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    As we go into week 10, we have yet another new leader in the wonderfully named stable of “Aidan O'Brien's mentor” – a team managed by Dave Jones. Mr Jones leads by the skin of his teeth however, and in a week where two Bonus Races are on offer, will we have yet another new leader on Sunday evening?
  • Friday 19 January 2018
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Can you believe it, for the third week running in Stable Stars, we’ve got a new leader. The wonderfully named stable of “Aidan O'Brien's mentor” – a team managed by Dave Jones – have struck the front, but only lead by a nose (2 points) from Kevin Holland’s “Figgy's Flyers”.

Dave’s stable name is fully justified at the moment, but he’ll need to stay in the lead. Just under 65 points separate the top 10 and with two Bonus Races in week 10, there is every chance of yet another new leader come Sunday evening.

Ascot racecourse hold a valuable card on Saturday where many points are available for the taking. Their two Bonus Races should be targeted and maybe even your third sub could come at the Berkshire venue.

The Grade 1 Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase and the Ascot Spring Garden Show Holloway's Handicap Hurdle offer bonus points this week, but if they don’t take your fancy (they really should!), we’ve outlined other potential races to target below. Good luck!


Bet365 Handicap Chase (Class 2) (5yo+) Winner £46,920


Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1) (4yo+) Winner £42,713


Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (A Limited Handicap) (Grade 2) (Class 1) (5yo+) Winner £42,713

Thurles (Sunday)

Coolmore National Hunt Sires Irish Ebf Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2) (5yo+) Winner €33,925


Navan Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+) Winner €29,500


Olbg.Com Mares' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Warfield) (Class 1) (4yo+) Winner £28,475

Thurles (Sunday)

Horse & Jockey Hotel Kinloch Brae Chase (Grade 3) (6yo+) Winner €26,550

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