The 1981 Derby, the 202nd renewal of the classic, saw an odds on favourite in Shergar take on 17 rivals, in what was a typically big field in those days. What was notable was there was not a single Irish runner in the race, with two French raiders, although...
Archive for month: May, 2021
At the weekend the six day entries were confirmed for the Oaks at Epsom on Friday. Fifteen horses remain, including the usual strong contingent from Ballydoyle. We analyse the fillies most likely to land the big prize on the Downs. DIVINELY Did win a Group 3 at the Curragh...
We are always guaranteed to get some strong trials at York’s Dante meeting and we saw some likely Classic challengers in the two big trial races on the Knavesmire this week. Wednesday’s Musidora threw up a convincing winner in SNOWFALL. She looked pretty exposed after a juvenile career that...
Derby trials over weekend produce one outstanding candidate BOLSHOI BALLET was an impressive winner of the Derristown Derby Trial on Sunday at Leopardstown and as a result is now a clear favourite for the Epsom Derby on 6th June. Sitting handily behind the Jim Bolger pacemaker throughout, Ryan Moore...
Chester selections Friday 7th May Chester stages the final day of its big May meeting and the Chester Cup highlights both the Friday card and the meeting as a whole. No jockey rides the track better than Franny Norton and I think he can follow up his win in...
Chester selections Thursday 6th May Day Two at Chester and there is more of a focus on the older horses this afternoon. I have selections for the two handicaps for the seniors, with the same trainers followed yesterday entrusted with our choices for Thursday. Pivoting was placed for the...
Chester selections Wednesday 5th May After the loss of the Chester May meeting last year, it is a welcome return to the Roodee and their big three day fixture of the season. The traditional highlight the Chester Cup is a Friday feature nowadays, and I have my eye on...
Newmarket & Punchestown selections Saturday 1st May It is the final day of five at Punchestown and it looks the best day for betting with plenty of wide open handicaps and even the Grade 1 races are competitive. I have selections for the two handicap chases. However Punchestown has...
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