Al Wukair could spring surprise on British Champions Day

Al Wukair

by JOHN ANDERSON THE Flat season is coming to an end but not before British Champions Day at Ascot, where the leading horses in each division will compete against each other one last time before they are put away for the winter and given a break. Here are three horses who could finish their campaign …[Read More]

Ground the key in Betfair Chase

IT HAS already been labelled a “mini Gold Cup”. And with some justification. This year’s Betfair Chase has attracted a field of supreme quality including the reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth, last year’s victor Silviniaco Conti and the young pretender Dynaste. Throw in middle distance specialist Cue Card, The Giant Bolster, former Gold …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Trust in Rust

TWO horses catch the eye today and both go to Redcar. Ann Duffield, left, is having to do without her top work rider, husband and ex-jockey George, who broke his leg in a gallops fall recently. But she has a nice horse in the three-year-old RUST who makes his seasonal reappearance today (4.40). He showed …[Read More]

Great start for horses to follow list

THE aim of our 10 to follow list is for as many of them as possible to win a race. The first two horses from the list appeared on Saturday and resulted in a winner and a second. WOODLAND ARIA made a winning debut at Wolverhampton and started at 4/1. The fact that William Buick …[Read More]

Kyllachy Rise kicks off horses to follow list

THE first two of this site’s Ten Horses To Follow for the 2013 Flat season run tomorrow. KYLLACHY RISE makes his three-year-old reappearance for Sir Henry Cecil in the (4.05) at Newbury, while the unraced WOODLAND ARIA makes her racecourse debut in a modest 1m 1f maiden at Wolverhampton (8.15). There was a lot to …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Will Jammy Guest get lucky?

THE gallops grapevine is buzzing today. Newmarket’s Craven meeting kicks off with a couple of fascinating 3yo races. But I don’t mean the Nell Gwyn or the Free Handicap, which are both traditional classic trials. The two maidens could turn out to be more informative in the long run. They are both awash with unraced …[Read More]

2013 Flat season: Ten Horses To Follow

I SPENT a large chunk of last summer analysing juvenile races and putting name after name into my 2yo notebook. That trusty notebook has formed the basis of the following list of Ten Horses to Follow for the 2013 Flat season. They are all three year olds but you won’t find Kingsbarns, Mars or Certify …[Read More]