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John Hill

John has worked in the horse racing and betting industry for the last 13 years in various roles, including as a broadcaster for Betfred and as a freelance commentator and journalist. His favourite horse racing moment form the last couple of decades is Kauto Star’s victory in the 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup where the horse became the first to regain his crown in the Blue Riband contest. John particularly enjoys National Hunt racing, with his favourite course being Wetherby.
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Elliott delighted with Leopardstown gallop for Tiger Roll

2020 Randox Health Grand National favourite Tiger Roll was given a racecourse gallop at Leopardstown on Monday morning and his trainer Gordon Elliott has reported he was in good form in that piece of work. Tiger Roll was in the same group as Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle favourite Envoi Allen at the Irish track. That is […]

Anibale Fly Misses Leopardstown Run

Another out on the track having a look – it’s one of the #GrandNational favourites #AnibaleFly pic.twitter.com/QbAwplJpiw — Bill Esdaile (@BillEsdaile) April 14, 2018 Strong Grand National contender Anibale Fly was set to run in the TRI Equestrian Handicap Chase at Leopardstown yesterday but he was a late non-runner due to having a high temperature. […]

Nigel Twiston-Davies Eying Third Grand National Win

Gloucestershire-based trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has won the Grand National twice as a trainer and he goes into the 2020 renewal of the race with a superb chance of making it a hat-trick of wins. Twiston-Davies was first successful in 1998 when Earth Summit landed a gamble to claim victory in the marathon race in heavy […]

Definitly Red Set For Kelso Appearance

Such a shame that the Malcolm Jefferson Memorial chase has just the two runners, deserves better. #DefinitlyRed will pick up just under 16k for what will amount to a schooling session. Not bad work if you can get it. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/OtKErDiJp7 — Rob Chadwick (@RobChadwick8) 13 February 2019 Definitly Red is set to feature in […]

How The UK Trainers’ Championship Could Be Settled At The Grand National

One of the fascinating subplots going into the 2020 Randox Health Grand National is the battle for the UK Trainers’ Championship this season. Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Dan Skelton lead the way in the standings for the campaign, which runs through to April 25. Unlike the Jockeys’ Championship, where the table is calculated by […]

Grand National Contenders Have Grimthorpe Entries

The 888Sport Grimthorpe Handicap Chase at Doncaster on Saturday is the chance for some of the leading Grand National contenders to get a final preparation run before Aintree. Run over 3m2f, the Grand National Trial has been won by the likes of Wayward Price, The Last Samuri and Definitly Red in recent years. No horse […]

What Will The Ground Be Like At Aintree This Year?

Storms Ciara and Dennis have had a big impact on the horse racing calendar this winter, with many fixtures being forced to abandon their meetings. Those cards which have managed to survive have predominately been run on heavy ground, which has been testing for the majority of horses which have featured. If the rain continues […]

Jonjo O’Neill Jr One To Look Out For In Grand National

Mister Malarky wins for @colintizzard in gutsy fashion ✊ Great to see last year’s Reynoldstown winner back in the winners enclosure! 🐎 A smart performance 👏#MisterMalarky | #Kempton pic.twitter.com/qFcBVu41IW — Odds Watch (@Odds_Watch) February 22, 2020 Jonjo O’Neill Jr has a long way to go to match the achievements of his father as a jockey […]

Any Second Now Enhances Grand National Claims

Any Second Now is one of the Irish horses which is set to travel across to Liverpool with a big chance in the 2020 Randox Health Grand National in April. Ted Walsh’s runner did his reputation no harm at all yesterday with victory in the Grade Three WhatoddsPaddy? Chase. The eight-year-old stepped down in trip […]