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Three to follow from the weekend: 12th, 13th & 14th January…

As Vanilla Ice rapped back in the 90’s…

‘Will it ever stop?

Yo, I don’t know

Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice ice baby, Vanilla
Ice ice baby’
I’ve mashed up his lyrics a bit there… but you get me…
Yeah we are in a bit of a deep freeze right now… and it is REALLY starting to bite 🥶🥶🥶
National Hunt prospects look slim to none this week… although Saturday’s cards look a bit more promising than they once did… so fingers crossed something goes ahead 🤞🤞🤞
There was a decent amount of racing last weekend, however, so here’s the latest…

Three to follow from the weekend: 12th, 13th & 14th January…


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours MOYTIER (S Hosie)

Faller in a Class 5 Handicap Chase – 2.00 Wincanton (Friday 12th) 

The wind-op and re-application of CP’s looked to have done the trick here with the 7yo, and he was travelling and jumping the best of anything when tipping up 4-out.

He had been backed as well so connections were maybe expecting a much-improved effort from him, and they were possibly unlucky not to get a return.

Well worth looking out for him next time out, he was moving like one that was well ahead of his mark on this latest start, for all he may not be quite as an attractive price next time out (we can but hope)…


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours GUSTAVIAN (A Honeyball)

4th in a Class 2 Handicap Chase – 1.30 Kempton (Saturday 13th) 

A decent enough effort from the 9yo but I’m not convinced he really wants a flat track like Kempton as he’s now 0/4 on such tracks and his wins have come on tracks with at least some slight-undulations.

He’s in decent enough form just now, however, and he’s worth looking out for when he gets his Prime Conditions…

…which I’ve now tweaked slightly to…

NOT 1st or 2nd seasonal start | Jan – Feb | DSLR >27 | Tracks with undulations

…where he is…

1111 (4/4 – all 4 career wins)

He was dropped 2lbs to OR 132 for this run, which takes him back to his last and highest winning mark and 5lbs below his peak rating…


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours TEDDY BLUE (G Moore)

6th in the Class 2 Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle – 2.42 Kempton (Saturday 13th) 

This was the first try beyond 2m2f for the Sea The Moon gelding and although he looked like he may mount a challenge as they were turning for home, the tank was ultimately found to be empty once he really had to dig into the stamina reserves and it looked like he probably didn’t quite stay this longer trip.

He’s back on a mark (OR 131, down 1lb for this run) where he should be competitive and a drop in trip and back to a LH track would look ideal for him…

I have loose Prime Conditions for him around the following…

LH tracks | <2m5f | OR <134

…where he is…

21631312 (3/8, 3p – all 3 career wins)


Other news…

Thanks for all the support of the weekly podcast – The Racing PodBlast – that myself and my good pal Tony Mac have been banging out for well over a year now…

Some decent results last week on the show… even landing the winner of the Veterans Chase Final at Warwick… and given I usually give those races a wide enough berth I was quite happy with!

If you are yet to listen to the PodBlast then give it a spin this week… it’s only 20-minutes long… you’ll love it… I promise!

And let’s face it, there will probably be plenty of downtime this week if the weather has anything to with it!! 🥶🥶🥶

We’ll likely look to get some Cheltenham Festival PodBlast coverage on the go before too long as well…

You can catch the PodBlast on the following…

>>>Main PodBlast page

>>>Where you can listen to the PodBlast

…and if you want to flick back through previous NTF Blog post you can find the menu page here>>>

For this weeks musical closer… aah you know where I’m going… Word to your mother… 😉


Cheers – Ben (NTF)

3 responses to “Three to follow from the weekend: 12th, 13th & 14th January…”

  1. Thanks Ben,

    Always look forward to the Podblast for the analysis and the banter of course. There is often value in the Scottish football tips too as I think the bookies tend to focus on the English Premiership markets.

    Keep up the good work

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