Monthly Archives: January 2020

Catterick (Friday)

Today’s Catterick fancies:

1.00 Catt- Black Abbey (win).

1.30 Catt- Apple Rock (e/w).

2.00 Catt- Veiled Secret (win).

2.35 Catt- Mamoo (e/w).

3.05 Catt- Jolie Crickette (e/w).

3.40 Catt- Same Circus (win).

4.10 Catt- Haasab (e/w).

Last week at Catterick.

Wincanton (Thurs)

Today’s Wincanton fancies:

1.10 Winc- Mystic Dreamer (e/w).

1.45 Winc- Earth Moor (e/w).

2.20 Winc- Cyclop & Wandrin Star (e/w).

2.55 Winc- Calva D’auge (win).

3.25 Winc- Haldon Hill (e/w).

3.55 Winc- Virak (win).

4.30 Winc- Glentruan & Scene Not Herd (e/w).


105 entries for 2020 Grand National

Pic: Neil Watson

The Randox Health Grand National

Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 4, 2020. 4m 2f 74yds over the Grand National fences. For seven-year-olds and upwards who, prior to March 17, have started in a chase during the current season and been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase with an official distance description of’ two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or more at any time during the horse’s career. Horses must also be allotted a rating of 125 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 9. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including February 9 would merit a minimum rating of 125. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 10. At the Handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. Entries closes January 29 (105 entries), weights revealed February 11, first scratchings deadline February 25, second scratchings deadline March 17, five-day confirmations March 30, final declarations 10am April 2. Maximum field of 40 plus four reserves.

Horse Age Owner Trainer
A Toi Phil (FR) 10 Teme Valley 2 Gary Moore
Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 10 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Acting Lass (IRE) 9 Nigel & Barbara Collison Harry Fry
Activial (FR) 10 Roger Brookhouse Tom George
Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Ami Desbois (FR) 10 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson
Anibale Fly (FR) 10 J P McManus Tony Martin IRE
Any Second Now (IRE) 8 J P McManus Ted Walsh IRE
As de Mee (FR) 10 The Stewart Family & Judi Dench Paul Nicholls
Aso (FR) 10 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams
Atlanta Ablaze 9 The Last Man Standing Henry Daly
Ballyoptic (IRE) 10 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
Beware The Bear (IRE) 10 G B Barlow Nicky Henderson
Borice (FR) 9 Simon Munir/Isaac Souede Gordon Elliott IRE
Bristol de Mai (FR) 9 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies
Burrows Saint (FR) 7 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
Cabaret Queen 8 SyndicatesRacing Willie Mullins IRE
Cadmium (FR) 8 In Our Element Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Champagne Classic (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Chef des Obeaux (FR) 8 Sullivan Bloodstock Limited Willie Mullins IRE
Chris’s Dream (IRE) 8 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE
Class Conti (FR) 8 P Joubert Willie Mullins IRE
Cogry 11 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies
Crievehill (IRE) 8 Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies
Dalko Moriviere (FR) 7 Ecurie Sagara Jerome Larrigade FR
Dallas des Pictons (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Death Duty (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Definitly Red (IRE) 11 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison
Delta Work (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Dingo Dollar (IRE) 8 M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Alan King
Disco d’Authie (FR) 11 Mme Magalen Bryant David Cottin FR
Double Shuffle (IRE) 10 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George
Dounikos (FR) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Dragon d’Estruval (FR) 7 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
Elegant Escape (IRE) 8 J P Romans Colin Tizzard
Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 10 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland
Fitzhenry (IRE) 8 J P McManus Paul Nolan IRE
Flying Angel (IRE) 9 R J Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies
General Principle (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Give Me A Copper (IRE) 10 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls
Heron Heights (IRE) 11 Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead IRE
Hogan’s Height (IRE) 9 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan’s Height Jamie Snowden
Jett (IRE) 9 G M McGrath Jessica Harrington IRE
Joe Farrell (IRE) 11 M Sherwood, N Morris & J Turner Rebecca Curtis
Jury Duty (IRE) 9 Sideways Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
Kildisart (IRE) 8 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Ben Pauling
Kilfilum Cross (IRE) 9 Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons Henry Oliver
Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 8 J P McManus Tom Lacey
Lake View Lad (IRE) 10 Trevor Hemmings Nick Alexander
Le Breuil (FR) 8 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling
Lord du Mesnil (FR) 7 Paul Porter Richard Hobson
Magic of Light (IRE) 9 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Mall Dini (IRE) 10 Philip J Reynolds Patrick Kelly IRE
Missed Approach (IRE) 10 Alan & Andrew Turner Warren Greatrex
Mister Whitaker (IRE) 8 Tim Radford Mick Channon
Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Moonshine Bay (IRE) 7 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Native River (IRE) 10 Brocade Racing Colin Tizzard
Noble Endeavor (IRE) 11 Chris Jones Gordon Elliott IRE
Now McGinty (IRE) 9 The Garratt Family Stuart Edmunds
Ok Corral (IRE) 10 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
One For Arthur (IRE) 11 Two Golf Widows Lucinda Russell
Out Sam 11 D Charlesworth Gordon Elliott IRE
Outlander (IRE) 12 GOWING’S ELEVEN Richard Spencer
Peregrine Run (IRE) 10 V Byrne Peter Fahey IRE
Pleasant Company (IRE) 12 Malcolm Denmark Willie Mullins IRE
Poker Party (FR) 8 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE
Potters Corner (IRE) 10 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams
Prince of Scars (IRE) 10 Simon Munir/Isaac Souede Gordon Elliott IRE
Princeton Royale (IRE) 11 D Nott, P Beadles, R Clarke Neil King
Ramses de Teillee (FR) 8 John White & Anne Underhill David Pipe
Rathlin Rose (IRE) 12 Fergus Wilson David Pipe
Ravenhill (IRE) 10 Try Ravenhill Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
Regal Encore (IRE) 12 J P McManus Anthony Honeyball
Roaring Bull (IRE) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Romain de Senam (FR) 8 Chris Giles & Dan Macdonald Paul Nicholls
Saint Xavier (FR) 8 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls
Scoir Mear (IRE) 10 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
Shattered Love (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Singlefarmpayment 10 N T Griffith & H M Haddock Tom George
Sizing John 10 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Snugsborough Benny (IRE) 10 R Loughnane Liam Cusack IRE
Soupy Soups (IRE) 9 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland
Spider Web (IRE) 9 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
Steely Addition (IRE) 8 Step By Step Philip Hobbs
Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE
Takingrisks (IRE) 11 Frank Bird Nicky Richards
Talkischeap (IRE) 8 Charles Dingwall Alan King
The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 7 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies
The Storyteller (IRE) 9 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE
The Young Master 11 Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters Neil Mulholland
Tiger Roll (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Top Ville Ben (IRE) 8 Harbour Rose Partnership Philip Kirby
Total Recall (IRE) 11 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Tout Est Permis (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE
Townshend (GER) 9 J D Neild Nigel Twiston-Davies
Traffic Fluide (FR) 10 Galloping On The South Downs Partnership Gary Moore
Valtor (FR) 11 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 11 Prof Caroline Tisdall & John Gent David Pipe
Vintage Clouds (IRE) 10 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith
Voix du Reve (FR) 8 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE
Walk In The Mill (FR) 10 Baroness Harding Robert Walford
Warriors Tale 11 Trevor Hemmings Paul Nicholls
Yala Enki (FR) 10 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls
Yorkhill (IRE) 10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE

 105 entries

45 Irish-trained

2 French-trained

Leicester (Weds)

A superb day for the blog yesterday which I’m afraid went pretty much unnoticed on a wet Tuesday in January. Winners at 11/1, 11/10, 11/2 & 4/1 and the inclusion of American Steve’s video which also included the 11/1 winner plus the combination forecast and tricast (Ex:£53.80 CSF:£43.68 Tricast:£163.23 Trifecta:£356.00) made for some generous returns.

Today’s Leicester fancies:

1.45 Leic- Imperial Alcazar (win).

2.15 Leic- The Hollow Ginge (e/w).

2.45 Leic- Ballyellis (win).

3.15 Leic- Top Gamble (e/w).

3.45 Leic- Prairie Town (e/w).

4.15 Leic- Man Of The North (e/w).


Newcastle (Tues)

Today’s Newcastle fancies:

1.10 Newc- Lady Kiria (e/w).

1.40 Newc- Blossoming Forth (e/w).

2.10 Newc- Boric & Fortified Bay (e/w).

2.40 Newc- Endlessly (win).

3.10 Newc- What’s The Scoop (e/w).

3.40 Newc- Seapoint (e/w).

4.10 Newc- Sultans Pride (win).

Plumpton (Monday)

Photo by Alan Crowhurst

Today’s Plumpton fancies:

1.30 Plump- Funambule Sivola (e/w).

2.00 Plump- Hopes Wishes (e/w).

2.30 Plump- Moroder (win).

3.00 Plump- The Wicket Chicken (win).

3.30 Plump- Nesterenko (e/w).

4.00 Plump- Outrath (e/w).

Sedgefield (Sunday)

Today’s Sedgefield fancies:

1.00 Sedge- Xpo Universel (e/w).

1.30 Sedge- Ringaringarosie (e/w).

2.00 Sedge- Kitty’s Cove (e/w).

2.30 Sedge- Coole Well (e/w).

3.00 Sedge- Ormesher & Wild Sam (e/w).

3.30 Sedge- Veauce De Sivola (e/w).

4.00 Sedge- Christmas In Usa (e/w).

Great Yorkshire Chase Day 2020 (Doncaster)

Today’s Doncaster fancies:

12.20 Donc- Golden Jeffrey & Western Rules (e/w).

12.55 Donc- Lisp (win).

1.30 Donc- Mahlermade (win).

2.05 Donc- Champagne Well (win).

2.40 Donc- Lady Buttons (win)

3.15 Donc- see link above.

3.50 Donc- Viva Jez Vegas & Burren Walk (e/w).

Young Hustler wins the 1993 renewal of the Great Yorkshire Chase.

Doncaster (Friday)

Today’s Doncaster fancies:

12.40 Donc- Pogue & Little Stevie (e/w).

1.15 Donc- Laxey (e/w).

1.50 Donc- Hawk High & Croco Bay (e/w).

2.25 Donc- Fantastic Ms Fox (e/w).

2.55 Donc- Yabass (e/w).

3.25 Donc- Wakool & Pat Carrot (e/w).

3.55 Donc- Cathal’s Star (e/w).

Great Yorkshire Chase memories. Who do you think will win tomorrow?

Wetherby (Thurs)

Today’s Wetherby fancies:

1.05 Weth- Cawthorne Lad (e/w).

1.35 Weth- Splash The Cash & Pola Chance (e/w).

2.10 Weth- Virnon (e/w).

2.45 Weth- Cosheston (e/w).

3.20 Weth- The Paddy Pie (e/w).

3.55 Weth- Adicci (win).