As the flat season finally gears up amidst the final throes of another fascinating jumps term, Best of the Rest reflects that rebirth. Old friends have taken their final bows at the Spring Festivals, and it is now time for rehearsals to unearth the shining lights of tomorrow's Summer stage. Enough with the ham prose, and on to the good stuff.
In the sportinglife's My Stable feature, Matt Brocklebank reveals his flat horses to follow this season. Focusing on the mile division, Matt has a nice mix of established runners and rising stars, as befits this time of year.
Timeform Ratings Update
Timeform's Ben Fearnley offers the Halifax ratings agency's take on the early Classic trials, including an interesting parallel with the great Galileo from one of his progeny...
Alan Thomson's Eyecatchers
Plenty of horses are coming on for the run or not quite at peak fitness at this time of year, so this post zeroes in on six horses that appear to have more to offer in their upcoming starts.
BHA Handicapper's Blog
And finally, the official mouthpiece of British racing, the BHA, offer their "first among equals" take on the latest action.
That's all for this week.