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Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Tuesday 19th February

20:00 Wolverhampton It may just be a 7 runner Novice race on the All Weather but with many big yards represeted there is a chance it could throw up something quite useful. Beckett, Osbourne, Dunlop, Gosden and Appleby are illustrious names...

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Sunday 17th February

13:00 Huntingdon Mr Pumblechook started his hurdle career with a couple of promising placed efforts in races that have both produced subsequent winners, so it was no surprise to see him gain his first victory at the third time of...

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Saturday 16th February

15:55 Ascot – Betfair Ascot Chase  The Ascot Chase was first run in 1995 so although not steeped in tradition like some other Saturday afternoon feature races, it is still a top-class Grade 1 race that lists the likes of Kauto Star, Monet's...
Waiting Patiently

Bumper Saturday Preview – Jefferson’s Wait Is Over & So Much More

It’s an absolute bumper day of racing on Saturday with the ITV racing team bringing us action from Wincanton, Ascot, Haydock and one race from Gowran Park. Ascot The Reyonldstown Chase is the first graded action of the day and...

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Friday 15th February

18:00 Dundalk The Edward Lynam trained Masalai looks the one to be with here in a tricky contest. The 5yo’s only career win in twelve starts came over course and distance off of a similar mark to the one he now...

World’s Best Broodmares

When we think of some of the best broodmares in history, it's flat mares that stick in the memory as they can have much more influence through their male offspring. I have taken a look at some of the...

Kieren Fallon Dubai World Cup Carnival Blog

Nordic Lights did us a good turn last week continuing what has been an excellent Carnival so far for his trainer Charlie Appleby, and I think he’ll be in for a good night again this week. For our yard, we...

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Thursday 14th February

16:50 Fontwell It’s an obvious choice, so obvious in fact that perhaps even someone who’s never even seen a horse in their life would likely pick it out but sometimes when you’re on the hunt for a winner the obvious...
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Donald McCain Blog – Yard Update

It’s been quite a week here at Bankhouse, as you all know with the outbreak of the equine flu in the yard and with another case of it being reported at Simon Crisford’s yard in Newmarket. There seems to...

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Wednesday 13th February

18:45 Kempton Horse racing is back and oh how we all missed it! A fascinating contest in store here in what looks to be the pick of the evening racing with a number of in-form contenders taking their place here...