The highlight of the British flat season – the Investec Derby – is on Saturday run over the famous mile-and-a-half Epsom Downs course, with two supplemented horses, Sir Dragonet for Aidan O’Brien and Hughie Morrison’s Telecaster right up at the head of the market in the 13-runner race. SIR...
Archive for month: May, 2019
Manuela made for Epsom Steve Hughes looks ahead to the best of the action on Oaks day A cracking card on Friday to begin the weekend’s racing at Epsom. The Oaks itself looks very open and I have an each-way selection for the big race, plus two...
The third Classic of the British flat season takes place at 4.30pm on Friday when the Investec Oaks is run at Epsom Downs, with Aidan O’Brien once again taking on the home trainers like John Gosden and William Haggas. O’Brien’s Pink Dogwood is the favourite for the fillies’ race,...
The two-day Investec Derby Festival gets underway at Epsom Downs on Friday, with the highlights the Oaks, the Derby as well as a supporting cast of races like the Coronation Cup. Aidan O’Brien is the man to beat over the two days – he has an incredible seven of...
Aidan O’Brien’s dreams of a Guineas double double in England and Ireland were dashed when Phoenix Of Spain reigned in the Tattersalls 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Ballydoyle maestro will now hope that Hermosa can repeat the trick of Winter two years ago and do the Newmarket-Curragh double...
Roll with Oasis at Haydock Steve Hughes looks ahead to a big day at Haydock Park One of those Saturdays with big races everywhere you look, but my main focus is on Haydock where top sprinter Battaash makes his comeback. I have selections from three races at the...
Aidan O’Brien bids for an amazing Double Double at the Curragh this weekend as both Magna Grecia and Hermosa aim to add the Irish Guineas to the English equivalent at the Curragh. John Gosden’s two-year-old star Too Darn Hot takes on Magna Grecia in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas...
A Must bet for Newbury Steve Hughes looks ahead to the best of the action from Newbury’s big flat day Full credit to the authorities at Newbury for putting up some tremendous prize money (around £800k) across the whole card, and not just for an excellent...
Have the last Laafy Steve Hughes has two picks for the third and final day at York The Yorkshire Cup is the feature race at York on Friday, but with a hot favourite in Stradivarius I am looking elsewhere for two bets. Eeh Bah Gum was placed...
The Group 2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes, worth almost £100,000 to the winner, is proving to be one of the most anticipated races of the flat season so far. The race at York will see Epsom Derby favourite Too Darn Hot from the John Gosden yard take...
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