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News articles by Malcolm Heyhoe

Heyhoe's Daily View: Wednesday 1st of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 9:16am, Wed 1 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeThe daily diet between the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals is a grim one for the jumps, featuring a seemingly endless flow of bad races. Still, Aintree is around the corner which is a cause for optimism and at Wincanton on Wednesday, Alan King has found a winning opportunity for his tough mare, Spellbound, in the opening novices’ hurdle (1.50) at the West Country course.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Saturday 28th of March

Malcolm Heyhoe 6:34pm, Fri 27 Mar 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeUttoxeter valiantly flies the flag for the jumps on Saturday as the new turf Flat season pokes its unwelcome nose into the weekend with the Lincoln meeting at Doncaster. In the opener at the Staffordshire course (1.35), Nicky Henderson introduces a tantalising future jumps prospect in Peggy Do, who should be too good for her eight rivals in the conditional jockeys’ maiden hurdle.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Thursday 26th of March

Malcolm Heyhoe 8:04am, Thu 26 Mar 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeSmall can sometimes be profitable on the jumps at this time of year as plenty of the spring handicaps lack the competitiveness of the mid-winter programme, and that looks to be the case for Tambura, who holds a decent chance in the three-mile contest (2.40) at Ffos Las on Thursday.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Tuesday 24th of March

Malcolm Heyhoe 8:16am, Tue 24 Mar 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeThe news that champion trainer Paul Nicholls will not saddle a single runner over jumps on Saturday tells us all we need to know about the meagre fare currently being served up in the lull between the Cheltenham and Aintree spring festivals. It’s a similar story at Hexham and Southwell on Tuesday, and maybe Cyrius Darius can score again for Malcolm Jefferson at the former venue.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Monday 23rd of March

Malcolm Heyhoe 8:19am, Mon 23 Mar 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeThe arrival of spring usually heralds the appearance of Sam Waley-Cohen on board any number of well-fancied horses at the big spring festivals, and the leading amateur rider takes one such ride in the shape of Makadamia, a well-regarded mare who looks the most likely winner of the novices’ handicap chase (3.20) at Taunton on Monday.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Saturday 21st of March

Malcolm Heyhoe 5:06pm, Fri 20 Mar 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeNewbury’s Saturday card has to be the least appealing of all the jumps fixtures held at the Berkshire course, featuring a truly unfathomable mares’ hurdle final which is never my cup of tea, chucking in a series of tricky handicaps for punters to fritter away Cheltenham winnings and slipping in a valuable bumper (4.20) just for good measure.