Daily Double June 22

OWEN NA VIEW scored nicely at Hexham yesterday while Miss Macnamara just failed to complete our double, a mistake at the last probably costing her the race. Today is a typical Monday with the comforting presence of a Windsor evening card. Robert Cowell (left) won his first Group One at Ascot last week with Goldream …[Read More]

Daily Double June 14

SLIGHTLY unoriginal when looking at his form figures of 111 but ELYSIAN FIELDS is taken to defy a sharp rise in the ratings at Salisbury today. There have been a glut of non runners at the track due to the firm ground, which is disappointing for racegoers and punters looking for Sunday racing tips. But …[Read More]

Daily Double June 10

ROYAL Ascot is less than a week away. It’s crept up quickly: in fact I don’t think we have recovered from Funtime Frankie and his Golden Horn… which sounds a bit like a naughty movie. More mundane matters today although the perennial search for winners continues. Hopefully the long trip from Newmarket to Beverley… …can …[Read More]

Daily Double June 9

YESTERDAY was a mixed bag. Darrell Rivers hit the frame at 12/1, which was nice, while Rose Acclaim stayed on late in her race but too late to nick a place. Good to see former 2,000 Guineas runner Fair Trade come a close third at Thirsk. it’s always lovely to see an old boy come …[Read More]

Daily Double June 8

I ENVY Paul Hanagan. Today he has 12 booked rides: six at Thirsk this afternoon, then another six at Pontefract tonight. If I was off work I’d be off to both meetings. Sadly. I’ll have to keep an eye on the tellybox. There’s also a decent card at Ayr and the usual Monday night evening …[Read More]

Daily Double June 7

TODAY feels a bit like after the Lord Mayor’s show. Yesterday was one of the finest day’s racing for many a year. We saw a fabulous Epsom Derby winner steered to victory by a 44-year-old Italian who, apart from being the most charismatic figure in the sport, remains one of the finest exponents of race …[Read More]

Daily Double June 5

THE fillies take centre stage today and I’ve already looked at the Epsom Oaks in another post. It is a race high in quality and Crystal Zvezda is taken to swoop late to win. She’s been heavily supported this week. Star Of Seville also carries each-way appeal. There was almost 3mm of rain overnight at …[Read More]

Daily Double June 4

DISAPPOINTING news this morning that Al Kazeem will miss Royal Ascot. He returned to form at the Curragh a few weeks ago landing the Tattersalls Gold Cup and was among the favourites for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. But he returned from Ireland with an injury and will miss the royal meeting and the Eclipse. …[Read More]

Daily Double: June 3

WELL and truly hit the crossbar yesterday. Hakka did the business at Wolverhampton (15/8) but Cactus Valley was touched off at Ripon at 12/1. Hey ho. As for today, I’ve been waiting for LORD REASON to reappear and he runs at Chelmsford at 6.20. His turn is nigh and hopefully it will be today. The …[Read More]

Daily Double June 2

RIGHT, apologies for no Daily Double yesterday. I didn’t fancy anything much, apart from Besharah at Windsor, who duly won despite being smashed up in the betting ring before the race and ended up at 3-10f. As we build up to Epsom, today’s punting challenge is made more difficult by the inclement weather that could …[Read More]