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Newbury/Kelso, March 25

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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.

PDF Race Previews:
Newbury/Kelso, Saturday March 25th

One feature race at each track covered in this PDF, those being the 2m4f Class 2 handicap chase at Newbury in which the novice Warriors Tale has a good chance, and the 3m1f Class 2 handicap hurdle at Kelso which sees Seeyouatmidnight having his prep run for the Scottish National - the popular veteran Knockara Beau is sure to set the pace in that.

Race Meeting Review, posted December 19th:
Fakenham, Sunday December 18th

Posted August 27th:
The Notebook Section for 2016/17
Back for the new season - all my Notebook Section pages for the 2016/17 National Hunt season are now live, so click the links to see my Ten Horses To Follow for the season, and my Jockey and Trainer To Watch-pages for the 2016/17 season.

Posted August 27th:
The Jumps Scene pages for 2016/17
Along with the Notebook-pages, all the Jump Scene-pages live now - Champion Hurdle predictions discussed in my look at the current and future crop of top two-mile to to 2m4f hurdlers, a few lines about the staying hurdlers, my look at the top two-mile to 2m4f chasers and, added last but by no means least, my take on the top staying chasers.


Uploaded February 21st:
THE #rwsteeplechasingVLOG
#19: Weekly Washup, February 13th to 19th
This season you lucky people get to see my face, for I've been vlogging on YouTube, and the 19th in the #rwsteeplechasingVLOG series is up now with analysis of the performances of Sutton Place, Yanworth and Cue Card last week, plus the top rateds-boards.


Latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), new September 10th:
Getting Out Of The Abyss
An upturn in my betting fortunes in the Grand National - and not realising it had happened until after the race - plus some Flat-wagers, discussed in the latest PLOG.

New May 21st:
FOR 2015/16

In the week that the Anglo-Irish Jumps Classifications for the season just finished were published, here is a credible alternative in the shape of my Top 20s for the campaign. Find out who are my top chasers, hurdlers, juveniles and mares. There are a few differences between these and the 'official' ratings...

New April 30th:
2016 Cheltenham Festival Analysis/Ratings
Delighted to publish the 100% Roy-interpretation of the 2016 National Hunt Festival, with analysis and handicap ratings for the performances of every one of the 490-odd runners over the four days.

Newly updated August 13th:
the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing guide to
British National Hunt racecourses

Enhancements to Musselburgh's jumping programme, redevelopment at Wetherby and the return of Hereford - just some of the subjects covered in the main round of updates for 2016 to the Take On The Tracks page, complete and live now. Click the link to read my write-ups on all Britain's National Hunt racecourses.

On here you can now find links to YouTube clips of my appearance on the Sports Tonight Live channel.

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The site will be updated regularly during the peak jumps season, so come back for the latest updates. In the meantime thanks for visiting

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