Saturday selections: Universal appeal

I’M not quite old enough to recall Grundy and Bustino’s titanic duel in the 1975 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. But I was indoctrinated into believing it was the greatest race of all time. Watching the footage since, it is hard to disagree. The King George holds so many memories: Shergar, Reference …[Read More]

Dark horses: Eager for Zeva

FILLIES will be thriving in this sort of weather and a lightly-raced three-year-old catches my eye today. ZEVA cost £180,000 as a yearling and has always been a favourite of her trainer David Simcock (left). She was well backed for her only race as a juvenile when she was a solid third on Kempton’s Polytrack. …[Read More]

Dark Horses: The name’s Bondesire…

THE upwardly mobile yard of David O’Meara (left) is continuing on its upward curve. He has had a hatful of winners already this season and virtually everything he runs seems to be performing well. Today his three-year-old filly BONDESIRE contests the 6f handicap at Pontefract and could run a big race. I saw this filly …[Read More]