Horses for Sale

   Your chance to own a own  
  a potential Festival runner! 

               Friday Night Light               
A brave winner at Newbury in January and
an excellent 2nd at Ascot on 17th February
This handsome young hurdler looks most
progressive and can go on to better things.
Holds an Imperial Cup entry and could run
at the Cheltenham Festival.
Please click on the picture above for details

 

NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Tue Feb 20
Taunton, Wetherby
Wed Feb 21
Doncaster, Ludlow
Thu Feb 22
Huntingdon, Sedgefield

Cheltenham Festival 2018

Get Adobe Flash player

Entries & Recent Form

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Newbury, Market Rasen and Ludlow, supported by a flat card from Chelmsford.  David has two runners at Newbury; Dell' Arca and Irish Prince.  Dell' Arca (pictured above) contests the 3 mile handicap hurdle at 1.10pm and continues to run well, including when a close fourth at Cheltenham last time out.  Yet another good run is expected, although he has nothing in hand from the handicapper from his current mark of 140.  Meanwhile, Irish Prince makes his racecourse debut in the bumper at 3.55pm.  He is well related and goes nicely at home but this looks a competitive race with 16 runners, even though 12 of those have never run before.  There aren't many poor bumpers at Newbury so there are bound to be plenty of future winners in the line-up.

Of yesterday's runners, Daklondike finished fourth at Chepstow.  He was 5lbs well-in according to official figures so David was fairly much forced to run by the handicapper.  The race probably came too soon after his Wetherby success at the weekend.  It would be nice to think that he will drop a pound or two, although I am probably living in cloud cuckoo land!

You have to feel sorry for Paddy Brennan having lost the mount aboard Cue Card to Harry Cobden.  Brennan had built up a good rapport with the ever popular gelding since Joe Tizzard's retirement from the saddle, although three tumbles in his last ten starts seems to have sealed his fate.  I bet he is gutted.

*****

Manchester United's board of directors are obviously convinced that Jose Mourinho is going to quit this summer and take over at Paris Saint-Germain.  I must say that Mourinho doesn't seem to be his old self in the dug-out of late.  He also seems to be arguing less these days...something is clearly amiss!

Deontay Wilder is winding up 'little girl' Anthony Joshua.  He says, "If he wants to stay at home like a little girl, the King has no problem travelling to knock him out".  Publicity is always good - even if it is a load of old rubbish, although I fear he is going to get put on his backside.

*****

Thought for the day...the police must the biggest trouble makers in this country - have you seen how many protests they attend?!

follow me on facebook