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Archive for January 2017

Cleeve members selections – Saturday 28th January

Hi everyone, we have a fantastic days racing to get our teeth into with Cheltenham trials day, and Doncaster has a great supporting card. How are the guys at ITV going to cover that lot? With a bit of luck Matt Chapman might explode on live TV!! We have finished crunching the numbers on no less than…

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Cleeve Notebook horses – w/e 23rd January

Spowarticus (8-y-o gelding) Trainer: Scott Dixon A mid-pack finish on Tuesday saw Spowarticus run another respectable race at Southwell. Although he’s at the ripe old age of eight, he’s been running very consistently of late and seems to be getting primed for a big run some time soon. He now sits a decent six lbs lower…

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Cleeve members selections – 27th January

Hi everyone, We have a busy couple of days with selections from a decent card at Huntingdon tomorrow and a veritable feast of racing on Saturday from Cheltenham and Doncaster. Cheltenham has 9 races scheduled with all of them being Class 2 and above which will provide some valuable pointers for the Festival. Not to…

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Cleeve members selections – Tuesday 24th January

Hi everyone, Saturday was a bit of a washout with Ascot being abandoned early in the morning, then Taunton went the same way… so we ended up with just the one selection at Haydock. Definitely Red was held up and travelled well, but made a couple of slight jumping errors down the back which made his…

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Cleeve member selections – Saturday 21st January

Hi everyone, well as we thought last night Ascot has been abandoned due to the course being frozen in places. They have suffered several nights of below zero temperatures and even with the covers on they couldn’t save the fixture. Its a pity as we had some decent selections lined up and we have spent considerable…

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Cleeve Notebook horses – w/e 15th January

Mengli Khan (4-y-o gelding) Trainer: Gordon Elliot A horse that competed at Group 1 level on the flat and has a win over top performer Across The Stars to his credit. The four year old gelding has since switched codes and now hails from the yard of Gordon Elliot.Making his debut in a maiden hurdle at…

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Your weekly look at the racing news… w/e 15th January.

Jockeys Feel Wrath Of Public As Suspicions Grow About Integrity Of The Sport Sadly for the sport we hold so dear, racing as a whole always seems to court its fair share of controversy. As the sport is so heavily reliant upon betting to survive it’s always open to “interference” from people who see it as…

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Cleeve members selections – Saturday 14th January

Hi everyone, The weather has thankfully turned a lot warmer (and wetter) so we have a full programme with some quality racing to get our teeth into today. A mixed bag last week but we managed to keep our head in front. Briery Queen could only manage 3rd with Lifeboat Mona staying on really well from…

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Cleeve Notebook Horses – w/e 7th January

Geraldine (3YO filly) Trainer: Stuart Williams This three year old isn’t that lightly raced in terms of her age, but in her last 4 outings she seems to have come alive since moving up from five furlongs. After winning a nursery over the minimum she stepped up to seven furlongs and looked to absolutely relish…

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Final Furlong podcast – Festive racing review

Hi there, Put your feet up and have a listen to the boys from the Final Furlong and their Festive review featuring ITVs Oli Bell… as always it’s a really good listen with plenty of comment, controversy and pointers for Cheltenham. Best wishes, Nick The Cleeve Team

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