At The Races Blogs

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands has analysed the pick of Newmarket’s July Festival, nominated a trio of horses to follow using TPD data and has selections online for Leopardstown on Thursday plus Newbury on Friday.

Handicappers' Blog

The British Horseracing Authority handicappers give their verdict on the key performances over the three days of Newmarket’s July Festival.


Euchen Glen (20-1), First Contact (4-1), Kodyanna (3-1), Nicklaus (5-2), Cross Counter (13-8), Morticia (evens), Trouble And Strife (5-6) plus Herculean (1-6) were previous Eyecatchers to reward followers of the column last week and form expert Alan Thomson has flagged up six horses to add to your Tracker from Newmarket’s July Festival.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake recaps on U S Navy Flag's July Cup success, praising a recently delivered three-year-old sprinting initiative that has helped pave the way for the Classic generation while looking to a major future international prize that connections are targeting.

Declan Rix

As we approach the half-way point of the 2018 Flat campaign, Declan Rix assesses the best of three-year-old crop and how they might fair once tackling their elders later in the season.

Winning Systems

In his latest article for, Dr Peter May takes a closer look at three-year-olds competing against elder handicappers and how the distances they race over can affect profitability.

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

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

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

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