Narrowing the Field


Hi there. I’m Ben Aitken and I’m the founder and owner of Narrowing The Field (NTF).

NTF enters it’s eleventh season as of the 2019/20 season and continues to grow from strength to strength.

NTF started out life as a racing trends publication. To support the book, I set up NTF the Blog (it’s still here if you want to see my very early work), before moving to the website.

Narrowing the Field

What is NTF?

NTF essentially falls into two categories –

1) The main website which is free to all and regularly updated with informative and in-depth blog articles and other racing info.

2) The NTF Members Area, located within the main website.

My NTF race guides can be summed up by the following 4 statements.


  • Rapidly narrow the field of all races analysed into those with live chances and those that have a mountain to climb…
  • Deliver a handy short-list of probable winners the evening before racing…
  • Provide clear and concise selections detailing WHAT I am backing in the race and WHY…
  • Are flexible in design and presentation to allow you, the shrewd punter, to come to your own conclusions using information that is not readily available elsewhere (if you should so wish)…

In the members area, you will also be able to find exclusive NTF Under The Radar Squad (UTR). This is a squad of horses that I build up throughout the course of the season, highlighting the exact conditions where they excel. These horses are then tracked and punted accordingly. These are a select bunch of horses chosen by myself from my own close scrutiny of the National Hunt game. It is a method I have employed in my personal betting for a number of years and was introduced to the members service for the 2013/14 season.

The members area also includes my own in-depth pointers from the weekends racing, providing vast notes, thoughts and pointers to members that they can utilize to their own advantage for their own punting activities.

I hope you find plenty of enjoyment on NTF and that it enhances your own betting and horse racing experience.

Best of racing luck – Ben (NTF)

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