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Sunday Horse Racing – Olympic Glory Going For Gold In French 2000 Guineas

Horse Racing TipsBoth of this afternoon’s French Classis, the Poule d’Essai Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) and the fillies’ equivalent, the Poule d’Essai Pouliches, have attracted big fields and both races are tricky puzzles to solve.

Richard Hannon spearheads a five-strong raiding party from the UK and Ireland, and the pick of the quartet is Olympic Glory who landed the Greenham Stakes on his reappearance at Newbury and is worthy of his place at the head of the betting for this Classic.

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Horse RacingIt’s a last hurrah for the 2012/13 jumps season at Sandown on Saturday, with a cracking renewal of the bet365 Gold Cup Chase featuring on a cracking card at the Esher venue, which also includes some quality Flat action.

Only three of the last 16 winners of this staying handicap chase have carried more than 10st 10lb to victory, but this time round none of the 20 contenders will be carrying less than 10st 11lb. There’s just 15lb separating the top and bottom weight, which is indicative of just how competitive a line-up it is.

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Punchestown Festival Day 3 – Quevega And Solwhit Clash In Battle Of The Sexes

Horse RacingThe remarkable Quevega will be bidding to land the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle for the fourth consecutive year at Punchestown on Thursday and, having won the mares’ hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival for the fifth season running last month, you’d have to have a good reason to bet against her. On this occasion there is good reason: SOLWHIT.

In a way, he is pretty remarkable, too. Charles Byrnes’ stable star was off for the thick end of two years prior to chasing home Bog Warrior at this track on New Year’s Eve, and he’s looked better than ever in three subsequent starts, winning the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree’s Grand National meeting the last twice.

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Punchestown Festival Day 2 – Captain Chris Poised For Gold Cup Glory

Horse Racing TipsSir des Champs is bound to be a warm order for the Punchestown Gold Cup on the second day of the big meeting at the County Kildare track on Wednesday, having chased home Bobs Worth in the English equivalent at last month’s Cheltenham Festival.

However, CAPTAIN CHRIS will relish the return to a right-hand track and Philip Hobbs’ charge rates a cracking bet at 11/2 (available with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Sky Bet at the time of writing) to end this season on a high here.

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