Atkinson – “Mr Bojangles” – 94,756-1 ten-horse accumulator! WITH the 2020 Cheltenham Festival looming in March racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson – “Mr Bojangles” -continued his winning form of the turf on Saturday – with a 94,756-1 ten-horse accumulator! Atkinson, 62, who has in-depth knowledge in the Sport of Kings, after over four decades in the […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Spirit Power followed up a win at Newcastle this month, when winning the racingtv.com Handicap over 5 furlongs at Kempton Park on Saturday, under jockey Jason Hart – the first tip of a 200-1 accumulator! Trained by Eric Alston at Edges Farm stables in Preston, Spirit Power (11-4) tipped to win, was backed from […]
By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons trainer Philip Kirby has labelled the Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire stables star a ‘legend’ – after adding to her CV with a memorable performance at Doncaster on Saturday. “We are so proud of this absolutely amazing mare – Lady Buttons,” Kirby told me. Five year old Floressa (11st 2lb), […]
By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston trained Spirit Power is saddled with top weight of 9st 8lb at Kempton Park on Saturday, having won at Newcastle on January 9. Spirit Power, formerly with Joseph O’Brien, was successful for the first time on grass when winning at Haydock Park at 14-1, selected by fromthehorsesmouth.tips in 2019. Longton, […]
By Andrew Atkinson Emma Lavelle trained Paisley Park – tipped to win the Grade 2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle – obliged at Cheltenham on Saturday, under jockey Aiden Coleman. “It turned into a sprint – I had to get stuck in, in the straight,” said Coleman, after a gruelling 3 miles race. “Going to the last […]
By Andrew Atkinson Nicky Henderson trained Ok Corral (9-1) shot down the opposition – when landing the Sky Bet Handicap Chase under Derek O’Connor at Doncaster on Saturday. “The horse delivered. Hopefully we will go to Aintree,” said O’Connor, after 10-year-old Ok Corral’s – tipped each-way – victory. “He jumped and travelled exceptionally well. We […]
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By Andrew Atkinson LADY Buttons (6-4) – tipped to win – was victorious in winning the Napoleons Casino Restaurant Owlerton Sheffield Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday. “Brilliant! – Lady Buttons is a great horse – and is getting better,” said delighted trainer Philip Kirby. Top weight, 10-year-old Lady Buttons, was brave in spectacular […]
By Andrew Atkinson Nicky Henderson trained Santini (13-8) tipped to win the Paddy Power Cotswold Chase, obliged under jockey Nico De Boinville at Cheltenham on Saturday, over 3m 1f. “It was fairly testing – but that’s how he likes it,” said De Boinville, who gained a 3 1/2 length win, ahead of Bristol De Mai. […]
NICKY Henderson saddles a plethora of runners at Cheltenham on Saturday – with Monte Cristo (12.40) set to land the opening Triumph Trial G2 race over 2 miles, under jockey Daryl Jacob. For the best prices with an introductory offer on all of them you should look no further than William Hill Imperial Aura (1.15) […]
By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons (2.40) is back – and the public’s favourite is set to continue progress at Doncaster on Saturday – in the 2 miles Hurdle carrying 11st 6lb, under jockey Sean Quinlan. Philip Kirby trained 10 year old Lady Buttons, a course and distance winner, is selected ahead of Nicky Henderson trained […]
By Andrew Atkinson Ok Corral carrying top weight of 11st 12lb and bottom weight Monbeg River, carrying 10st 8lb, are both noted in the Sky Bet Listed Handicap Chase (3.15) over 2 miles and 7 furlongs at Doncaster on Saturday. With the going good to soft, soft in places, 11 year old Monbeg River, trained […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Richard Fahey saddles Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at Lingfield Park on Saturday, with three pound claimer Connor Murtagh in the saddle at the Surrey racecourse. Itwouldberudenotto (12.00) finished second when beaten a neck in a photo finish over a mile at Southwell on January 3. Furzig (1.10) course and distance winner, selected each-way […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson could face a ‘triple-whammy’ – after sustaining a broken arm at Exeter on Tuesday. Johnson said last night he is confident he will be back in the saddle for the Cheltenham Festival, just seven weeks away. Johnson, 42, four times champion NH jockey, was taken to […]
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DESPITE Cheltenham racecourse ruling out an extension of the annual March four-day Festival, backing in favour has been aired by top trainers. “Cheltenham is the best – win or lose. It’s what we all strive for – the more days the better,” said trainer Colin Tizzard. Toying with an additional day’s racing at the Cheltenham […]
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fromthehorsesmouth.tips 1,306-1 nine-horse accumulator – trebles at Ascot and Taunton – double at Haydock By Andrew Atkinson Hot-on-the-heels of 12 winning selections last weekend fromthehorsesmouth.tips returned a 1,306-1 nine-horse winning accumulator on Saturday – including trebles at both Ascot and Taunton – and a double at Haydock Park. Each-way fromthehorsesmouth.tips selections also came up trumps […]
By Andrew Atkinson Vintage Clouds gained an impressive win, ahead of fromthehorsesmouth.tips each-way selection Definitly Red (9-1) at Haydock Park on Saturday, in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase. Vintage Clouds, owned by Trevor Hemmings, won the 3m 1f Peter Marsh Chase by seven lengths, while Mr Hemmings watched Preston North End beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 […]
By Andrew Atkinson Defi Du Seuil, trained by Philip Hobbs got the better of Un De Sceaux in winning a fourteenth race in 20 outings at Ascot on Saturday, landing the Matchbrook Clarence House Chase. Defi Du Seuil (11-10) – headline tip – amongst a fromthehorsesmouth.tips winning treble, will now head straight for the Cheltenham […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Nick Bannister has been appointed by The Jockey Club as the new Chairman of Haydock Park and will take up his new role on Saturday, January 18. “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the Chairmanship of Haydock Park from Lord Daresbury,” Nick told me. Nick, 60, takes over the […]
By Andrew Atkinson In-form trainer Kerry Lee saddles Happy Diva (3.00) tipped each-way in the bet365 Handicap over 2 miles 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. The Class 2 contest sees three pound claimer Richard Patrick booked to ride course and distance winner Happy Diva. Benny’s King, trained by Dan Skelton, is also tipped for […]
By Andrew Atkinson Silva Eclipse (4.15) trained by Sue Smith is selected each-way in the Old Boston Handicap Hurdle over 3 miles at Haydock Park, where the going is heavy. Seven year old Silva Eclipse, ridden by Danny Cook, priced at (8-1), ran third of eight at Haydock over 3m on heavy going-soft in places, […]
By Andrew Atkinson Ascot’s showdown between Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux looms on Saturday, where the going is heavy, soft in places, awaiting a head-to-head in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase over 2 miles. Six-year-old Defi Du Seuil, trained by Philip Hobbs and 11-year-old Un De Sceaux, trained by Willie Mullins, have won 30 […]
By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Adam Kirby and trainer David Evans link-up at Lingfield Park on Saturday with a trio of chances at the Surrey track. Fivehundredmiles 7-1 (12.00) Atletico 10-1 (1.35) and Disruptor 13-2 (3.50) saddled by Evans, are selected each-way. Kirby is also booked to ride selection Hard Toffee 8-1 (12.30) trained by Miss […]
By Andrew Atkinson Richard Hannon jnr heads for Chelmsford’s evening meeting on Saturday, saddling Lexington Dash (5.15) in a 7 furlongs Novice Stakes, ridden by Ben Curtis. Lexington Dash, tipped to win, finished fourth of 12 at Newcastle in December and was second of 11 at Lingfield in November, both races over 6 furlongs. Racing […]
By Andrew Atkinson Top-weight Definitly Red (2.40) heads a field of 10 for the £75,000 G2 Peter Marsh 3m 1f Handicap Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 18, Peter Marsh Chase Day. Definitly Red (6-1) tipped each way, trained by Brian Ellison and ridden by Henry Brooke, carrying 11st 10lb, raced in the Cheltenham […]
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