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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 the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon, as well as ratings for Newbury’s Group Two Hungerford Stakes, both to be run on Saturday.

Eyecatchers

Previous Eyecatchers to produce the goods last week were Guishan (10-1), Sheikspear (7-1), Golden Apollo (4-1), Yorkidding (11-4), Sir John Lavery (5-2), Kimodo (11-8), Titi Makfi (5-4) plus Angel’s Quest (1-2) and form expert Alan Thomson has flagged up six horses to follow from the past seven days.

Kevin Blake

With the first Group 1 2yo contest of the season having taken place at the Curragh on Sunday, Kevin assesses the leading juveniles of both sexes and weighs up their Classic credentials.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands looks back on the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest and has fancies in action at the Curragh on Thursday and at Deauville on Sunday.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the action from the Qatar Goodwood Festival including Battaash’s victory in the Qatar King George Stakes.

Irish Scene

Irish racing expert Declan Rix previews Thursday’s feature contest at Ballybrit, the Guinness Galway Hurdle.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest update, Dr Peter May takes a view on how punters can profit from non-runners in horse racing.

  • 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.

  • 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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