BetVictor.com and Charlie McCann with a preview and tips for Saturday’s racing.

BetVictor.com and Charlie McCann with a preview and tips for Saturday’s racing. The going reports suggest the ground is likely to be extremely testing for the Eider Chase at Newcastle this afternoon with a maximum field of eighteen due to face the starter over four miles. There is only 13bs between the top weight (Gevrey Chambertin) and bottom weight (Harry The Viking) and we have two former winners of the race Milborough (2015) and Portrait King (2012) again facing the starter. My two against the field are Shotgun Paddy (2.45) and the aforementioned Portrait King with marginal preference for the former who is 6/1 market leader at BetVictor. Shotgun Paddy finished runner up in this contest from a 5lbs higher mark last season and the handicapper, surprisingly perhaps, has dropped him 2lbs for his last […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor previews Friday’s cards

Charlie McCann of BetVictor previews Friday’s cards Huntingdon were forced to abandon yesterday’s card as Storm Doris battered Britain but the winds, hopefully, will have abated ahead of today’s Warwick card. Trainer Fergal O’Brien is not known for calling geese swans and Global Stage (2.00) can make it third time lucky over timber for the yard in receipt of 10lbs from the listed Cheltenham winner Coo Star Sivola. The selection is a chaser-in-waiting but connections threw him in at the deep end on his hurdles debut when beaten ten lengths by Neptune Novices’ Hurdle favourite Finian’s Oscar in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle last month over the minimum trip. He failed to improve for the step up in trip when subsequently second at Leicester but he may not have been quite over his Sandown exertions […]


BetVictor’s Charlie McCann previews Thursday’s cards

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann previews Thursday’s cards Champion trainer Paul Nicholls had an open day for the press on Tuesday and reading between the lines you got the impression that he was particularly sweet on the chances of Dreamcatching in the Fred Winter. Nicholls has saddled the winner of the corresponding race for the last couple of years and Dreamcatching is a 10/1 shot with BetVictor although I think Alan King might have a strong hand in this particular event. The feature race at Wincanton this afternoon is the listed mares’ chase over two-and-a-half-miles and Desert Queen will be a warm order having made all in a similar contest at Leicester last month. That was a cracking effort but she must give 10lbs to her six rivals including Antartica De Thaix (3.10) who gets the vote […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor with news of a high profile defector from the Gold Cup and his views on Wednesday’s cards

Charlie McCann of BetVictor with news of a high profile defector from the Gold Cup and his views on Wednesday’s cards News broke just after midday yesterday that brilliant novice and King George winner Thistlecrack was out for the season following what trainer Colin Tizzard described as a “slight tendon tear” and stablemate Native River now heads the Gold Cup betting at BetVictor at 5/2 with the evergreen Cue Card at 7/2 and Djakadam at 5/1. In today’s Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster the eye is immediately drawn to Diable De Sivola’s second (beaten less than two lengths) to Triumph Hurdle favourite Defi Du Seuil (receiving 4lbs) at Cheltenham back in November. The result may have flattered the Nick Williams-trained juvenile however, and preference goes to Nicky Henderson’s Soldier in Action (2.45). The selection was highly […]


Jack Milner of BetVictor.com previews Tuesday’s cards

Jack Milner of BetVictor.com previews Tuesday’s cards Gigginstown supremo Michael O’Leary confirmed his intentions to remove the trio of Outlander, Don Poli and Empire of Dirt from the Grand National at Aintree in protest to the weights burdened on all three geldings and BetVictor have removed the trio from this year’s market. We make Vieux Lion Rouge the 12/1 (from 14s) market leader on the back of his Haydock success over the weekend and, given his Becher success over the national fences in December, he must go close in his follow-up bid in the spring. The Pipe yard have taken just five runners to Wetherby in the past 12 months and it will be fascinating to see how Citrus gets on in first-time blinkers in the Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles. He […]