YOUR DAILY RACING DIGEST – TUESDAY

We take a look at some of the top racing stories of the day in our new feature and provide our experts’ racing selections on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) plans to contribute a record £22.9m towards prize money this year, an increase of £2.1m on 2016. A total of £45m is earmarked for JCR’s 15 tracks which have 341 fixtures, with £1.4m of the extra funding going to jump racing. Its seven smaller tracks – Carlisle, Exeter, Huntingdon, Market Rasen, Nottingham, Warwick and Wincanton – will see more than £100,000 extra each in prize money and as much as £241,000 in the case of Carlisle. JCR group MD Paul Fisher said: “All levels of British Racing will benefit from the prize money increase, but I hope the clear boost for National Hunt racing and the grassroots of our sport is particularly welcome.”
Source: http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=24055224&category=0
http://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/news/prize-money-contribution-up-by-21-million-to-record-229m
http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49259/jockey-club-prize-money-boost-for-smaller-tracks


The announcement of £22.9m in prize-money at Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) this year has been well received. Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) chief executive Charlie Liverton said: “This announcement from Jockey Club Racecourses is excellent news for owners and horsemen, and I am further delighted that grassroots racing has seen particular focus. This extra support for the middle and lower tier of British Racing is clearly needed and is welcome. That is where it can help the majority of racehorse owners and horsemen and where more investment is needed around the country.”
Source: http://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/news/prize-money-contribution-up-by-21-million-to-record-229m

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The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Bristol De Mai (right), who flopped in the Denman Chase at Newbury having previously been an impressive winner of the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock, is still on course for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Pushed out to 25/1 for the March 17 showpiece by MyClubBetting yesterday, Anthony Bromley, representing owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, was upbeat. He said: “We’re still going to have a go at the Gold Cup,” but added, “it’s a big roll of the dice. Even the distance is still an unknown and there are some very smart horses in there. He’s a lovely horse but he is an outsider, don’t get us wrong”.
Source: http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=24055224&category=0
http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/February/20/bristol-de-mai-team-to-‘roll-the-dice’-and-head-for-gold-cup
http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49266/bristol-de-mai-team-to-roll-the-dice-and-head-for-gold-cup


Superb Story has been ruled out of the Champion Hurdle after suffering a tendon injury. He won comfortably on his only start of the season at Musselburgh, but trainer Dan Skelton tweeted: “Superb Story will not be running at Cheltenham. He’s got a small lesion in a tendon and will need time off. Possibly back in December.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10775911/superb-story-out-of-champion-hurdle-with-tendon-injury


ITV has launched new app, ITV Racing, in a tie-up with developer Monterosa. It features a new £100,000 predictor contest ITV7. ITV Digital Studios online editorial director Sheena Peirse said: “Horse racing is a major priority for us and we see the app as a crucial way to reach new and existing fans of the sport and launch the ITV7 competition.”
Source: http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/itv-launches-horseracing-app/5115201.article


The Neil King-trained Lil Rockerfeller will bid to become the first back-to-back winner of the National Spirit Hurdle since Lough Derg after being given the green light for Sunday’s feature at Fontwell. Owner Andy Smith said: “Lil Rockerfeller did a fantastic piece of work on Saturday morning, which Neil was delighted with, so we’re confident he’s over his last run and we go to Fontwell with high hopes.” Nicky Henderson’s L’Ami Serge, second in the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham and Different Gravey are also among the entries for the Cheltenham Stayers’ Hurdle trial.
Source: http://www.arenaracingcompany.co.uk/news/story/295

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Emma Lavelle (right) is doing a rain dance ahead of Saturday’s Eider Handicap Chase for last year’s runner-up Shotgun Paddy. Lavelle said: “I’ve heard a going report saying ‘lovely drying wind’ – that is no good for him, but there is some rain about so hopefully it hits Newcastle. He’s a solid stayer and he deserves to win one of these big chases because he’s knocked on the door in so many of them.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10775728/shotgun-paddy-in-line-for-eider-chase-honours
http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/February/20/shotgun-paddy-and-raz-de-maree-in-line-for-eider-chase-honours


When it comes to Forest Bihan’s chances of landing the Racing Post Arkle Trophy, trainer Brian Ellison is a realist. “The favourite looks nailed on – Altior looks like a machine so we’re obviously running for place money, but we’ll see,” he said. Forest Bihan has won three of his four starts over fences and was cut to 20/1 by MyClubBetting after Ellison added: “He’s very well, I actually think he’s a little underrated looking at his price.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10775684/brian-ellison-aims-forest-bihan-at-arkle-trophy-at-cheltenham http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/February/20/brian-ellison-happy-to-take-arkle-challenge-with-forest-bihan


Capitaine is likely to be made favourite Saturday’s Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton, a recognised trial for Cheltenham’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Paul Nicholls’ five-year-old chased home Finian’s Oscar in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown last time and heads 12 entries, along with Alan King’s Elgin.
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/preview/763094/capitaine-reaches-for-the-sky


Mutakayyef will have to concede upwards of 5lb to his rivals in the Winter Derby at Lingfield on Saturday. William Haggas’ six-year-old will face a maximum of 10 rivals, all of whom are rated 9lb or more lower, and is likely to be the MyClubBetting favourite. Former stablemate Battalion, now with Jamie Osborne, is also among the leading fancies with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Convey.
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/preview/763094/capitaine-reaches-for-the-sky
http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/February/20/mutakayyef-leads-11-in-winter-derby-contention


Terry Doherty, stud manager for Watership Down Stud, has been named as Employee of the Year 2017 at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards in a ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge. The perpetual Godolphin Trophy was presented by Freddy Tylicki, along with a cheque for £40,000, of which £20,000 will be shared amongst the staff at the Stud. It was part of £120,000 in prize money awarded by sponsors Godolphin. Chairman of the Judging Panel Brough Scott said: “The finalists were of a quite exceptional standard and it was really inspiring for the judges to hear their stories. However, in the end, Terry emerged as a clear and very fine winner and I am sure he will be a great ambassador for the sport.” Source: http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=24071724&category=0

Today’s MCB British Racing selections – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Log Off, 2.40 Elegantly Bound, 3.10 Vroom, 3.40 Lady Nayef, 4.10 Bounty Pursuit, 4.40 Horseguardsparade

TAUNTON: 2.20 Viking Mistress, 2.50 Lake Shore Drive, 3.20 Verdana Blue, 3.50 Heroes Or Ghosts, 4.20 Top Tug, 4.50 Monsieur Gibraltar, 5.20 My Story

WETHERBY: 2.00 Café Au Lait, 2.30 Money Maid, 3.00 Jerrysback, 3.30 Groomed, 4.00 Modulus, 4.30 Scarlet Fire, 5.00 Our Belle Aime

Today’s Lucky 15 Selections: Monsieur Gibraltar (Taunton 4.50), Bounty Pursuit (Southwell 4.10), Jerrysback (Wetherby 3.00), Elegantly Bound (Southwell 2.40)

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YOUR DAILY RACING DIGEST – WEDNESDAY, FEB 15

We take a look at some of the top racing stories of the day in our new feature and provide our experts’ racing selections on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Outlander (above) has been handed top weight for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. The Gordon Elliott-trained winner of the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown, was allotted 11st 10lb for the April 8 marathon during a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London last night. Elliott, who won the race with Silver Birch 10 years ago, has 14 entries in total and three of the top four, with Empire Of Dirt and Don Poli on 11st 8lb and 11st 7lb respectively. Champagne West, impressive winner of the Thyestes Chase last time, has been allotted 11st 9lb and Carlingford Lough is on 11st 6lb in an all-Irish domination of the first five slots.
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/0/grand-national-2017-runners/
http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=23914424&category=0

The Randox Health Grand National will boast the highest-rated field in its history. Handicapper Phil Smith said: “The percentage of horses rated over 135 entered in 2017 is 88%, which is the highest ever. The previous highest percentage of horses in this category was 85%. Significantly, the number of horses rated above 150 stands at a record level, with 34 horses falling into that category. If you go back a decade to 2007, there were only half that number (17) having a rating of 150 or higher at the time the weights were unveiled.”
Source: http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=23914424&category=0
http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10768331/outlander-has-been-handed-top-weight-for-the-randox-health-grand-national-at-aintree

Brian Ellison says Definitely Red “looks to have a good racing weight” after being allotted 10st 7lb in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Wetherby’s Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase winner, who unseated Henry Brooke in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock last time, is 35th on the weights list. Ellison said: “I am happy with that. He is in great form at the moment and is likely to go to Kelso [Listed Premier Chase] or Doncaster [Grimthorpe Chase] in a couple of weeks. After that, we will give him a school over some Grand National fences and, if he takes to it, he will probably head to Aintree.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10768331/outlander-has-been-handed-top-weight-for-the-randox-health-grand-national-at-aintree
http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=23914424&category=0

Raz De Maree, who got within a length and three-quarters of leading Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Native River when runner-up last time in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, will head to Newcastle for the Eider Chase before tackling the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Having be allotted 10st 4lb for the National, trainer Gavin Cromwell said: “That’s a nice racing weight and hopefully he should get into the race. The horse is in grand form at the moment.” He added: “A little bit of juice in the ground would suit him as he just lacks a gear.”
Source: http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd?event_id=23914424&category=0
http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10768331/outlander-has-been-handed-top-weight-for-the-randox-health-grand-national-at-aintree

There will be a new trophy for the 170th Grand National at Aintree. Founder of sponsors Randox Health, Dr Peter FitzGerald, said: “To win the Grand National is one of the crowning achievements in sport and in this our first year of sponsorship, we sought to commission a trophy which would complement this tremendous success. I am delighted with the result, as the trophy captures the heart of both the race and Randox – in the speed of the horses and the strands of DNA.”
Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/other-sport/horse-racing/grand-national-2017-new-randox-12603234

Alan KingYanworth is on course to have his Cheltenham Festival prep race in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton. “We worked Yanworth this morning (Tuesday) on the grass and it’s all systems go for Saturday,” said trainer Alan King (right), who also has Sceau Royal among 10 entries for the recognised Champion Hurdle trial He added: “Sceau Royal is not a guaranteed runner at the moment – I wouldn’t want to run him on really testing ground. We’ll have to see how the weather holds and how Wincanton dries.” Paul Nicholls is double-handed with Irving and Capitaine, and he said: “Both my horses have dual entries for racing at Wincanton and Kelso. We’ll see how the weather fairs and make a decision later in the week.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10767933/all-systems-go-for-yanworth-in-kingwell-hurdle-at-wincanton

Richard Johnson1Having had four days off with influenza, Richard Johnson (right) returned to ride an odds-on double with his only two rides at Fontwell yesterday, courtesy of the Philip Hobbs-trained pair Kayf Adventure and Casper King. Of the latter, the champion jockey said: “It was great to get him off the mark last time as he’d had a few seconds and you were starting to think was there anything untoward, but he’d just jumped into some quite nice horses. Now he’s won two novice hurdles, I’m sure the EBF Final is an option, we’ll see what Philip thinks.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/report/761718/johnson-back-with-a-bang

Identity Thief is one of seven entries for Sunday’s Flyingbolt Novice Chase at Navan. One of three entries for Gigginstown House Stud, along with Noel Meade’s Road To Respect and the Gordon Elliott-trained Ball D’Arc, Henry de Bromhead’s charge bids to get his season back on track after he unseated his rider in the Irish Arkle, having previously been pulled up in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown.
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/preview/762364/identity-thief-back-on-track

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Limini, winner of the Grade 2 Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last March, is one of eight contenders for Sunday’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park. The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old could take on 2014 Champion Hurdle winner Jezki. Limini’s owner Rich Ricci said: “She has taken a while to come to hand this season, not dissimilar to last year, but is right back to herself now and seems a lot stronger than last year.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/preview/762371/jezki-set-for-trial-outing

Max Dynamite, a 20/1 chance for the County Hurdle at Cheltenham, may swerve the meeting in favour of Punchestown in April, with the Melbourne Cup a long-term target. Owner Rich Ricci said: “It’s not certain that he won’t get to Cheltenham but it’s probably a bit unlikely, and he should be ready for Punchestown on the way towards getting ready for a Flat campaign. The Melbourne Cup, in which he finished second two years ago, is the ultimate aim. Getting him back to Flemington Park this winter would be an extraordinary thrill.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10767526/max-dynamite-targets-melbourne-cup-not-cheltenham-festival

WESTWOOD 2Warren Greatrex is confident Western Ryder will be suited by the hurly-burly of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham next month. Part-owned by golfer Lee Westwood (right), the five-year-old was second to Daphne Du Clos at Newbury last time, conceding 21lb. Greatrex said: “Although he had already won a Listed race, the other day was just a test to make sure he was ready to take to Cheltenham and I think that he showed that he is ready. This horse will thrive on the fast-run race.”
Source: http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/465/10767588/western-ryder-suited-by-champion-bumper-at-cheltenham-festival

Run by the BHA, the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards will be streamed live from the Racing Centre in Newmarket on http://www.studandstablestaffawards.co.uk and http://www.racingpost.com next Monday evening. BHA chief Nick Rust said: “We are delighted we can use live streaming of the event this year to ensure that people who are unable to be there on the night can still share in this fantastic celebration.”
Source: https://www.godolphin.com/news/latest-news/article/10837/godolphin-stud–stable-staff-awards-to-be-streamed-live

At The Races is celebrating after landing the Best Sports Betting Website gong at the iGB Affiliate Awards held in London. ATR won in the multi-sports category despite offering a dedicated, horse racing only focused service, demonstrating racing’s enduring significance in the sports affiliate betting market. ATR new media director Matthew Taylor said: “Combined with our success at the Broadcast Digital Awards and eGaming Review Awards, it underlines ATR’s achievements in both broadcasting and betting.”
Source: http://www.igbaffiliate.com/awards/igb-affiliate-awards

Today’s MCB British Racing selections – Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEWCASTLE: 2.20 Crackdeloust, 2.50 Chain Of Beacons, 3.20 Floramoss (nb), 3.50 On A Promise, 4.20 Pistol Park, 4.50 Ballasalla

TOWCESTER: 2.10 Brandon Roc, 2.40 What A Diva, 3.10 Krackatoa King, 3.40 Solighoster, 4.10 LUNAR FLOW (NAP), 4.40 Whitley Neill

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Scrafton, 2.30 See Vermont, 3.00 Pearl Noir, 3.30 Third Time Lucky, 4.00 Dodgy Bob, 4.30 Calvinist, 5.00 Sea Dweller

KEMPTON PARK: 5.20 Moayadd, 5.50 Bookmaker, 6.20 Assertive Agent, 6.50 Franco’s Secret, 7.30 Kyneton, 7.50 Chandon Elysees, 8.20 Little Indian, 8.50 West Leake

Our Lucky 15 selections: Lunar Flow (4.10 Towcester), Floramoss (3.20 Newcastle), Assertive Agent (6.20 Kempton Park), See Vermont (2.30 Wolverhampton)

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Sunday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

LUCIDA (Curragh 4.15) is the class act in a highly competitive renewal of the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes, a 1m1f contest for fillies and mares. She has lost her way a bit since landing the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in September 2014. However, all but two of her subsequent seven runs have been in Group 1 company. Her best runs have come on quicker ground and she has run on Yielding or soft ground on her last three runs. Jim Bolger’s four-year-old was upped in trip to 10f for the first time last time here for the Irish Pretty Polly but was well held by Minding and we did not learn much, as the ground was against her. It is hard to gauge whether she truly got this trip, but he drops back to 1m1f and at least will hopefully get ground officially described as Good.

INVOCATION (Newton Abbot 2.05) does not have a great deal of experience, having had just five runs on the level (when rated 77) before producing a fair first run over hurdles for Alan King, when beaten 5½l by Jazzy over 2m½f at Stratford. While he was half a length behind the re-opposing Schoolboy Error, the feeling is the selection will have a little more scope for improvement and this juvenile hurdle over a similar trip won’t take a great deal of winning.

TIME IS MONEY (Stratford 3.55) represents Emma Lavelle, who sends a strong team to the Warwickshire venue. The seven-year-old underwent a significant leap in form when scoring in an extended 2m4f mares’ maiden hurdle at Southwell after a two-month break. She had previously ran down the field in two novice hurdles, but had won a Wincanton bumper on her debut last year. Decent ground is key for this seven-year-old daughter of Presenting and Emma’s form is in great heart following the recent move to spectacular new premises at Ogbourne Maizey. The selection makes her debut in a handicap off a mark of 112, which seems a little high for what she has achieved, but she rates a value play in the 2m6f event.

INGLEBY HOLLOW (Redcar 5.50) bids for a hat-trick, having scored at Ayr (1m5f, soft) and at Thirsk (2m, good) with cheekpieces seemingly working the oracle for the David O’Meara-trained four-year-old. He is a big, scopey individual who did well to back-up so quickly after his exertions in bad ground and while shouldering a double penalty today, he may well defy it in a competitive 0-70 1m6f apprentices’ handicap for which he is 6lb well in, given his rider’s claim.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

CURRAGH: 2.00 Canberra Cliffs, 2.35 Istan, 3.05 Flight Risk, 3.40 Rayisa, 4.15 LUCIDA (NAP), 4.50 Glamorous Approach, 5.25 Surprisingly, 5.55 Hard Times

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.05 Invocation (nb), 2.40 As You Like, 3.10 Gabrial The Great, 3.45 Sheer Poetry, 4.20 Ruddy Article, 4.55 Kentford Myth, 5.30 Crazy Train

REDCAR: 1.55 Poet’s Charm, 2.30 Spirit Of The Sea, 3.00 Grandest, 3.35 Roaring Rory, 4.10 Our Boy Jack, 4.45 Explain, 5.20 Barwah, 5.50 Ingleby Hollow

STRATFORD: 2.15 Kudu County, 2.50 Tahira, 3.20 Set List, 3.55 Time Is Money, 4.30 Presenting Streak, 5.05 Marley Joe, 5.40 Vendredi Trois, 6.10 Oscar Rose

TIPPERARY: 2.20 Killarney Lakes, 2.55 Steamboat Bill, 3.25 Lettermacaward, 4.00 King Leon, 4.35 Show And Go, 5.10 Samanntom, 5.45 Black Ace

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Racing Lucky 15 – Friday’s top selections

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Each day we will be providing you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what our experts feel will be the value bets of the day. On a low-key day with few standout opportunities, here are Thursday’s selections and our idea of a Lucky 15…

LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

SMART CATCH (Sandown 2.10) aims to gain compensation for defeat when favourite in last year’s renewal of the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Memorial Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle for Military Amateur Riders. He jumped badly left on that occasion, which saw him lose ground and finish sixth. However, he was much straighter when running second over course and distance three weeks ago and Capt Max Chenery (whose mount was third last year) is a very competent pilot. Tony Carroll’s runner could not be in better hands.

DR MOLONEY (Ayr 3.05) has won just one of 18 starts, but has been knocking on the door of late. Stewart Crawford’s nine-year-old has finished runner-up on his last two starts, both in heavy ground, but was unable to dominate, as he can do, over 2m at Carlisle last time. It may well be that today’s 2m4½f trip will help, as he has run with credit over further in the past.

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PRIDEOFTHECASTLE (Leicester 3.25) has won five of his last nine outings spread over the last four years and, as such, he is a very lightly-raced nine-year-old. David Pipe’s runner was a wide-margin winner on his chasing debut here over 2m6½f trip and that was his first run for almost two years, owing to what his trainer (pictured) said was “leg issues”. However, upped 3lb over today’s course and distance (2m4f) and again in heavy ground, he was well beaten in the end, despite having run well for a long way. The ground may well have been a little too deep, but while it has not improved much, it may be that the run came a little too quickly.

CALEDONIA LAIRD (Chelmsford 6.45) is up in grade this evening, having narrowly failed to follow up his 7f Wolverhampton success over C&D last time in a Class 6 handicap. Jo Hughes, who saddled London Bridge to Breeders’ Cup Marathon glory in 2013, ups the ante today, putting the five-year-old into Class 4 company, where a light weight and the extra furlong should see him make a bold bid to win a weak race for the grade.

SELECTIONS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

SANDOWN PARK: 2.10 SMART CATCH (NAP), 2.40 Starving Marvin, 3.15 Minellahalfcentury, 3.50 Bon Enfant, 4.25 The Brock Again, 5.00 Bagging Turf

AYR: 2.00 Minella Aris, 2.30 Jumbo John, 3.05 Dr Moloney (nb), 3.40 Marcus Antonius, 4.15 Little Glenshee, 4.50 Question Of Faith, 5.25 Teddy Tee

LEICESTER: 2.20 Take The Crown, 2.50 Boston Blue, 3.25 Prideofthecastle, 4.00 Tachbury, 4.35 Whiskey Chaser, 5.10 Bobcatbilly

CHELMSFORD CITY: 5.45 Kristal Hart, 6.15 Tangramm, 6.45 Caledonia Laird, 7.15 Seamster, 7.45 Cee Jay, 8.15 Temple Road, 8.45 Star Pursuits

DUNDALK: 6.05 Ruby Gates, 6.35 Times In Anatefka, 7.05 Togoville, 7.35 Mulligatawny, 8.05 No Way Jack, 8.35 Split The Atom, 9.05 All Body And Soul

LIMERICK (8am inspection): 2.05 Little Stevie, 2.35 The Pine Martin, 3.10 Midnight Theatre, 3.45 Ah Littleluck, 4.20 Edvardo, 4.55 Twiss’s Hill

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Racing Lucky 15 – Monday’s top selections

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

FOUR MILE BEACH (Wolverhampton 5.50) has shown enough in two maidens to warrant interest in the finale. Mark Johnston’s representative was beaten two lengths on his debut over 1m at Southwell, then went down by half a length in an extended mile here last time, finding plenty for pressure. The step up to 1m1½f should suit and of those who have run, he holds the best form.

OVERTOWN EXPRESS (Lingfield 2.10) produced a thoroughly likeable run in behind the impressive Yarnworth in a novice hurdle at Warwick, which put Harry Fry’s runner into a few notebook. After a three-month break, he duly opened his account under Rules win heavy ground over 2m2f at Exeter, having been given a confident ride. He is a little ground dependant due to tendon issues, which has limited his appearances, but given likely soft ground, he should give another good account and continue to progress.

FINAL NUDGE (Southwell 3.00) won a couple of novice hurdles (at Wincanton and Bangor) in heavy ground before being upped in trip and into graded company at Cheltenham, where he was beaten by a subsequent winner. He has held his own in Grade 2 and Listed company since, latterly running somewhere near to his best from when fifth in a 2m5f heavy-ground novices’ hurdle at Warwick. A replication of that will see David Dennis’s representative land this softer contest.

BAWDEN ROCKS (Lingfield 2.40) won a 2m6f novices’ handicap hurdle at Stratford last May and ran well on his return to action on heavy ground here in a 2m novices’ handicap chase in December on his return to action. Though beaten narrowly on that chasing debut, David Bridgewater’s runner was well clear of the remainder. He again created a favourable impression when second over a slightly shorter trip at Wetherby, making a bad mistake at the fifth fence and jumped slowly after that. That run can be forgiven and the stable remains in decent form ahead of today’s 2m novices’ handicap chase.

SELECTIONS FOR MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016

LINGFIELD PARK: 2.10 Overtown Express (nb), 2.40 Bawden Rocks, 3.10 Sacre Malta, 3.40 De Kerry Man, 4.10 Bagging Turf, 4.40 Gowanauthat, 5.10 Manhattan Spring

SOUTHWELL: 2.00 Johns Luck, 2.30 Foot The Bill, 3.00 Final Nudge, 3.30 Bertie Lugg, 4.00 Touch Back, 4.30 Solstice Dawn

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.20 Louis Vee, 2.50 Sewn Up, 3.20 Spirit Glance, 3.50 Binky Blue, 4.20 Field Of Dream, 4.50 Sbraase, 5.20 Let Me In, 5.50 FOUR MILE BEACH (NAP)

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Emma Lavelle unveiled as Bet4Causes Jumps Ambassador

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We are delighted to unveil top trainer Emma Lavelle as our Jumps Racing Ambassador.

You can catch her exclusive column in Saturday’s Racing Plus newspaper – and every week!

Emma and husband Barry Fenton are set for an exciting few months, as you will find out if you pick up a copy (available at all good newsagents). And she also gives her best bets for the weekend.

But for your usual dose of winner-finding, look no further than our daily blog, brought to you by the MyClubBetting.com stable of experts.

Not only does your club’s new betting service come complete with an extensive suite of horseracing markets, we give you a few winners as well!

Each day we will be providing you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what our experts feel will be the value bets of the day. Here is our idea of a Lucky 15 for Friday.

LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

COOLOGUE (Doncaster 3.50) held an entry and was high in the betting for tomorrow’s Grimthorpe Chase but trainer Charlie Longsdon has opted for an easier-looking assignment in a novices’ chase over 2m3f. While he looks handicapped to what he is, he loves Doncaster, as he showed with two excellent performances when beaten in two better races here on his last two runs. The drop in class should help negate the extra 2lb rise and he can claim a second chasing success.

SEVEN KINGDOMS (Newbury 2.20), who was snapped up for 45,000 Guineas in October, having run on the Flat in Listed company at Clairefontaine in August, was subsequently very impressive when scoring on his British hurdling debut in deeper than ideal ground at Kempton. While the Triumph Hurdle was muted, Hanley Swan-based trainer David Dennis felt that Grade 1 company would be flying a bit high at this stage. That impression was confirmed when he was a little disappointing when second to Akavit at Sandown subsequently. Though he will be better with a summer on his back to strengthen up and will need further than the 2m he gets again today, the fitting of a tongue tie might well help him return to winning ways.

STRAWBERRY SORBET (Lingfield 2.30) runs off a mark of 71 for the fourth race in succession, which seems fair given that she does not appear to be improving. However, Clive Cox’s Street Cry filly was not beaten far over course and distance last time, having kicked for home early and just getting run out of it by two less exposed sorts. This looks a similar event and she represents solid form over the potential of others.

TRODERO (Lingfield 4.10) may not have beaten much on her second start in a maiden over course and distance but she was not beaten far on her handicap debut at Kempton early last month off a mark of 72. The fact Jon Scargill’s runner did not get a clear run means she can be marked up a little and while she looks in need of a bit further, the handicapper has dropped her 2lb and she would have a fair chance of landing this competitive  0-70 handicap over 7f.

SELECTIONS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

NEWBURY: 2.20 Seven Kingdoms (nb), 2.50 Midnight Cowboy, 3.25 Cloudy Joker, 4.00 Mystifiable, 4.30 Mountain Eagle, 5.05 Theatre Goer, 5.35 Pampanini

DONCASTER: 2.10 Grandmaster George, 2.40 Rear Admiral, 3.15 Mardale, 3.50 COOLOGUE (NAP), 4.20 Unbuckled, 4.55 Mazovian, 5.25 Swansea Mile

LINGFIELD PARK: 2.00 Free Running, 2.30 Strawberry Sorbet, 3.05 Barren Brook, 3.40 Mutawathea, 4.10 Trodero, 4.45 The Magic Pencil

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Henry Smith, 6.15 Memyselfie, 6.45 Field Of Vision, 7.15 On A Whim, 7.45 Sands Chorus, 8.15 Bint Arcano

DUNDALK: 6.00 Split The Atom, 6.30 Tribal Path, 7.00 Stanley Daley, 7.30 Clear Cut, 8.00 Shalaman, 8.30 Dove Mountain, 9.00 Santo Prince

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Racing Lucky 15 – Tuesday’s top selections

After Monday’s eighth winning nap from the last 10 selections (the other two were second), not only does your club’s new betting service come complete with an extensive suite of horseracing markets, we give you a few winners as well!

Each day we will be providing you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what our experts feel will be the value bets of the day. Here is our idea of a Lucky 15 for Tuesday…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

EASTER MATE (Lingfield 2.10) has not been seen since finishing well beaten by Ebtihaal over 1m at Doncaster on October. Ralph Beckett’s three-year-old by Acclamation had three unsuccessful attempts to break his duck in nurseries over 7f to 1m, having previously been beaten in three maidens over 6f last summer. He starts his sophomore campaign over 7f on a Polytrack surface which looks sure to suit, and given that he has had time to strengthen up, should be able to account for those who have had previous experience. Newcomers Abareeq and Major Assault look the most likely to trouble the selection.

BOLLIN LINE (Catterick 3.30) twice finished runner-up at this track before landing a novice handicap chase over 1m7½f early last month. That was his first win in 16 starts under Rules (he had won two point-to-points) but, up 7lb for that win, he clipped the third last at Musselburgh last time and landed too steeply. Lucinda Egerton’s runner receives weight from five rivals and should go close over the same C&D as his last success.

I AM COLIN (Leicester 2.20) has one win in 13 starts, having taken a modest conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at Stratford (2m2½f, good) just over a year ago. Nigel Twiston Davies’s seven-year-old has been sent chasing this season and has improved with each of his three starts since November. His latest effort came at Warwick on December 31, when beaten a short-head by Merchant Of Milan in a heavy-ground 2m4f handicap chase, having been dropped back in trip from 3m. Today’s extended 2m6f looks a competitive affair and he concedes weight all round, but it looks a viable opportunity to get off the mark over fences.

VOLUNTEER POINT (Lingfield 4.10) has won three of her last six starts, including a neck victory over My Call in a decent 7f conditions event at Chelmsford. She was racing against her own sex, but she lowered the track record. She had been campaigned almost exclusively over further but took the drop back in her stride, having come from off the pace to get on top in the closing stages. She goes back up in trip to 1m this afternoon and has plenty in hand on official ratings.

SELECTIONS FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

CATTERICK: 2.00 Astrum, 2.30 General Mahler, 3.00 Carthage, 3.30 Bollin Line (nb), 4.00 High Hopper, 4.30 Bespoke Lady, 5.00 Turtle Cask,

LEICESTER: 2.20 I Am Colin, 2.50 Like Sully, 3.20 Tony Star, 3.50 Lockstockandbarrel, 4.20 Thetalkinghorse, 4.50 Spending Time

LINGFIELD: 2.10 EASTER MATE (NAP), 2.40 Apache Storm, 3.10 Scrafton, 3.40 Cosmic Halo, 4.10 Volunteer Point, 4.40 Blue Bounty, 5.10 Candesta

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