Blind Beggar, costly and vexing for owners (and punters!) has an excellent opportunity to finally get off the mark in a weak-looking nine-runner Novice Stakes over five furlongs of Newcastle tapeta tonight; can you wait, all day?This consistent, hitherto luckless Equiano gelding, placed three times in succession as a two-year-old,Continue Reading

ON GATHER IN GASTORM (6/5) and VOICE OF CALM (5/2) carried on the winning thread for this column but did champion jockey Brian Hughes  ride moderately on a couple of Kelso rides which impacted severely on profits for this column.Twice Hughes sat and waited approaching the last furlong on PRESENTINGContinue Reading

KNAPPERS HILL (8/1 and better!), struck and was napped by Jeffrey Ross in the final (bumper) race at Aintree, Saturday to follow up heavily-backed Promtissimo at the end of a dramatic week. Now it’s all systems go for Newmarket’s ‘Craven’ meeting.  Military Mission is strongly-fancied to retrieve last time outContinue Reading

Presentandcounting has disappointed too many times for serious punters to make Donald McCain’s charge an automatic odds-on favourite for a thirteen-runner Novices’ Hurdle  over two and a quarter miles of a ‘good’ Kelso surface this afternoon; there’s a fine line between courage and stupidity! Mention of this fact relates toContinue Reading

Shattered Love is primed and ready to fulfil the ultimate ambition of winning the Aintree ‘Grand National’ for Irish jockey Kevin Sexton who has certainly experienced the ups and downs emotionally during the last few weeks; five weeks ago he was apparently on a short list to ride winner ofContinue Reading

Prontissimo ticks enough boxes for a solid each-way punt in division one of the Median Auction Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of Kempton polytrack tonight, on the back of an encouraging course debut three weeks ago. A 22/1 shot, obviously completely unfancied, Prontissimo began erratically but the penny soon droppedContinue Reading