Bet of the Day: Fraser Island fancied at the weights in Plumpton novice hurdle

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Fraser Island gets lumps of weight from main market rival Calva D'Auge in the 2m novice hurdle at Plumpton on Monday (14:15), so can resume winning ways. Trained by Nicky Henderson, this Australia gelding's grandsire won on softer surfaces. He is bred in the purple being out of an Acclamation mare. As Fraser Island handled soft ground just fine on hurdles debut at Newbury, this Flat c...

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Exeter preview: Sporting John taken to shine on Sunday card

Horse Racing

Sporting John has created a huge impression in winning both his starts under Rules, so - at 6/5 with Paddy Power - looks worth a wager to take a step up in class in his stride and land the spoils in the Listed 2m novices' hurdle at Exeter this Sunday (16:05). After winning his sole start in an Irish point, this five-year-old was purchased for a hefty sum by leading owner JP McManus and s...

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Punchestown preview: Mon Lino appeals each-way in Irish Grand National Trial

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A typically wide-open renewal of the 3m 4f Grade B Irish Grand National Trial headlines the rearranged February 9 card at Punchestown (14:45) on Tuesday, and Mon Lino appeals each-way. Trained by Paul Nolan, this eight-year-old is one of five entered for leading owner JP McManus. Mon Lino is only one from 12 over fences but ran a huge race in defeat on his last start in this sphere. T...

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Naas preview: Mullins mare can Cut The Mustard in Opera Hat

Horse Racing

The feature race at Naas on Saturday is the Listed 2m Opera Hat Mares Chase (13:37), and novice Cut The Mustard can go one better than last time out now eased in grade. Trained by Willie Mullins for Sullivan Bloodstock, this eight-year-old already looks like making up into a better chaser than she was over hurdles. Cut The Mustard ran well in graded handicaps last season. After fin...

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Newbury preview: Native River all set to third Denman Chase success

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Native River looks in a different league to his rivals and a worthy long odds-on favourite to land a third success in the 3m Grade 2 Denman Chase at Newbury on Saturday (15:00). This Colin Tizzard trained 10-year-old is a class act who has a strike rate of just under 54 per cent over fences, having won nine of his 17 starts. He landed back-to-back runnings of this in 2017 and 2018. Na...

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Warwick preview: Rouge Vif the value wager in Kingmaker

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Rouge Vif looks decent value to land the Grade 2 feature contest on this Saturday's card at Warwick, the 2m Kingmaker Novices' Chase (14:05). This Harry Whittington trained six-year-old developed into a very useful hurdler when winning three times. In the last of those at Kelso, he easily beat Windsor Avenue by fourth lengths in a Grade 2. Rouge Vif went on to round off the campaig...

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Game Spirit Chase preview: Altior can bounce back on Cheltenham prep run at Newbury

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Altior has won the last two renewals of the Game Spirit Chase - run this year as the Win Bigger On The Betfair Exchange Chase - at Newbury. Having landed this en route to Cheltenham Festival glory before, he cannot be opposed in Saturday’s 2m Grade 2 contest now down in trip (14:25). Nicky Henderson’s stable star lost little in defeat when finally beaten over obstacles at the 20th att...

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Bet of the Day: Bristol City beat Birmingham and BTTS a value bet

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Bristol City beat Birmingham and BTTS looks well worth a wager at 7/2 with Paddy Power in Friday night’s Championship clash. The Robins can strengthen their position in the play-off places with a home victory. There is every incentive for Lee Johnson’s side to do that at Ashton Gate as they play before all their promotion rivals in this round of matches. Birmingham City, meanwhile,...

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Betfair Hurdle preview: Ciel De Neige value in Newbury’s big betting handicap

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Irish raider Ciel De Neige is a lightly-raced and promising sort who looks on a handy mark, so he can land the spoils in the 2m Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday (15:35). This five-year-old shaped well in three runs in France, most notably when a 8 1/2 lengths fourth of eight to Pci D’orhy at Auteuil. The winner is a useful sort who has won since, then finished runner-up i...

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Bet of the Day: Didtheyleaveuoutto weighted to deliver at Huntingdon

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Having fallen in the weights, Didtheyleaveuoutto ia fancied to cash-in on a drop in class and land the spoils in the 2m 3f handicap hurdle at Huntingdon on Thursday (15:05). This JP McManus owned six-year-old, who hails from the yard of Nick Gifford, looked an exciting prospect when winning his first two starts in bumpers, including a Listed contest at Ascot in good style. He was also...

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Sidney Banks Novices’ Hurdle preview: All eyes on Shishkin in Huntington feature

Horse Racing

The feature race at Huntingdon this Thursday is the Listed 2m 3f Sidney Banks Novices' Hurdle (14:31), where Shishkin is fully expected to justify cramped odds and further enhance his Cheltenham Festival claims. After winning two of his three starts in Irish points, this six-year-old was sent off 4/6 favourite to make a winning debut for Seven Barrows handler Nicky Henderson in a 20-runn...

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Bet of the Day: Southampton to get past Tottenham in FA Cup replay

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It’s been a colourful season for Tottenham Hotspur - coming into the campaign as Champions League runners-up, they made a few key additions to their squad and aimed to kick on. In November, after three league wins from twelve games, they fired Mauricio Pochettino and hired as his replacement Jose Mourinho. The “Special/Humble/Happy/Delete as appropriate One” was appointed for one specific r...

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Delta Work and Honeysuckle among Dublin Racing Festival winners to enhance Cheltenham claims

Horse Racing

Two days of top class action at Leopardstown saw Dublin Racing Festival winners make their cases for going on and following-up at next month's Cheltenham Festival. Among them was Delta Work, who landed back-to-back Grade 1 successes when powering home to land the irish Gold Cup in emphatic fashion. Having returned to winning ways when swooping late to land the Savills Chase over the s...

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Bet of the Day: McFabulous appeals up in trip at Market Rasen

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McFabulous was a smart bumper performer, so stepping him up in distance for the 2m 4f novice hurdle at Market Rasen on Tuesday may be just what he wants (15:15). That is the impression of bookmakers who have him favourite to make it third time lucky over obstacles. Trained by Paul Nicholls, this six-year-old won three of his four starts in National Hunt Flat races last season. In t...

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Bet of the Day: Bernie Sanders to win Iowa Democratic Caucus

Bet of the day

It’s 2020, it’s a leap year, and that means one thing - yes, OK, the Olympics, OK, two things then. As well as the aforementioned, the divisible-by-four-ness of the year also means that this is the year Americans go to the polls to elect a President. The current holder of the office - if you really need reminding - is one Donald Trump, and he is set to be selected unopposed as the Republica...

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