Outbreak, so impressive when an unchallenged second time out winner at Salisbury a fortnight ago, attempts to supplement those gains by defying a 7lbs penalty in the 14-runner Novice Stakes over a mile of ‘good to firm’ Ayr this afternoon when the three-day(s) ‘Gold Cup’ fixture gets underway; Mark JohnstonContinue Reading

CITY WOULD HAVE SHUT YOUNG BOYS OUT Young Boys “wouldn’t have touched the ball” if they were playing a 10-man Manchester City rather than United. That’s ex-England striker Paul Merson’s claim – as he blames boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for United’s surprise 2-1 Champions League loss in Switzerland. “If that wasContinue Reading

Luxor Flush shouldn’t be extended to build on an encouraging course and distance debut five weeks ago when contesting division one of the Novice Stakes over five furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Beverley this afternoon. Veteran jockey Graham Lee was aboard Ollie Pear’s charge when the Footstepsinthesand gelding, a 33/1Continue Reading

Macon Belle is ideally suited by conditions of the eight-runner Novice Stakes over five furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Redcar today and though faced with two previous penalised winners, not to mention one or two fancied lightly-raced rivals, appeals as a solid each-way proposition with three places on offer. FollowingContinue Reading

Benzema, by virtue of an actual ‘career-best’ time-figure mark seventeen days ago, justifies support at ‘good to firm’ Thirsk this afternoon when faced by nineteen rivals in a nursery which, at first glance looked competitive. Following fastidious scrutiny it became apparent this David O’Meara-trained Invincible Spirit colt is ‘thrown-in’ andContinue Reading