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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Arabian Nights


I returned from my five-day break last night and I must officially be the first person to ever catch a cold from the weather in Dubai!!!

It was a first trip to the Emirates for me so a real eye-opener (as was the taxi driving down Sheikh Zayed Road - a general free-for-all of six lanes to do what you like - all that was missing was Dastardly & Muttley, Penelope Pitstop and The Ant Hill Mob) which included the grandeur of Dubai World Cup night despite the rain and the gales, and what a privilege it was to see the magnificent Arrogate win in the flesh. The stride on that beast making his ground on the final bend.

However, the horse that caught my eye for the upcoming season in Europe was a favourite of mine from last year in Ribchester so don’t be surprised if he features in the six-weeks’ Royal Ascot Ante-Post articles that proved profitable last season that will commence after the Guineas Meeting. As with last year I will be covering the top 30 days on the Flat once the jumps season is over.

Talking of the Flat and it’s the Lincoln Meeting this weekend. Already?! I went the year Well Rigged won but haven’t been back for a Flat Meeting there since. Whether the handicap that gives its name to the fixture will be the race that I concentrate on in tomorrow’s Ante-Post Focus, I haven’t decided yet as I’m still in jumps mode. The Flat Horses to Follow section restarts after the Craven Meeting.

In just nine days’ time we have the small matter of the Grand National Meeting and Race Trends for all 21 races at Aintree were uploaded last week. Before I head up for those three days (four days actually as I’m seeing The Who perform Tommy in Manchester the night before it all kicks off), I will upload my review of the Cheltenham Festival, probably over the weekend, with suggested pointers towards Aintree and beyond. Therefore it’s a case of getting the videos out of the action from the Cotswolds for me over the next few days.

Onto the sport and Mike Henderson has been going well with five winning recommendations out of his last six and his Week 9 preview of Thursday’s Premier League Darts action from Cardiff is now uploaded. I made a profit from my WGC World Matchplay selections last week with 3/6 winning Group stage selections at 7/2, 3/1 and 12/5 and Ciaran Meagher is back in the saddle to cover the Houston Open to be uploaded Wednesday lunchtime. I will return with Premier League Picks on Friday gunning for a twelfth winning week out of thirteen. Robbie Savage eat your heart out!


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!

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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.

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