2020 Grand National entries: History seeking Tiger Roll among 105 in Aintree spectacular

Horse Racing

History seeker and current ante post favourite Tiger Roll headlines 105 Grand National entries revealed today for the world-famous £1,000,000 handicap chase run over 4m 2f at Aintree on Saturday, 4 April. In 2019, the Gordon Elliott trained 10-year-old raised the roof under Davy Russell when he became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. If successful aga...

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Bet of the Day: Normal Norman value now returned to Kempton

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Normal Norman shaped better than the bare result last time out so, now returned to a venue where he runs well, looks decent value at 4/1 with Paddy Power to resume winning ways in the 1m class 4 handicap at Kempton on Wednesday (17:45). This John Ryan trained six-year-old has won once and been placed on two occasions in three starts at the Sunbury-on-Thames track. The success came two...

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Open Odds Darts Round Up – 28th January

Welcome back to the OpenOdds Darts Round Up, which this week takes a look at the upcoming Ladbrokes Masters in Milton Keynes. £200,000 and no ranking points are on offer to the winner of the tournament, which is played this weekend and will offer a handy preparation for the Premier League as it gets underway next Thursday. We’ll also check out the news from the PDC’s Q-school, which has bes...

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Bet of the Day: Olly Murphy trixie taken at Newcastle

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An Olly Murphy trixie at Newcastle on Tuesday looks well worth a wager with the young trainer bang in-form. The stable is operating at a 35 per cent strike in the last 14 days coming into the only National Hunt meeting that goes ahead in Britain today. In the 2m 6f novice hurdle (13:40), The Wolf brings leading form claims over a new trip that should suit. This six-year-old son of ...

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Bet of the Day: Arsenal to win FA Cup tie at Bournemouth

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Tonight sees the last of the ties in the FA Cup Fourth Round - replays aside - and it’s a match which involves two sides who have had a shaky season for differing reasons. In the home corner, it’s Bournemouth, the South Coast side who have seemed to be on a direct collision course with relegation for the last few months. The visitors are Arsenal - whose performance levels seem to have risen...

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Santini and Paisley Park are Cheltenham Festival Trials Day winners again

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Previous Cheltenham Festival Trials Day winners repeated the dose at Prestbury Park as Santini and Paisley Park scored success on the road back to Britain’s premier jumps meeting in March. Santini, who landed the Classic Novices’ Hurdle on this card two years ago, returned to the Cotswolds and won the 3m 1f Grade 2 Paddy Power Cotswold Chase. Nicky Henderson’s charge beat last year’s ...

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Naas preview: Stormy Ireland can land hat-trick in Limestone Lad Hurdle

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Stormy Ireland has been in fine form against her own sex this season, so looks well worth a wager to follow-up now into open company for the 2m Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas on Sunday (13:40). Trained by Willie Mullins, who has won two of the last four renewals, this Sullivan Bloodstock owned six-year-old brings leading form claims into the race. Stormy Ireland is a front-runne...

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2020 Marsh Novices’ Chase entries: Samcro among record 71 in 2m 4f Cheltenham Festival Grade 1

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There are a record 71 Marsh Novices' Chase entries, formerly known as the JLT, which will be run for the tenth time in 2020. Among the contenders for the 2m 4f Grade 1 contest at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, 12 March is Samcro. The Gordon Elliott trained eight-year-old, who carries the famous maroon and white colours of Gigginstown House Stud, looked to have the world at his f...

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Doncaster preview: Floressa taken to bloom in Yorkshire Rose

Horse Racing

The lightly-raced and progressive Floressa looks worth siding with to get the better of defending champ Lady Buttons in the 2m Grade 2 Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday (14:40). This Nicky Henderson trained five-year-old was a smart bumper performer who created a good impression on hurdles debut at Worcester back in October when scoring easily by 19 lengths. She wa...

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Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle preview: Minella Melody fancied for hat-trick at Fairyhouse

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Trainer Henry De Bromhead landed the 2m 2f Grade 3 Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse 12 months ago with Honeysuckle, so looks to have another smart prospect on his hands for this year’s renewal in Minella Melody on Saturday (14:10). This six-year-old daughter of Flemensfirth is two from two over hurdles and won a Listed affair at Punchestown last time out. That means she carr...

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Festival Trials Day preview: Classic case to be made for Harry Senior at Cheltenham

Horse Racing

Given the strength of his form, the progressive Harry Senior looks worth a punt at 9/2 with Betfred to take the step up into Grade 2 company in his stride and land the spoils in the 2m 4f Classic Novices’ Hurdle on a superb Festival Trials Day card at Cheltenham this Saturday (15:00). After shaping with plenty of promise when fourth on hurdling debut at Chepstow, this Colin Tizzard train...

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Cotswold Chase preview: Bristol De Mai the value bet in Cheltenham Gold Cup trial

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Now on the downgrade, Bristol De Mai looks value to land the 3m 1f Grade 2 Cotswold Chase on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday (14:25). Trained locally by Nigel Twiston-Davies, this popular nine-year-old grey won the 2017 Betfair Chase at Haydock by an astonishing 57 lengths. He was also impressive 12 months later in the same contest on Merseyside when registering a deci...

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Bet of the Day: QPR to knock Sheffield Wednesday out in FA Cup Fourth Round

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For two clubs who used to regularly tread the boards of the top flight, recent years have not been overly kind to QPR or Sheffield Wednesday. They, along with Nottingham Forest, are sides who spent most of the 80s and 90s in the Premier League, including back when it was called Division One. Although QPR have in the moderately-recent past made a couple of visits back to the top, these are s...

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Cleeve Hurdle preview: If The Cap Fits fancied for Festival Trials Day win at Cheltenham

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If The Cap Fits is unexposed as a stayer, so looks value to turn over Paisley Park in the 3m Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day this Saturday (15:35). Trained by Harry Fry for Paul and Clare Rooney, this eight-year-old has been progressive throughout his career. If The Cap Fits is also lightly-raced for his age after just 12 career starts and eight victories. T...

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Sky Bet Handicap Chase preview: Cobra De Mai weighted to strike at Doncaster

Horse Racing

Having fallen in the weights, Cobra De Mai looks to hold leading claims of landing the spoils in the Listed 3m Sky Bet Handicap Chase at Doncaster on Saturday (15:15). This Dan Skelton trained eight-year-old has a fine strike rate of 30 per cent over fences having won seven of his 21 starts. In the last of those at Cheltenham in April of last year, Cobra De Mai raced prominently throu...

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