the public’s near obsession with popular winners such as Red Rum, and the practical shutdown of…

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Five under the radar runners to take from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival…

What’s the good doctor got cooking… So are 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 (the calendar is…

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Five Cheltenham Festival stats that will need to be broken…

Does Melon have enough experience for the Supreme? A week to go… Crazy to think there are a mere seven days until the madness kicks in but that is it, that’s all there is, SEVEN god damn days! It’s starting to consume my every thought at the minute. Hell, I’ve even been dreaming about it!…

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What we learned from the weekend: 25th & 26th of February…

Camping Ground smashed back to form at Fontwell! Did the biggest story of last weekend happen away from the track? Is Thistlecrack really going to ‘do a Kicking King’? Is ‘going for a scan on Tuesday‘ code for ‘we’ve been taking the p!ss out of you all for a couple of weeks‘? Was Thistlecrack’s name…

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What we learned from the weekend: 18th & 19th of February…

Cue Card sauntered to his ninth G1 win at the weekend! We are now only three weeks away from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Let that sink in for a minute…Three. Weeks. Away. Wowzers! As is to be expected there were plenty of festival contenders out last weekend. Some laughing at the opposition as they tuned themselves…

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What we learned from the weekend: 11th & 12th of February…

Old duffle-coat was firing in the winners at the weekend again! Another weekend in the form book and a few more steps closer to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival… Once again there were Cheltenham pointers aplenty during last weekend’s action and here’s my own take on a few nuggets of the action in the latest edition…

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