Broome can sweep up in Irish Derby Steve Hughes previews the best of the final day of action at both The Curragh and Newcastle With five of the eight runners in the Derby, Aidan O’Brien’s team can boss the race to try and run the speed out of...
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Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby – The Contenders
An eyewatering €855,000 is on offer to the winner of Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the revamped Curragh racecourse. Last year provided a great story as Joseph O’Brien beat his father Aidan with Latrobe. This year 86-year-old Kevin Prendergast has a lively contender in Madhmoon, but Ballydoyle...
Curragh and Newcastle selections – Friday 28th June
Latrobe can strike again twelve months on Steve Hughes has two big race selections on the middle day of three at the Curragh and Newcastle Festivals. There is a much stronger feel about the card at The Curragh on Friday with Group 1 action included. However my preference...
Curragh/Newcastle selections – Thursday 27th June
Give your finances a Boost Steve Hughes has selections from the Curragh and Newcastle on the opening day of their respective three day festival meetings. Although the action is not of the greatest standard at the Curragh and Newcastle on Thursday, each has an outstanding handicap featured, so I...
Royal Ascot selections – Saturday 22nd June
City can go to Town in Jubilee Steve Hughes has selections for five races on the final day of Royal Ascot A cracking finish in prospect to Royal Ascot, both with the weather and with a brilliant card, highlighted by the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. I have suggestions...
Royal Ascot Day Four: Commonwealth Cup & Coronations Stakes – The Contenders
Day Four at Royal Ascot sees two Group 1 contests, the Commonwealth Cup over 6f which sees Aidan O’Brien saddle Ten Sovereigns. The Coronation Stakes 40 minutes later O’Brien saddles dual Guineas winner Hermosa, who is odds on to back that up at this meeting. 3.40 Commonwealth Cup TEN...
Royal Ascot selections – Friday 21st June
Ten is up for Cup Steve Hughes looks ahead to Friday’s action at Royal Ascot With the weather looking up I expect ground conditions to be improving dramatically for Friday. I have selections for four races on another star studded card. Ascot 3.05: Humanitarian The Derby form has...
Royal Ascot Day Three: Gold Cup – The Contenders
4.20 Gold Cup: The long-distance race at Royal Ascot has had many returning heroes, Sagaro winning under Lester Piggott three times in the 1970s while Aidan O’Brien won four times with Yeats from 2006. Stradivarius aims to go back to back having won the 2m4f race for John Gosden...
Royal Ascot selections – Thursday 20th June
Bee prepared for a Gold Cup shock Steve Hughes looks ahead to the middle day of Royal Ascot Another cracking day’s racing at Ascot, although once again the ground will be on the soft side after all the rain of the first two days. There are a good mix...
Royal Ascot selections – Wednesday 19th June
Ocean will love the water at Ascot Steve Hughes previews day two at Royal Ascot With heavy overnight rain expected, Ascot looks set to be very soft for the Wednesday of the Royal meeting. My selections are therefore based on horses expected to act well in testing conditions....
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