With both codes of racing prominent now… hurdles, chases, bumpers, sprints, middle distances and long distance racing ..it’s a lot to contend with and not easy to sort the weeds from the chaff. Also Turf or All-Weather surface.
On the National Hunt front we need to realise that some horses have had had races this season and need a rest rather than another race. Two fine examples were shown at Aintree where the two horses concerned Top Notch and Charbel were both shadows of themselves from Cheltenham. There were other horses that were in the same groove but didn’t show their true form. Look out for this type of animal. The National Hunt season approaches and a vigilant eye needs to be cast over those who have run at either Cheltenham Festival or Aintree and trainers look for early season wins.
On the Flat we have lots of all weather and turf racing going on now. For the all weather look out for a good jockey with an inform horse and a good draw. If you don’t know about the draw go to drawbias.com and check there. Make sure your horse has the right distance to suit and beware of horses dropping back in distance or significantly up in distance.
Many Classic Trials are happening on the Flat because the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas races are in early April at Newmarket. This takes months of planning by staff and trainers to get the horse ready for ‘the day’
Whatever code of racing you choose be very watchful and wary as trainers nowadays run two, three or sometimes more horses in one race… usually the result may not be according to the form book… quite often form plays no part in the result!
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