Sam Turner 7:16pm, Wed 4 Jan 2017
Sam Turner 7:49pm, Tue 3 Jan 2017
PETITE JACK (Lingfield, 3.15) displayed a terrific turn of speed to win from an uncompromising position last time and may not have finished improving.
Sam Turner 6:05pm, Mon 2 Jan 2017
Backing a horse like BECAUSESHESAIDSO (Bangor, 2.50) doesn’t come without pitfalls, but the nine-year-old rates the most interesting runner in the Stella Artois Handicap Hurdle.
Sam Turner 9:10pm, Sun 1 Jan 2017
Sam Turner 6:26pm, Fri 30 Dec 2016
Trainer Dan Skelton immediately earmarked Saturday’s Grade 1 as a mid-season target for ROBIN ROE (Newbury, 1.50) after witnessing his gelding dismantle a useful Aintree field in the autumn and the five-year-old boasts a great chance of vindicating the faith.
Sam Turner 8:24pm, Thu 29 Dec 2016
LETS GO DUCHESS (Taunton, 4.00) lost little in defeat when beaten by subsequent winner Soupy Soups at Wincanton and should appreciate the return to Taunton.
Sam Turner 8:33pm, Wed 28 Dec 2016
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Sam Turner 7:35pm, Mon 26 Dec 2016
Sam Turner 2:21pm, Sat 24 Dec 2016
A week ago, the 32Red King George VI Chase looked like being a one-horse romp for CUE CARD (Kempton, 3.15) as a number of credible challengers were either re-routed or ruled out from a tilt at Boxing Day’s prestigious event.
Sam Turner 6:20pm, Wed 21 Dec 2016
It has been the week of the equine pensioner and STAR LINKS (Wolverhampton, 5.00) can follow the lead of double-figure veterans General Tufto and Stand Guard by rolling back the years on Thursday.
Sam Turner 9:50pm, Tue 20 Dec 2016
The claims of DAVERON (Ludlow, 2.40) don’t leap off the page but there could be some mileage in supporting the gelding now that he has a run under his belt.
Sam Turner 8:55pm, Mon 19 Dec 2016
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Sam Turner 9:30pm, Fri 16 Dec 2016
The improving CLYNE (Haydock, 3.15) has looked something of a machine on genuinely soft ground and I didn’t see much to disprove that theory last month.
Sam Turner 9:52pm, Thu 15 Dec 2016
LORD OF THE ISLAND (Ascot, 3.05) could prove an interesting proposition in the conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle if his exertions of 24 hours previously haven’t taken their toll.
Sam Turner 9:47pm, Wed 14 Dec 2016
LADY BACCHUS (Chelmsford, nap, 8.00) has disappointed favourite backers the last twice but a return to Chelmsford on Friday can see her bounce back to winning form.
Sam Turner 8:16pm, Tue 13 Dec 2016
With 10 career wins at the Surrey venue, it must surely be a matter of time before the course executive name a race after DESERT STRIKE (Lingfield, 2.25).
Sam Turner 8:28pm, Mon 12 Dec 2016
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Sam Turner 6:56pm, Fri 9 Dec 2016
Connections of THE NEW ONE (Cheltenham, 3.00) have temporarily shelved a chasing campaign to try and complete a notable hat-trick in the stanjames.com International Hurdle.
Sam Turner 7:23pm, Thu 8 Dec 2016
Sam Turner 9:28pm, Wed 7 Dec 2016
Having backed CHEVALLIER (Chelmsford, 5.55) last week in a warm course and distance handicap I was left screaming at the TV as events conspired against him.
Sam Turner 8:25pm, Tue 6 Dec 2016