Arctic Feeling the value bet

FOR punters, this time of year can be a conundrum. The back-end of the flat is marked by big fields, wet ground and plenty of big price winners. Allied to that is the start of the jumps with most horses from the bigger yards invariably needing their first run. So finding winners is a tough …[Read More]

Daily Double June 21

Barney Dwan

IT’S with a slight sense of relief that Royal Ascot is over and we return to the humdrum. The racing was as good as I can remember at the royal meeting and the international challengers enriched the occasion. But, as ever, finding winners was tough and if it wasn’t for Illuminate, Time Test and Mahsoob …[Read More]

Farewell to Willie The Whipper

ANN DUFFIELD’S flagship horse Willie The Whipper sold for a six-figure sum in the ring after his final run for the North Yorkshire trainer in the Prix Dollar at the weekend. Like most of Qatar Racing’s team, the plan was always to send him to the sales ring but he will be sorely missed by …[Read More]

Dark Horses: The name’s Bondesire…

THE upwardly mobile yard of David O’Meara (left) is continuing on its upward curve. He has had a hatful of winners already this season and virtually everything he runs seems to be performing well. Today his three-year-old filly BONDESIRE contests the 6f handicap at Pontefract and could run a big race. I saw this filly …[Read More]