Leading this week with details of bathing and lifeguard services available on the Costa over the Easter holiday period. Inside we feature the demise of the once illustrious Pascual Flores schooner which has lost all of its masts this week, entry at last for surveyors who are hoping to put in place a programme for the preservation of La Torre Vigia and a 7 year prison sentence for a lady who dismembered a corpse in Torrevieja before dumping the pieces in local dustbins. … [Read more...] about The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader Edition 761
By Andrew Atkinson Champ! That was the cry at the Aintree Grand National meeting after The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader tipped the Nicky Henderson trained Champ (9-4) to land the Doom Bar Sefton Novices Hurdle over 3 miles on Friday. “Nicky told me to get him settled – and everything went to plan,” said stand-in jockey Mark Walsh, after booked jockey Barry Geraghty fractured a leg in an earlier race and will miss Saturday’s National. “Poor Barry. I thought about taking him (Champ) out of the race, but wanted to see if he stays three miles,” said Henderson. “It’s very sad for Barry, but well done to Mark, he gave him a beautiful ride. He’s got a good name (Champ) and starting to live up to it!,” said Henderson. “I rode him to get the trip – and we did. He’s a good jumper and stays well,” said Walsh. Ruby Walsh rode Leader ew tip well-backed Min (2-1) to victory in the JLT Chase, beating … [Read more...] about Leader tips bear fruit on Ladies Day on eve of Aintree Grand National
By Andrew Atkinson COLIN Tizzard has confirmed that Ultragold will run in Saturday’s 2019 Randox Health Grand National – but he is focussed on the opening day of the three a day meeting that gets underway at Aintree on Thursday. Trainer Tizzard has six entries in the Betway Bowl on Thursday, and highlights Elegant Escape, who finished sixth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. “Elegant Escape looks so well after running in so many races this season – he’s working the best I’ve seen him,” enthused Tizzard. “He wasn’t very far behind Clan Des Obeaux at Cheltenham. The horses look lovely just now,” said Tizzard. “At Cheltenham they weren’t good enough on the day. Things can change – and we’re looking forward to Aintree,” said Tizzard. Annibale Fly remains at 10-1 in the 4 miles 2 furlongs Aintree Grand National. A noted stayed – who jumps really well – having just one fall in … [Read more...] about Tizzard bowled over with Elegant Escape at Aintree
LEADER 7,836-1 NINE HORSE WINNING ACCUMULATOR! Leader racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson’s Saturday headline tip Auxerre obliged when landing The Lincoln at Doncaster under James Doyle at 5-2 – one of nine winning tips returning a 7,836-1 accumulator! “I’d full confidence in the horse. I knew he’d get the trip – standing on his head!,” said Doyle, after Auxerre, trained by Charlie Appleby gained a 2 1/4 length win ahead of Leader each-way selection Kynren (9-2). “He’s going to improve a hell of a lot. I was quite proud of Auxerre and we’ll see what trainer Charlie Appleby wants to do with him,” said Doyle. Doyle opted to miss the Dubai World Cup to ride Auxerre – as reported in the Leader racing column. Doyle was second on Leader tip Exec Chef (6-1) in the Unibet Spring Mile, beaten by Petrus in the 16 runners field. Leader tips Invincible Army (4-1) and Sharja Bridge (8-13) trained by Roger Varien and ridden by … [Read more...] about Leader tip Auxerre wins Lincoln
The Leader racing columnist Andrew Atkinson continued his fine form on Saturday following on from the Cheltenham Festival – with 11 winning tips – when he landed an 8 horse winning selections’ accumulator, at odds of 3,635-1! Paper Promise (1-2), Timoteo (4-5), Shapiro (5-4), Flashjack (7-2), Coughers Gold (17-2), Siskin (4-6), Moroder (3-1) and Tiger Eye (11-10) gave Leader punters plenty to celebrate. Atkinson also tipped 8 selections that ran second, including each way tip Ms Parfois (8-1) that finished second in the 19 runners Uttoxeter Midlands Grand National; and three tips that ran third. Make sure you’re on Andrew Atkinson’s racing tips and news updates – only in The Leader, Costa Blanca and Costa Calida newspaper. No.1 for Racing and sports coverage! … [Read more...] about Coughers Gold (17-2) amongst 3,635-1 accumulator!