EP: 139 Royal Ascot – Thursday
The Gold Cup, run over two and a half miles, takes centre stage at Royal Ascot on Thursday when Frankie Dettori teams up with his old favourite stayer Stradivarius, who looks to win the Group 1 prize for a fourth time. The Norfolk Stakes and Ribblesdale Stakes, both Group 2 contests, also take place on the same afternoon.
George Baker is looking for more improvement from his 3-year-old Surrey Mist who is due to line up in the King George V Stakes. The trainer joins us as our guest today
City AM Racing editor Bill Esdaile previews all the action on Gold Cup Day with his take on some intriguing World Pool betting opportunities. Hosted by Chris Barnett.
‘The Punter’ has been City AM’s dedicated sports betting section for over a decade with a primary focus on horseracing. Throughout the season ‘The Punter’ will preview the weekend’s action every Friday along with in-depth coverage of all the major racing festivals. In a partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, ‘The Punter’ also previews every midweek Wednesday Hong Kong meeting as well as all the major meetings.
Every Friday, and for all major racing Festivals, the City AM racing podcast will give you in-depth analysis of the action. Featuring interviews with leading trainers, jockeys and owners, the podcast is hosted by well-known racing broadcaster Chris Barnett who is joined by Bill Esdaile and Hong Kong racing expert Wally Pyrah.
City AM’s racing editor Bill Esdaile has written for the paper since 2008. He had previously written for publications including the Sporting Life, Racing Post and The Sportsman. Each week he picks out his best bets for the weekend’s big racing action.
Chris Barnett has been a broadcasting specialist for over two decades, specialising in radio, video and podcast presentation and production. Since working at SIS, Betfair Radio, Timeform Radio, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Cheltenham Festival Radio and more recently, Arena Racing, Chris has always been at the forefront of the top sporting events, grabbing interviews with those that matter.