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Annacotty You Little Superstar

Sunday, November 15th

A terrific start for the weekly Big Race Focus feature since the official launch (though we were also in profit in the three editorials of live testing) which forms part of the All-Inclusive Service with Annacotty winning the Paddy Power Gold Cup at 12/1 having been advised at 16/1 on Wednesday. I am not sure yet which race or races I will feature in this week’s Big Race Focus at 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday as much will depend on how the races look like shaping up but, with Vautour likely to frighten off opposition in the Amlin 1965 Chase, it looks like being between the Betfair Chase, Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle or Coral Hurdle. I’ll be at Haydock next Saturday so if you’re attending please give me a shout.

A reminder that the first Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post copy will be uploaded at 7.00 p.m. on Monday. It won’t be the usual gargantuan-sized Week 1 copy (usually twice as long as any other week but not this time) as I’d like to keep something back for Week 2 so I will be concentrating on the championship races tomorrow and then concentrating on the novice races the following week with any further updates to the championship races.

As for today’s fare, I have covered most of Cheltenham’s card and the three pattern races at Punchestown in Race Previews which sees the return of Faugheen. I haven’t opposed him in that copy as such but I like one in the without-favourite market, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is given a real fright. Whether we will see Sprinter Sacre is another matter as the ground may be deemed too testing for him first time out, but I don’t want to see him at all if he can’t run to within a stone and a half of his best anymore following his heart problem.

Coming off putting up David Ferrer at 9/2 to win the previous tournament he covered, Carl Redden has put up four bets in his tennis column for this week’s ATP Tour Finals that start today at the O2 Arena; one to win the Ilie Nastase group, a first-round match bet, a specials bet and an outright bet in the Men’s Doubles. Ross Miles has a Trixie for tonight's NFL and if you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the latest copy from Cameron Stansfield and Andy Richmond in Guest Contributions.


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