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]

Dark horses: Stick with Paris Rose

THIS column highlighted the claims of William Haggas’ PARIS ROSE last month when she made her three-year-old debut at Warwick. She ran well into third and there was promise of more to come. Tonight she is sent on the long trek from Newmarket to North Yorkshire for a lowly maiden at Ripon at 8.45 and …[Read More]

Dark horses: Eager for Zeva

FILLIES will be thriving in this sort of weather and a lightly-raced three-year-old catches my eye today. ZEVA cost £180,000 as a yearling and has always been a favourite of her trainer David Simcock (left). She was well backed for her only race as a juvenile when she was a solid third on Kempton’s Polytrack. …[Read More]

Manyriverstocross to strike

ALAN King has his team in tip-top form and if Hold on Julio gets his jumping together he could run a huge race in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday. But he also sends decent hurdlers MANYRIVERSTOCROSS and Ardlui up to Ripon for the £25,000 2m handicap at 2.55. Manyriverstocross ran a blinder …[Read More]

Winners, winners, winners (even Andy Murray)

I’m still catching my breath after a hectic weekend. Andy Murray lost on the court but won the hearts of the nation with his tears. That’s the Sports Personality of the Year gong in the bag. Bradley Wiggins grabbed the yellow jersey in the Tour De France and looks like he might just keep it. …[Read More]

Photography competition at Ripon races

If you love racing and you like taking pictures, then Ripon racecourse has got a competition made in heaven for you. Last year my favourite course had an amazing response to its 2011 Photography Competition, which invites racegoers to submit pictures from a day’s racing. So bosses at the course are repeating the contest again …[Read More]

Star of Rohm to Reign at Ripon

All roads lead to Ripon this afternoon where there is a decent card at Yorkshire’s “Garden” racecourse. The opener is an interesting 2yo race with several promising types. Star of Rohm ran a blinder at York on his debut and is coming back in trip to 5f. Botanic Garden and Body and Soul have both …[Read More]