Horse racing news Friday 15th February

No bets for me today but I will be watching the horse racing intently.

Kalashnikov goes in the Kingmaker Novices' Chase (Grade 2) at 1.50 at Sandown – rearranged from Warwick last week - and will all being well put in nice performance prior to this tilt at the Arkle. "We are where we are," said trainer Amy Murphy. "We'd like to be going left-handed, but it was either go right-handed or go nowhere at all. Sandown is a good test of a jumper, so like Warwick he'll learn plenty on his way round."

I had Orchid Star pencilled in as a bet at Newcastle in the Ladbrokes Fillies' Novice Stakes but she is longer odds-on than Kalashnikov and can’t be bet.

Be lucky