Desert Dreamer, so impressive when making a winning debut under Hollie Doyle at Newmarket last month, in a fast-run race which has yielded several subsequent winners, is an exciting declaration for the seven-runner Novice Stakes over five furlongs of ‘good to soft’ Ascot ground this afternoon; on my time-handicap thisContinue Reading

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said people should not buy Covid-19 antigen tests sold in supermarkets due to the risk of false results. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is “genuinely concerned” about the sale of the testing kits and their use in uncontrolled circumstances, the chiefContinue Reading

El Hadeeyah represents another time-handicap ‘special’ for juvenile aficionados in a Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over five furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Ascot today; earlier this week we nominated Navello as a ‘headline’ choice and George Boughey’s charge romped home under Nicola Currie around Chester to land a gamble and justifyContinue Reading

East Cornwall Search and Rescue Team is a local charity based in Bodmin, Cornwall and is made up entirely of volunteers who provide an inland search and rescue service across the East Cornwall area and purely depends on public funding to operate. Covering rural areas from Goss Moor to BodminContinue Reading

Global Systems Institute, Streatham Campus, Exeter The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship fully-funded by the A. G. Leventis Foundation to commence in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuitionContinue Reading

Credence Star goes on a retrieving mission (mine!) in the Novice Stakes over seven furlongs of Chelmsford polytrack today on the back of a woeful effort on ‘good to firm Doncaster thirteen days ago; what went wrong with Simon Crisford’s charge? There is never any guarantee with thoroughbreds, a multitudeContinue Reading

I’m back with more news and hope you all had a lovely bank holiday. We made the most of the long weekend by exploring Haldon Forest and its various offers – very impressed with their “fund-a-loo” scheme and partner-latrines in places as far away as Myanmar and the Ivory CoastContinue Reading