Tips, Comments & Feature Articles
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For major international events we will have a preview of all Group 1 races. Then, post-race, check back for a summary of how the race was run and won, which horses performed well and which ones could have done better.
Turffontein Tuesday, March 21 Tips And Race Previews
Preview: TURAATHY did well to weave her way through into third place in a big maiden field over 1000m on Grand Heritage day on her debut and this full sister to the classy Rafeef looks the one to beat despite returning from a six month layoff and facing the boys. WESTERN WARRIOR was beaten 0,9 lengths by Unchained Melody over 1000m in his penultimate start but that was with blinkers on and with the headgear off last Thursday he showed good pace and ran a fine second place. He finished 5,85 lengths clear of the rest of the field, so will be a big threat here from a plum draw. UNCHAINED MELODY has been knocking on the door in three starts from 1000-1160m where he has shown good pace. He plugged on last time after being overtaken over 1000m and now has blinkers on with Gavin Lerena up, who rode him in his penultimate start. (David Thiselton 11-2-1)
- 21 Mar
Cheltenham Day Two Preview: Might Mouse Bite?
Whatever the collective noun is for National Hunt trainers, a pride is a perfect fit, like nomadic lions competing to claim certain territory, and, truer than for racehorses, a good big ’un will indeed beat a good little ‘un.
- 14 Mar
Cheltenham Day One Preview: Environmental Wealth
There is no semblance of any anti-Irish bias,’ said Phil Smith, extinguishing fired-up forces with one hand and expunging higher-up horses with the other, a marked man as the marks man, in an impossible position as the partial peacemaker in racing’s ratings rivalry between nations.
- 14 Mar