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Cheltenham week

The greatest week in European racing is about to start and you're mad if you won't be deep amongst the action. I confess to being more of a flat punter and certainly a far better analyst of flat racing, so I will be handing over the reins to a number of National Hunt enthusiasts this week with much more time than me on their hands. Names on the honour roll this week include Adam Ward, James Jack, David Plane, Marc Owen-Banks, Dan Kelly, Richard Skeen, Andy Charles and Clint Smith. There's still time (and 14 races) left if you fancy penning an article and putting your skills (/reputation?!) on the line. Nominate yourself in the comments or contact me on Twitter if you fancy having a crack at it.

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