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Charlie McCann of picks out a few likely bets from Thursday’s cards

Charlie McCann of picks out a few likely bets from Thursday’s cards Whilst most of the attention has been on the 2000 Guineas in the build up to the first classics of the 2017 flat season, there was a mini-gamble on Winter for Sunday’s Newmarket fillies’ classic. Trained by Aidan O’Brien the daughter of Galileo was trimmed to 8/1 from 12s for the 1000 Guineas at BetVictor although stablemate Rhododendron looks the Ballydoyle first string and remains the solid 2/1 market leader. Fast ground is the order of the day at Redcar where Classical Times (2.30) can make it third time lucky for Peter Chapple-Hyam. The filly had two starts as a juvenile finishing third in a Haydock maiden before finishing a decent fifth (of ten) in a listed contest at Newmarket back in […]

Charlie McCann looks at Wednesday’s cards

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann looks at Wednesday’s cards Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas will have its smallest field for at least 22 years following Monday’s announcement that there were only twelve entries at the five-day stage and it looks odds on that there will be a single-figure field for the first classic of the season – the first time since 1988. Churchill was cut to 6/4 with BetVictor with French raider Al Wukair 7/2, Barney Roy 4s and Eminent 5s. The winner should come from this high-quality quartet. Talking of quality and Ascot stage a couple of Group 3’s and a listed contest this afternoon but we begin our preview with a look at the Fillies’ Conditions Stakes over the round mile. Glitter Girl is the highest rated filly of the 10-strong field but she concedes 3lbs […]

Charlie McCann of with Tuesday’s best bets

Charlie McCann of with Tuesday’s best bets The first classics’ of the 2017 flat season are this weekend’s highlight with Churchill the 7/4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas on Saturday. The noises coming out of Ballydoyle are hugely encouraging for favourite backers but their last three Dewhurst Stakes winners (Beethoven, War Command and Air Force Blue) didn’t make the grade as three-year-olds and I am just leaning towards Eminent (11/2 at BetVictor) at this time. There is a competitive card at Nottingham this afternoon with the ground described as good to firm. In the mile maiden for three-year-olds and upwards. Richard Fahey’s Lord Commander (2.40) ran well over a mile at York on his racecourse debut back in October and may not have quite got home over 1m 2f at Redcar on his seasonal […]

Your Bank Holiday Best Bets from Jack Milner of

Jack Milner of searches out the value on the bank Holiday cards The National Hunt season signed off in tremendous fashion at Sandown, with Altior completing a double for Nicky Henderson to seal the NH Trainers’ Title. He remains the most exciting horse in training, and is 7/4 with BetVIctor for next year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. A horse that won’t be seen at next year’s festival is Menorah, who won the Oaksey Chase for a fourth successive year under Champion Jockey Richard Johnson and was immediately retired by his emotional connections. His win capped-off a wonderful season for Philip Hobbs’ team, who look sure to have plenty of runners over the summer and should score with Sternrubin (4.55) down at Windsor. The selection is normally found contesting some of […]

Saturday’s Best Bets with Charlie McCann of

Bang in form Charlie McCann of goes through Saturday’s card and picks out the best bets for TRF readers Sandown Park plays host to the 2016/17 jumps season finale with the highlight the 13-runner Bet365 Gold Cup. The Young Master won the corresponding race last year and he can race off the same handicap mark today having only got as far as the sixth (Becher’s) when falling in the Grand National last time. The Neil Mulholland gelding must go close but stablemate Doing Fine (3.35) was a fluent winner at Cheltenham (3m 4f) earlier in the month and escapes a penalty for that success. The selection would be 8lbs worse off if this were not an early closing race and I would be disappointed if he didn’t run very well with Tom Scudamore a […]