Wiltshire trainers are stepping up the pace as Jumping season builds momentum

This week sees the Jumps calendar step up a gear with 11 fixtures through the week, the first week since last season with more than a single fixture each day. And whilst the cards are slightly shorter than hitherto, fields are holding up well as the horse population grows in preparation for the higher profile fixtures from the start of next month. Parallel to this, the Point-to-Point season launches in under 4 weeks times as early season fixtures at Bishops Court and Maisemore in Devon and Gloucestershire prepare for the "novelty" of behind closed doors racing. In keeping with the turning of the leaves, Jumping is asserting itself over the last weeks of the Flat season. The first Wiltshir

Betting over the sticks: what should you consider when betting at the big festivals?

The UK Jumps Racing season begins in earnest in October, ushering in another campaign of National Hunt events, and for the first time in 2020, will be accompanied by a parallel set of Point-to-Point fixtures, starting on October 24th. Punters rejoice at this time of year as the days grow shorter, cooler, and, often wetter heralding the holidays of top-of-the-ground horses and the emergence of the big battalions ready for the Saturday prizes. From October to April, every Saturday is filled with top flight racing, making for an exciting few months for any enthusiast of the sport. For anyone new to the eccentricities of Jumps racing, it may take a little more research to understand how to bet

Scottish sortie pays double for Mulholland

Conkwell Grange trainer Neil Mulholland was rewarded for the 886 mile round trip to Perth on Sunday when Soupy Soups and Frau Georgia maintained the yard's admirable strike rate in the Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup and subsequent Mares Hurdle, broadcast live on ITV Racing's first visit to the course. Mulholland's raid on Perth numbered seven runners in six of the nine races and only three returned out of the frame, reinforcing the stable's fine form in the second month of the campaign. The Perth Gold Cup, highlight of the racing season in the Highlands, is regularly farmed by southern raiders. In the past 10 renewals, it's been won twice each by Welshman Peter Bowen and Somerset's David Pipe,

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