Betfair Chase: Cue Card v Coneygree

RACING needs a lift. It’s been a fairly dark fortnight for the sport, what with Freddy Tylicki, Vautour and Simonsig creating the sort of headlines we dread. Not to mention a tabloid splash about an alleged gang assault involving jockeys. We need a boost, a clash to set the pulse racing and lift the spirits. …[Read More]

Daily Dabble June 30

TRIATHLON is interesting in the last race at Haydock today (5.00). She has shown glimmers of promise in her three runs and was not given a hard time at Nottingham on her seasonal bow when staying on nicely into fifth. The ground is likely to have some dig and as long as she handles it …[Read More]

Daily Double August 6

UPDATE: RIDEONASTAR HAS BEEN DECLARED A NON RUNNER. THOSE who saw RIDEONASTAR (5.10 Haydock) run at Salisbury last week will have noted how unlucky he was. The gelding lost several lengths at the flag start after pretty much whipping round and it was a minor miracle that he was in contention two furlongs out after …[Read More]

Daily Double July 2

I’VE just realised I’m on a bit of a roll. Both Tuesday’s selections won and the same happened yesterday, so hopefully it’s hat-trick time today. I was at Thirsk yesterday and I don’t think I’ve ever been as hot on a racecourse. Mecca’s Missus won cosily in the first and Rex Imperator finally decided to …[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]

Our Boy Jack to strike for Fahey

Six meetings today and six more tomorrow. Great weather. There’s no excuse not to go racing this weekend. But finding winners will be tricky as the faster ground leads to bigger and more competitive fields: a far cry from the recent bog-like conditions. At Goodwood Expense Claim should complete a four-timer. He was most impressive …[Read More]

Estrela can be the darling at Goodwood

Vow’s striking victory in the Lingfield Oaks Trial was one of the most impressive performances of the season ahead of the fillies’ Epsom classic. Roger Charlton’s Estrela went toe-to-toe with her until fading in the final quarter mile but she could gain handsome compensation in Goodwood’s feature race today. The Authorized filly is coming back …[Read More]