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Cheltenham, Saturday December 15

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Fairyhouse, Saturday December 1st

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

PDF Race Previews:
Cheltenham, Saturday December 15th

Horse-by-horse previews of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and International Hurdle at Cheltenham. Baron Alco, going for the double after winning the Betvictor Gold Cup, and the second and third in that Frodon and Guitar Pete are back in action, while The New One wears a visor for the first time as he bids for a return to form in the International. More races from Cheltenham and the feature at Hereford will be added later, and all will be up on Saturday morning.

Latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), new September 22nd:
Changing It Up
Implementing necessary life changes, interspersed with the odd betting dabble, covered in the latest PLOG (Punter's Blog).

Posted September 9th:
Ten Horses To Follow for 2018/19
Here's the annual list of good prospects, promising sorts, untapped potential, whatever you want to call them... it's the #rwsteeplechasing Ten To Follow for the 2018/19 jumps season.

Posted September 2nd:
Jockey To Watch for 2018/19
Trainer To Watch for 2018/19
Here's a talented conditional jockey and an equally talented rookie-trainer that are worth keeping an eye on this season.

Posted September 2nd:
The Jumps Scene pages for 2018/19
It's the annual predictions... potential Champion Hurdle candidates 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.

Last updated in September 2018:
the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing guide to
British National Hunt racecourses

Newly updated in time for the 2018/19 season proper, and sadly with news of two tracks under threat of closure at the time of writing, click the link to read my write-ups on all Britain's National Hunt racecourses.

New June 20th 2018:
2018 Cheltenham Festival Analysis/Ratings
With most analyses longer than 280 characters, it's the 100% Roy-interpretation of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, with in-running comments and handicap ratings over all four days (and for many horses on the Friday when I was at the track, paddock appearance-descriptions).

Race Meeting Review, posted November 14th:
Fairyhouse, Saturday December 1st
A full review of day one of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival.

New June 3rd:
FOR 2017/18

With the 2017/18 jumps season in Britain and Ireland done and dusted, I'm pleased to publish my Top 20s for the campaign - find out who are my top chasers, hurdlers, juveniles and mares.

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