The horse racing week ahead

A quiet start to the week for me at Triple G Towers which is lucky as I have been under the weather but at least it aint the damn Covid! Lets start with some good news for horse racing. I was surprised by it but Boris Johnson has announced English racecourses, along with other sports venues, will be allowed to start welcoming back limited crowds from next Wednesday 2nd December, while betting shops can re-open too. The number of spectators allowed in will be subject to the Tier in which the local area has been placed, so we could see up to 4,000 people at some tracks. It basically boils down to: up to 4,000 people will be admitted to outdoor sporting venues in the areas of England least affected by Covid-19 placed in Tier 1, dropping to 2,000 in Tier 2 and no spectators allowed in Tier 3 areas. Keep your eyes peeled for updates from your local tracks from Thursday as to whether tickets are available for upcoming meetings. 

It isn't the most exciting week of horse racing ahead, even the weekend meetings are fairly standard stuff with the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle the main event but Epatante looks likely to be odds-on making it a none betting heat. The Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury looks a bit more of an open affair but I haven't had a punt in that yet. Any bets I do have will naturally be up on here first.

Be lucky