Clear, concise, comprehensive horseracing analysis and insight from Paul Jones, former author of the Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, concentrating on jump racing in addition to the best of the Flat and leading Sports events.
  • Andy Richmond's Beating The Bias & Big Race Trends (leading 20 jumps season handicaps) uploaded - Paul's Blog uploaded - NFL Week 4 & World Grand Prix Darts 1st Round uploaded - Longchamp Race Previews uploaded - World Grand Prix Darts (outright) uploaded

And onto the Jumps......


With an exhausting and highly enjoyable trip to The Breeders’ Cup (was more like equine bingo on that track) and Las Vegas now behind me, it’s jumps racing all the way up until the end of the Punchestown Festival.

A ‘save’ on Wuheida saved my Breeders’ Cup and I didn’t play on any of the tables (as ridiculous as it sounds I go to Vegas to take a break from gambling!), so the only thing I won was 5000 air miles for picking the lucky seat of 25E from Spirit Airlines on a short flight from San Diego! Unfortunately for me, however, the chances of me using an internal flight in America in the next 12 months are as likely as Del Mar hosting the Breeders’ Cup again anytime soon, so the chap sitting next to me got a nice little present. San Diego is a beautiful part of the world by the way being a big city with a small city feel.

The Jumps Season Service officially restarts on Thursday previewing Day 1 of The November Meeting at Cheltenham so this is the last week to take full advantage if looking to become a member for the first time or to resubscribe, but hopefully some of you followed me in on Smad Place in the Old Roan and Bristol de Mai in the Charlie Hall who I both talked up in either Ante-Post Focus and/or Thought of the Day. Hopefully you have also availed yourself of the fancy 20/1+ prices in that column about my BetVictor Gold Cup fancy as he is already half those odds and I see him going off nearly favourite a week today. I’ll be covering the Greatwood Hurdle in that Wednesday ante-post column next week.

Having returned on Friday afternoon I’ve got a lot of catching up to do watching videos of The Breeders’ Cup, Melbourne Cup, Charlie Hall card, Down Royal two-day meeting, Haldon Gold Cup, Colin Parker Memorial and all the good novices to have come out in the week or so on both sides of the sea whilst I was away, the jumps element of which will appear in the first Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post Service column on November 20th. And of course I am looking forward to seeing Might Bite tomorrow, who I would have at the top of my Gold Cup list at present.

In sport, the Grand Slam of Darts began today which Mike Henderson is covering for us and I’ll be taking a trip to the Wolverhampton Civic Centre on Monday to catch the evening session. The last time I was in Wolverhampton was 23 years ago for an evening meeting (my one and only visit to Dunstall Park) direct from attending Newbury to watch One Man win the Hennessy. Andy Richmond’s Week 10 of the NFL will be uploaded tomorrow, I will be back with Premier League Picks on Friday and Paul Smith will be giving his opening views on The Ashes series in the next few days.

My second monthly Sports Quiz at Kettering Town Rugby Club takes place tomorrow evening and I will upload the questions in the ‘Odds and Sods’ section of the website on Monday. The winning team score for October was 43/80 so I’ve made November a little easier. I will send on the answers to anyone who wants to play at home.


1.     In joining Paul Jones you will have private access to the views of a trusted, reliable, profitable-to-follow analyst and author of 33 horseracing books in an absorbing and entertaining, easy-to-follow, practical format written with purpose and authority.

2.     Access to the regular Ante-Post Focus articles whch have made members huge profits since we launched in November 2015 including Rule The World at 50/1 for the Grand National and Wings Of Eagles (SP 40/1) for the Derby amongst many other big-priced winners.

3.     Access to weekend previews throughout the bulk of the Jumps Season (averaging 12 races analysed per weekly column), every race at the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown Festivals and the leading 30 days of the Flat Season.

4.     Access to an 18 weeks’ build up to the Cheltenham Festival (approx. 8000 words every Monday) with ante-post recommendations (level stakes profit of 44 points to date) to assist in building a long-range portfolio and a 6 weeks’ build up to Royal Ascot (7 winners from 17 ante-post recommendations in 2016).

5.     We also have all the major sporting events covered including the very profitable Football service (Premier League Picks made a level stakes profit of 31 points in 2016/17 following on from a 45 level stakes profit on the World Cup and Euro 2016) and we also have superb analysts in the fields of Golf, (Ciaran Meagher) Tennis (Carl Redden), Cricket (Paul Smith), Darts (Mike Henderson), NFL (Andy Richmond) and Politics (Adam Hewson). Click on ‘View Example Copy’ in the right-hand menu on the Home Page if you don’t believe us!

6.     If you are familiar with Paul from his industry-respected trends-related Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide which he wrote for 16 years, you can now access his unique Race Trends for approximately 110 racesthroughout the year including all races at Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Grand National Meeting and Royal Ascot.

7.     Access to weekly Horses to Follow throughout the Flat Season and horseracing guest contributions from Alan Potts, the author of the revered Against The Crowd and The Inside Track, Andy Richmond of RacingUK and Mark Ball, formerly of Let's Live Racing.

8.     Back access to every article ever written (we’re talking over 1000) in every area of the website since our launch in November 2015.

9.     Receive a copy of Paul’s new book to be printed at the end of 2017 which is not for sale and only available to website members.

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If you decide to sign up to either service we would require your address so an Invoice (with a copy of the Terms and Conditions) can be emailed to you within 24 hours of your confirmation with details of how to transfer funds. This will preferably be via Direct Bank Transfer (a Cheque is second preference). Once payment has been received you will be sent a Username and Password to access the subscription (padlocked icons) areas of the website.

Jumps Season Service

An approximate 6 months' service running between October 21st 2022 until the end of the Punchestown Festival 2023 focussing on weekend previews, major festivals and Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post updates. Membership: £595.

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All-Inclusive Service

A 12 months’ service that can be ordered at any time featuring ALL the content encompassed within the Jumps Season Service in addition to Flat racing and Sports analysis. Membership: £895.

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