Royal Ascot – Day 4 Preview

14:30 – Albany Stakes On paper this looks to be an above average renewal of this Group Three contest with a number of fillies putting their unbeaten records on the line. One that doesn’t fit that description is Clemmie who finished a close third on her only start to date in a maiden at the…

Ballydoyle back with a Reel bang

Highland Reel gave Coolmore their long-awaited first win of the week with a gutsy performance in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes It was a disappointing day one for the ballydoyle battalion with dual Guineas winner Churchill overhauled by Barney Roy in the St James Palace Stakes. But globetrotting Highland Reel struck one back for ‘the…

Royal Ascot – Day 2 Preview

Godolphin stole the show on day one of Royal Ascot with a memorable treble, culminating in Barney Roy’s impressive victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Day two looks set fair for more top class racing with some serious equine talent on display. 14:30 – Jersey Stakes This race often goes the way of horses…

Godolphin go Barney after day one treble

It was a dream day for Godolphin as the boys in blue notched up a 124-1 treble with BARNEY ROY’s sweet revenge over old foe Churchill in the St James Palace Stakes undoubtedly the icing on the cake. Richard Hannon’s three-year-old was only having the fourth start of his career but showed just how talented…

Royal Ascot – Day 1 Preview

14:30 – Queen Anne Stakes RIBCHESTER is fancied to join an illustrious roll of honour that includes the mighty Frankel and claim this Royal Ascot curtain raiser. His return to action in the Lockinge saw him stamp his authority over the miling division and he can provide his trainer Richard Fahey with a sixth Royal…

The big five: Ascot A-listers or Royal rejects?

Normally with an accumulator of short priced favourites, at least one of them manages to get beat. The heartbreak of Annie Power’s fall at the last in the Mares Hurdle at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival still lives fresh in the memory of most, so will  the bookmakers be laughing all the way to the bank…

Grand National preview:

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to dust off your hats after the punter’s paradise that was the Cheltenham Festival, and try to hit the bookies for six once more. This race has been kind to them in recent years. 40 runners, 30 fences. Arguably the only event more difficult to predict than the…

New is the One for the Champion Hurdle

It is not often that a horse wins a championship race after being beaten in it twice before. Cast your minds back to Cue Card’s gutsy King George win back in December – that was his fourth attempt at winning the Kempton Park showpiece, having been beaten a total of 36 and a half lengths…