Jelly Fish to sting the bookies in Ascot finale

The final race at Ascot on Friday is the two-mile Gordon Carter Handicap Stakes. Quest For More The weights are headed by Roger Charlton’s Quest For More, a son of Teofilo out of a Rainbow Quest mare. He had been running well all season prior to a disappointing effort at Haydock in the valuable Old Borough Cup. The handicapper had put him up 3lbs after he finished second to Edge… Read More »

Gosden and Buick to strike with Marzocco

The feature race on the card at Ascot on Friday is the Noel Murless Stakes, a listed race over a mile and three-quarters. Marzocco The likely favourite here is John Gosden’s Marzocco who was fifth in the Group 1 St Leger behind Kingston Hill on his most recent start. The son of Kitten’s Joy has been campaigned at the highest level this season despite having only won a Kempton maiden… Read More »

Telmeyd to atone for Shergar Cup defeat

The six-furlong Fathdean Handicap is the third race on the card at 3.05 at Ascot on Friday. Telmeyd The probable favourite is the William Haggas-trained Telmeyd, a colt by Dutch Art out of a Pivotal mare. He made his debut over seven furlongs at Newbury in May when finishing a fair sixth to Skaters Waltz. Haggas dropped him back to six furlongs at Chester next time out where he ran… Read More »

Moore to arrive late on Consign

The second race at Ascot on Friday is a one mile handicap for three-year-olds and upwards. Pupil Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes team up with Pupil, a son of Mastercraftsman out of the useful sprinter Blue Iris. He looked like making up into a decent two-year-old last season but was disappointing in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes and has started to slip down the handicap after some modest efforts this… Read More »

Everton to continue Europa League progress

The Europa League continues on Thursday with some intriguing ties involving English Premier League teams Everton and Spurs. Everton The most notable performance from a Premiership team in the first of the group matches came from Everton who put four past Wolfsburg in Group H. They now travel to Krasnodar who drew 1-1 in their opening game in Lille. Everton’s form in the Premier League has been patchy so far… Read More »

Peace Accord can resume winning ways

The closing race at Kempton on Thursday evening is a competitive seven-furlong handicap with a field of fourteen set to go to post. Aragosta James Fanshawe’s Aragosta who looked very unlucky not to win at Wolverhampton last month. The daughter of Pivotal got off the mark here in August when comprehensively outpointing Gracefully by four lengths. Hayley Turner enjoyed a perfect run throughout the race that day, striking for home… Read More »

The Steward to continue Prescott winning run

The 7.15 race at Kempton on Thursday is the second division of the one-mile handicap and there could be some clues from the earlier race. The Steward Sir Mark Prescott saddles the probable favourite here in The Steward who had Moonfaarid back in third place here last time out. That horse runs in the 6.45 and a prominent showing would point towards The Steward running a big race here. The… Read More »

Moonfaarid to lose maiden tag at Kempton

The third race on Kempton’s Thursday card is a one-mile handicap due off at 6.45. Life And Times The possible favourite here is Mark Johnston’s Life And Times following his close second to Fiftyshadesofred at Wolverhampton last time out. The son of Medaglia D’Oro last won at the same venue back in April but has struggled on the turf through the summer. He did finish a reasonable third to Remember… Read More »