It’s the third and final day of the 3-day Liverpool extravaganza with the Grand National taking centre stage at 5.15pm on Saturday. Dan is MIA, so it’s left to the 3 wise men to find the winner of the biggest race in the world. TC likes Kimberlite Candy to finish in the top 6, while Kevin Blake is super sweet on Any Second Now. All the Graded action covered and Hugh doesn’t tip a favourite.
Day 2 of the Grand National meeting at Aintree and the Racing Only Bettor team have all the ITV action covered in this bite size podcast. Tony Calvin is super sweet on a 33/1 chance in the Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle at 4.40pm. Dan Barber likes a Grade 1 winner in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase, while in the Topham, Kevin Blake unearths a gem which has been targeted at this race since last year.
It’s day one of the Grand National meeting in Aintree and the Racing Only Bettor magicians have forensically dissected a tricky card in a bid to pull some winners from the hat. TC thinks he has unearthed a Skelton handicap plot job in the 'Red Rum’ while Dan Barber and Kevin Blake both land on the same horse in the 4 year-old hurdle at 2.20pm. All 5 of Thursdays feature races are covered in a little over 30 minutes.
With Hugh having gorged himself on too many Easter eggs, it’s a lively show this week, so apologies if anyone’s religious sensibilities are offended. The lad’s cover all the ITV action from Musselburgh and Haydock on Saturday, while the two Grade 1 races from Fairyhouse on Sunday and Mondays Irish Grand National are also picked apart in the hope of finding winners.
At only 28, Joseph O’Brien has already reached the dizzy heights most could only hope for in Racing and there is plenty more to come from the King of Carriganog Racing.
Here he chats about the strong team he has assembled for the season ahead, with Guineas hopefuls, Pretty Gorgeous and Thunder Moon leading the charge, while his second Melbourne Cup winner, Twilight Payment, fly’s the flag for the older generation. There are also several stoutly breed 2 year-olds which he signposts as horses to follow, in this start of season special.
The Lincoln in Doncaster is the feature race this weekend and TC is throwing two darts, at massive prices, in the flat season curtain raiser. Dan Barber is very sweet on one of Nicky Henderson’s in Newbury off a mark of 122 and he needs a change of luck for his P&L. Kevin, dishes the dirt on recent revelations from Aidan O’Brien about Santa Barbara. It is a big weekend of Racing across the globe so Dubai is boxed off and Naas on Sunday is covered.
The Cheltenham Festival is in the rear view mirror and the road ahead is flat, especially with the Curragh kicking off the flat season in Ireland on Sunday. Before that the traditional post Cheltenham marathon, the Midlands National, is the big race of the weekend. Tony has done his usual through job on all the action and has some strong fancies, not least, Vive Le Roi in Kempton on Saturday. Kev is positively giddy with excitement at the prospect of seeing some well breed 2-year-olds plus the ‘Madrid Handicap’ and the ‘Irish Lincolnshire’ on a brilliant opening day card from Ireland on Sunday.
It’s the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival with the Gold Cup taking centre stage. Despite Hugh’s best efforts to scupper his enthusiasm Kevin is setting sail with Santini in the feature event while Tony could be nursing a broken heart if Shattered Love stands him up. Hugh has been banging on about Zanahiyr for most of the season and he’s pot committed to the classy runner in the Triumph. Even going against Tony and Kevin who both like Quilixios. The temerity of the little upstart.
It’s the penultimate day of the Festival and Dan Barber has left the building for an Racing TV gig but that obviously doesn’t diminish the quality of analysis and tips! TC is following his cliff horse, Keeper Hill, once more but, in his defense, makes a cogent case for that runner. Kevin like the Joseph O’Brien runner, Fakir D’Oudairies, in the Ryanair and is keen on a dual festival winner in the Stayers Hurdle. All seven races covered in detail and a few laughs along the way.
Day two and the Racing Only Bettor boys are still buzzing despite the defection of Altior from the Queen Mum Champion Chase. There is a difference of opinion in the Grand Annual where Kevin is sweet on his bosses horse, Us And Them, while Dan fancies a second consecutive win in the race for Chosen Mate. Odds-On Cahill doesn’t let the side down with his short price treble and TC is swinging for the fences with a 33/1 poke in the Coral Cup.
The Festival is finally here and the Racing Only Bettor team will bring you a fast-moving and informative show, with strong fancies, each day throughout the week. It all kicks off with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Kevin Blake thinks that Appreciate It will get favourite backers off to a flying start. There is a difference of opinions in the Champion Hurdle but that’s a reflection of the competitiveness of the race. Tony has a ‘wild swing’ in the National Hunt Chase and makes a strong case for the 33/1 chance. All the panel agree it’s a tricky card for punting so this is a must listen ahead of day one and the greatest show on turf.
Hugh Cahill, Kevin Blake and Tony Calvin are joined by Paul Kealy and Jane Mangan to pick apart all the major races of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.
With plenty of tips, insight, and laughs along the way this is one Cheltenham Preview not to be missed.
It’s not all quiet before the storm as Hugh is down with a bug, so Barry Orr subbed in. The last Saturday before Cheltenham means only one thing, that’s Imperial Cup day at Sandown. The card kicks off with a devilishly difficult Novice Handicap Hurdle and Kevin likes a 10/1 chance. The Imperial Cup is no easier than the opener but avid Tony Calvin readers will know he is already on Langer Dan in the ante-post market. He also flags an Emma Lavelle runner at a big price while Kevin is going for a former winner of the race. There are three races from Wolverhampton and they are right up Kevin’s alley with his weekend Nap coming in the last of the televised races on the Tapeta. Dan is still languishing at the foot of the naps table but that could all change this weekend. At 51 minutes, it’s a quick pod before Cheltenham.
It’s another busy weekend of Racing with ITV taking action from Kelso, Doncaster and Newbury, and the Racing Only Bettor boys are on top tipping form. Kevin has spotted something which most commentators and form students missed when The Shunter last ran in Leopardstown. Unbelievably, Kevin and Tony both fancy the old rogue that is Singlefarmpayment. Hugh reminds them of the definition of insanity, but to no avail. Older horses, Canelo Varios, Eric Idle and rhyming slang from the ‘Cockney’ Barber. It’s all in this week's Racing Only Bettor.
The team are back with top quality tips and analysis of all the ITV action from Kempton, Lingfield, Newcastle. They also discuss the chances of Aintree Grand National favourite, Burrow Saint in the ‘Bobbyjo’ and the Graded action from Cheltenham trials day in Naas on Sunday. No show is complete without the now, obligatory, obscure pop culture reference and the lad’s don’t let us down with One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Naked Attraction, Lewis Capaldi, Dan’s new lodger and red squirrels all managing to, somehow, get a mention!
Fueled by bacon butties and milky tea, Dan’s builders are in hyper-drive to finish the house so he had to sit this one out. Luckily, TC and Kevin have his back.
It’s Grade 1 action in Ascot on Saturday and while TC can’t get overly excited Kevin is buzzing for Cyrname to get off in front and do what he does best. He has firmly nailed his colours to that mast.
On Sunday there are a host of stars declared for a spectacular ‘Betfair Super Sunday’ in Newbury. It’s a rare occasion when Tony and Kevin land on the same horse but that unlikely scenario comes to pass in the 1.50pm and it’s 12/1. What could possibly go wrong….
Champ, Clan Des Obeaux and a 66/1 rag in the Betfair Hurdle, we have all the Racing bases covered with top tips, insight and a few laughs along the way
The weather has played havoc with this weekend’s fixtures but the Racing Only Bettor boys are battling through regardless. Chelmsford got the chop after recording, so you can skip that part, but Lingfield and Naas, who could also fall foul of the weather if failing Saturday inspections, supply the fare for tips and laughs.
Hugh is not overly enthusiastic about the prospect of a 0-75 flat handicap over 6F during the National Hunt season but our resident All Weather expert, Kevin Blake, is positively giddy with excitement and he has some strong fancies at Lingfield and Naas. TC manages to eke out some value at both tracks also, while Dan, fresh from tipping Scotland to win the 6 Nations, is sticking to the Rugby. It’s a lively show with, Wrestling, Rugby and a revelation about Hugh’s hidden talent.
It’s a bumper weekend of Racing and the Only Bettor team have all the angles covered with unique insight, top analysis and value tips in Sandown, Leopardstown and Edinburgh National for good measure.
With eight Grade 1’s taking place over two days, in just 4 years, the Dublin Racing Festival has grown to become a festival to rival Cheltenham. Punters will get the opportunity to see current ante-post favourite in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, The Champion Chase, The Ryanair and the Festival Chase all strut their stuff, plus a litany of Prestbury Park contenders putting their credentials to the test.
Over in Sandown, they have to pass a 8am inspection and should they, then we are in for a treat with a stunningly competitive Scilly Isles and the chance to see 3 time Betfair Chase winner, Bristol De Mai, tackling the rearranged Cotswold Chase in his optimum conditions. Tip, betting slips and a fun 6 Nations charity bet for all the crew on a monumental weekend of Racing.
Cheltenham may have got the chop but the Racing Only Bettor crew were alive to the changes and cover all the TV action from Doncaster and Lingfield, plus the Graded races in Ireland on Saturday and Sunday.
Arkle favourite, Shishkin, is the star attraction on show in Donny, while a good supporting card sees Cap Du Nord putting Royale Pagaille’s Kempton form to the test in the Sky Bet Chase. The late inclusion of 3 flat races from ‘Leafy Lingfield’ has Tony flummoxed but Kevin and Dan think they have a couple of runners worth considering. As ever, unique insight, tips and all the weekends betting angles covered.
The Racing Only Bettor team are reunited and in flying, if somewhat hairy, form. There is plenty of action to get through and a cracking renewal of the ‘Clarence House’ at Ascot take centre stage with Politologue and Waiting Patiently set to do battle, while a former Betfair Tingle Creek winner, Defi Du Seuil, is on a recovery mission. It’s another JP McManus owner runner which all eyes will be on at 3.15pm in Haydock when former Champion Hurdle winner, Buveur D’Air makes his eagerly awaited comeback in the ‘New One’ Hurdle. Hugh has a big tip for the Albert Bartlett, TC needs to keep out of trees and Dan is still looking to back a winner.
Your host, Hugh Cahill, is joined by Tony, Dan and Barry Orr, who’s standing in for an MIA Kevin Blake. There is plenty of action to get through with top tips and insight on all the four ITV races from Warwick and three from Market Rasen. Plus comprehensive coverage of Envoi Allen, who’s running in Punchestown on Sunday and the ‘Moscow Flyer Novices’ Hurdle on the same card.
The weather may, ultimately, have the final say but the lads are ploughing on through an exciting weekend of Racing regardless. A competitive card at Kempton takes centre stage on Saturday with Ryanair Chase hopeful, Imperial Aura, putting his credential to the test but Kevin Blake raises some doubts about his jumping technique. The rescheduled Welsh National will be a true test of stamina and there are varied opinions on the big race, While the G1 Lawlor’s of Naas on Sunday could be a shootout between favourite, Bob Olinger, against the field. All of this, plus the weekends best bets.
The band are back together for one last swing at the fences before we say good riddance to 2020. The return of Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo in Tramore on New Year’s Day is the highlight in terms of quality but there are better punting propositions across the 2 days and 14 races covered here. There is a fascinating card on a busy Saturday in Sandown where the ‘Tolworth’ is the feature event and the guys share their unique mix of insight and analysis to try and eke out some winners to start off 2021 in winning style.
Tony Calvin and Kevin Blake are joined by Barry Orr who is filling in for a sick Hugh Cahill. There is a special interview with Paul Nicholls on all his Boxing Day chances and a couple of additional horses he likes over the festive period. All the top action on both sides of the Irish Sea is covered with strong opinions backed up by quality analysis and insight. Happy Christmas to all our listeners.