Sam Turner 6:52pm, Fri 4 Jan 2019
A typically competitive renewal with any number shortlisted, however HENLLAN HARRI (Sandown, 3.00) can go well fresh and has already proved his effectiveness at this venue and indeed right-handed when winning the bet365 Gold Cup a couple of seasons ago.
Sam Turner 7:48pm, Thu 3 Jan 2019
PARA MIO (Wolverhampton, 4.35) has few miles on the clock for a four-year-old and looks to have plenty more improvement to come following his performance last time.
Sam Turner 8:28pm, Wed 2 Jan 2019
Sam Turner 6:46pm, Tue 1 Jan 2019
Sam Turner 6:51pm, Mon 31 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 5:16pm, Sun 30 Dec 2018
TEMPLE ROAD (Lingfield, 2.55) is a true veteran of the sprinting ranks, but there was enough encouragement in his performance here before Christmas to suggest he is still capable in the right grade.
Sam Turner 7:52pm, Fri 28 Dec 2018
REIKERS ISLAND (Newbury, nap, 2.25) has made a promising start to the campaign and is a worthy topweight, although perhaps lucky to be in the field given he is rated 137 in a race for 0-135 horses.
Sam Turner 7:44pm, Thu 27 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 7:15pm, Wed 26 Dec 2018
The Colin Tizzard-operation unleashed Native River in the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase two years ago and, although ELEGANT ESCAPE (Chepstow, 2.50) has some improvement to make before he can be mentioned in the same circles as last year’s Gold Cup winner, Thursday’s renewal appears a good stepping stone.
Sam Turner 12:49pm, Mon 24 Dec 2018
Dan Skelton landed a valuable handicap at Ascot last Saturday and STOWAWAY MAGIC(Kempton, 3.40) could end the day in style for the in-form Midlands trainer.
Sam Turner 8:44pm, Fri 21 Dec 2018
DANSE IDOL (Haydock, 1.00) wasn’t cheap at £110,000 when bought at the sales back in February but the mare had demonstrated plenty of ability in two runs and could well prove a shrewd buy.
Sam Turner 7:42pm, Thu 20 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 7:47pm, Wed 19 Dec 2018
Punters will need plenty of stamina to last the Fibresand card on Thursday but those still standing at the end could do worse than side with FIRST EXCEL (Southwell, nap, 3.20).
Sam Turner 8:37pm, Tue 18 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 6:26pm, Mon 17 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 6:53pm, Sun 16 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 6:10pm, Fri 14 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 8:12pm, Thu 13 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 6:04pm, Wed 12 Dec 2018
Henry Daly won the last running of the Lady Godiva Mares’ Novices’ Chase but his Atlanta Ablaze will have to go some to make it a two-timer for the yard.
Sam Turner 3:58pm, Tue 11 Dec 2018
Connections reach for the cheekpieces in an attempt to end a frustrating run of placed efforts for the four-year-old and I’m hopeful the applied tongue strap may prove the catalyst for a change in fortune.
Sam Turner 9:26pm, Sun 9 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 7:34pm, Sat 8 Dec 2018
Sam Turner 8:22pm, Fri 7 Dec 2018