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Kevin Blake

In his latest column Kevin analyses Yorkhill’s victory at Leopardstown on Sunday and looks at what impact the new non-trier rules that came into play at Navan on Saturday had on the stewards’ behaviour.

Barry Geraghty

Barry previews his quintet of rides at Leopardstown on Sunday, headed by the very progressive That's A Wrap, who has notched on his last three starts and lines up in the feature contest, the Hurdle.

Surfing The Sand

All-Weather expert Simon Mapletoft spotlights handicaps at Lingfield on Friday and Saturday that could offer significant pointers to the Sprint and Marathon Finals on Good Friday, and brings you five more Eyecatchers for your ATR Tracker.

Talking Horses

As well as his horses to follow, David Lawrence takes a weekly look at the racing scene and has a statistical look at Haydock's Champion Hurdle Trial as well as ratings for the Clarence House Chase entries at Ascot, both to be run on Saturday

Irish Scene

Declan Rix discusses the possible return of Faugheen in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle and whether it may have an impact on his Cheltenham Festival aspirations.


Previous Eyecatchers to win last week were Our Kaempfer (5-1), Sennockian Star (5-1), Progress Drive (9-4), plus odds-on shots Isharah, High Bridge, Giveaway Glance and Bags Groove. Alan Thomson has pinpointed six more horses with potential to add to your ATR Tracker.

  • Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands provides analysis of the pick of the recent all-weather action and shortlists his selections for the Fast Track Qualifiers that take place on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Paul Haigh

    Paul Haigh

    Paul Haigh previews the four Group 1 contests that take place on Longines Hong Kong International day at Sha Tin on Sunday morning and offers a betting guide on how to punt Hong Kong-style at the big meeting.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority cast their eyes back to the Cheltenham Open Meeting and review some of the action.

  • Chris McGrath at Santa Anita

    Chris McGrath at Santa Anita

    In his final blog before the Breeders' Cup Chris speaks to Limato's trainer Henry Candy plus the top US connections whose stars are also out to shine in some of the vintage renewals taking place at Santa Anita this weekend.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest blog for, Dr Peter May discusses how finding improving horses are important to making his punting profitable. In this particular piece, the variable of horses improving for stepping up in trip is assessed.

  • Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    In his final update ahead of Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup, Martin Kelly hears from connections of Ebor winner Heartbreak City who are aiming to realise the American dream in Melbourne.

  • Sean Levey feature

    Sean Levey feature

    In the third and final part of our three-piece feature with Sean Levey, Levey talks about some of the great jockeys he's learned from, the Richard Hannon operation, the worst day he's had on a racetrack and looks to the future.

  • French Classic contenders to follow by Liz Price

    French Classic contenders to follow by Liz Price

    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.

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