Daily Double July 4

DENZILLE Lane did it bravely at Beverley last night while Baron Spikey ran a blinder to be second at a nice price. I’m hoping POPLAR CLOSE confirms the immense promise of his last race in the opener at Beverley today (1.50). He ran as though he needs further so if they make plenty of use …[Read More]

Daily Double June 27

IT’S Derby Day. There’s the Irish Derby, the Greyhound Derby and the big one… the Pitmen’s Derby at Newcastle. The Northumberland Plate has been run on turf since 1833 but today is the last one on grass. The controversial move to dig up Gosforth Park and create a northern all-weather track has divided opinion with …[Read More]

Saturday selections: Iolith to continue King run

NEXT week’s racing has it all. The Craven meeting, two days at Cheltenham, the Scottish National and then there is the prospect of the Punchestown Festival just around the corner. So today is the calm before the storm: and is a fairly quiet Saturday. But there is a solid mix of Flat and National Hunt …[Read More]

Saturday Selections: Kelso is THE place to be

THE looming shadow of the Cheltenham Festival can often dilute the quality of racing in the two weekends before the great meeting. But not today. There are competitive cards at both Newbury and Doncaster. But there is only ONE place to be and that is at the beautiful Scottish borders racecourse of Kelso. Excellent prize …[Read More]