Daily Dabble September 13

Crownthorpe trainer Richard Fahey

THE flat jockeys’ championship is dominating those valuable newspaper column inches. And rightly so. Jim Crowley vs Silvestre De Sousa has become more than a sideshow and is reminiscent of the titanic Nicholls v Mullins scrap to be top trainer at the end of the jumps season in April. The race to be top flat …[Read More]

Ridge Ranger to strike in Stewards’ Cup

FOUR winners yesterday for this column and Rusumaat was chinned on the line but it could not be much tougher today with the Stewards’ Cup and the Stewards’ Sprint on the final day of Glorious Goodwood. RIDGE RANGER (3.45) has a likeable profile in the Stewards’ Cup as she is improving rapidly. The mare is …[Read More]

Rusumaat to continue Johnston run at Glorious Goodwood

MARK Johnston is enjoying a typically fruitful week at Glorious Goodwood. Fire Fighting, Yalta and Bear Valley have already won and he has more chances on the last two days. He even had the one, two, three in nursery on Thursday but when he is mob handed in the same race, the difficulty is deciding …[Read More]

Lathom overpriced on Glorious Goodwood day three

LATHOM (5.30) has been steadily improving with each run this season and his moment in the sun could be in the devilishly difficult 5f handicap that closes day three of Glorious Goodwood on Thursday. Few horses are as unlucky as David O’Meara’s sprinter: he often finds trouble in running, in fact going back to his …[Read More]

Global Applause can strike on Glorious Goodwood Day Two

DAY two of Glorious Goodwood sees an excellent renewal of the Qatar Sussex Stakes with the winners of the English, Irish and French 2,000 Guineas locking horns again. GALILEO GOLD, Awtaad and The Gurkha met at Royal Ascot when Frankie Dettori produced a masterclass to steer Hugo Palmer’s stable star to victory. I see absolutely …[Read More]

Notarised can score at Glorious Goodwood

GLORIOUS Goodwood starts on Tuesday with some top class racing. Thankfully, after a wet Ascot and Epsom, we finally have a summer festival on good fast ground. Here are a few fancies…. 2.00: A typically tricky handicap kicks things off with 18 runners. The improver is Shakopee who won well under Jamie Spencer last time …[Read More]

Daily Dabble July 19

IT will be a surprise if MATHS PRIZE (2.00) fails to give The Queen a winner in the first at Ffos Las. The son of Royal Applause was scribbled into many notebooks after an eye-catching debut at Sandown when he stayed on in taking style to be second to Larchmont Lad. He was about two …[Read More]

Daily Dabble July 18

I WAS lucky enough to spend the morning at Mark Johnston’s huge operation in Middleham last week. It was eye-opening just how big and super slick his training base is. Set across three yards, Kingsley House, Warwick House and Park Farm, there are more than 200 horses in his care and more than 120 staff …[Read More]

Daily Dabble July 4

NO flowery intro today: let’s get straight into it, beginning with CARNAGEO (8.15) who won decisively at Ripon last month and he was not disgraced in a better race at Haydock under a penalty when the ground may have been a bit quick and  the trip on the short side. He returns to Ripon tonight …[Read More]

Daily Dabble June 30

TRIATHLON is interesting in the last race at Haydock today (5.00). She has shown glimmers of promise in her three runs and was not given a hard time at Nottingham on her seasonal bow when staying on nicely into fifth. The ground is likely to have some dig and as long as she handles it …[Read More]