Nothing of note happened for us at Doncaster on Sunday. Right Touch ran well as expected to grab a place but couldn't close it out quickly enough to threaten the victor. There's a win coming his way in the not too distant future and he won't be fazed by a drop back in trip whilst the weather is bad. Giant Spark was the other selection and ran a nothing race, although the market was hardly enthusiastic about his chances

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March 30, 2018
James Boyle
A disappointing opening day of the flat season but there'll be many more like it throughout the year, so no harm to experience the first one early doors! None of the selections ran well, although Danzeno had no chance after walking out of the stalls and Sir Roderic was given a much more prominent ride than is usually the case, which I don't understand. He can improve and remains of interest. Grey Britain got nowhere

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March 25, 2018
James Boyle
There was nothing to shout home about on the final day of Cheltenham, bar a few places. Overall, I really enjoyed the week and despite a -2.66pt loss if recording to level stakes, it was one of the best festivals I've had in a long time!!! That shows the level where my National Hunt punting had gone to but it's flat season all the way from here on in and I for one can't wait. Opportunities to get bets out will be more

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March 23, 2018
James Boyle
The third day of the festival was more like it! Delta Work provided a nice 10/1 winner in the Pertemps, holding on by a nose after moving powerfully throughout. It was a cracking ride from Davy Russell and there is no better National Hunt jockey around than him, as has been evidenced this week (bar his ride in the Arkle!). In the same race, Who Dares Wins also placed at 14/1 to ensure it was an even more enjoyable contest

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March 16, 2018
James Boyle
I'm starting to remember why I gave up National Hunt punting! The first half of the festival has been tough and day two provided nothing of note. Altior was the only winner and his performance was spectacular, the hill again being his friend as he powered home by seven-lengths. Ground conditions didn't suit but great horses win when things aren't in their favour and he is top, top, top class. The only pity was that Douvan

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March 15, 2018
James Boyle
Day one was tough and cruel! Footpad won to provide an even money winner (it took great skill to pick that out!!!), but we had a couple that got away. Shantou Flyer at 18/1 being the main source of frustration and had he jumped the final fence running, he would have emerged victorious instead of finishing a neck behind in second. Each-way money back but that was annoying (plus I was on win-only!). Ms Parfois at 7/1 also

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March 14, 2018
James Boyle
Despite National Hunt racing annoying me more often than not, there are few weeks in the year I look forward to more than this one. The racing on offer is epic, there are some cracking betting opportunities and none of the horses are being lined up for another day! Throughout the week, I will be posting my selections for every race on the site. They are, however, not official service selections so no stakes will be advised

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March 13, 2018
James Boyle
Mr Bossy Boots was a big disappointment on Wednesday and didn't show any of his usual zest in the closing stages, although met trouble early on and got a massive bump from the runner-up early in the straight. However, it later transpired that he had bled from the nose and it's obviously easier to ignore a run when they've burst. Whether it's something he has suffered from before, I'm not sure, but hopefully he'll be

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March 10, 2018
James Boyle