Welcome to HTF Private

Every week, on the main Horses To Follow section of this website, we post five horses that Donn thinks will be worth following in the near future, together with the reasons why and the conditions under which they might be worth considering as a bet.  However, Donn privately notes more than just those five horses every week.

In HTF Private, for a small monthly fee, we allow subscribers access to Donn’s thoughts on more of the horses he has noted during the previous week. These are horses that may be worth backing in the future as long as conditions (ground, track, distance, opposition, trainer form, jockey, draw, odds, etc.) are right. As a rule of thumb, these horses are generally worth a second look for their next three runs. A list of some winners on HTF Private is at the end of this page.

The notes on each horse on HTF Private are generally not as extensive as the short essays on the free Horses To Follow service, but the sentiment is the same – that these horses may be under-rated by the market in the future, possibly given a certain set of conditions. Below is an example of a note on HTF Private:

Sam Spinner ran a big race to finish second to Court Minstrel in the Silver Trophy. He led from early and, although he was joined early in the home straight, he still looked to be travelling best of the line of four who approached the final flight together. But he got in tight to the obstacle, and landed without a lot of momentum. He drifted toward the near side on the run-in, and he just gave best to Court Minstrel in a race that was run in a good time. He won three of his four races last season in a season that was curtailed by a foot problem, but that seems to be behind him now. He has won four of his seven races – five over hurdles, two bumpers – and finished second in the other three, and he gets this 2m 4f trip well. The handicapper raised him 3lb for this run to a mark of 139, but he is only five and this was his seasonal debut and just his fifth race over hurdles, so he has the potential to progress by more than that, and he will be of interest now in another handicap hurdle off his new mark.(Chepstow, 14th October 2017)

While you are signed up to HTF Private, you will receive an email with a PIN every Friday. The PIN will allow you access to the HTF Private members area of our website with notes on the horses who ran during the previous week that Donn thinks will be worth following in the future. Simply key in the PIN in order to view the list of horses, together with the reasons why and the conditions under which Donn thinks each horse is worth following.

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Winners highlighted in HTF Private include:

Gas Line Boy (SP 9/2), Black Ivory (MP 2/1), Total Recall (MP 11/2), Sam Spinner (MP 9/1), Verdana Blue (MP 4/1), Elgin (SP 10/1), North Hill Harvey (SP 6/4), Alpha Des Obeaux (SP 7/1), Bags Groove (SP 2/1), Rekindling (SP 14/1), Permission (SP 7/2), St Marys (SP 100/30), Road To Dubai (SP 15/2), Beatbox Rhythm (SP 9/2), Lord Glitters (MP 9/2), Librisa Breeze (MP 16/1), Ballyoisin (SP 6/1), Monarchs Glen (SP 7/2), First Nation (SP 12/1), Eartha Kitt (MP 6/1), Laurens (SP 10/1), Blakeney Point (SP 100/30), Road To Dubai (SP 7/1), Darkanna (MP 11/2), Jallota (MP 7/2), Mukalal (SP 9/2), Monarchs Glen (MP 13/2), Blakeney Point (MP 11/1), Laugh A Minute (MP 20/1), Bateel (SP 5/1), Remarkable (SP 10/1), Leader Writer (SP 10/1), Anna Nerium (SP 40/1), Donjuan Triumphant (SP 4/1), Liquid Amber (SP 10/1), Mustashry (MP 3/1), Secret Advisor (MP 10/1), Lagostovegas (MP 9/4), Tangled (MP 12/1), Bertiewhittle (MP 14/1), Euchen Glen (MP 12/1), Bateel (SP 11/2), Kimberella (SP 9/4), Mustashry (SP 5/1), Tigris River (MP 7/1), Battaash (SP 9/2), Truth Or Dare (SP 6/1), Roly Poly (32/10), Anna Nerium (SP 6/1), Inshiraah (SP 9/4), Fun Mac (SP 96/10), Tithonus (MP 12/1), Mittens (SP 3/1), Lualiwa (MP 5/1), Roly Poly (MP 2/1), Raheen House (SP 7/2), Battaash (SP 5/2), Ulysses (SP 8/1), Dance King (SP 8/1), Sharp Defence (MP 4/1), Lualiwa (SP 3/1), Mittens (SP 2/1), Century Dream (SP 2/1), Le Brivido (SP 2/1), Golden Apollo (MP 5/1), Rattling Jewel (SP 7/2), Amlad (MP 6/1), Time To Study (SP 15/8), Enable (SP 6/1), Another Touch (SP 9/4), Rusumaat (MP 12/1 [R4]), Frontiersman (MP 9/2), Danielsflyer (SP 25/1), Champagne Classic (MP 20/1), Two Taffs (SP 3/1), Project Bluebook (SP 9/2), Road To Respect (MP 13/2 [R4]), One For Arthur (MP 16/1), Atirelarigo (SP 15/2), Max Ward (SP 9/2), Fit To Be Tied (SP 5/2), Celestial Magic (SP 11/4), Presenting Percy (SP 11/1), Might Bite (SP 7/2), Road To Respect (MP 20/1), Penhill (SP 16/1), Labaik (SP 25/1), Ball D’Arc (SP 2/1), Thomas Crapper (MP 10/1), San Benedeto (SP 100/30), Debece (SP 5/2), Presenting Percy (SP 2/1), Shanroe Santos (SP 5/1), Coo Star Sivola (MP 2/1), Dadsintrouble (SP 6/1), Gardefort (MP 4/1), Beyond Conceit (SP 5/2), Plus Jamais (SP 9/4), I Just Know (SP 13/8), Belami Des Pictons (SP 7/4), Slowmotion (SP 9/4), Kalondra (SP 15/2), Isleofhopendreams (SP 11/2), Otago Trail (MP 5/1), Goodtoknow (SP 4/1), Foxtail Hill (MP 14/1), Penhill (SP 3/1), One For Arthur (SP 14/1), Modus (MP 10/1), Garde La Victoire (MP 2/1), Kerrow (SP 4/1), Shantou Bob (SP 10/1), Colin’s Brother (MP 6/1), Brain Power (SP 12/1), Beware The Bear (SP 5/2), Vieux Lion Rouge (MP 11/1), Onefitzall (MP 5/1), Minella Daddy (MP 3/1), Blue Kascade (MP 7/2), Sub Lieutenant (MP 9/4), Kenny The Captain (SP 8/1), Queen’s Trust (SP 8/1), Masham Star (SP 14/1), I’dliketheoption (SP 5/2), Muffri’Ha (SP 8/1), Sweet Selection (MP 9/1), Weekend Offender (SP 5/1), Muffri’Ha (MP 7/1), Spark Plug (SP 12/1), Dal Harraild (MP 5/2), Urban Fox (SP 11/4), Distant Past (SP 9/1), Clem Fandango (SP 11/4), Wicklow Brave (SP 11/1), Alice Springs (MP 6/1), Captain Colby (SP 6/1), Valley Of Fire (MP 5/1), Sea Of Grace (SP 7/2), Berkshire (SP 8/1), Kilmah (SP 5/1), Tanaza (SP 9/4), Nearly Caught (SP 7/1), Quest For More (MP 6/1), Hollywood Road (SP 5/1), Boom The Groom (SP 11/1), Loaded (SP 3/1), Stellarta (SP 7/1), Ribchester (SP 11/4), Haqeeba (SP 8/1), Hollywood Road (MP 7/2), Mehronissa (SP 5/1), Oh This Is Us (MP 6/1), Thikriyaat (MP 5/2), Boom The Groom (SP 13/2), Choral Festival (SP 5/2), Highland Reel (AP 7/1), Hawkeyethenoo (SP 12/1), Mont Kiara (SP 11/2), Loaded (SP 15/8), Chant (SP 7/1), Maths Prize (SP 5/4), Monsieur Joe (SP 7/2), Decorated Knight (SP 9/4), Red Tea (SP 7/2), Best Trip (SP 6/1), Golden Steps (MP 8/1), Magic Circle (MP 11/2), Yorkidding (MP 14/1), Sea Of Grace (MP 5/4), Alice Springs (MP 6/1), Hawkbill (MP 8/1), Sandro Botticelli (MP 12/1), Hoof It (MP 10/1), Fingal’s Cave (SP 6/1), Markaz (MP 7/1), Twilight Son (MP 9/2), Hawkbill (MP 7/1), Usherette (MP 5/2), Alveena (SP 5/2), Oh Grace (MP 2/1), King’s Pavilion (MP 14/1), Koptoon (MP 12/1), Examiner (SP 11/2), George William (MP 6/1), Revolutionist (SP 8/1), Cuff (MP 3/1), Only Mine (SP 16/1), Master Blueyes (MP 11/2), Global Applause (MP 11/2), Awtaad (MP 6/1), Jallota (MP 7/1), Steel Of Madrid (MP 7/2), Revolutionist (MP 3/1), Algometer (SP 13/8), Sir Valentino (MP 10/1), Baku Bay (MP 4/1), Wings Of Desire (SP 9/1), Cuff (MP 2/1), Zabana (MP 5/1), Imperial Prince (SP 8/1), Apple’s Jade (MP 4/1), Arzal (MP 11/2), Taj Badalandabad (MP 8/1), Don Cossack (MP 7/2), Unowhatimeanharry (SP 11/1), Ivanovich Gorbatov (MP 6/1), Superb Story (MP 10/1), Blaklion (MP 12/1), Ibis Du Rheu (MP 18/1), Empire Of Dirt (SP 16/1), Minella Rocco (SP 8/1), Altior (SP 4/1), Sutton Place (SP 12/1), Taweyla (MP 11/4 [R4]), Daveron (SP 6/1), Delgany Demon (SP 8/1), Shades Of Midnight (SP 4/1), Mount Gunnery (MP 9/4), Top Gamble (MP 5/2), Vivaldi Collonges (SP 3/1), Willoughby Hedge (SP 4/1), Blaklion (SP 4/1), As De Fer (MP 3/1), Ballyboker Bridge (SP 9/2), As De Fer (MP 8/1), Local Show (MP 11/2), Alpha Des Obeaux (MP 2/1), Nearly Nama’d (SP 4/1), Spice Fair (SP 7/1), Rigadin De Beauchene (MP 5/1), Pearls Legend (MP 8/1), Simply A Legend (MP 7/1), Harry’s Farewell (MP 12/1), Voix D’Eau (MP 5/2), Sky Khan (MP 14/1), Withernsea (MP 16/1), Jack Dexter (MP 15/2), Drop Out Joe (SP 11/1), Found (SP 4/1), Simple Verse (SP 5/1), Musaddas (MP 12/1), Fort Del Oro (MP 9/2), Drop Out Joe (MP 6/1), Gifted Master (SP 4/1), Chain Of Daisies (MP 14/1), Wordiness (MP 8/1), Simple Verse (SP 8/1), Steps (SP 7/2), The Corsican (SP 4/1), Mr Lupton (MP 20/1), Rex Imperator (MP 7/1), Castle Combe (MP 6/1), Racing History (MP 7/1), Simple Verse (SP 11/1), Elhaame (MP 8/1), Algonquin (MP 6/1 [R4]), Adaay (MP 11/1), Muir Lodge (SP 8/1), Enlace (MP 7/1), Holy Grail (SP 16/1), Belvoir Bay (MP 8/1 [R4]), Pastoral Player (MP 16/1), Mount Logan (MP 9/1), Chain Of Daisies (MP 5/4), Great Park (SP 4/1), Forest Maiden (MP 11/1), Off Limits (MP 10/1), Astronereus (MP 6/1 [R4]), Cymro (MP 15/2 [R4]), Ainippe (SP 3/1), Zarwaan (MP 5/1), Master The World (MP 6/1), Arab Dawn (MP 8/1), Trip To Paris (MP 16/1), Duca Valentinois (SP 9/2), Meshardal (MP 7/2), Spirit Raiser (SP 8/1), Lily’s Rainbow (MP 8/1 [R4]), Cable Bay (MP 6/1), Peacock (MP 5/4), Western Hymn (MP 5/1), Duca Valentinois (MP 14/1), Round Two (MP 9/4), Storm The Stars (MP 7/2), War Singer (SP 5/1), Mahsoob (MP 7/2), Collaboration (MP 5/2), Crack Of Thunder (MP 11/2), Sort It Out (MP 8/1), Ballyadam Approach (SP 12/1), Don Cossack (AP 6/1), Major Malarkey (SP 11/4), Felix Yonger (MP 8/1), Top Gamble (MP 4/1), Sizing Granite (MP 11/2), Thistlecrack (SP 25/1), Rajdhani Express (SP 10/1), Taglietelle (MP 8/1), All Yours (MP 20/1), Jimmy Two Times (MP 12/1), Phone Home (SP 20/1), Milansbar (SP 10/1), Martello Tower (SP 14/1), Irish Cavalier (MP 14/1), Fine Rightly (SP 6/1), Soll (MP 6/1), Runswick Royal (MP 4/1), Glingerburn ((MP 11/4), Violet Dancer (MP 22/1), Village Vic (MP 11/4), Keel Haul (MP 5/1), Carole’s Destrier (MP 5/2), Arpege D’Alene (SP 5/2), Mr Mole (MP 4/1), Saint Are (MP 5/2), Invicta Lake (SP 20/1), Ned Stark (MP 5/1), Some Plan (SP 2/1), Dawalan (MP 3/1), Desilvano (MP 11/10), Foxrock (SP 6/1), Mallowney (SP 8/1), Tonvadosa (MP 4/1), McKinley (SP 33/1), Sizing Granite (SP 7/2), Ptit Zig (MP 6/4), Kitten Rock (MP Evens), Martello Tower (MP 5/2), Sizing John (MP 12/1), Clarcam (MP 10/1), The Young Master (SP 3/1), Three Kingdoms (SP 4/5), Dawalan (MP 7/1), Monetaire (MP 5/2), No Buts (MP 8/1), Dunraven Storm (SP 7/2), Exitas (MP 4/1), Kernoff (MP 7/2), Jamaican Bolt (MP 10/1 [R4]), Beautiful Ending (MP 6/4), Suzi’s Connoisseur (SP 5/1), Albasharah (SP 5/1), Al Thakhira (MP 3/1), Telmeyd (MP 7/4), Accession (SP 16/1), Milly’s Gift (MP 5/2), Renaissant (MP 4/1), Huntsmans Close (MP 11/1), Sleepy Sioux (MP 6/1 [R4]), Stomachion (SP 15/2), Glory Awaits (SP 11/2), Fury (SP 3/1), Elhaame (SP 9/4), Sultanina (SP 11/2), Sir Maximilian (MP 7/2), etc.