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Baggies’ late, late rally can start here

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 24th, 2018

I wrote the other day that I thought West Brom might still avoid the drop from the Premier League to the Championship. I hold to this and cannot, for the life of me, see what purpose would be served by … Continued

Scarlet Dragon interesting first time up

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 24th, 2018

  Waiting Patiently paid for the day last Saturday and I was delighted for Ruth Jefferson. This is a very exciting horse and it is good to know he will not be rushed into anything. From what she says, I … Continued

Fulham v Villa looks tight

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 17th, 2018

I was adrift last week, although when a home team loses a three-goal lead, as Bristol City did to Sunderland, you know it’s not really your day. I suppose, in these days of in-running bets, a total pro would have … Continued

Call Me Lord not a bad supporting act

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 17th, 2018

Sometimes there are genuine grounds for feeling reasonably happy about a defeat. I thought Misterton ran very well indeed in the Betfair Hurdle last week, helping to force the pace to the home turn and still pressing on in the … Continued

Cheltenham Clues Aplenty

Marten's Current Racing Diary | February 11th, 2018

Everything went to plan on Saturday, with the successful returns of Altior and Native River at Newbury and Saint Calvados impressing in the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick. Starting with Saint Calvados, Harry Whittington’s bold-jumping five-year-old made his three useful … Continued

Chelt Fest fever has arrived!

Rebecca's Spotlight | February 10th, 2018

I know Cheltenham Festival fever has arrived as calls and emails have started coming through asking when our brochure is available. Another sign is that Marten confirms his attendance at the popular Cartmel Racecourse Cheltenham Preview Evening. We are currently … Continued


Baggies not down and out yet

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 10th, 2018

I doubt that the Premier League relegation struggle will look much clearer after this weekend’s fixtures. In fact, I thought perming the draws, three from four and all four in the following matches: Everton v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Burnley, … Continued

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The Warrior may run well first time up

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 10th, 2018

Last week worked out very well with Topofthegame winning well at Sandown. He had finished fourth to George William at Kempton, a form-line which I think will give us more winners. The bonus was the price; finding value is very … Continued

What Did We Learn At Leopardstown?

Marten's Current Racing Diary | February 4th, 2018

For once the accolades that have come the way of Samcro seem justified following a hugely impressive victory in the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown this afternoon. Despite dropping half-a-mile in trip down to two miles he had … Continued

Bournemouth pulling clear

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | February 3rd, 2018

The relegation struggle in the Premier League may well last until the final round of fixtures and there will be many desperate encounters between now and the final curtain in May. Swansea have surprised everyone by beating Liverpool and Arsenal … Continued

Topofthegame has a leading chance

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 3rd, 2018

I was greatly relieved when Maria’s Benefit held on at Doncaster last week. She is a very tough and classy mare who took the step up to Grade 2 level in her stride but, when Irish Roe joined her at … Continued

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