Entries by Nigel Keeling

Meydan Mauling – Jack’s The Lad

Jack Hobbs put in a monster performance to win the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on Saturday. Sporting blinkers in the hope of sharpening his concentration, the Irish Derby winner of 2015 looked to be back to his best, cruising into contention turning for home, before powering clear for a two-length success over Aidan O’Brien’s […]

Heaven Knows it’s time for a break

For those that need a short sabbatical from National Hunt Festivals, the annual Dubai World Cup meeting from Meydan is just the ticket. Taking place tomorrow, the event is one of the World’s most valuable, with US$30m up for grabs. It’s no surprise that some of the best Flat performers from around the globe have […]

Apple’s At Aintree

As the dust settles post-Cheltenham, attention quickly turns to Aintree, which begins on April 6. Yesterday, Gigginstown racing manager Eddie O’Leary announced that Festival heroine Apple’s Jade would be heading for a mouth-watering clash with Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air in the Aintree Hurdle. “The race at Cheltenham had everything and I really think it […]

Domesday Delight – Edmunds Festival First

Based just a stones-throw from the M1 near Newport Pagnell, Stuart Edmunds has been training horses for more than 30 years, and was assistant to the late Renee Robeson. Last Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival he had his proudest moment as a handler, when Domesday Book caused a 40/1 upset to win the Fulke Walwyn […]

Mullins Back On Track

Team Mullins roared back to life with a stunning four-timer on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Yorkhill set the ball rolling with victory in the JLT Novices’ Chase. Many had expected Disko to set the fractions after his dominant display in the Flogas Chase last time in Ireland. But for reasons best known to […]

Festival Fever

The mighty ‘Cheltenham Roar’ is almost upon us, and as excitement reaches fever-pitch I thought I’d highlight some of the horses that are going to make us rich over those four glorious days. I’m not on my own in fancying Holywell in the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one. Jonjo’s 10-year-old has a terrific Festival […]

Kempton Course Key to Saint BetBright Bid

Attention turns to Kempton and Newcastle on Saturday, with the former hosting an exciting card, including the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle, the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle and the BetBright Chase. All eyes will be on Nicky Henderson’s young hurdler Charli Parcs in the juvenile, as he looks to add to his course success in December, and bolster […]