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Longchamp (Sunday) 🇫🇷

Christiane “Criquette” Head takes a look at today’s Arc Trials.

Today’s Longchamp fancies:

1.05 Long- Almazora (win).

1.35 Long- Tayf (e/w).

2.15 Long- Sinbad (e/w).

2.50 Long- Well Timed (win).

3.35 Long- Talismanic (win).

4.10 Long- Brundtland (win).

4.40 Long- Rayon Vert (e/w).

5.20 Long- Mirza & Gold Vibe (e/w).

5.50 Long- Hout Bay (win).

Treve winning the Prix Vermeille in 2015.

Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe Meeting 2015 (Sun)


Today’s Longchamp fancies:

1.00 Long- Ballydoyle (win).

1.35 Long- Galileo Gold (e/w).

2.10 Long- Fate & Cladocera (e/w).

2.55 Long- Treve (win), Flintshire (e/w).

3.40 Long- Maarek, Monsieur Joe & Mirza (small e/w’s).

4.15 Long- Sir Bani Yas (e/w).

4.50 Long- Gordon Lord Byron (e/w).

5.20 Long- Fun Mac (e/w).

5.50 Long- Makweti & Si Luna (e/w).


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Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe Meeting 2015 (Sat)


Today’s Longchamp fancies:

1.30 Long- Vazirabad (win).

2.08 Long- Krispen & Mount Isa (e/w).

2.40 Long- Candarliya (win).

3.15 Long- Cirrus Des Aigles (win).

3.45 Long- Yathrib (e/w).

4.15 Long- Miss France (win).

4.50 Long- Enjoy The Silence & Beruska (e/w).

5.25 Long- Hello My Love & Barbara (e/w).


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Hexham (Friday)


Today’s Hexham fancies:

2.00 Hex- Harry’s Whim (e/w).

2.30 Hex- What A Steel (win).

3.05 Hex- Quick Brew (win).

3.40 Hex- Brother Scott (win).

4.15 Hex- Tantamount (e/w).

4.50 Hex- Kai Broon (e/w).

5.20 Hex- Jumpandtravel (e/w).



Stratford Hunter Chase night (Friday)


Today’s Stratford fancies:

5.55 Strat- Cold Knight (e/w).

6.25 Strat- Cannon Fodder (e/w).

6.55 Strat- Following Dreams (e/w).

7.25 Strat- Current Event (win).

8.00 Strat- Paint The Clouds (win).

8.30 Strat- Parkam Jack (e/w).

9.00 Strat- Cornish Beau (e/w).

Trêve départ pour le Prix Corrida 😉

My Top 3 Racing Moments Of 2014


I had to set the alarm for 3.55 am to watch racing moment number three on my list but it was well worth it to witness Ryan Moore steer home the German trained horse Protectionist in the Melbourne Cup at the start of November.

Moore saved ground all the way, avoided traffic at the business end of proceedings, then powered away from the remarkable Red Cadeaux.

It was certainly a welcome interruption to a good night of sleep.


The likelihood of a running of the Grand National not featuring in my top three racing moments of the year is very rare however on this occasion it only makes my number two spot.

A chance eavesdropping session by myself and Calum Madell on the Aintree parade ring steps after the conclusion of the 2013 Becher Chase had us both scrambling for our notebooks. Brian Hughes was convinced Pineau De Re would be suited by the fences come the following April and the good doctor listened intensely.

I didn’t back Pineau Du Re quite as early as Calum did but I got a nice chunk of 33’s at the end of January 2014 and some 25’s on the race day itself back in April.

As for you lucky readers I recommended Pineau De Re for you here on the blog. Not bad after also recommending you go with Lord Windermere at 20/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup three weeks earlier.


There’s certainly some joie de vivre about my final racing highlight of 2014 as I ventured across the English Channel back in October for my very first visit to Longchamp.

I was in total awe of the entire race course. Those French Racing authorities certainly know how to put on a good show. The atmosphere was so relaxed, it wasn’t over busy, there were no lager louts to be seen, you could wear what you wanted and the entire ambiance of the place was fantastic.

Of course a few winners always help proceedings along and I was lucky enough to back Trêve at home at 11/1. She’d been written off my many a UK pundit but class is permanent and she showed it again on that beautiful autumn Sunday afternoon.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my top three racing moments of 2014. I actually had the potential for ten moments but that would have been quite laborious reading.

Do you have a top three? I’m sure you do. Please share your moments with me and others underneath in the comments box. It’s good to talk!

Ludlow (Wednesday)


A fantastic weekend was had in Paris for the racing at Longchamp but boy am I paying for it now. I absolutely shredded one of my ankles to smithereens in a brand new pair of shoes. Wasn’t that a schoolboy error?  The ankle is now bandaged up and I can barely walk but other than that it was a wonderful excursion.

Today’s fancies are at Ludlow:

2.00 Lud- Guard Of Honour (e/w).

2.30 Lud- Upsanddowns (win).

3.00 Lud- Market Option (e/w).

3.30 Lud- Queen Spud (e/w).  *NAP*

4.00 Lud- Azza (win).

4.35 Lud- Lyssio (e/w).

5.05 Lud- Hear The Chimes (e/w).

Go on girl! 😉


Wolverhampton War Horses

moonlightcloudThey didn’t see Moonlight Cloud for dust in the Prix de la Foret yesterday as the wonder mare produced a last to first acceleration of speed which you will struggle to see many times more in your lifetime. Simply breathtaking!

Sadly there was nothing too breathtaking about my Longchamp fancies on the whole yesterday. Charm Spirit (7/1), Intello (9/1) and Anthares (33/1) were the best placed horses I could muster. I suppose a 33/1 placed horse at one quarter odds is in fact a 8.25 winner so one mustn’t grumble.

Today’s Wolverhampton fancies:

2.30 Wolv- Grilletto (e/w).

3.00 Wolv- Cracking Choice (e/w).

3.30 Wolv- Gentle Breeze (e/w).

4.00 Wolv- Sarah Berry & Steel City Boy (e/w).

4.30 Wolv- Commanche (e/w).

5.00 Wolv- Royal Etiquette (e/w).

5.30 Wolv- King Of Wing & Ajeeb (e/w).

6.00 Wolv- Mudaawem (e/w).

You were a brave horse! 😉