Tuesday, April 7, 2020

THURLES Review – JETZ (3-1) FLIES IN!

Zero Ten tip (3-1) wins Our Majella ew (12-1) placed By Andrew Atkinson Jetz (3-1) trained by Jessica Harrington and ridden by Robbie Power was a winning tip, when landing the BetVictor Hurdle at Thurles, Ireland, on Saturday. Headline selection Jetz...
Racing in Ireland continues behind closed doors in Thurles on Saturday

No overseas runners permitted in Irish races

Quote: 'Unprecedented and sombre times' - Nicky Hartery, chairman of HRI By Andrew Atkinson Racing in Ireland continues behind closed doors in Thurles on Saturday - despite the coronavirus outbreak - and after meetings in England were suspended until the...

CORONAVIRUS HITS CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL STAFF AND RACEGOERS

Cheltenham Festival organisers release statement after news staff and racegoers develop symptoms of Covid-19 By Andrew Atkinson Breaking news THE organisers of Cheltenham Festival have released a statement after the news that staff and racegoers have started to develop symptoms...
Jockeys look at the riding out chart at Philip Kirby racing stables, in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: courtesy Philip Kirby.

Racing suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

Jockey Sean Quinlan left pondering over September wedding Cash-strapped jockeys' worries By Andrew Atkinson Horseracing has been suspended - due to the coronavirus pandemic - following a move by the BHA to shutdown until May, at the earliest. It is deemed...
Cheltenham Festival - lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

Cheltenham Festival – lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

By Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham Festival 2020 can look back on being lucky to escape cancellation - or taking place without the 251,000 spectators who attended the four days meeting last week - after the coronavirus outbreak. Four days after the final...
Aintree Grand National legends: Red Rum and Ginger McCain on Southport beach.

Aintree Grand National cancelled due to coronavirus

By Andrew Atkinson The £1m Randox Health Aintree Grand National, scheduled for April 4, has been cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. "The Randox Health Grand National festival will not take place. Public health must come first," said Sandy Dudgeon, senior...

SO SORRY CHELTENHAM APOLOGY

'I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart' - jockey Jamie Moore Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham Festival proved to be one to forget for jockey Jamie Moore - left distraught - when being unseated by runaway leader Goshen at the final hurdle...

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Review

By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 Cheltenham Festival bore fruit for punters - with eight winners - and a plethora of each-way selections at the showcase National Hunt meeting. Day 4 of the festival's seven race card, each-way tips Buildmeupbuttercup (16-1), Thyme...

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 4 – Friday the thirteenth unlucky for Goshen and Moore

Buildmeupbuttercup (16-1) tipped each-way placed By Andrew Atkinson Goshen, ridden by Jamie Moore, was unseated at the last in the JCB Triumph Hurdle on day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival on (unlucky) March 13 - having been well clear of...
The Paddy Pie: Tipped to win at Newcastle under Danny Cook.

THE PADDY PIE TO EARN PUNTERS A CRUST!

By Andrew Atkinson Sue Smith trained The Paddy Pie (4.20) is tipped to land the Hit The Target At BetUK.com Handicap Chase over 2 miles 4 furlongs at Newcastle on Saturday. Distance winner The Paddy Pie, who finished third of nine...
Philip Kirby saddled 100-1 Rayna's World (third) in the Doylesford Mares Novice Hurdle.

Out of this world for Philip at Cheltenham Festival

By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained Rayna's World who finished third of 22 runners at 100-1 under Tommy Dowson in the Doylesford Mares Novice Hurdle on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival on March 12 was described as a 'never...
Fergal O'Brien saddles Petite Power at Uttoxeter Midlands Grand National.

FOCUS on trainer Fergal O’Brien

By Andrew Atkinson FERGAL O'Brien saddles Petite Power in the Martsons 61Deep Class 1 Midlands Grand National over 4 miles 2 furlongs at Uttoxeter on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Petite Power,  ridden by Liam Harrison, is priced at (10-1) and tipped each-way in...

Champ Oisin to throw bookies to wolves!

By Andrew Atkinson Champion Flat jockey Oisin Murphy could be set to throw the bookies to the wolves on Saturday night at the Wolverhampton, Midlands course. Killarney born Murphy, who can speak four languages, is tipped to win the C3 Ladbrokes...
Tiger Roll - 8-1 to win three consecutive Grand Nationals.

ROLL ON! Tiger Roll on track for triple-winning National tilt

By Andrew Atkinson Tiger Roll remains on track for a triple-winning tilt in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree  on April 4 - despite suffering defeat behind Easysland in the Cross Country Chase on March 11 at the Cheltenham...

Ferny Hollow completes 565-1 4-horse accumulator at Cheltenham Festival!

Lucky 15 bet odds of 1,403-1 By Andrew Atkinson Ferny Hollow (11-1) - tipped - gained an impressive win under jockey Paul Townend in landing the Weatherby's Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on day 2 of the Festival on Wednesday, with...

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 4 – BARBADOS ‘BREAK’ FOR JOHNSON

By Andrew Atkinson IN-the-wars champion jump jockey Richard Johnson rides Thyme Hill (2.50) tipped in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Grade 1 on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday. "It wasn't the start to the Festival I wanted,"...
Dame De Compagnie completes opening three races 47-1 treble! By Andrew Atkinson Dame De Compagnie completed a 47-1 winning treble tips on the opening three races on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, when landing the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 5 furlongs! "She won well," said winning jockey Barry Geraghty, who gained a 2 1/4 lengths win ahead of Black Tears (12-1), with Thosedaysaregone (10-1) third, and Cracking Smart (33-1) fourth in the 25 runners' field. "There wasn't much of a gallop, but she relaxed and was able to pick-up well," said Geraghty. Dame De Compagnie, is trained by Nicky Henderson, and owned by J. P. McManus: "I have a great job - there's no one better than Nicky Henderson," said Geraghty. "Barry gave him a great ride," said McManus, also owner of Champ, winner of the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase. *Dame De Compagnie was Andrew Atkinson's sixth winning tip at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival - after a 455-1 treble on Tuesday.

Dame De Compagnie completes opening three races 47-1 treble! By Andrew Atkinson Dame De Compagnie completed a 47-1 winning treble tips on the opening three races on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, when landing the Coral Cup Handicap...
Champ gets up to land the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase.

CHAMP JUST CHAMPION!

By Andrew Atkinson Nicky Henderson trained Champ - a winning 4-1 tip - won the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, under a breathtaking driving ride by jockey Barry Geraghty. "We were on the...

Envoi Allen wins Ballymore at Cheltenham

By Andrew Atkinson Gordon Elliott trained Envoi Allen - headline tip - obliged under jockey Davy Russell on day 2 of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday when winning the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle over 2m 5f. "I was nervous watching the...
Willie Mullins trained Faugheen (9/2 is tipped each-way in the Marsh Novices’ Chase

Mullins to strike at Cheltenham

By Andrew Atkinson Willie Mullins trained Faugheen, ridden by Paul Townend (9-2) is tipped  each-way in the Marsh Novices’ Chase (1.30) on day 3 of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. Itchy Feet, Samcro, Bapaume, Melon, Tornado Flyer and Mister Fisher...

Ravenhill completes 455-1 Cheltenham Festival treble

By Andrew Atkinson Ravenhill (12-1) completed a bookie-bashing 455-1 treble on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday when landing the National Hunt Challenge Cup. "It was a great ride. He showed his class - it's brilliant to be...
*Andrew Atkinson's Cheltenham Festival latest news and tips. First past the winning post.

Right royal result for Imperial Aura

By Andrew Atkinson Imperial Aura (4-1) completed a 35-1 winning double selections on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, when landing the Northern Trust Company Novice Handicap Chase over 2 miles 4 furlongs. Seven year old Imperial Aura gained a 3...
Barry Geraghty celebrates after riding Epatante to victory in the Unibet Cheltenham Champion Hurdle.

Sharjah (16-1) each-way tip second behind Epatante in Unibet Champion Hurdle

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL By Andrew Atkinson Sharjah (16-1) selected each-way in the Unibet Champion Hurdle finished a creditable second, behind heavily backed winner and 2-1 favourite Epatante, on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday. Sharjah, 11st 10lb, trained by Willie...

IT’S MAGIC!

Shishkin gets up to beat Abacadabras in Cheltenham Festival opener By Andrew Atkinson Shishkin (6-1) - tipped to win - and Abacadabras, tipped each-way, finished first and second in a thrilling opening day race at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday. Shishkin,...
ENVOI THE ENVY OF PUNTERS

ENVOI THE ENVY OF PUNTERS – CHELTENHAM DAY 2

Champ, Alfa Mix, Defi Du Seuil, Tiger Roll, Palladium, Appreciate It, Israel Champ Cheltenham Festival: Day 2, March 11. By Andrew Atkinson ENVOI Allen, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell, goes to post at the Cheltenham Festival...
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