Daily Dabble September 13

THE flat jockeys’ championship is dominating those valuable newspaper column inches. And rightly so. Jim Crowley vs Silvestre De Sousa has become more than a sideshow and is reminiscent of the titanic Nicholls v Mullins scrap to be top trainer at the end of the jumps season in April. The race to be top flat …[Read More]

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]

Piazon offers Bronze Cup value

TALK about competitive. You will do well to find just one winner on day two of Ayr’s Western meeting. (If you get the Placepot up then it should be a decent pot). Two 25-runner handicaps, a big field nursery and a super-tricky Listed juvenile sprint are conundrums sent to test the most diligent form student. …[Read More]

Daily Dabble September 3

Galapiat

SALIERIS MASS (4.40 Haydock) went into many notebooks when he won his maiden at Ripon in April at 33/1 beating subsequent winner Decorated Knight. We didn’t see the strapping son of Mount Nelson again until late July when he was a decent enough fifth to Memorial Day at Newmarket. The latter has since won at …[Read More]

Juvenile notebook: May 31

ROYAL Ascot is just 17 days away. So trainers eyeing up the two year old races have little time to unleash their juvenile artillery. But there are some interesting types running today, with the opening race at Newmarket the main focus. DARK PROFIT is closely related to several winners including Harald Bluetooth, Zafisio and Gold …[Read More]

Saturday selections: I’m soft on Garswood

THIS blog has had a lot of faith in GARSWOOD. So has Richard Fahey, who believes he is among the best, if not THE best, he has ever trained. Tomorrow the strapping son of Dutch Art goes for Group One glory at Haydock in the Betfred Sprint Cup. On the face of it he has …[Read More]

Friday fancies

I WAS at Pontefract the other week when Paul Hanagan steered BACK LANE to a comfortable victory in what was a decent maiden. He looked to win with a bit in hand and can follow up in the 2yo conditions race at Musselburgh today. Viva Verglas and Mick’s Yer Man are both speedy but Back …[Read More]

Dark horses: Grey day for Fahey

RICHARD Fahey sends out his usual Saturday tsunami of runners and it’s a grey colt with no real form who catches my eye. TWO SHADES OF GREY showed nothing on his debut but then hinted at ability with an improved run at Beverley when just three lengths behind the winner. He looks an ideal type …[Read More]

Saturday selections: Fahey run to continue

RICHARD Fahey has enjoyed an excellent week, which was topped off by Glen’s Diamond winning the Yorkshire Cup. Today he saddles plenty of runners once again and it is a two-year-old running in the opener at Thirsk that catches the eye. WOODLAND GIRL was expected to deliver first time out at Ripon but was slightly …[Read More]

Garswood the value in 2,000 Guineas showdown

RICHARD Fahey says he has never had a horse like GARSWOOD. That is some compliment when you consider some of the equine artillery the Malton maestro has unleashed down the years, including Group One winners Wootton Bassett and Mayson. The strapping son of Dutch Art has made rapid strides since his juvenile days and his …[Read More]