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La Bague Au Roi out early at Perth

Warren Greatrex believes dual Grade One winner La Bague Au Roi has plenty in her favour as she returns to action at Perth on Wednesday. The talented nine-year-old will begin what is to be her last season in training  in the Weatherbys Racing Bank David Whitaker Handicap Chase. With the combination of a sound surface […]

Aspetar all set for long-haul odyssey

Roger Charlton believes Aspetar has the right constitution to handle a gruelling round-the-world trip as he seeks to strike gold in the 100th running of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. The gelded son of Al Kazeem, who is currently in quarantine in Newmarket, will bid to claim victory in the valuable Group One […]

Trainers full of praise for Warwick’s crowd pilot

Winning trainers Kayley Woollacott and Christian Williams voiced resounding endorsements of Warwick’s pilot crowd meeting. Woollacott had most to smile about with a big-priced double to bookend Monday’s eight-race card – while Williams sent out a promising winner and a second from his four runners. Both were full of praise too, though, for on-course arrangements […]

Emitom ready to switch to fences

Grade Two-winning hurdler Emitom is being readied to make his debut over fences at Uttoxeter next month – provided conditions are suitable. Trainer Warren Greatrex has earmarked the Free Tips Daily on attheraces.com Beginners’ Steeple Chase, over two and a half miles,  at the Staffordshire track on October 4 as a first port of call […]

O’Meara mulling QEII date for Lord Glitters

David O’Meara is considering returning Lord Glitters to the scene of his greatest triumph, in next month’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. The evergreen seven-year-old has been out of luck since claiming last year’s Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, but he has run a number of solid races in defeat – including when […]

Dewhurst enters Alkumait calculations

Connections of Alkumait will consider supplementing for the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket next month, following his impressive display in the Mill Reef at Newbury. Marcus Tregoning’s juvenile faced a significant step up in class for Saturday’s six-furlong Group Two, after a comprehensive victory in maiden company at Glorious Goodwood in late July. However, the son […]

Minzaal and Supremacy poised for Middle Park clash

Minzaal and Supremacy are on course for a mouthwatering clash in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Since finishing a promising fourth on his Ascot debut in late July, the Owen Burrows-trained Minzaal has shed his maiden tag at Salisbury and run out a thoroughly impressive winner of the Gimcrack Stakes at […]

Djingle makes most of Listowel opportunity

Djingle was too strong for Ornua after the Kerry Group Chase was reduced to a match following the first fence at Listowel. Though six were declared for the two-and-a-half-mile feature on the opening day of the Harvest Festival, just three went to post after Paloma Blue, The Storyteller and Whisperinthebreeze were withdrawn. Then just two […]

George Rooke bounces back with Chelmsford winner

George Rooke enjoyed a morale-boosting success on Vincenzo Coccotti at Chelmsford on Sunday, less than 24 hours after being stung with a 14-day riding ban. The 5lb-claiming jockey was suspended for riding a finish a circuit too early on the Paul D’Arcy-trained Sophar Sogood in the Download The At The Races App Handicap over an […]