Daily Dabble: April 28

IT’S been yonks since I’ve done one of these so it’s time to start putting things right. That’s mainly because I fancy INAAM (3.20) at Lingfield. Richard Fahey is beginning to fire in the winners and this buzzy three-year-old already has two all-weather wins on the board. He has a habit of finding trouble and …[Read More]

Daily Punt: Cloverdale


THERE was a lot to like about the way Mark Johnston’s CLOVERDALE won at Southwell on his racecourse debut. It was a comfortable victory with an air of authority, and suggested there would be more to come. The form does look a bit suspect and he may not have beaten much, but he has been …[Read More]

Silver Lime can deliver in Zetland Gold Cup

TODAY’S Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar has attracted a strong field with a powerful raiding party from the south. But who would bet against Roger Charlton at present? Al Khazeem provided a marvellous Group One success for the yard on Sunday and he can follow up with the progressive SILVER LIME (left) in the Redcar …[Read More]

Summer’s here.. time to go racing

The weather forecasters have finally started talking about sunshine: there’s even been the mention of a mini heatwave this week. So it sounds like a great time to go racing, although soft ground horses may have to be put away for a couple of months. Redcar has an eight-race card this afternoon starting at 2.10pm …[Read More]

Barney’s Challenge Kicks Off at Redcar

Sometimes you hear about a story that makes you stop and think. That happened when I came across the tale of former stable lad Paul “Barney” Bamford. In 2006 he was riding out, something he had done thousands of times during his career. His horse tripped and he fell off: again, the sort of accident …[Read More]