Your Racing Hub guide to the Tote 10 to Follow competion
Your guide to the Tote 10 to Follow competition
The Tote 10 to Follow competition is back and to help you pick your entries, we’ve a guide to the competition and included the horses from our jumps to follow lists which you might want to consider. We’ll also be adding the stables of our team of writers.
Our writers’ Tote 10 to Follow stables
DOUG CAMPBELL’S STABLE
- ANDY DUFRESNE
- ANGELS BREATH
- CHACUN POR SOI
- DICKIE DIVER
- FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES
- GET IN THE QUEUE
- PIC D’ORHY
- RESERVE TANK
GARY McKENZIE’S STABLE
- ANDY DUSFRENE
- CHACUN POUR SOI
- DEFI DU SEUIL
- LA BAGUE AU ROI
- PAISLEY PARK
- RESERVE TANK
GARY SEAR’S STABLE
- A PLUS TARD
- COEUR SUBLIME
- CLOTH CAP
- ENVOI ALLEN
- FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES
- GEORDIE B
NUMBER CRUNCHER’S STABLE
- ANDY DUFRESNE
- CHACUN POUR SOI
- DELTA WORK
- ENVOI ALLEN
- GET IN THE QUEUE
- KLASSICAL DREAM
- RESERVE TANK
- THE GLANCING QUEEN
OLD NELL’S STABLE
- PETIT MOUCHOIR
- SAINT CALVADOS
- SCARLET DRAGON
- SCEAU ROYAL
- THE GLANCING QUEEN
RACING HUB VERDICT STABLE
- ELDORADO ALLEN
- GLOBAL CITIZEN
- GYPSEY ISLAND
- SIRUH DU LAC
- BUVEUR D’AIR
- CLOTH CAP
- DEFI DU SEUIL
- ELIXIR DE NUTZ
- ENVOI ALLEN
- MISTER MALARKY
- PAISLEY PARK
Selecting a stable, scoring points and winning bonuses
With the Ten to Follow you select a stable of ten horses from a list of over 500 to represent you during the season. Each stable will cost £5 to enter and you can play as many times as you wish. There will also be a free to play version of the Ten to Follow with a £10k prize.
Horses score points for each race they win during the season, with the points on offer depending on the level of the race:
- A Grade 1 is worth 25 points
- A Grade 2 is worth 20 points
- A Grade 3 is worth 15 points
- Any Listed race is worth 12 points
- Any other race is worth 10 points
There are 15 Ten to Follow bonus races that award an extra 25 points to the winner and 12 points to the runner up.
There are also bonus points available for winners that return a high Tote Each-Way dividend.
During the season there are prizes of £10,000 for the stables scoring the post points in each of the months of December, January, February and March.
At the end of the season the stables with the most points win a share of the Ten to Follow prize pool, guaranteed to be worth at least £250,000 in total The more people that play, the bigger the prize fund will grow.
First prize will be at least £175,000! Should 200,000 stables be entered that will grow to over £600,000!
- November 30 Newbury LADBROKES TROPHY
- December 26 Kempton KING GEORGE VI
- December 27 Chepstow CORAL WELSH NATIONAL
- February 1 Leopardstown IRISH CHAMPION HURDLE
- March 10: Cheltenham ARKLE
- March 10Cheltenham CHAMPION HURDLE
- March 11 Cheltenham QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE
- March 11 Cheltenham RSA CHASE
- March 12 Cheltenham STAYERS HURDLE
- March 12 Cheltenham RYANAIR CHASE
- March 13 Cheltenham GOLD CUP
- April 4 Aintree AINTREE HURDLE
- April 4 Aintree GRAND NATIONAL
- April 18 Ayr SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL
- April 25 Sandown bet36h GOLD CUP
The full rules and terms & conditions will be available when the game opens.
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Doug Campbell’s Horses to Follow in the Tote 10 to Follow competition
When horses from the list run, they will appear on Our Writer’s Tips page
Angels Breath 5yo ( G ) Trained By Nicky Henderson
When starting the long task of compiling this list – shortly after the end of last season – Angels Breath was probably the first horse that sprung to mind from last term. A Point to Point winner back in the Spring of 2018, before joining the Nicky Henderson stable later in the year, bringing with him a fairly tall reputation. He didn’t disappoint on his debut at Ascot in December, where he comfortably beat the useful Danny Kirwan by four and a half lengths – in a race in which only four flights of hurdles were jumped. That run marked him down as a potentially smart performer in the making, and he soon appeared in the long-range lists for some of the Novices events at the Cheltenham festival in March. His road towards Cheltenham did not go straight to plan due to some postponements, and his trainer was forced to run him just two and a half weeks before a crack at the Supreme Novices Hurdle, in which he finished seventh behind Klassical Dream beaten around twenty-two lengths. Angels Breath was somewhat outpaced coming down the hill, but didn’t stop trying and made a little progress late on. He looked to be crying out for a step up in trip, and rather than put him away for the season after the interrupted preparation Henderson decided to send him to Aintree a few weeks later. Although he ran ok in the Mersey Novices Hurdle to be third, beaten by two solid performers in the shape of Reserve Tank and Brewin’upastorm, his cause was not helped by pulling hard during the race, that said he finishing his race off well enough and he remains a horse with plenty of potential for the years ahead. He looks a Chaser in the making, and Henderson may well decide to send him over the larger obstacles this season. But whatever his fate I feel he will require a minimum of 2m 4f to be seen at his best, and should not be ground dependent.
Ballymoy 6yo ( G ) Trained By Nigel Twiston–Davies
A more than useful hurdler, winning six of his ten starts since making his debut under rules two years ago, and last season improved his official rating from one of 139 up to a peak of 152 with successes at Chepstow, Haydock and Ascot. His season was cut short in February following a disappointing run at Fontwell in the Grade 2 National Spirit Hurdle, where he was never really travelling and finished a well beaten last of six. Something was clearly amiss, and hopefully he can return this season and soon be back to winning ways. Ballymoy stays at least two and a half miles, and is worth another try at around three, as his only previous start at the trip was pretty inconclusive. I imagine a Novice Chase campaign will be on the agenda for this son of Flemensfirth, and Ballymoy has the ability to reach a fair standard in that sphere.
Bright Forecast 5yo ( G ) Trained by Ben Pauling
Made giant strides in four starts over hurdles last season, winning a Maiden at Newbury over two miles in November, a Novices race at Leicester over just shy of two miles, was then runner up to the smart Nicky Henderson trained Mister Fisher in a Grade Two Novices event at Haydock, before ending his season with a solid third place at the Cheltenham Festival in the two miles five and a half furlongs Ballymore Novices Hurdle, beaten two lengths and two and a quarter lengths by City Island and Champ. Bright Forecast look every inch a chaser in the making, and I will be very surprised if he fails to reach a decent standard over fences. I think he will be better served by at least 2m 4f than shorter and will be worth a try over further in time as he gains experience, giving him the options of both the JLT Novices Chase and the longer RSA Chase should he prove good enough. A really nice sort to go in to the winter of 2019 with, Bright Forecast acts on both good ground and soft underfoot conditions.
Clondaw Castle 7yo ( G ) Trained By Tom George
Won a couple of small field Novice Chases at Leicester & Huntingdon in the early part of 2019, but found the step in to Grade 1 company at Cheltenham and Aintree a little too much at this stage of his career. He’s not overly raced for a horse of his age, with just the twelve starts under rules, plus two in the Point to Point fields. He’ll start the new season on a mark of 144 over fences, and I am confident that his trainer will find opportunities for him in handicap company during the months ahead. He’s untested over much further than two miles under rules, but his Point win was over three, and I would imagine he maybe given a try over 2m 4f at some stage. Clondaw Castle appears to act on most types of going, and hopefully there will still be some improvement to come.
Dickie Diver 6yo ( G ) Trained By Nicky Henderson
Posted three solid runs over consecutive months, between January and March, culminating with fair fourth beaten a total of eleven lengths in the Albert Bartlett Hurdle at Cheltenham behind shock 50/1 scorer Minella Indo. He won his Maiden very easily in February over two miles three and a half furlongs at Chepstow, beating Kingsplace with the minimum of fuss, but essentially looks a stayer in the making. Dickie Diver won a four-year-old Maiden Point to Point back in December 2017, and looks sure to be sent over fences this winter. I know at the time of writing that March is a long way off, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he developed in to a contender for the RSA Chase, for which he is currently quoted at a best price of 33/1. He’s a very nice individual.
Get In The Queue 5yo ( G ) Trained By Harry Fry
Unraced for Jonjo O’Neill before joining the Harry Fry stable in the autumn of 2018. Get In The Queue is unbeaten in three Bumpers, winning minor events at Uttoxeter in December and Exeter a couple of months later, before taking a rise in grade for his third success in a big money contest at Newbury, on each occasion winning with more authority than the winning margins of nine lengths, sixteen lengths and four and a half lengths may suggest. He looks ready-made for a campaign in novice hurdles for the new season, and should have the speed for the minimum distance – but also gave indication that he has every chance of staying further when asked to do so. Get In The Queue may not want the going on the quick side, and clearly goes well when there is give in the ground, and I imagine that I won’t be alone in including him in a ‘ Horses To Follow ‘ list for the season.
Itchy Feet 5yo ( G ) Trained By Olly Murphy
Has already achieved a good standard over hurdles In five starts, ending the last campaign rated as high as 150. Itchy Feet won his first two outings, beating Peterborough in decisive fashion at Southwell and the useful Grand Sancy in a four runner affair at Kempton. They were his only two successes last term, but a fair second to Elixir De Nutz followed at Cheltenham in November when trying to concede him five pounds. Itchy Feet was then rested until a crack at the Supreme Novices Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, in which he ran very well to come a five lengths third to Klassical Dream. The run was probably even better than it appeared, as Itchy Feet was found to have broken a blood vessel on his return, he may not have won but a sterling effort nonetheless. On his final start at Aintree he was let down by his jumping at times, and Itchy Feet could only managed fourth in a field of seven behind Felix Desjy. That said he remains a horse of plenty of promise, and it maybe that he will be sent over fences at some stage this season. Whatever the plan I will be disappointed if he can’t return to the winners enclosure at some stage.
King Roland 5yo ( G ) Trained By Harry Fry
A €22k foal, rising to €40k as a 3yo, which is beginning to look a bit of a bargain. King Roland is unbeaten in three starts to date, a Larkhill P2P in the Spring of 2018, and a brace of Bumpers last winter. The first of those Bumper wins came at Uttoxeter in December in impressive fashion, travelling well throughout – leading on the bit with half a mile left to run, and readily pulling clear inside the final two furlongs, to eventually finish twenty-two lengths clear at the line from his nearest rival. The race may not have been the strongest of contests, but the fourth home (beaten some 42l) the Neil King trained mare Slaine has gone on to win three times overs hurdles during the Summer, and at the time or writing is rated 119 – so the race does at least have some substance to it. King Roland’s second Bumper win came at Ffos Las in February, beating Stick With Bill by a length, but with more authority than the margin may suggest. He appears a natural for a Novice Hurdles campaign, and should be placed to win his share. His wins came on Good to Soft, and Heavy conditions, and the son of Stowaway will stay further than the minimum trip in time.
Lisnagar Oscar 6yo ( G ) Trained By Rebecca Curtis
Has already achieved a fair standard over hurdles, ending the season rated 141, having won two and also finishing runner-up twice from six starts last season. The wins came at Chepstow in January over two miles three and a half furlongs – beating another of this season’s fifty (Dickie Diver) by a head in a driving finish, and the following month when impressively beating Ask Ben by an easy looking ten lengths at Haydock over three miles and half a furlong. The latter win prompted connections to have a crack at the Albert Bartlett at the festival in March, and he didn’t disgrace himself in finishing fifth – beaten over fifteen lengths behind the shock 50/1 scorer Minella Indo, with Dickie Diver on place and around five lengths in front of him that day. At Aintree a few weeks later he once again ran well, but found Champ and Emitom three lengths and seven lengths too good. Lisnargar Oscar is an attractive individual who looks every inch a chaser in the making, and I will be surprised if he doesn’t go straight over fences this term. He stays three miles well, and will probably start off low-key to gain some experience before being raised in class. A likeable type that will continue to pay his way for his talented handler.
Mister Fisher 5yo ( G ) Trained By Nicky Henderson
A more than useful hurdler who is rated in the mid 140’s, but could well be the type to be even better over fences. His two wins from five starts over the smaller obstacles came at Kempton in December, and at Haydock the following month. The latter success earning him a crack at the Supreme Novices Hurdle on the opening day of the festival in March, but in fairness he fell short of the required standard for the two-mile Novice Championship, eventually finishing mid way down the field of sixteen, some twenty-four lengths behind the winner Klassical Dream. On his final start Mister Fisher was pitched in to handicap company, in the valuable Swinton Hurdle in May – for which he started a well backed 4/1 favourite. He didn’t jump as fluently as he could, and it is possible that he may have been passed his best for the campaign, he eventually finished seventh of seventeen beaten around seven lengths behind the 20/1 winner Le Patriote. Mister Fisher would probably need to improve at least a stone on his hurdles form to become a serious candidate for top honours in the two miles Novice Chase division, and it potentially looks a pretty decent season this time around so it will be no easy task for him. However I feel he can progress over fences, and it wouldn’t be the biggest of shocks if he was to line up in the 2020 Arkle Trophy, for which he has a top long-range quote of 20/1. He is likely to always prove better suited to some give in the going, and was once withdrawn on officially “Good” underfoot conditions. A nice type who should continue to do well, and two miles appears to be his trip for the time being.
Pic D’Orhy 4yo ( G ) Trained By Paul Nicholls
Pic D’Orhy was pitched in at the deep end for his British debut when asked to contest the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival ( his first run for some four months ), it was a big ask and he managed to beat only four horses home in the field of fourteen – some twenty-one lengths behind the winner Pentland Hills. That proved to be his only outing for the campaign, and I have no doubt that it was a wise move by his trainer, with an eye to the future. Pic D’Orhy is an attractive & athletic looking individual, and was a useful performer in his native France winning three times over hurdles as a 3yo, twice defeating Goliath De Berlais early in his career – who has since gone on to develop in to a Grade 1 winning performer over fences. He will start the new season with an official rating of 146, and winning opportunities should be found for him from that mark. I will be amazed if he doesn’t prove considerably better than his Triumph showing.
Reserve Tank 5yo ( G ) Trained By Colin Tizzard
Made giant strides in the second half of last season over the smaller obstacles, winning at Sandown in February over two miles, before stepping up in trip to record wins at Kempton in March over five furlongs further, and then in April & May registering successes in Grade 1 company at both the Aintree and Punchestown festivals, ending his season rated as high as 151. A career over fences is likely to beckon – sooner rather than later, and Reserve Tank looks to have plenty going in his favour. He acts on genuinely Good ground and has also won on Soft, he has the build to make a chaser, and he is stabled with a trainer that has had successes at the highest level. All roads are likely to lead to Cheltenham in March if all goes well, the JLT Novices Chase would be a possible long-term target, and I’m confident that he will be tried over further which would also give his trainer other options if he stays. A thoroughly nice type.
Santini 7yo ( G ) Trained By Nicky Henderson
A very smart hurdler as a Novice, winning in Grade 1 company at Aintree, as well as finishing third in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival behind Kilbricken Storm and OK Corral. Went in to last season with a bit of hype surrounding him as a potential leading first season staying chaser. He got off the mark at the first time of asking at the start of December at Newbury, beating the useful Rocky’s Treasure by four lengths. Santini then appeared to find the Kempton track a little to sharp, when third behind the ultra game mare La Bague Au Roi and Topofthegame in the Kauto Star Novices Chase on Boxing Day, beaten around three and a half lengths, but proved he was capable of mixing it with the best of the youngsters over the larger obstacles. Things didn’t go smoothly in the run up to Cheltenham, and around ten days or so before his intended crack at the RSA Chase he tore a shoe off in some work – it appeared touch and go it he was to line up. Santini did recover sufficiently to take part, and he ran well in defeat, losing out in a close battle up the hill by half a length to Topofthegame, with the leading Irish novice Delta Work back in third. That proved to be his final start of an interrupted campaign. Santini is still quite lightly raced for a horse of his age, with just the seven starts under rules, so you could be fairly confident that there would be more to come from him if he stays healthy. A logical target for the first half of the season would be the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury towards the end of November, for which he features prominently in the long range lists at around 10/1, while looking further down the line to March, Santini is quoted at a best price of 12/1 at the time of writing for the Gold Cup, which doesn’t appear too unreasonable either. Remains a horse of great potential.
The Glancing Queen 5yo ( M ) Trained By Alan King
The Glancing Queen looks a smashing mare for a Novice Hurdles campaign this season. Trainer Alan King has already gone on record to say that he thinks the world of her and it’s not difficult to see why. Winner of a 4yo Mares Maiden Point to Point in the Spring of 2018, The Glancing Queen went on to record two successes in Bumpers last season, ending with a win at Aintree in a Mares only Grade 2 event at the Grand National meeting. Prior to that she run a highly respectable fifth in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, beaten a shade over seven lengths behind the top class Envoi Allen. She has won on Good ground, and is also well served by soft underfoot conditions. I’ll be very surprised if The Glancing Queen doesn’t prove up with the best of her sex as a Novice over timber this season – certainly from this side of the Irish Sea, and she should also hold her own with the boys. Likely to start off over two miles, but should find another half mile within her compass in time.
The Russian Doyen 6yo ( G ) Trained By Colin Tizzard
Twice a winner over hurdles as a Novice, and matched that tally in four outings over fences last season, with victories in small fields at Exeter and Newbury, and ended his campaign with a respectable fourth place in the Close Brothers Novices Handicap at the festival in March – albeit some twenty-four lengths off the winner A Plus Tard. The Russian Doyen is effective between two miles and two and a half, and appears equally at home on good ground and a soft surface. He goes in to the new season on a mark of 140, a rating from which winning opportunities can be found, and hopefully he will prove worthy of his inclusion in the fifty.
The full list of 50 horses can be found here http://wp.me/P8e3Dl-11g
When horses from the list run, they will appear on Our Writer’s Tips page http://www.theracinghub.com/category/horse-racing-value-tips/
© 2019 Doug Campbell and Theracinghub.com
Gary Sears’ 15 for the jumps in the Tote 10 to Follow competition
Ettila De Sivola (James Ewart)
Had a light season last term with his trainer indicating he would come into his own over fences. Got a very low mark and could be a money spinner up north over the bigger obstacles.
Interconnected (Nicky Henderson)
Ran really well on his rules debut at Newbury when second to a good horse and looked the sort to progress considerably. Not sure whether he’s had/got a problem as isn’t in trainers stable tour on ATR website.
Janika (Nicky Henderson)
Ran four fine races when moved to Henderson from France and up to a mark of 162 so handicaps are probably out but more than capable of doing well in graded races. Jumps really well.
McNamaras Band (Philip Hobbs)
Won really well at Chepstow in March and although still a novice until the end of the month looks to have got a very fair handicap mark.
Santini (Nicky Henderson
Ran a great race in the Sun Alliance following an interrupted preparation and given a clear run at things all roads lead to the Gold Cup.
Thyme Hill (Philip Hobbs)
Ran really well in the Festival bumper last term and made a winning hurdles debut at Chepstow last weekend, jumping ok and staying on strongly. Plenty more to come.
You can find the full list of 15 horses here http://wp.me/P8e3Dl-11g
You can find the full list of the Tote 10 Horses to Follow for you to select here