Hollie Doyle stole the show on the first day of ‘Glorious Goodwood’ and in three nail-biting finishes at Yarmouth, hundreds of miles away east, Hayley Turner, Josephine Gordon and Laura Pearson thrilled a holiday crowd by registering dramatic victories; talk about ‘Ladies’ Day it was a reminder of colossal diversityContinue Reading

Fearby first, the rest nowhere could well be the outcome of an intriguing eleven-runner group three Molecomb Stakes over five furlongs of forecast ‘soft’ Glorious Goodwood this afternoon, despite the presence of three times winner, Chipotle, against the Ed Bethell-trained Havana Gold colt. Demanding underfoot conditions are the bane ofContinue Reading

WARNING: don’t underestimate my continual reference to watering and it’s effect on turf surfacesl ‘Glorious Goodwood’ will not live up to its name today because nigh on FORTY-NINE ‘mils’ have more or less contributed to a desperate situation caused by poor husbandry and if you bet there you are guessing.Mine is to sortContinue Reading

What have Tyson and Dazzling Dan got in common? Both were napped during a weekend Newmarket meeting on the July course and were ‘turned over’ unceremoniously, finishing well in rear without giving readers the slightest flutter as they watched on TV screens throughout the world. First port of call SaturdayContinue Reading

Sea Oscar will be on an urgent retrieving mission in a shallow-looking Maiden Stakes over a mile of ‘good to firm’ Pontefract this afternoon, absolutely imperative this William Haggas-trained Sea The Stars filly gains ‘winning brackets’ for stud purposes and championship-chasing stable jockey Tom Marquand will be mindful of theContinue Reading

Buoyant is being touted yet another Martyn Meade-trained two-year-old ‘special’ in the prestigious eleven-runner Crocker Bulteel Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of Ascot this afternoon and this once-raced Awtaad colt will be faced by much-chronicled Ehraz from the immensely-powerful Richard Hannon yard; both were placed and shaped really well firstContinue Reading

Dashing Rat, disappointingly without a win after six attempts, for various reasons, still rates nigh on a ‘cert’ for the Novice Stakes over seven furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Yarmouth today; imagine this 84-rated Adaay colt running in my colours and where he would be today! Talk about being ‘inContinue Reading