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Bournemouth can take something from The Potteries

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | October 20th, 2017

I thought the Charlton v Doncaster match last week would never end and it was still going on as Charlotte Green read out the classified results in Sports Report. I suppose we were spoiled by James Alexander Gordon, whose intonation … Continued

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The wetter the better for Bateel

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 20th, 2017

I was pleased and relieved when Dark Red came through to win the opener at York last week. Not only did he pay for the day at 10/1 but we were right to conclude that he needed to concentrate better. … Continued


Charlton climbing steadily now

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | October 14th, 2017

When I suggested a modest bet on Bristol Rovers at Northampton last week I hardly expected them to win 6-0. It was good news for us and for manager Darrell Clarke, who is doing a splendid job with little outside … Continued

Upstaging has the right credentials

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 14th, 2017

Roger Charlton did us proud last week with Cribbs Causeway winning at Newmarket and Projection chasing up Blue Point in a Group 3 at Ascot. He wasn’t unlucky and the Godolphin horse will always have that mid-race speed over him, … Continued

Newmarket Bound

Marten's Current Racing Diary | October 12th, 2017

Hi there! I am just leaving for a few days at Newmarket to cover one of my favouyrite meetings of the year. I have to admit that I have not yet come to terms with the adjustments made to the … Continued

Bristol Rovers ticking Over Uner Clarke

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | October 7th, 2017

Lucky and unlucky. Pointless words, really, and no way to look at the betting game. West Ham and Bournemouth were still 0-0 with the clock ticking towards 4.45 but then the lack-lustre Hammers finally scored against Swansea. Hardly bad luck, … Continued

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A good day for Roger Charlton?

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 7th, 2017

It crossed my mind to write a piece about Dark Red in the press but, of course, you never know what furies might be unleashed. Maybe he didn’t like the surface at Chelmsford last Saturday evening and maybe he takes … Continued

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Looking Ahead …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | October 6th, 2017

Hi there! I know I probably say this every year, but the autumn really is my favourite season – both in nature and the racing calendar. It’s a time for both reflection and anticipation – reflections on the past few … Continued

Red Pike has each-way prospects

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | September 29th, 2017

I had a passing thought about Saturday’s Cambridgeshire, which was that Dark Red, unsuited by the slow early pace in a four-runner affair at Doncaster, would enjoy the much faster gallop here and merited a small each-way bet at 33/1. … Continued

Bournemouth and West Ham favoured

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | September 29th, 2017

Good old Albert Adomah. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bet on a team to win with so-and-so the first scorer (and quite rightly, because the value is non-existent) but it would have worked when Aston Villa beat Nottingham … Continued

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