The Coral Eclipse Stakes

IT’S a shame that Australia chose an exercise canter in a farce of an Irish derby over a tilt at the Coral Eclipse Stakes this Saturday. The shorter trip may have seen him to even greater effect. But the race is still building up to be a tasty morsel. Here is a rundown of the …[Read More]

The Breeders’ Cup European challenge

BRITISH yards uncharacteristically drew a blank at Longchamp during Arc weekend, so will they fare better at Santa Anita this weekend at the Breeders’ Cup? With 10 raiders from the UK, six from Ireland and four from France, there is a decent chance that the European contingent will plunder some of the millions of dollars …[Read More]

Coral Eclipse: Is Mars on another planet?

“A SMALL but select field” is often a euphemism for “disappointing” but the phrase rings deadly true for this weekend’s tantalising Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. The race, sandwiched as it is between the Epsom Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, is always so difficult to win, especially for three …[Read More]

Garswood the choice on Royal Ascot day two

Charlie McCann, BetVictor’s PR supremo, looks ahead to Wednesday at Royal Ascot… DAY two of Royal Ascot starts with the 7f Jersey Stakes; the race has often thrown up a shock in recent years with three 20/1 shots and no winning favourite since 2001 when Mozart obliged for Ballydoyle. The same connections are likely to …[Read More]

Just So Wild About Coco

HOW do you follow Frankel? Inevitably, there will be a sense of anti-climax at York today after the tumultuous events of yesterday. It was probably the best performance I’ve ever seen by any horse and the spine-tingling reception afforded to the beast, Tom Queally and Sir Henry Cecil will live long in the memory. I …[Read More]