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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The Week Ahead and Much Further Ahead


I’ll be covering the Arc de Triomphe card in Race Previews on Saturday (it would be nice if our 16/1 ante-post position can follow up Found in the same column last year) and, after the Arc, it’s then just Future Champions Day at Newmarket and Champions Day at Ascot before I turn my attentions fully to the jumps.

As such, later this week I will be inviting all current All-Inclusive Service Members who signed up last autumn to re-subscribe outlining details for the next 12 months, which will include the World Cup, Ryder Cup and The Ashes in addition to everything else that is usually covered, so an even busier year ahead beckons. The following week I will be inviting all of last season’s Jumps Season Service Members to re-join following their break since the end of the Punchestown Festival, and then the rest of my database who are not members will be sent a promotional email. All membership fees will remain the same as the first two years since the website was launched. If you would like to be added to my database to receive information on the above then please email me on [email protected].

As for the week ahead, I’m away for a couple of days in the North West including my annual meeting with Aintree Racecourse discussing how I will be assisting them in promoting the Randox Health Grand National so will return on Wednesday with Ante-Post Focus and also my preview of The Presidents’ Cup golf where the Rest of the World take on America which will conclude the 25 golf tournaments that Ciaran and I (mainly Ciaran and with great success in his first year for us) will have overseen this year.

The final Horses to Follow column (now +31pts up for the season at SP) for the Flat will be uploaded next week before I whittle my long list down to ten jumps horses to follow for the months ahead.

Andy Richmond made a profit on his Week 2 NFL selections and his Week 3 recommendations will be uploaded very shortly and hopefully the recommended bet in the Arsenal-WBA Game can make it four out of five winning selections (including the ‘bubbling under’ selections) for the second week running in Premier League Picks.

A couple of other parish notices. Firstly I have been asked to put together my own Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening by a new online magazine called Cotswold Eye that focus on providing video content on their website for events happening in the Cotswolds. If it goes ahead it would be my choice of format (I have my own ideas on this very different from the norm) and my choice of panel so very much a joint venture. Website members will be invited to make up a small but select audience. So watch this space.  

Secondly, if you like a good Sports Quiz and based in or near Northants, I am running monthly events at Kettering Rugby Club starting on Sunday, October 8th and they will take place every second Sunday of the month. All eight rounds are sponsored with prizes as will be the overall competition wtth myself acting as question setter and question master. I used to this 20 years ago but gave it up once the kids were born. A good night 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!

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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