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Newcastle/Kempton, Saturday February 23

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Fairyhouse, Saturday December 1st

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Hello and welcome along to the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing website, especially if you're dropping by for the first time. Here’s what’s on the website at the moment.

PDF Race Previews:
Newcastle and Kempton, Saturday February 23rd

In these modern times, during which we lament over the loss of familiar race titles like 'the Hennessy', 'the Whitbread', 'the Cathcart' and so on, how refreshing that one of jump racing's iconic races still goes by the name that it's had since its inception in 1952. The Eider Chase is back for another renewal, and so are the last two winners, Mysteree and Baywing. Last year's runner-up West Of The Edge also heads back to Newcastle, and useful stayers at both ends of their careers make it a deep renewal. Also there are horse-by-horse previews of 'that other Kempton race that Desert Orchid won' (which has had another change of name), and the Adonis Hurdle, which doesn't look the best renewal but is competitive.

Race Meeting Review:
Fairyhouse, Saturday December 1st
A full review of day one of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival.

Latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), new September 22nd:
Changing It Up
Implementing necessary life changes, interspersed with the odd betting dabble, covered in the latest PLOG (Punter's Blog).

Posted September 9th:
Ten Horses To Follow for 2018/19
Here's the annual list of good prospects, promising sorts, untapped potential, whatever you want to call them... it's the #rwsteeplechasing Ten To Follow for the 2018/19 jumps season.

Posted September 2nd:
Jockey To Watch for 2018/19
Trainer To Watch for 2018/19
Here's a talented conditional jockey and an equally talented rookie-trainer that are worth keeping an eye on this season.

Posted September 2nd:
The Jumps Scene pages for 2018/19
It's the annual predictions... potential Champion Hurdle candidates discussed in my look at the current and future crop of top two-mile to to 2m4f hurdlers, a few lines about the staying hurdlers, my look at the top two-mile to 2m4f chasers and, added last but by no means least, my take on the top staying chasers.

Last updated in September 2018:
the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing guide to
British National Hunt racecourses

Newly updated in time for the 2018/19 season proper, and sadly with news of two tracks under threat of closure at the time of writing, click the link to read my write-ups on all Britain's National Hunt racecourses.

New June 3rd:
FOR 2017/18

With the 2017/18 jumps season in Britain and Ireland done and dusted, I'm pleased to publish my Top 20s for the campaign - find out who are my top chasers, hurdlers, juveniles and mares.

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