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.
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Annual Plans Outlined


Hopefully you received the quarterly e-newsletter on Thursday where I outlined my plans for the coming year or so.

As the website approaches its first anniversary, official invites to current members will be emailed later this month but, in a nutshell The Jumps Season Service will remain exactly the same as in 2015/16, and a new book on betting psychology/guidelines I have just embarked upon writing will replace Trainer Trends for the All-Inclusive Service where the golf content will also be increased.

The membership cost for both services will remain the same and I have extended the cap for the All-Inclusive Service members from 50 to 75. If you would prefer to get in touch before official invites are sent and sort things out early then no problem. If you didn’t receive the e-newsletter but want to see a copy, please let me know and I will forward it on.

We have a busy week ahead as I am covering the last three days of the St Leger Meeting and both days of Irish Champions Weekend in the Race Previews section the evening before each day’s racing takes place. In addition, I will be covering the BMW Golf Championship and Carl Redden will be concentrating on the second week of the US Open Tennis after a profitable first week with seven winning recommendations out of ten so far. Ante-Post Focus will be uploaded on Wednesday and I will also write a ‘September Catch Up’ to appear in the Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post section next week as was the case last year outlining the main news stories over the summer and Premier League Picks will return on Friday.

You know that the jumps season is just around the corner when The Racing Post has front page headlines from trainers' open days (or open days to owners and prospective owners anyway) and when the horses to follow books are published and two of those hit my doormat this week. Paul Ferguson writes a monthly 'Novice Note Book' for us and the tenth edition of his excellent Jumpers To Follow 2016/17 is now in circulation and can be ordered via the Bettrends website. The second edition of The Final Flight Jumps Guide 2016/17 written by Grant Copson and Lee Lewis is also now published and can be ordered via their website and, as you would expect, they have come on for the run on their second start after a very promising debut. I have also participated in a Q&A session for them alongside other guests. I'll be reveiwing both publications at a later date.

An early heads up regards a week’s break I have planned following a hectic summer of horseracing and sport to help recharge the batteries. I will be away between September 21-28 (Weds-Weds). That’s a quiet period on the racing front and also for sport with only the Tour Championship golf of note taking place and I’ll preview that event the day before I leave as I will that weekend’s Premier League Picks and Ante-Post Focus.

My return will be two days before the start of the Ryder Cup which I then look forward to getting stuck into. Hopefully you followed me in on USA when I wrote an early preview on April 4th recommending we get stuck into the 5/6 as that price would only shorten and they are now a top price 8/13. As I expected, Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer were Darren Clarke’s wildcard selections but far too many of the European players are not playing anywhere near their best at present, notably Rory McIlroy but also Chris Wood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan and Danny Willett. Rafa Cabrera-Bello is also not in the same form as he was before mid-summer. Their best player at present, Henrik Stenson, also has a dodgy knee which forced his abandonment from The Barclays last week so is unlikely to be asked to play all five rubbers.


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.

10.    Very simple to sign up – please see below.

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 20th 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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