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Talking Horses

David Lawrence takes a weekly look at the racing scene and as well as his horses to follow, has a statistical look at Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, as well as ratings for the top ten three-year-olds who have raced in Europe during 2017.


Previous Eyecatchers to deliver last week were Heartstone (20-1), Lincoln Rocks (14-1), Saint Equiano (15-2), Sheikspear (7-1), Marzouq (6-1), Koeman (11-2), Bin Battuta (7-2), Ingenuity (3-1), Mittens, (3-1), Kimono (2-1) and Dominating (2-9) and Alan Thomson has flagged up six Eyecatchers from the July Festival at Newmarket.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the best of the action from Newmarket's July Festival where Harry Angel won his maiden Group 1 contest by taking the July Cup.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake looks back on the Darley July Cup in which the Clive Cox-trained Harry Angel went one better than in the Commonwealth Cup.

Irish Scene

Declan Rix previews the 2017 Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on July 15 where Oaks heroine Enable bids to become a dual Classic winner. Caravaggio's Darley July Cup prospects are also analysed.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands reviews the pick of the action using Total Performance Data and has fancies in action at Newmarket and Doncaster on Thursday.

  • Greyhound Derby Countdown

    Greyhound Derby Countdown

    Our greyhound expert, Jonathan Hobbs reflects on the first Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester which went the way of shock 28-1 winner Astute Missile for the Seamus Cahill family.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest update, Dr Peter May takes a closer look at summer jumping, trying to unearth profitable trends having analysed different variables, including age, ratings and different race types.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Barry Geraghty

    In his final blog for the campaign, top jockey Barry Geraghty offers an update on his injury and looks back on the highlights of the 2016/17 National Hunt season in which he partnered Buveur D'Air, Defi Du Seuil, Unowhatimeanharry and Yanworth to Grade 1 glory.

  • Surfing The Sand

    Surfing The Sand

    Simon Mapletoft reflects on the fourth annual All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, when some of the best horses of their kind in Europe went head-to-head in six different categories for £1 million in prize money. Some explosive action unfolded in front of a record crowd of 10,817.

  • Liz Price's French Classic contenders to follow

    Liz Price's French Classic contenders to follow

    With the Classic season across the Channel fast approaching Liz Price, our French racing form expert, has handpicked the horses it will pay to keep onside in the prestigious Gallic 3yo contests, which you can see live on At The Races.

  • Breakfast With The Stars

    Breakfast With The Stars

    Declan Rix reports from Breakfast With The Stars at Meydan racecourse, where he hears from leading trainers Bob Baffert, Roger Varian and Tony Martin about their big hopes for Dubai World Cup Night on Saturday.

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