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Racing returns to the Knavesmire on Wednesday as York plays host to the popular Ebor Festival – and it’s the return of Postponed in the Juddmonte International (3.40pm) that will have fans most excited. Roger Varian’s charge has already rattled off a hat-trick of wins this season and was expected to make it a fourth [...]
We are in the middle of a brief quiet spell in racing, but York’s Ebor meeting takes centre stage next week and The Punter will be covering all four days. The big betting race this weekend is Ripon’s Great St Wilfrid (Saturday 3.55pm) which is sandwiched between the Steward’s Cup and next month’s Ayr Gold Cup. David [...]
Shergar Cup day at Ascot is the ultimate jockey’s spectacle and it once again welcomes riding talent from around the World. Japanese rider Kenichi Ikezoe takes the ride on SEA OF HEAVEN, who justified my support by landing a valuable handicap at Ascot a fortnight ago. On Saturday, Sir Mark Prescott’s four-year-old is back for [...]
Away from the razzmatazz of Saturday’s Shergar Cup, there is some decent racing on offer at both Newmarket and Haydock. The feature race at the former is the Sweet Solera Stakes (3.15pm) for two-year-old fillies and the Group Three prize can go the way of the Richard Hannon-trained NATIONS ALEXANDER. My selection was beaten under a [...]
Just a quick glance at Saturday's Qatar Stewards’ Cup (3.45pm) field is enough to understand why many compare it to a cavalry charge. With 28 going to post, the six furlong handicap is one of the highlights of the final day and I fancy DANCING STAR to continue her unbelievable progress this season. Andrew Balding’s [...]
Minding is the star of the show at Goodwood on Saturday in the Qatar Nassau Stakes (3.10pm). She’s in a different league to her rivals and it’s completely understandable that she’s 2/7 with Coral. We’re not going to get rich backing her at that price, though. The race I’m most interested in on the undercard is [...]
Godolphin have had a resurgent year so far with a regular stream of Group race winners for their now wider range of trainers. However, at the start of the year, their big hope would have been Charlie Appleby’s Emotionless. The Shamardal colt was a hugely impressive winner of the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last September [...]
Watching back a replay of last year’s Qatar King George Stakes, it’s impossible not to be impressed by William Haggas’s Muthmir. The son of Invincible Spirit carried a penalty to victory that day and won with a little bit more in hand than the eventual winning margin of just a head implies. He lines up unpenalised [...]
Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s concerns over The Gurkha proved misplaced as the 11/8 favourite beat Frankie Dettori-ridden Galileo Gold to claim victory in the Sussex Stakes – Glorious Goodwood’s £1m race. Scoring by a neck, The Gurkha exacted revenge for the defeat inflicted by Galileo Gold and Dettori in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in [...]
Coolmore have invested heavily in the stock of US sire War Front in recent years and it has certainly paid dividends, especially with their juveniles. On Tuesday, War Decree landed the Vintage Stakes, which followed up Roly Poly’s Cherry Hinton win at Newmarket earlier this month. The big race for two-year-olds on Thursday is the Group [...]
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