Regardez sets sights on York feature

The feature race of Friday evening’s York card is the mile and a quarter Listed fillies event at 7.30 over a mile and a quarter. Tasaday Clear on official ratings is Godolphin’s Tasaday, the mount of Kieren Fallon. The four-year-old was third in the French Guineas last year and fourth in the Oaks. The grey daughter of Nayef then won Group 3 and Group 2 races at Deauville, beating Sparkling… Read More »

Joys Of Spring can shine at York

The Luca Cumani stable is in good form at present and can strike in the opening apprentice handicap on York’s Friday evening card. Joys Of Spring Gianluca Sanna takes the ride on top weight Joys Of Spring for the Newmarket yard and the filly can finally break her duck. She has been runner-up three times in six starts, most recently being denied off a mark of 78 by Roger Varian’s… Read More »

Six of the best for Aussiebet!

Aussiebet horse racing followers enjoyed a winning sequence of six consecutive selections this week. An SP accumulator on all six would have paid well over 100-1! Darshini The winning run was started by Sir Michael Stoute’s two-year-old Darshini at Sandown on Wednesday evening. The colt had been noted running a very promising race on his debut and he duly obliged at odds of 11-8. Our racing correspondent has repeatedly suggested… Read More »

Charline set for Valiant Stakes victory

The Listed Valiant Stakes at 3.55 at Ascot on Friday is for fillies and mares over a mile and has attracted seven runners. Euro Charline The three-year-olds have had mixed fortunes against their elders so far this summer but Euro Charline brings classic form to the table here and is hard to oppose. The daughter of Myboycharlie started her racing career in modest company at Wolverhampton on the all-weather, winning… Read More »

Maid In Rio the pick of Johnston pair

Trainer Mark Johnston sets punters a poser in the Brown Jack Handicap Stakes at Ascot on Friday by saddling two fancied runners. Maid In Rio Sir Frank Morgan and Maid In Rio both won effortlessly last time out and arrive here in excellent form. The latter was beaten here earlier this month when third of ten behind Battersea over a mile and a half but bounced back to win in… Read More »

Malabar to get off the mark at Ascot

Ascot stages a good quality card on Friday ahead of the weekend’s big race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. Malabar The meeting gets under way at 2.10 with a maiden race for two-year-old fillies over seven furlongs. The clear form choice has to be Mick Channon’s Malabar who finished fourth on only her second outing in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at the Royal meeting in… Read More »

Crack open the Vino at Sandown

The 3.40 race at Sandown on Thursday has been reduced to just five runners following some late withdrawals due to the fast ground. Alex Vino One that is set to go to post is Sir Michael Stoute’s Alex Vino and the three-year-old fits the profile of a typical late improver from the yard. He made an encouraging debut last August in the Newmarket maiden won by Learaig, staying on under… Read More »

Alonsoa ready to bloom in Star Stakes

Henry Candy has had some fine horses through his stable over the years. Way back in 1982 he came close to providing American Steve Cauthen with a classic winner when Wind And Wuthering was just touched off in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Alonsoa He has been more often associated with sprinters including Group winners Eveningperformance, Kyllachy, Airwave, Amour Propre and Markab. Music Master kept up the tradition with victory… Read More »

Cirstea and Schiavone to progress

Sorana Cirstea can continue her domination of Stefanie Voegele when the pair clash in the 2nd round of the WTA Baku Cup. Sorana Cirstea Cirstea is the top seed this week and started her campaign with a comprehensive straight sets victory over wildcard Ons Jabeur. This is Cirstea’s first appearance in the tournament staged in Azerbaijan and she was delighted with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. A troublesome shoulder injury has prevented… Read More »

Maverick to prove top gun at Lingfield

The one-mile handicap at Lingfield at 7.40 on Friday sees the return to action of the unbeaten Maverick Wave, trained by John Gosden. Maverick Wave The chestnut is a son of Elusive Quality who races in the colours of HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan. He made his racecourse debut at Leicester in December over seven furlongs and was fairly easy to back at 5-1. After travelling well throughout for William… Read More »