Tinkerstar ticks enough boxes to justify each-way selection for an eleven-runner Novice Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Carlisle today; hopefully Peter Makin’s charge will ‘kick off’ Royal Ascot week in the best possible style. Nothing inspires confidence more than a good-priced winner and this twice-raced Fast CompanyContinue Reading

Before you read my article I’d like to state how much I appreciated a ‘letter of thanks’ from a readers who signed himself FINLAY! I’m able to guarantee the last thing on my mind is retirement and these rambling missives will be submitted until I drop, hopefully a good fewContinue Reading

Sam Twiston-Davies provided a solid reason why I’ve long placed tremendous emphasis on jockeyship when winning on the somewhat recalcitrant Dr Richard Newland-trained Olympic Conqueror over two tense miles of Uttoxeter last Thursday; a short-head verdict over Ambassador doesn’t tell half the story. Alright so it was the second legContinue Reading

Another short-priced ‘professional special’ double yesterday became a ‘full house’ because C’mon Kenny was withdrawn earlier due to over-watering at Nottingham, again!   Income is a time-handicap ‘special’ expected to bring reward for serious punters in a twelve-runner Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Goodwood tonight;Continue Reading

C’mon Kenny provides an interesting theory to effect of weight-for-age in a Maiden Stakes over a mile of ‘good to firm’ Nottingham this afternoon when the twice-raced Ian Williams-trained five-year-old Dutch Art gelding is set carry ten stones, 16lbs more than Matamua, a three-year-old filly which will also be havingContinue Reading

‘A ‘daay’ to ‘Remember’ it certainly was when our ‘headline’ horse romped home unchallenged at Lingfield to kick off this week in grand style and later Tom Marquand took Windsor by storm with a devastating hat-trick in an hour locals will never forget; his rides on all-the-way winners Sea SylphContinue Reading