Narrowing The Field

Narrowing The Field

Latest Races

Peter Marsh Handicap Chase

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Our top six for a fascinating renewal of the Peter Marsh:  Main Contenders Acey Milan Anthony Honeyball’s seven-year-old is a hard one to judge. We.. read more >>

Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 9th January 2021

At £28,000 this isn’t the most valuable Lanzarote Hurdle we’ve ever seen, though with a maximum 20-runner field, soft ground a trip alien to many.. read more >>

Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase

Saturday 9th January 2021

Even in the midst of all the madness, we perhaps didn’t envisage the 2020 Welsh Grand National being run in 2021! After the initial race.. read more >>

Silver Cup Handicap Chase

Saturday 19th December 2020

This is a huge three-mile handicap chase, these being the six we think are best suited to the job:  Main Contenders Ardlethen A most interesting.. read more >>

Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase

Saturday 12th December 2020

Known to many as the December Gold Cup, the Caspian Caviar is once again a frightfully competitive event this year and especially now that Master.. read more >>

Becher Handicap Chase

Saturday 5th December 2020

Despite being a hugely competitive Grade 3 handicap chase in its own right, we all know why the Becher Chase is so important. This race.. read more >>

Ladbrokes Trophy Chase

Saturday 28th November 2020

We have a tough task here; an 18-runner field for a 3¼-mile handicap chase worth £200,000, but we have managed to whittle them down to.. read more >>

Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 21st November 2020

Despite its flat topography, Haydock Park really does take some getting when the rain gets into it and so this three-mile handicap is going to.. read more >>

Greatwood Handicap Hurdle

Sunday 15th November 2020

This race, understandably so, is often considered to be an early Champion Hurdle trial but given how far down the weights our ultimate selection is.. read more >>

Paddy Power Gold Cup

Saturday 14th November 2020

Having regained the sponsorship of the event, Paddy Power gives this race somewhat of a familiar look and the competitive 2½-mile event is as high.. read more >>

November Handicap

Saturday 7th November 2020

The traditional season closer on the flat, the November Handicap is as competitive as ever even in what has been a very unusual year. Prize.. read more >>

Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase

Saturday 31st October 2020

On Saturday Ascot hosts one of the first big betting handicap races of the National Hunt season, the three-mile Sodexho Gold Cup. This is a.. read more >>

Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase

Sunday 25th October 2020

We haven’t suffered from a typo here – look out for the non-standard race times this Sunday at Aintree with the Old Roan due off.. read more >>

Cesarewitch Handicap

Saturday 10th October 2020

As usual and despite the massive drop in prize money this year, the Cesarewitch remains a massively competitive race. A maximum field of 34 runners.. read more >>

Cambridgeshire Handicap

Saturday 26th September 2020

At £74k to the winner this race is understandably not as valuable as usual this year, however it is still a big purse and the.. read more >>

Ayr Gold Cup

Saturday 19th September 2020

It’s Ayr Gold Cup time once again, and while the atmosphere is missing this year the race itself remains wildly popular with its Silver and.. read more >>

Portland Handicap

Saturday 12th September 2020

This is an incredibly tight event by our reckoning, just as it should be of course, with no apparent handicap blot lurking in the field.. read more >>

Ebor Handicap

Saturday 22nd August 2020

Even with prize money down this year, much more than in other territories such as France which is a discussion for another day, this field.. read more >>

Great St Wilfrid Handicap

Sunday 16th August 2020

While not as valuable as normal and run on a Sunday rather than on its traditional Saturday slot, the Great St Wilfrid remains one of.. read more >>

Stewards’ Cup

Saturday 1st August 2020

A cracking renewal as always, even if the prize money cannot be what it once was. The fact that we have a full field of.. read more >>

John Smith’s Cup

Saturday 18th July 2020

The race with the oldest commercial sponsorship in Britain, the John Smith’s Cup is a top-quality mile-and-a-quarter handicap event and with a maximum field of.. read more >>

Old Newton Cup

Sunday 5th July 2020

While prize money is understandably down this is still a valuable race with over £37,000 going to the winner.  No surprise then that the field.. read more >>

Northumberland Plate Handicap

Saturday 27th June 2020

Newcastle has been at the heart of racing’s restart this season and having staged rearranged runnings of the Pavilion Stakes and the Sagaro, now gets.. read more >>

Wokingham Stakes

Saturday 20th June 2020

It’s a big shame that Sir Michael Stoute’s Mubakker isn’t running here as he is definitely a horse on the up, however we still have.. read more >>

Silver Wokingham Handicap

Saturday 20th June 2020

A great addition this year is this consolation race for the Wokingham Stakes, with so many thoroughly capable sprint handicappers denied a run.  Here’s our.. read more >>

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

Friday 19th June 2020

This ever-popular mile-and-a-half handicap features a mixture of those proven at the trip and those who for one reason or another will need to get.. read more >>

Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap

Friday 19th June 2020

A new race for the royal meeting, this handicap is over the five-furlong trip and is for three-year-olds only meaning there are plenty of unexposed.. read more >>

Sandringham Stakes

Thursday 18th June 2020

After the hullaballoo of the Britannia Stakes comes the fillies’ equivalent, a fast one-mile handicap full of unexposed three-year-olds. Usually that would mean horses into.. read more >>

Britannia Stakes

Thursday 18th June 2020

Some of the star milers of the future could be lining up in what looks a good Britannia Handicap, stars such as Gosden, Hamdan Al.. read more >>

Golden Gates Handicap

Thursday 18th June 2020

This is a smashing addition to the Royal Ascot line-up, one that allows the three-year-olds a chance of success over a mile-and-a-quarter. All too often.. read more >>

Copper Horse Handicap

Wednesday 17th June 2020

The last race on day two is a new event; a hugely competitive handicap over a mile and three-quarters. There are several in the line-up.. read more >>

Royal Hunt Cup

Wednesday 17th June 2020

The first major one-mile handicap of the season is upon us and, despite the downgraded prize money, the lack of a crowd and the addition.. read more >>

King George V Stakes

Wednesday 17th June 2020

There are plenty in with chances here, as you’d expect in a handicap race full of improving, inexperienced types who all appear to be ahead.. read more >>

Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Given the requirement for extra races at this year’s royal meeting, it is fantastic to see a consolation race for the Royal Hunt Cup which.. read more >>

Ascot Stakes

Tuesday 16th June 2020

The short-priced favourite here is likely to be Nicky Henderson’s Verdana Blue, but even with the assistance of Ryan Moore her handicap mark looks tough.. read more >>

Buckingham Palace Handicap

Tuesday 16th June 2020

There’s a new running order and some extra races for the behind-closed-doors Royal Ascot 2020, including this race which was last seen in 2015 and.. read more >>