Saturday selections: Godsmejudge is just divine

FEWER sights were more uplifting last season as GODSMEJUDGE soaring over the last few fences at Ayr to win the Scottish National. It was some performance for a novice chaser who had been on the go since the previous October and who had already run some mighty races. Alan King’s chaser looks a ready-made Grand …[Read More]

Dark horses: Custer’s last stand

ALAN King enjoyed a purple patch in April, with the highlight being Godsmejudge winning the Scottish National. His string have continued in fine form into May and he landed a treble at Kempton on Sunday (probably would have been four if Pantxoa had stayed on his feet). Today he sends a couple to Wincanton and …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Open Sesame for Ali Baba

STEROIDS apart, it’s been a wonderful week of racing so far. Today the Grade One gravy train continues at Punchestown, while the classic pretensions of several bluebloods are on the line at Sandown. There is also the final day of the Perth Festival, a decent flat card at Doncaster and two National Hunt evening meetings. …[Read More]

Godsmejudge holds the aces in the Scottish National

by JACK MILNER THE Scottish National is set to be a gruelling four-mile slog with the ground expected to include a lot more soft than good in the description. Two-time winner Merigo won’t be there this time but Auroras Encore, the horse who chased him home last year, is. Sue Smith’s 2013 Grand National winner …[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]