Daily Double June 2

RIGHT, apologies for no Daily Double yesterday. I didn’t fancy anything much, apart from Besharah at Windsor, who duly won despite being smashed up in the betting ring before the race and ended up at 3-10f. As we build up to Epsom, today’s punting challenge is made more difficult by the inclement weather that could …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 30

SHEDLOADS of racing and big fields today, so plenty to go at. ZANETTO has been knocking at the door and today could be his day at Newmarket (4.30). He reappears quickly after a solid second at Goodwood last week and a huge plus is that Richard Hughes takes the ride. The other selection is… DON’T …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 28

WONDERFUL card at Sandown tonight with the Brigadier Gerard Stakes and the Henry II the highlights, supported by a competitive undercard. However, I’m looking at Wetherby’s Jumps card tonight for slightly easier pickings. Promanco looks a penalty kick in the first but you won’t get rich so RALLY is the first half of the double …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 27

Picture: Racing Post LESS than two years ago REX IMPERATOR won the Stewards Cup off a mark of 104. Last summer, when rated 110, he ran in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. Today he runs in a class 4 handicap at Thirsk off 85. He is another horse whose career will hopefully be …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 26

MALEFICENT Queen did the business yesterday and ALLBARNONE looked all over the winner under Denis O’Regan before being mugged on the line at Cartmel at 3/1. Talk about hitting the crossbar. Today’s strongest fancy is the hat-trick seeking RETRO VALLEY in the last race at Leicester. He has to shoulder a penalty but the excellent …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 22

LET’S try to do better than yesterday. Saying that, Loaves and Fishes ran very well to be fourth at Goodwood, just behind a filly rated 21lb superior. She should gain some black type this season. Cloud Seven ran in snatches and failed to transfer his Polytrack form to turf. He should be noted back on …[Read More]

Daily Double: May 21

TIME for a new column. Every day we’ll highlight two horses we fancy to do the business. Pretty simple really. We kick off today with CLOUD SEVEN in the 7.45 at Nottingham. He won a class 5 handicap off a mark of 68 with ease at Kempton and despite a 10lb rise is expected to …[Read More]

Saturday selections

TODAY’S racing is a bit like after the Lord Mayor’s show. No Sprinter Sacre. No Imperial Commander. No Hunt Ball. But Ffos Las does offer the Welsh Champion Hurdle and there is a decent all-chase card at Sandown. In the Welsh Champion, Oscara Dara, pictured left, looks to have a stiff task at the weights …[Read More]

Funny clip: but don’t tell the wife

Channel 4: don’t lose the humour

I FEEL like the Channel 4 Racing team have become close pals of mine over the past 28 years. We have spent a lot of time together. Me sitting on the couch watching them do their stuff on Saturday afternoons and, in particular, during the big midweek meetings. I’ve watched John Francome and John McCririck …[Read More]