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Kevin Blake

With just over three weeks to the Cheltenham Festival, Kevin Blake feels Willie Mullins faces his...

Surfing The Sand

Our All-Weather expert Simon Mapletoft previews the latest Fast Track Qualifier at Newcastle on...

Declan Rix

A nine-race card at Ascot on Saturday was made shorter for Declan Rix thanks to three classy...

Charlie Johnston feature

Assistant trainer to his father Mark at Kingsley Park Stables, Charlie Johnston sits down with...

Hong Kong Diary

The Group 1 Sunday card from Sha Tin is headed by the return of Champion horse Beauty Generation...

Kentucky Derby Countdown

American racing expert Peter Thomas Fornatale casts his eye back to last weekend’s main Stateside...

Barry Geraghty

Our star blogger heads to Gowran Park on Saturday for four rides. Barry has mounts in the two big races, the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase and the Grade 3 Red Mills Hurdle and rides last season's Gold Cup third Anibale Fly in the feature contest.

Jamie Lynch

In his first of a regular column on, Sky Sports Racing's Jamie Lynch explains why 2019 will be a Cheltenham Festival like no other in the modern age.

Sectional Spotlight

Simon Rowlands signposts a runner that could continue the excellent French record on Finals Day by lowering the colours of Wissahickon, he also has two selections online for Saturday’s all-weather action.

Irish Angle

Our Irish expert Tony Keenan looks at the balance of Irish versus British hopes at Cheltenham, as well as pointers for some Cheltenham novice events.

Sire in the Spotlight: Frankel

Vanessa Ryle profiles the great Frankel, a stallion whose stud career is starting to emulate his exploits on the racecourse.


There was truncated UK action involving previous Eyecatchers due to the lockdown but Nordic Lights (11-4) rewarded Sky Sports Racing viewers tuning into the Dubai carnival at Meydan last week and form expert Alan Thomson has signposted six horses to note from before British racing was suspended.

Winning Systems

In his latest column for, Dr Peter May takes a closer look at horse running styles on the all-weather, examining the predictably of success and if it can prove profitable.

Handicappers' Blog

The head Handicappers at the BHA give their verdicts on the pick of the action over the festive period, starting with Clan Des Obeaux’s victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

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