Ascot selections Saturday 16th October We have reached Champions Day, the final flagship meeting of the British flat season and we have an excellent programme of races, with the jockeys title also in some doubt. I have selections from four of the races on the card. Ascot 2.00: Creative...
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Longchamp selections Sunday 3rd October A very wet Arc day and the only thing that can be said with some certainty about the big race is that a foreign raider will take the prize. However I think the wet weather will turn the race in favour of one of...
Ascot & Longchamp selections Saturday 2nd October It is good to see the Saturday card at Longchamp strengthened with two Group 1 races on the day, rather than leave all the top class action to Arc day itself, where it could get lost in the shadow of the feature...
The biggest race in Europe, the Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe is upon us again this weekend. The best middle-distance horses from Britain, Ireland, France and beyond meet up to effectively decide the 12f champion of the world. This year’s edition looks potentially above average, but whether the winner...
Listowel selections Friday 24th September Day number six at Listowel and another jumping card to get stuck into. The biggest race comes early with a typical big field valuable handicap hurdle, but perhaps the best bet comes later over fences. Our good run at the meeting continued on Wednesday...
Listowel selection Wednesday 22nd September The big race of the week at Listowel today sees a host of well know horses line up for the Kerry National. JP McManus and Michael O’Leary are responsible for more than half of the field, but we are taking them on with an...
Listowel selections Monday 20th September The Lartigue Hurdle is the first of the really big races at Listowel this week and we have two suggestions for this big field handicap. Listowel 3.50: Autumn Evening & Coventry Two against the field for this line up of 4yo hurdlers. JP McManus...
Ayr & Newbury selections Saturday 18th September The big day of the year on the flat in Scotland with the Ayr Gold Cup the centrepiece of a strong card on the west coast. I have two each-way hopefuls for the big race, plus selections for two of the chief...
Curragh selections Sunday 12th September The second day of Irish Champions Weekend and attention turns to County Kildare for four Group 1 contests at the Curragh. However the card is bookended with two fiercely competitive handicaps which offers some real value for punters. Those are the two races we...
Doncaster selections Saturday 11th September The final day of four at Doncaster and the action will take place on completely different going to when we started the week thanks to some heavy showers yesterday afternoon. I am finding it difficult to get an angle on the big race where...
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