Daily Double June 25

LACAN did me a good turn when winning at Chelmsford in early May. He was due to run at the Epsom Derby meeting but was pulled out at the last minute but Marco Botti (left) sends him to Newcastle today where he goes in a class 2 handicap. He is up 3lb for his victory …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Zee Zeely

A STRONG card at Pontefract today sees the likes of Ryan Moore and Paul Hanagan in the saddle and some choicely-bred raiders from Newmarket make the trek to West Yorkshire. The 1m 2f maiden at 2.40 is of particular interest and has attracted two Derby entries and a colt entered in the 2,000 Guineas. Last …[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]

Dark Horses: Sedenoo to step up

PETHER’S Moon will be a warm order to give Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes another winner in the 1m maiden at Kempton today (3.50). But this race could well have one or two unexposed beasts lurking in the background. The one that interests me is SEDENOO, who is trained by the upwardly mobile Marco Botti. …[Read More]