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Newcastle to pull clear again

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 18th, 2017

Only a last-minute equaliser for West Brom at West Ham denied us three out of three last week and I am very happy with the way things are going. I was hoping the mixed bag of fixtures this weekend would … Continued

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Houblon Des Obeaux can go well again

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 18th, 2017

The wind has been taken out of my sails this weekend with Glaring missing his engagement at Sandown on Friday and Evening Hush sidestepping the Victor Ludorum at Haydock on Saturday. It has left me with two or three choices … Continued

West Ham looking better now

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 11th, 2017

It took Bristol City a long time to wear down Rotherham in a poor match at Ashton Gate last weekend but they got there in the end to keep our good run going. The profit was modest because Crystal Palace … Continued

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De Name Escapes Me may be the danger to Clyne

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 11th, 2017

The only thing that ever irritates me when writing a piece like this is rubbish prices and I have to say the odds about Pretend and Soldier In Action last week were simply ridiculous. Up against previous winners on his … Continued

Bristol City at last

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 4th, 2017

I was happy enough with nearly forcing a draw last week as Norwich’s comfortable victory over Birmingham all but balanced Newcastle’s FA Cup defeat at Oxford. As I’ve been saying for a few years, the FA Cup is not a … Continued

Pretend still on the up

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 4th, 2017

Last Saturday’s Cheltenham card was overshadowed by the sad loss of Many Clouds, who gave everything in beating Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase. Of course, the sport goes on, as it must, and attention returns to the implications of the … Continued

A Short Break

Marten's Current Racing Diary | February 3rd, 2017

I am away on the Isle of Mull for a few days, leaving on Saturday and returning next Friday. I have mentioned horses of interest that have entries in my absence on my line (0906 150 1555) which will be … Continued

The Cotswold Chase

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 31st, 2017

Others have written with far more eloquence than I ever could about the tragic end to last weekend’s Cotswold Chase. All I will say is that the horse had shown signs of post-race stress on at least two other occasions … Continued

Newcastle and Norwich worth modest investments

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | January 27th, 2017

It took Cardiff a long time to break down Burton last weekend but finally Rickie Lambert came on, hit the wall with his free-kick and the ball dropped invitingly for the only goal. It kept our splendid run going and … Continued

Aso worth chancing off a higher mark

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 27th, 2017

Punters at Cheltenham on Saturday will have to put up with some pretty short prices in four of the races. I shall not dwell on their chances at odds-on but clearly Thistlecrack, Un De Sceaux and Unowhatimeanharry all have plenty … Continued

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