The Lowdown: Punchestown forced to cancel again after heavy snowfall
- CALLED OFF: Punchestown's Grand National trial meeting has been cancelled for a second time after heavy snowfall at the track, leaving all-weather meetings at Chelmsford and Newcastle today.
- TOP PIC: Paul Nicholls has hinted Pic D'Orhy might just be his next Ditcheat star and has not ruled out a supplementary Unibet Champion Hurdle entry for Saturday's Betfair Hurdle winner.
- ASCOT ACE: Cyrname heads back to Ascot for the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase he won last year and trainer Paul Nicholls has issued a bullish bulletin
- DEAL DONE: William Hill have signed a major media deal in the US as the bookmaker looks to make inroads into the lucrative sports betting market across the Atlantic.
Newcastle (first race 4.15)
An eight-race card awaits at Newcastle in the evening and the feature 6f handicap looks particularly competitive. Five course-and-distance winners are among the nine-runner field with the in-form Reckless Endeavour heading the market. Read the preview here.
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Athollblair Boy (5.50)
Chelmsford (AW) (1.35)
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Paul Kealy's top tip
Tone The Barone (3.45 Chelmsford)
Looked much better than his mark last week and can go in again under a penalty.
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Paul Nicholls tells James Burn all about Cyrname's current well-being, his Ascot team for Saturday and other weekend entries.
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