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Nicholas Godfrey on the Breeders' Cup

Nicholas Godfrey gives his verdict on those likely to line up in the five juvenile contests on a revamped first day of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup.


Previous Eyecatchers to beat a path to the winners’ enclosure last week were Sfumato (12-1), Euginio (13-2), Primeiro Boy (9-2), Alaadel (7-2), Rock Eagle (3-1) plus Simply The Betts (8-11) and form expert Alan Thomson has shortlisted six noteworthy runners from Chepstow’s Jumps season curtain-raiser.

Handicappers' Blog

Graeme Smith analyses the key performances from Future Champions Weekend at Newmarket, headlined by Too Darn Hot’s blistering victory in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake reflects on last weekend's Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes which went the way of John Gosden's impressive juvenile colt Too Darn Hot.

Sectional Spotlight

Simon analyses the striding data of the two-year-old Group contests on Future Champions Weekend at Newmarket and has two selections plus analysis online for Wednesday.

Declan Rix

After Too Darn Hot's sensational Dewhurst Stakes victory, Declan Rix feels we've seen this season's Champion Juvenile. Declan also has encouraging words for jockey Pat Cosgrave who has turned a potentially poor season into a good one.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest article for, Dr Peter May has analysed official British Horseracing Authority ratings in a number of different spheres to see if they’re profitable, coming up with some interesting results.

  • The future of international racing in Singapore

    The future of international racing in Singapore

    Having attended Singapore's Kranji Mile meeting, Paul Haigh spoke to the Singapore Turf Club's Chief Operating Officer Soong Tze Ming to see where exactly the direction of Singaporean international racing is now heading.

  • Pointing The Way

    Pointing The Way

    It’s the final Pointing The Way of the 2017/18 National Hunt season and Richard Pugh has five horses that caught his eye last week from meetings at Kinsale and Ballingary.

  • Stable Stars

    Stable Stars

    Congratulations to Mark Sweeting whose team “Sea The Stars” have won the 2017/18 At The Races Stable Stars competition and a first prize of £8,000.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Barry Geraghty

    In his final blog of the season, Barry Geraghty reflects on the 2018 Punchestown Festival.

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