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Hello and welcome along to the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing website, and especially if you're dropping by for the first time. Here’s what’s on at the moment.

Race Meeting Review, posted March 21st:
Cheltenham, Friday March 16th
A full Review of the Friday at the Cheltenham Festival, highlighted of course by the Native River - Might Bite duel in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), new January 5th 2018:
No Updates Over Christmas, I'm Human
Going into the reasons why I wasn't as active as I normally am where horse racing is concerned over Christmas in the latest PLOG (Punter's Blog).

Posted September 6th:
The Notebook Section for 2017/18
Spotting horses and people that are likely to make an impact this National Hunt Season, with my Ten Horses To Follow for the campaign, plus an emerging Conditional Jockey to keep an eye on, and a Trainer To Follow, some of whose runners might be bigger prices than they should be.

Posted August 29th:
The Jumps Scene pages for 2017/18
Setting the Jumps Scene for the 2017/18 season. Champion Hurdle predictions discussed in my look at the current and future crop of top two-mile to to 2m4f hurdlers; plenty of potential candidates in the staying hurdling division mentioned; can anything touch Altior among the top two-mile to 2m4f chasers; and Sizing John and the other top staying chasers are mulled over.

Newly updated August 16th:
the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing guide to
British National Hunt racecourses

Ayr to Ascot, Ffos Las to Fontwell and every jump track in between - the 2017 round of updates to the Take On The Tracks page is now complete, so click the link to read my guide to British jump racing venues.

Newly updated September 1st:
A long-awaited makeover for this site's Links page, although needless to say you should make that the last page you look at when you're visiting this site.

New May 30th:
FOR 2016/17

Pleased to publish my Top 20s for the 2016/17 National Hunt season in Britain and Ireland. Find out who are my top chasers, hurdlers, juveniles and mares.

New May 26th:
2017 Cheltenham Festival Analysis/Ratings
Four hundred and eighty eight runners watched, cover to cover, top to bottom, left to right then left again. With most analyses longer than 140 characters. It's the 100% Roy-interpretation of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, with in-running comments and handicap ratings over all four days.

New December 14th:
THE #rwsteeplechasingVLOG
#24: Top Rateds for the season to date
It's the latest rwsteeplechasingVLOG.


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