Daily Punt: September 1

MICHAEL Bell has always thought a lot of STONE ROSES and this grey filly has been slowly getting her act together. In fact, I think she would have won at Newmarket last time with a clear run over 6f. She reverts to 5f at Brighton today (3.00), which is a slight worry, but with Ryan …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Ainsi Fideles

THE four-year-old AINSI FIDELES arrived in this country with a big reputation and was expected to make a winning debut in a warm juvenile hurdle at Wetherby back in the autumn. She was a bit disappointing but looked set to gain compensation when in front and falling two out at Sedgefield next time. David Pipe …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Perfect Collaboration

IT’S a big day for Andrew Balding at Sandown today. He has five runners, all of whom look like they could pay their way this season. End Of Line is interesting in the opener and the trainer has said that he “could be anything”, so a watching brief is advised. Tullius and Impulsive Moment are …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Salute Salutation

SALUTATION looked a lovely type at three but had an ultra-busy season, running a mind-boggling 16 times. He looked like the break had done him good on his reappearance at Kempton when making all and hosing up, and despite being 10lb higher at Epsom today, it could pay to catch Mark Johnston’s four-year-old while he …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Talkonthestreet

TWO winners for this column yesterday in the shape of Piazon, albeit at a short price, and debutante Der Meister who was given a peach of a ride by Oisin Murphy at Yarmouth. One horse stands out today although fingers crossed the rain stays away for him at Ludlow. TALKONTHESTREET finally won over fences over …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Piazon to go one better

BACK after a hiatus, which included a couple of fab days at Newmarket. The National Stud and National Horseracing Museum are must-visits if you haven’t done them already… On to today and there’s no doubt that PIAZON would have won on his seasonal reappearance at Nottingham if he had not fluffed his lines at the …[Read More]

Daily Punt: A load of Bull and Bush

THIS column has been performing wretchedly this week. In fact, since a  stupendous Saturday six days ago, we’ve failed abysmally to spot a winner. Pentiffic ran okay but was never allowed to get his own way at Ludlow yesterday. No excuses. So the law of averages suggest a winner could be nigh. Today’s cursed subject …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Terrific Pentiffic

AMONG the early casualties in last week’s Foxhunters Chase over the Grand National fences was PENTIFFIC, who unseated at the second fence. He was quietly fancied to go close, although I don’t think many horses would have coped with the eventual winner Warne. Pentiffic had earlier bounced back to form at Warwick and today he …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Biographer made of the write stuff

BIOGRAPHER is a late-maturing type who somehow failed to win last season, despite running several solid races. Among them was fourth in the Doncaster Cup over two miles and there was another good run at Ascot on Champions Day. Today he kicks off his five-year-old campaign in the Listed Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes at …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Zee Zeely

A STRONG card at Pontefract today sees the likes of Ryan Moore and Paul Hanagan in the saddle and some choicely-bred raiders from Newmarket make the trek to West Yorkshire. The 1m 2f maiden at 2.40 is of particular interest and has attracted two Derby entries and a colt entered in the 2,000 Guineas. Last …[Read More]