An expensive €10 for a lacklustre Curragh

Mike Deasy on an impressive Irish Derby winner but a lacklustre day at the Curragh, Brighton racecourse’s silence over its shuttle bus, the Dettori/Gosden sabbatical and more Westover (pictured) was an impressive winner of...

Sandown’s Coral-Eclipse: 10-year trends

Your guide to the key trends for Sandown’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes with 10-year data for trainers, sex, age, draw, ratings, SPs and Number Cruncher’s Form Pointers Saturday 2 July Sandown 3.35: Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British...

It will pay to side with Vadeni in the Eclipse

Mike Deasy goes through the six runners in Sandown’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse and arrives at his verdict – prices from Paddy Power The moment the French Derby winner, Churchill colt Vadeni, was  supplemented for...

How bad does it have to get?

Mike Deasy on the inadequacies of racing’s leadership and direction, sponsor worries for the Derby, The Sunday Times hits the depths with Michael Owen piece, and more Well, that didn’t last long. Just days...

Desert Crown makes it six of the best

  Gary McKenzie salutes Sir Michael Stoute and laments on what might have been in the Derby  Sir Michael Stoute has been one of the most successful trainers of the last forty years but...

Lester Piggott 1935-2022: Fact File

Lester Kieth Piggott: a first winner aged 12, a record nine Derby winners and an unnparalleled haul of international big race winners – here’s our Fact File on a stupendous career   Born Wantage...