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Cheltenham ante-post dabbles: January 2021

I took a while to warm up to the Jumps season this Coronavirus-hit year. No crowds, few foreign raiders and poor prize money had combined to dull the enthusiasm. Small fields and uncompetitive races didn’t help. And the weather… With six weeks to go, finally, the sap is rising. Look, even a blog post for the first time in months. I’ve made a start on the ante-post schedule too. Here’s the progress. This is everything, including the bets already binned. Not that much activity yet, but I’m starting to get busy. This weekend’s Dublin Racing festival will be the catalyst for more action, either before the tapes go up or just after. The 2021 Festival will be a shadow of previous years. Without being there on the Tuesday; without the lads down the Barley Mow for Festival Friday, it’s gonna be a tough one. Bt when push comes to shove, what the Friar Tuck else is there to do? We’ve even got a Zoom Preview evening lined up. If you can’t beat ‘em… RACE