Kleo can take York opener

The opening race at York on Saturday is a one and a quarter mile handicap for three-year-olds and upwards. Kleo Luca Cumani saddles the filly Kleo, a daughter of Kavafi out of a Bluebird mare. She got off the mark on her fourth start when beating Muhawalah by three and a quarter lengths off a handicap mark of 79. She moved through strongly under Richard Hughes before kicking clear in… Read More »

Dettori to strike aboard Osaila

The Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot on Saturday has attracted a strong field of eight runners. Osaila The probably favourite is Richard Hannon’s Osaila who ran a fine race to finish fifth in the Albany Stakes at the Royal meeting last month. The daughter of Danehill Dancer was having only her second start that day and finished upsides Friday’s impressive winner Malabar. Osaila then went to Doncaster where… Read More »

Disegno to turn on the style at Ascot

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes day at Ascot kicks off at 1.30 with the Listed Winkfield Stakes for two-year-olds over seven furlongs. Disegno Although there are only six runners, there are some very promising horses on show including Sir Michael Stoute’s Disegno. He is a colt by Fastnet Rock out of a Silver Hawk mare who made his debut at Newmarket over six furlongs in May. In keeping… Read More »

Connecticut to justify Group race entry

Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani is not known for wasting money on ambitious entries for his horses and it may be significant that Connecticut holds a Group 2 entry. Connecticut The three-year-old son of New Approach is out of a Slip Anchor mare and is bred to relish the mile and a half trip at Newmarket on Friday. The colt has won his last two starts, winning his maiden at Newbury… Read More »

Panda to raise spirits at Newmarket

Newmarket stages a good quality evening card on Friday on a busy weekend for racing in the UK. Panda Spirit The local yard of Sir Michael Stoute is enjoying a tremendous season and sent out four consecutive winners this week, three of them highlighted by Aussiebet. The stable look set to hit the target again here with the promising two-year-old filly Panda Spirit in the nursery handicap at 6.40. The… Read More »

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 »