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The Dormant Cheltenham Ante-Post Market

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 28th, 2018

I don’t appear to have missed much while I was away for a few days earlier this month. My short break in Gran Canaria almost came to a grinding halt before it started when upon opening my I-Pad in the … Continued

Blackburn a short-priced nap

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | January 27th, 2018

We made money last week with Aston Villa and Fulham winning easily. Fulham put six past Burton and are up and running now but the league game at Barnsley will not be easy. They can still make the top six … Continued

Maria’s Benefit so impressive

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 27th, 2018

Although Cheltenham stages ab excellent card on trials day, the safest short-priced favourite may be in action at Doncaster. MARIA’S BENEFIT was hugely impressive when hacking up by a wide margin at Taunton last time, beating horses trained by Paul … Continued

Fulham look top six material – at last!

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | January 20th, 2018

There was no real damage done last week, with West Brom’s victory over Brighton more or less covering Newcastle’s failure to account for Swansea. I feel that West Brom will pick up most of the vital points against their fellow-strugglers … Continued

Crossed My Mind is worth another chance

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 20th, 2018

I was relieved to see William Henry win the Lanzarote under quite a big weight last week. He benefited from James Bowen’s 5lb claim and did very well for a horse reverting to hurdles after an absence of a few … Continued

Stay with Newcastle

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | January 13th, 2018

Breaking your own rules is often costly when it comes to betting and the FA Cup did me no favours last weekend, Watford’s easy victory against an overburdened Bristol City the only correct call. At least I managed to avoid … Continued

Viserion chooses Kempton

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 13th, 2018

It was good to see Poppy Kay landing the main bet last week and I hope there will be several more to follow from the Philip Hobbs stable as we move towards the Cheltenham festival. I think the stable is … Continued

Brentford can shine on a tricky day

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | January 6th, 2018

I admit right from the outset that I am not a big fan of betting on the FA Cup, the main problem being the commitment (or lack of it) where some clubs are concerned. Having watched the Southampton v Crystal … Continued

Poppy Kay finds a listed opportunity

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 6th, 2018

All being well, Chepstow stages the postponed Coral Welsh National on Saturday. It goes without saying the ground will be very testing and in recent years I’ve often thought that relatively few horses get home over nearly three and three-quarter … Continued

Cheltenham Ante-Post Opportunities

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 5th, 2018

I am not surprised that a handful of bookmakers have decided to introduce the ‘non-runner, no bet’ concession earlier than usual for the top races at Cheltenham. As if the ante-post market were not dormant enough, any confidence that interested … Continued

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