Malcolm Heyhoe's Best Bets column has been in fantastic form of late with Goulanes winning at 20-1, and that bookie-buster coming hot on the heels of Hildisvini at 13-2 and Cheltenham winners, Riverside Theatre 7-2, Finian's Rainbow 9-2 and Sprinter Sacre 8-11.
Andrew Mount 12:20pm, Tue 13 Mar 2012
Trend Horses review Taunton (Monday 12 March) Thedeboftheyear landed a gamble in the 3m handicap hurdle on her return from a three-month break. A right-handed track and relatively small field would seem to be her key requirements, this effort taking her record right-handed in fields of 11 or less to: 11B5P51 (3-7).
The countdown to Cheltenham continues apace and with the five-day declarations available now for the opening day, it is somewhat disconcerting to see the possibility of such small fields for the Arkle Trophy and the Champion Hurdle.
PA Sport 6:04pm, Sun 22 Jan 2012
A Towcester double with Loose Chips and Universal Soldier took impressive young trainer Charlie Longsdon to his first half-century for a season. An assistant to Nicky Henderson before taking out his own licence in 2006, Longsdon is gradually increasing the size and quality of his operation in Chipping Norton and is set to obliterate his previous best total of 44.