Paddy Power Gold Cup Betting Tips & Preview

The Paddy Power Gold (2.30pm, Cheltenham, Saturday) is the highlight of the three-day Open meeting and, as usual, has attracted a maximum field of 20 runners. However, we’ve dug a little deeper into the form and produced what we think is an excellent more…

Melbourne Cup Betting Tips & Preview: It’s simple, Simenon

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Willie Mullins: Good bet to land Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup takes place in the early hours of Tuesday morning UK time (4.00am GMT, Flemington, Australia). We take a look at the leading contenders, from home and abroad, to seek out a selection that can go well at rewarding odds in this famous two-mile handicap.

While Ireland has landed it a couple of times, no British-trained runner has won the ‘race that stops a nation.’ This more…

Breeders Cup Mile Preview: Hannon to strike Olympic gold

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Richard Hannon: Seeks Breeders Cup Glory

Like the earlier Breeders Cup Turf, the Breeders’ Cup Mile (11.40pm, Santa Anita Park, Saturday) was one of the original seven races run during the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984. The race brings together the best milers from Europe and North America, who compete for a purse of $2 million around two bends on the turf course.

This year, Europe is represented by Olympic Glory, trained by Richard Hannon, and Cristoforo Colombo, more…

Breeders Cup Turf Preview: The Fugue on song

The Breeders’ Cup Turf (10.22pm, Santa Anita Park, Saturday), run over a mile and a half, has proved a happy hunting ground for European horses in recent years, with horses trained in Britain, Ireland or France winning seven of the last ten renewals.more…

QEII Betting Tips & Preview: Get the Max factor

Last updated October 20th, 2013

Jim BolgerThe Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is the most valuable mile race in Europe with £1million in guaranteed prize money (3.30pm, Ascot, Saturday).

Soft ground means that Toronado declines the opportunity to take on Dawn Approach (9/4) for the fourth time this season, leaving Jim Bolger’s (pictured) 2,000 Guineas and St. James’s Palace Stakes winner as clear favourite.more…

Nunthorpe Stakes Preview: Shea Class

Last updated August 22nd, 2013

The Nunthorpe Stakes (3.40pm, York, Friday) is one of the few races in which two-year-olds have the chance take on their elders. Sadly, there are no juveniles in the field this year but, interestingly, Kingsgate Native, who won the race as a two-year-old back more…

Juddmonte International Preview & Betting Tips

roger charltonThe Juddmonte International Stakes (3.40pm, York, Wednesday) is the last middle-distance race in the Qipco British Champion Series before the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October and has attracted a small but select field of some of the best middle-distance colts in the country.

Trainer Roger Charlton’s (pictured) Al Kazeem (5/4) has proved something of a revelation since returning from more than a year off at more…

Royal Ascot: St James’s Palace Stakes Preview

A maximum of nine runners go to post for the St. James’s Palace Stakes (3.45pm, Royal Ascot, Tuesday), but only three of them, Dawn Approach, Magician and Toronado, have realistic chances of winning if the betting market is to be believed.more…

Oaks Tips & Preview: Moth Worth A Flutter

The Oaks is the fillies’ equivalent of the Epsom Derby, over the same course and distance, just one day earlier (4.00pm, Friday). The betting is dominated by Secret Gesture (5/2) and Liber Nauticus (7/2), both of whom won their more…