Mudlark Maarek can reign on Champions Day

THERE might be no Frankel this year but the build-up to Champions Day is simmering nicely. Despite the weather causing a glut of withdrawals, there will still be an emphasis on quality. although you should be targeting horses who will handle soft ground. MAAREK will love the mud and has a great chance of following …[Read More]

Royal Ascot Ante-Post Focus: The Queen Anne Stakes

THE sun is shining and Royal Ascot is looming large. Last year Frankel scared away the opposition in the opening race of the meeting, the Queen Anne Stakes. But this year’s renewal looks much more of a betting proposition. Finding the winner of the Queen Anne can set Royal Ascot punters up for the week; …[Read More]

Winners, winners, winners (even Andy Murray)

I’m still catching my breath after a hectic weekend. Andy Murray lost on the court but won the hearts of the nation with his tears. That’s the Sports Personality of the Year gong in the bag. Bradley Wiggins grabbed the yellow jersey in the Tour De France and looks like he might just keep it. …[Read More]

Damn this weather…

As the rain continues to laugh at us, there is no respite for punters trying to study the formbook and find winners. Bad ground makes tipping more difficult. Inevitably, you focus on horses who have form on the soft, but there is no way of telling if a horse who has never run on bad …[Read More]