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Friday 16 March, 2012

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day 4

It’s billed as Kauto v Long Run, but check out our two tips for the final day of the Festival.

Thursday 15 March, 2012

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day Three

Can Barry Geraghty and Nicky Henderson keep yesterday’s show on the road today? Mark Hobbs runs through today’s card.

Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day Two

Strap yourself in… here we go again.

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Mark your card: Cheltenham day one

Can’t figure out which tail to pin on which donkey? Mark Hobbs has you, and your hard-earned cash, in his best interests.

Monday 12 March, 2012

Winning at Cheltenham: Lies, damned lies and statistics

We study the trends to try to narrow the field ahead of the start of the festival tomorrow. And then just pick the one with the pretty silks.

Thursday 29 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Stars to shine at Leopardstown

Grab your binoculars. Mark Hobbs fills us in ahead of another festive day of racing.

Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Rubi to Light up the Lexus

Mark Hobbs helped shake off any festive fatigue by advising an 11/1 winner at Leopardstown yesterday. Get his thoughts on today’s card here.

Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Tuesday the big occasion for Big Zeb

Colm Murphy’s stable star bids to land a hat-trick in the Grade One over an extended two miles, and comes in to the race in as good form as ever.

Monday 26 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: the madness of King George

Ready for a busy St Stephen’s Day of racing? So are we…

Saturday 24 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Christmas crackers in store for racing fans

“The ordinary person on the street might pinpoint the 25th of December as one of the highlights of the year, but for a punter it’s an awful, monotonous and frustrating day,” writes Mark Hobbs.

Saturday 4 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Derby Day at Epsom

Our racing expert Mark Hobbs give you a steer ahead of another busy day of racing. Even the Queen – and former Big Brother contestants – are down the bookies today.

Saturday 28 May, 2011

Mark your card: best bets for Saturday’s racing

Our racing guru Mark Hobbs is back with his tips for the weekend’s action.

Saturday 21 May, 2011

Underwhelming feel to 2000 Guineas day

Here’s who to back despite the small field and absence of a real superstar like Frankel.

Saturday 14 May, 2011

Mark your card: Stables stars clash in Lockinge

Who’s our nap of the day, you ask? Well it’s…

Friday 6 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again

It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.

Thursday 5 May, 2011

Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three

Mark Hobbs is back with his picks for Day Three of the Punchestown Festival – including an interesting nap at 8/1.

Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two

Mark Hobbs won a few of us some extra lunch money yesterday with his pick at the Kildare venue. Here’s today’s wisdom. You’re welcome.

Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One

Mark Hobbs has been up all night studying the form. Here are his selections for day one at the Co. Kildare racetrack.

Saturday 30 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day

Mark Hobbs’ takes you through his picks for one of racing’s most iconic occasions.

Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three

Mark Hobbs came dangerously close to Grand National glory with 22/1 shot Western Charmer yesterday. Read his thoughts on the final day of the Fairyhouse meeting here.

Monday 25 April, 2011

Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse

Mark Hobbs didn’t buy Easter eggs this year – he tipped a 9/2 winner yesterday instead. Read his thoughts on today’s card at Fairyhouse.

Sunday 24 April, 2011

Mark your card: Easter Sunday at Fairyhouse

If you followed Mark Hobbs’ advice yesterday you’d have an extra few quid in the pocket. Here’s today’s preview of the action at Fairyhouse.

Saturday 23 April, 2011

Best bets for Sandown’s finale

Mark Hobbs tells you everything you need to know ahead of the racing today.

Saturday 16 April, 2011

Frankel speaking: no value in the Greenham

Mark Hobbs previews the Scottish Grand National at Ayr while the Guineas trials take centre stage at Newbury.

Saturday 9 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Grand National day at Aintree

Our racing expert Mark Hobbs talks us through the runners and riders ahead of one of the biggest days in sport. Who are you backing?

Friday 8 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Aintree Day 2

It’s Ladies Day in Liverpool, so Mark Hobbs has slapped on the fake tan and slipped into a pair of high heels.

Thursday 7 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Aintree Day One

Fresh from a successful four days in the Cotswolds, Mark Hobbs is back to preview the first day of the Grand National meeting.

Wednesday 6 April, 2011

The Grand National: five ways you can hang on to your cash

The Aintree blue-riband race is the single biggest betting event of the year, so let’s remind ourselves what to do with our hard-earned money when it comes to the nags.

Saturday 2 April, 2011

Best bets as flat season opens in Doncaster

Mark Hobbs the action at the Lincoln Handicap.

Saturday 26 March, 2011

Betting for Dubai World Cup Day

Mark Hobbs previews a big day of racing in the middle east.

Sunday 20 March, 2011

Flat racing season opens at the Curragh

After a good week of Cheltenham tipping, Mark Hobbs turns his expertise in the Curragh’s direction.

Friday 18 March, 2011

Mark Your Card: Friday

Racing columnist Mark Hobbs’ naps romped home on Wednesday and Thursday at combined odds of 60/1. Who has he gone for on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival?

Thursday 17 March, 2011

Mark Your Card: St Patrick’s Day Preview

Mark Your Card: St Patrick’s Day

Mark Hobbs’ nap choice romped home yesterday to the delight of those in TheScore office. Find out what he picked today here.

Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Mark Your Card: Wednesday CheltFest

Mark Your Card: Wednesday

Mark Hobbs is back to preview yet more racing action at Cheltenham this afternoon.

Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Mark Your Card: Tuesday

It’s better than the Morning Line and the Racing Post rolled into one. Mark Hobbs is here with an overview of today’s Cheltenham card.

Saturday 12 March, 2011

The calm before the storm

In the last weekend before the Cheltenham Festival, Mark Hobbs picks over the action.

Saturday 5 March, 2011

Teenager Newmill to upset young guns

In-house racing supremo Mark Hobbs offers his thoughts on today’s Shamrock Paddy Chase at Gowran Park today.

Sunday 27 February, 2011

Ryle Nugent: Ireland’s recent form not a matter for concern

RTE’s Head of Sport tells Mark Hobbs not to be overly worried by the Irish rugby team’s run of poor results.

Saturday 26 February, 2011

Nacarat out to avenge last year’s defeat

Tom George’s charge will be there or there abouts today.

Thursday 24 February, 2011

Midnight Club heads for National as Solwhit plans world domination

The Willie Mullins-trained gelding put in an impressive performance at Fairyhouse.

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