Sunday service: Flemenstar is back

NOT for the first time the quality of Sunday’s racing is much stronger in Ireland where Navan will not only witness the reappearance of FLEMENSTAR but will be graced by the presence of man of the moment AP McCoy. He hops across the water for four rides and I doubt he will leave empty-handed as …[Read More]

Ruby needs a split personality

RUBY Walsh must be a frustrated man today. If there was any way he could split himself into three, then he would. Yes, he has the plum ride on Silviniaco Conti at Newbury and several other fancied rides for Paul Nicholls, but he misses out on a wonderful card at Leopardstown that could prove to …[Read More]

Cheltenham Gold Cup attracts 40 entries

FORTY horses have been entered in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after the entries were published today. The main contenders for national hunt racing’s blue riband all stood their ground including the ante-post favourite and Hennessy winner Bobs Worth, pictured left. The March 15 highlight looks wide open and that is reflected in the latest …[Read More]

Is Flemenstar a genuine Cheltenham Gold Cup contender?

THE dust has settled on Flemenstar’s impressive demolition of Sir Des Champs at Punchestown but there are still doubts about whether he is a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner-in-waiting. In fact, does this flamboyant jumper really deserve his position near the head of the ante-post market? Peter Casey’s rapidly improving gelding has won seven chases on …[Read More]