Postponed to see off young guns in 2016 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

I WAS miffed when Channel 4 announced it was not screening the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe live this year. One of the world’s greatest races – in some eyes THE greatest race – should not be absent from our terrestrial television screens. It will be shown on At The Races, Racing UK and now …[Read More]

Ridge Ranger to strike in Stewards’ Cup

FOUR winners yesterday for this column and Rusumaat was chinned on the line but it could not be much tougher today with the Stewards’ Cup and the Stewards’ Sprint on the final day of Glorious Goodwood. RIDGE RANGER (3.45) has a likeable profile in the Stewards’ Cup as she is improving rapidly. The mare is …[Read More]

Seventh Heaven the Investec Oaks value

AFTER her 1,000 Guineas victory it was inconceivable that Minding would start odds-against in the Investec Oaks. Success in the Epsom Classic seemed as inevitable as night follows day after her Newmarket romp. But the chance of Aidan O’Brien’s star filly going off at 11/10 or bigger looks a distinct possibility following her shock defeat …[Read More]

Wings Of Desire flies into Epsom Derby frame

THEY say fortune favours the brave. So the owners of Minding, So Mi Dar and Galileo Gold may have to “grow a pair” in the next fortnight if they are to achieve the ultimate glory. They have been, to these eyes at least, the three outstanding performers in the Epsom trials. Galileo Gold won the …[Read More]

Taqdeer one to follow

Photo: Getty I WAS a little worried that the two-day Guineas Festival at Newmarket might come up short in terms of quality. The 2000 Guineas had been billed as a one-horse race for most of the winter and that was partly down to an apparent lack of quality opposition. But this great game has a …[Read More]