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Cyr now a name to recognise

A nine-race card at Ascot on Saturday was made shorter thanks to three classy performances. Here,...

Laurina is not champion hurdle material

In his first column of the New Year, Declan Rix puts forward the case of Laurina not being a serious Champion Hurdle contender. Declan also reflects on some of the Christmas racing, namely the Savills Chase and the King George VI Chase, looking at the bigger Gold Cup picture.

Festive horses to follow

Declan Rix puts forward eight horses for the festive period that may reward support.

Battle hugely impressive on hurdling debut

A fine weekend of racing - which included quality action from Cheltenham and Navan - saw a number of performances catch the eye of Declan Rix. One horse particularly impressed, leading to an ante-post bet.

Easy fight for Buveur as he dismisses Samcro with ease

After a brilliant weekend of racing in Britain and Ireland, Declan Rix assesses the victories of Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle and Sizing Tennessee's Ladbrokes Trophy success at Newbury.

Patience the key to Bristol blooming away from Haydock?

Bristol De Mai once again proved he is the king of Haydock after another brilliant victory in the Betfair Chase. Do we now know the key to Nigel Twiston-Davies’s grey performing away from his favourite track? Declan Rix has his say here.

It’s far too soon to judge Samcro

After Samcro's shock defeat in the Grade 2 WKD Hurdle at Down Royal, Declan Rix puts forward his thoughts on a horse some racing fans appear to have written off.

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