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Talking Horses: best bets at Wincanton in our daily racing blog

Thursday's best bets, by Tony Paley<p>Lots on today with Sprinter Sacre forced to miss Saturday's Tingle Creek and Timmy Murphy getting a ban for hos weighing room altercation with Dominic Elsworth. Not to mention the follow up to the shocking Gerard Butler case.<p>My fancies are runing early. <b>Three</b> …

Talking Horses: Tips for Hexham and Leicester in our daily racing blog

Today's best bets, by Chris Cook<p>Before turning to today's action, here's a quick plug for tomorrow's, when Huntingdon stages a useful-looking Peterborough Chase. The seven horses declared at this morning's final entry stage are: Captain Chris, Champion Court, Conquisto, Ghizao, Module, Riverside …

Talking Horses: best bets at Aintree and Sandown in our daily racing blog

The Becher Chase is always treated as a trial for the Grand National back at Aintree in April, but the latest renewal is almost as competitive as the main event itself. On His Own, for instance, was an 8-1 chance when falling in the Grand National for the second year running back in April, a race …

Talking Horses: Tips for Cheltenham in our daily racing blog

Friday's best bets, by Greg Wood<p>A typically varied and interesting card at Cheltenham this afternoon, which is bookended by possibly the two most intriguing events of all. The novice chase which opens proceedings sees Oscar Whisky, one of the highest-rated hurdlers to go over fences for several …

Talking Horses: Tips for Huntingdon in our daily racing blog

11am Fog no threat to Kempton on Thursday<p><b>Tony Paley:</b> Both all-weather meetings were lost to the, er, weather on Wednesday but Kempton anticipating no worries ahead of the twilight fixture on Thursday.<p>Wednesday's meetings at Kempton and Lingfield had to be abandoned owing to heavy fog, but Kempton …

Talking Horses: Tips for Cheltenham in our daily racing blog

Tony McCoy had another of those difficult choices to face ahead of Saturday's big betting race, the Stewart Family Gold Cup at Cheltenham. JP McManus, his main employer, has three runners, two with obvious chances, and the jockey has plumped for Colour Squadron but it must have been a tricky call …

Talking Horses: Tips for Plumpton and Ffos Las in our daily racing blog

1.35pm Ruby makes winning chase debut<p><b>Tony Paley:</b> Rock On Ruby survived a big scare to make a winning debut over fences at Plumpton. The 2012 Champion Hurdle winner racead against two rivals, with one of those departing at the third fence.<p>Noel Fehily's made a terrible hash of the fourth-last fence …

Talking Horses: Tips for Catterick and Fakenham in our daily racing blog

Today's best bets, by Chris Cook<p>Whatever happens at Catterick, the management intend to preserve the track's jump racing, so the occasion of a jumps card today is possibly not the right time to moan. But if they proceed with their plans to replace the Flat turf circuit there with all-weather, I, …

Talking Horses: Tips for Ascot and Haydock in our daily racing blog

Jonjo O'Neill can take a big step back towards the top of the trainer's table with <b>Alaivan (3.35)</b>, a live contender for the Ladbroke at Ascot. Now seven, the horse once had a good profile but, after a couple of years absent, is flying miles below the radar at 33-1 for this.<p>Back in 2010, when trained …