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Talking Horses: Young Wolf can be another big winner for the two Jonjos | Horse racing

Six days after landing the Betfair Hurdle, the two Jonjos can be handicap kings once more with Young Wolf (3.35) in the Close Brothers, still best known under its long-ago title, the Racing Post Chase. Admittedly, Young Wolf’s chance is less clear than that of Soaring Glory, who won at Newbury, but he looks like being a fair each-way price.A lot of winter form is going to prove irrelevant on Kempton’s drying surface but it gives Young Wolf a chance, as he has done well on good ground or faster...
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Talking Horses: take a deep breath and keep faith with Cyrname at Ascot | Horse racing tips

Punters are bound to feel a little queasy when faced with the prospect of taking odds-on about Cyrname (3.35), bearing in mind that Paul Nicholls’ star has let his supporters down three times out of four since his famous defeat of Altior. He had an unhappy experience in last year’s running of the Ascot Chase, falling at the last when already beaten and taking his time to get up, and was pulled up in the King George when last seen.There are some interesting types ranged against him here, including his...
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Talking Horses: Bristol set to gain from Cotswold switch to Sandown | Horse racing tips

“Bristol De Mai will be rubbing his hands,” was the view from Nicky Henderson this week as he contemplated the rearranged Cotswold Chase, to be run at Sandown on Saturday. The trainer of Santini clearly believes he would have had a better chance of beating the grey if this race had taken place last weekend at Cheltenham, where Bristol De Mai (2.20) has never won.Santini looked laboured on his only previous visit to Sandown and his lack of pace was again an issue in the King George. Bristol De Mai,...
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Talking Horses: Blaklion faces fitness struggle for Grand National tilt | Horse racing tips

Blaklion faces a race against time to be fit for one last tilt at the Grand National, the race for which he seemed made but which now seems destined to elude him. The 12-year-old was listed among the 106 entrants for this year’s race, published on Wednesday, but it then emerged he has had a setback since he was last seen, at Ascot in October.“We’re trying our best to have him ready in time,” said Dan Skelton, who trains the veteran at a stable in Warwickshire. “I wouldn’t put a...
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