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

Ciaran's Major Success


A big well done to Ciaran Meagher who had a terrific Open Championship for us.

Not only did Ciaran recommend Jordan Spieth at 16/1 to win the title but also advised Matthew Southgate at a very tasty 45/1 to be the Top English player and Richie Ramsay at 4/1 (his biggest advised stake of the tournament) to be the Top Scottish player, who both won their respective categories. You can read his reasoning for those selections in the ‘View Example’ copy in the right-hand menu of the home page. In addition, his each-way plays on Marc Leishman at 50/1 in the outright market and Ernie Els in the Top South African at 18/1 returned dividends. Overall his recommendations returned 118.5 points from 25.8 points stakes, thus further increasing his profits on his advices for us in his first season writing for

As for my Open recommendations, they too returned a profit courtesy of my 66/1 each-way pick, Matt Kuchar, finishing second, having also been suggested each-way at 22/1 in the Top USA market. My final day advice of Rafa Cabrera Bello to make the Top 5 at 9/2 also proved to be good advice. I have to say that I was extremely hopeful of the full 66/1 payout when Spieth took 17½ minutes to play his third shot on the 13th hole having rode more than his fair share of good luck earlier in the round, but there were no complaints from thereafter as he was exceptional over the final five holes finding that extra gear that Kuchar just doesn’t possess.

Ciaran is on his holiday for a couple of weeks so I’ll be covering the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational that starts on August 3rd and then we’ll both be previewing the final Major of the season, the USPGA Championship the following week.

No fortnight summer holiday for me this year as I’m taking myself off to the Breeders’ Cup instead for the first time (what the heck happened to Arrogate on Saturday night?) which will then only leave the Melbourne Cup as a race meeting I am very keen to tick off the list. Therefore it is likely to be 11 days in California at a quiet time of the year for the website leading up to the start of The Jumps Season Service. It is four times cheaper to gain general admission to the Breeders’ Cup than for Royal Ascot I may add! I will be keeping on top of everything website related during that trip including the NFL season. I might even try to take in a game or, at worse, a stadium guide tour. I’m thinking Candlestick Park.

However, I am taking myself off to Spain for a few days later this week but am all wi-fi’d up in my apartment to write Ante-Post Focus on Wednesday as well as uploading Paul Smith’s preview of the Third Test Match between England and South Africa. Horses to Follow will be uploaded on Thursday and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day on Friday. I’ll also be uploading Mike Henderson’s round by round coverage of the World Matchplay Darts.

The following week is all about Glorious Goodwood where I will be previewing all five days. In between Goodwood and the York Ebor Festival, and then York and the Doncaster St Leger Meeting, I will be breaking the back of my new book (on punting mentality and guidelines) which, when finally completed, will be posted to all website members hopefully before Christmas. I might pop up a chapter of two (of around 50) as one of the blogs to give a little taster of what to expect. The book will not be for sale, just given away to website members.


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 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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