Monday 22

Horse Racing Previews

Johnston Juvenile To Roar Home

21st December 2017, 10:00 by Gerard Lees

Third Outing Looks The One For Two Year Old To Break His Duck

The PJ McDonald mount in the toteJACKPOT At betfred.com Novice Median Auction Stakes at Chelmsford this evening is THE BRITISH LION and he looks to have a favourite's chance to better his runner up spot last time out. That effort was at Newcastle on the all weather, where he was going well when hampered, lost a couple of positions and then ran on to be beaten just two lengths to Royal Prospect before being promoted to second. The actual second, Midsummer Knight had been runner up in his previous two races and has occupied the same position in a field of eleven since, so the form stacks up. BTOPlus+ has The British Lion top on regular and speed ratings and best in a couple of categories. Johnston's colt also gets a few positives - for Sire progeny at the course and trainer performance over course and distance where he is 26% better than expected and for trainer/jockey combination of 24% better than expected. ARTIESHOW is next best on BTO while the William Haggas newcomer MOVE SWIFTLY is second favourite with the layers. The Lion is 15/8 with SkyBet and Bet365.

G Lees

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gerard Lees

More Horse Racing Previews

Horse Racing Previews

Drop In Class And Rating To Do The Trick For Boy

22nd January 2018, 10:21

Conditions To Suit Topweight In Handicap Chase

Horse Racing Previews

Frost A Big Help In Somerset

20th January 2018, 09:33

Topweight's Credentials All Add Up In Handicap Hurdle

Horse Racing Previews

Time For Cherry Picking In The North East

19th January 2018, 10:05

It Looks Like Two Against The Field In Sprint Handicap

Horse Racing Previews

There Might Be One In The Eye For The Handicapper At Ludlow

18th January 2018, 09:59

Dennis' Stayer Still Has Improvement To Come

Horse Racing Previews

Course And Distance Winner Ready To Strike Again

17th January 2018, 10:15

Ex-French Mare Has Found A Favourite Place In The North East

Horse Racing Previews

Spirits Up For A Winner At Hereford

16th January 2018, 10:11

Flat Maiden Can Break His Duck Over Hurdles

Recent Sport Headlines


Warner nets T20 skipper's role

22nd January 2018, 19:41

Opening batsman David Warner will captain Australia’s Twenty20 team in the tri-series with England and New Zealand.

Formula 1

Manor keen on F1 return

22nd January 2018, 19:36

The Manor F1 team is considering a return to Formula 1 as they have "unfinished business" to deal with.


Soccer Armfield

22nd January 2018, 19:23

Leeds great Eddie Gray has paid tribute to Jimmy Armfield and claimed the club's former manager deserved to win the European Cup.

Formula 1

Magnussen wants Haas to match Force India

22nd January 2018, 19:19

Kevin Magnussen feels his Haas team is good enough to compete with Force India and has praised their start to life in F1.

Manchester City

De Bruyne commits to City cause

22nd January 2018, 19:07

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has penned a new five-year contract at the Etihad, the Premier League leaders confirm.


Arsenal balance a concern for Campbell

22nd January 2018, 17:40

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes the club need to reinforce in defence with the Alexis Sanchez money.

Milton Keynes Dons

Callum Brittain commits to MK Dons

22nd January 2018, 17:31

MK Dons defender Callum Brittain has signed a newtwo-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

Ipswich Town

Tommy Smith heads to Colorado

22nd January 2018, 17:31

Tommy Smith has left Ipswich to join MLS side Colorado Rapids.