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

Bloody Hell It's Busy


Tomorrow I will be attending the first of four Cheltenham Festival events when I head to the Walkabout Bar in Temple, Central London, for the BetBright preview including Rich Ricci and Sam Twiston-Davies. I’ll mention anything of note in the next Cheltenham Ante-Post copy. Then it’s the Handicap Weights Lunch at Cheltenham on Monday followed by a preview evening in Bristol the next day followed by the Let’s Live Racing preview evening on the Monday night before the meeting starts at Cheltenham FC where I am on the panel with Davy Russell, Aidan Coleman and Michael Shinners so I am looking forward to that. In addition, last week I finished writing trends copy for all 28 races so, if you want to read those, they will soon all be up on the Attheraces Cheltenham site. All the Grade 1s are currently available to view, the rest will follow shortly.

The last of the 10K-word Cheltenham Ante Post updates was uploaded on Monday. I hope that you have enjoyed the last 16 weeks as much as it has knackered me out writing them. From this coming Monday that service goes daily for 12 days right through to Gold Cup day with news, views and advised bets. About half of my Festival bets go up in those last 12 days.

In the Guest Contributions section, Alan Potts has written his latest French Imports copy and has a look at the Fred Winter (his look ahead at the Triumph Hurdle will follow shortly), Paul Ferguson has identified eight more horses to follow in his March edition of Novice Note Book and Adam Hewson latest politics blog focussed on ‘Super Tuesday.’

Later today I will upload my preview of the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral, the first of 12 tournaments that I will provide ending with the Ryder Cup. My selections at the half-way stage in the Blog for the last two weeks both won at 11/2 and 13/2 but, from now on, I will only be covering golf in the Sport section where I will also upload half-way and before the final round updates.  

Also in Sport, Paul Smith’s preview of the T20 Cricket World Cup will be uploaded next week (he will also be covering all individual matches when the big eight teams enter the competition) and also look out for Mike Henderson’s coverage of the UK Open darts this weekend in addition to his next Premier League content and Andy Richmond's latest Trading Talk feature.

Finally for now, I went to see the Canadian king of the one-liners, Stewart Francis, last night so I’ll leave you with this: My therapist said today that I have a pre-occupation with vengeance – well, we’ll see about that.


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.

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