Welcome to rwsteeplechasing.co.uk, particularly anyone who’s dropping in for the first time. There are now two Race Preview-pages up for today (Saturday October 19th), with a look at the Prelude Chase at Market Rasen, in which the high-class San Benedeto is top weight and last year’s winner Royal Village is in again, now added to the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las, which as I type this note has passed its 7:30 Inspection and goes ahead.
October 18th 2019
The good jumps action is beginning to come thick and fast, and for those not waiting for Cheltenham next weekend, and Precautionary Inspection at 7:30 permitting, here’s a Race Preview of a stomping-good renewal of the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las, with the likes of Le Prezien, Clyne and Monsieur Lecoq starting their seasons.
October 17th 2019
There’s another Race Preview up for Friday October 18th and the one race covered is the Class 2 handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter, in which there are several horses better known as chasers starting their seasons over hurdles, including the useful De Rasher Counter and Sussex National winner The Two Amigos.
October 16th 2019
We go again on Thursday with a Race Preview for the best race on Wincanton’s card, the two-mile (actually a mile seven and a few yards) 0-130 handicap hurdle.
October 15th 2019
This season, it’s the intention to do a few more weekday Race Previews. The first of these is for the two best races on Wetherby‘s season opening-card, and it’ll be great to see horses like Crievehill and Cracking Find back in action in the Bobby Renton Handicap Chase. Also covered: the 2m handicap hurdle, with Swinton runner-up Project Bluebook top weight.
October 12th 2019
Welcome to rwsteeplechasing.co.uk, and especially if you’re looking in for the first time. There’s a Race Preview for the pick of the action at Chepstow today live now, primarily concentrating on the handicap chases on the card. The 5.05 in particular is a very good race, with Peterborough Chase winner Charbel involved – he won this race last year as well.
October 11th 2019
It’s a new Race Preview on rwsteeplechasing.co.uk with my pick of the card on day one of Chepstow’s traditional two-day season-proper-starting card, with the likes of Thyme Hill and Lisnagar Oscar on show.
September 28th 2019
They’re back… Race Previews return to rwsteeplechasing.co.uk with a look at the feature races at Market Rasen on Saturday 28th September, namely the juvenile hurdle which gave us Katchit a few years ago, and the Class 2 Prelude Handicap Hurdle in which the 2018 County Hurdle winner Mohaayed is top weight.
September 20th 2019
I’m pleased to publish my improved Ten to Follow for the 2019/20 National Hunt season. Why is it improved? Because it’s actually a Fifteen to Follow – yes, 15 good prospects, likely to win races this season. There are youngsters, mudders, two-milers, three-milers – as well as one or two who don’t fit those descriptions. Click or tap the link and have a read.
September 1st 2019
The Punter’s Blog returns to rwsteeplechasing.co.uk, with a new piece entitled ‘Time To Put In The Hours’, describing my betting fortunes during the Grand National meeting and after, and lamenting about how the introduction of the ‘virtual Grand National’ influenced the betting for the real thing.
August 17th 2019
The next addition to rwsteeplechasing.co.uk is live and it’s the return of Take On The Tracks, the site’s guide to British National Hunt racecourses. From Newcastle to Newton Abbot, Perth to Plumpton, and everywhere between, left and right, visit the page to read a write-up of every jumps track in Britain.
July 13th 2019
Firstly, welcome to the new website. There may be tweaks and things still to implement, but it’s now in a publishable state, so here goes with the first pages. The first new content on the revamped rwsteeplechasing.co.uk is now live, and it’s my annual Cheltenham Festival Analysis. Now you may recall that I missed the 2019 Cheltenham Festival owing to work, so I didn’t see it live, but I’ve sure as hell seen it now. This will become apparent when you scroll through my pen picture for each of the 498 runners – and my own ratings for each horse are included as well.
The new website will be populated with more content besides the above over the next few weeks – please check back for updates or visit my Twitter handle, @Royraces.
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