Chasers

Coral Welsh National Handicap Chase 2008

The Coral Welsh National Handicap Chase will be run over 3 miles 5 furlongs at Chepstow on Saturday the 27th December. The race is worth £100,000 and top weight will be carried by Halcon Genelardais who won the race in 2006 and was runner up to Miko de Beauchene in 2007. They fought out a…

King George VI Chase at Kempton 2008

If Kauto Star is in top form then he should win the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. The race is worth £220,000 and is run over 3 miles. If Kauto Star wins he will join the elite band who have won the race three times. The main danger might come from…

Hennessy Review 2008

I thought the star of the show on Channel 4’s Morning Line last Saturday was little Ellie Gliddon who had helped her Dad pick the “numbers” for the previous weeks Tote Scoop 6. What a lucky man to have been holding one of the eight winning tickets with a chance of a bonus if they…

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Handicap Chase 2008

The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Handicap Chase worth £175,000 will be run over 3 miles 2 furlongs at Newbury this Saturday. It is one of my favourite races to watch and I reminisced and listed past winners of this race in my blog of a year ago. Last year we saw a quite exceptional performance…

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup 2008

The last time we managed to get across to Ireland for the Punchestown Festival was in 2005. The meeting gets underway this year on Tuesday 22nd and runs through to Saturday 26th. In 2005 we were fortunate to see a splendid performance by Kicking King (pictured) who won the Punchestown Gold Cup and he goes…

Scottish Grand National 2008

The runners and riders for this years £200,000 Scottish Grand National still look a bit sketchy at the moment. The bookies are making Miko de Beauchene antepost favourite. He won the Welsh National and it was always the intention to go for the Scottish National. In the Welsh National he was receiving 21 pounds from…

Countdown to Grand National 2008

With the weights being announced for the 150 entries for this years Aintree Grand National the countdown begins over the next 8 weeks to the big day on the 5th April 2008. A lot of water will flow under the bridge before then as the field is whittled down to 40 runners who will all…

Boylesports Gold Cup Meeting Cheltenham 2007

My Best Mate and I have just returned from a wonderful cruise aboard Voyager of the Seas. I kept in touch with the racing and football results from internet cafes in the different ports of call and once home could not wait to see my Sky+ Box recordings of Channel 4’s coverage of the Hennessy…

Review of Cheltenham Open Meeting 2007

Well we were looking forward to spending three nights at Hillside Cottage at Hazelton and going racing at Cheltenham on the Friday and Saturday for the Open Meeting. Unfortunately my Best Mate went down with a cold virus on the Thursday and all our plans had to be cancelled. Thankfully Channel 4 covered four races…

Paddy Power Gold Cup Cheltenham 2007

The runners and riders for this years Paddy Power Gold Cup to be run at Cheltenham on Saturday 17th are still a bit sketchy. This race was known as the Mackeson Gold Cup from 1960 until 1995. It was then sponsored by Murphys from 1996 for four years until Thomas Pink took over in 2000.…