The racing weekend

  • Last Updated: December 20 2013, 18:20 GMT

Ascot takes centre stage on Saturday and we have an outstanding preview package for the card which features the Wessex Youth Trust Long Walk Hurdle and The Ladbroke.

Simon Holt will be calling the races for Channel 4 and he picks out his best bets while Ben Linfoot has two Value Bets in his unmissable column.

Don't forget to check out our Catching Pigeons column which has the essential news from all the major training centres while Graham Cunningham looked ahead to the action in his weekly chat which you can replay now and Alex Hammond has her popular selections.

Matt Brocklebank has been busy and provides horse-by-horse guides to the Ladbroke and the Long Walk.

Man On The Spot has a verdict for all the big Saturday races while Nick Robson provides a selection for every race.

If you're a stats fan then check out Ian Ogg's guide to the Ladbroke where he crunches the numbers that matter although Richard Dunwoody comes up with a different answer.

We've got the view from connections ahead of the Ladbroke and Long Walk and more besides plus our fantastic racecards and form service.

Sky Bet customers can access our full video form archive completely free - and keep on top of their favourite horses, trainers and jockeys via the My Stable tracker.

If you sign up for a Sky Bet account now you not only get access to these areas but a free £30 matched bet, entry to the Free Bet Club and of course the Best Odds Guarantee concession on all UK and Irish races.

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