Daily Punt: Activial to light up Aintree

I’M off to Aintree today for the start of the Grand National meeting. It’s an excellent card although a couple of the Grade Ones have cut up a little. But one race that is almost as strong as the Triumph Hurdle is the opener. Harry Fry bypassed Cheltenham with ACTIVIAL (above) to wait for today’s …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Adorable Choice

TOM Dascombe’s mare ADORABLE CHOICE has done this writer two big favours in recent years. I backed her to win at 33/1 at Lingfield and then at 25/1 at Nottingham the following year. On both occasions she jumped out and made all. For good measure, she did the same at Pontefract (also winning at 25/1) …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Owen can score with Ice Pie

TOM DASCOMBE has his horses in decent order. Most seem to be running well and several have been knocking on the door in recent days. He sends an interesting filly north to Thirsk on Saturday in ICE PIE, the winner of her only race. It was the manner in which she put the race to …[Read More]

A new dawn at the Curragh?

ON THIS day last year Dawn Approach made a winning debut in the Tally Ho Stud EBF Maiden at the Curragh. I doubt we’ll see another potential superstar in today’s renewal but the new Flat season always brings a frisson of excitement and expectation that another special horse might be about to be unleashed. Dawn …[Read More]