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Barry Geraghty

Our star blogger looks back on his rides from the past few days where he landed the Grade 2 Fortria Chase at Navan aboard Ballyoisin.


Melbourne Cup hero Cross Counter (8-1) spearheaded a winning week for previous Eyecatchers with Eragon De Chanay (8-1), Return Ticket (9-4), La Bague Au Roi (15-8), Elysees (4-6) plus impressive Kalashnikov adding to the tally and form expert Alan Thomson has identified six more winners in waiting from the past seven days.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake reflects on the disappointing return of Footpad in the Grade 3 Poplar Square Chase where Harry Whittington’s Saint Calvados started his season in sensational style. Kevin also analyses the novice chase debut of leading Arkle contender Kalashnikov.

Declan Rix

With the whip debate once again being thrown into the spotlight in world and British racing, Declan Rix gives his views on the issue.

Pointing The Way

Richard Pugh returns with four recent Irish pointing winners of note, at meetings from Damma House and Moig South.

Surfing The Sand

Our All-Weather expert Simon Mapletoft previews the two features races at Chelmsford City on Saturday and turns the spotlight on three more eyecatchers for your tracker.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest column for, Dr Peter May covers the topic of National Hunt horses returning from absences, finding a number of interesting and profitable angles in the process.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from British Champions Day, where Cracksman put up one of the best performances in the world this season when winning the Champion Stakes by six lengths.

  • Sectional Spotlight

    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.

  • 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.

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