Limato to light up York Festival

IT seems five minutes ago that virtual silence reigned across York racecourse after Arabian Queen lowered the colours of Derby winner Golden Horn in the 2015 Juddmonte International. The fairy-tale success of Mecca’s Angel and the immense training performance by Joseph Tuite to prepare Litigant for Ebor glory were other highlights of last year’s terrific …[Read More]

Saturday selections: I’m soft on Garswood

THIS blog has had a lot of faith in GARSWOOD. So has Richard Fahey, who believes he is among the best, if not THE best, he has ever trained. Tomorrow the strapping son of Dutch Art goes for Group One glory at Haydock in the Betfred Sprint Cup. On the face of it he has …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Spencer perfect for Uchenna

UCHENNA has always pleased her trainer David Simcock (left) and she caught the eye with a striking debut run at Kempton. Today she looks to have a good chance of confirming that promise over a mile at Goodwood (2.55) in what is a decent maiden. At Kempton, Uchenna was slowly away and outpaced early on, …[Read More]

Saturday Selections: Glorious Goodwood Final Day

MARCUS Tregoning rarely draws a blank at Glorious Goodwood. He has enjoyed a good record at the meeting with some high-profile victories down the years, including Sir Percy in 2005. Boom And Bust’s excellent third in the Lennox Stakes on Tuesday is the closest he has come to victory so far this week but he …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Open Sesame for Ali Baba

STEROIDS apart, it’s been a wonderful week of racing so far. Today the Grade One gravy train continues at Punchestown, while the classic pretensions of several bluebloods are on the line at Sandown. There is also the final day of the Perth Festival, a decent flat card at Doncaster and two National Hunt evening meetings. …[Read More]