A full house on the panel tonight with Luke, Adam & Calum taking you through the Channel Four action from Newmarket and Market Rasen. Newmarket hosts two Group Ones for two year olds over six furlongs in the Cheveley Park Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes. They also a Group Two over a mile in the Royal Lodge and the big betting heat of the day, the Betfred Cambridgeshire with a maximum field of 35 going to post with Bronze Angel bidding to make history by becoming the first horse to win three times.
A full house on the panel tonight covering the Channel Four action from Ayr and Newbury, the feature event being the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup where Richard Fahey fields the unbeaten Don’t Touch who could potentially be a cut above these rivals. We also have the Silver Cup where Fahey fields another favourite in George Bowen who still looks well ahead of the assessor after an easy success at the Curragh last Sunday. The two year old fillies also get their chance in the Group Three Firth Of Clyde Stakes with Clive Cox’s effortless maiden winner Priceless heading the market and there’s a decent Listed race over ten furlongs where Mutakayyef bids to improve on his seasonal reappearance in the Strensall Stakes at York when second to Mondialiste.
Down at Newbury, the Arc Trial sees Eagle Top return after finishing second to Postponed in the King George by a narrow margain. He faces a field of five including the lightly raced Ooty Hill, Sky Hunter and The Corsican. The Mill Reef features a small field with the Gimcrack second and third, Ribchester and Raucous re-opposing whilst Steps looks to add to his win last week in the Portland in the Group Three World Trophy. There’s also a highly competitive handicap featuring the impressive Haydock winner Cymro who will appreciate the testing ground at Newbury and still looks ahead of his mark.
On a busy weekend of racing, we return this week to cover the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger which features a small but select field with Aidan O’Brien fielding Bondi Beach and Fields Of Athenry versus Storm The Stars who brings Classic form to the table with his third behind Golden Horn in the Derby and second to Jack Hobbs in the Irish Derby. We also the rest of the Channel Four action from Doncaster and Chester plus we cover Irish Champions Day from Leopardstown where we could potentially have eight Group One winners go to war in the Irish Champion Stakes.
Luke – Sanus Per Aquam 4:05 & Lightning Spear 6:50 Double
Adam – Home Of The Brave 3:10 Doncaster and George Bowen 2:00 Curragh (Sunday)
Luke Elder and Adam Webb are back after a three week absence with a preview of the Channel 4 action tomorrow with Haydock hosting the Group One Sprint Cup which takes centre stage with seventeen runners going to post at 3:45, headed by the previous two winners Gordon Lord Byron and G Force. Channel 4 is also at Ascot with two decent handicaps with the highly progressive Dartmouth running at 3:25 and Kempton where Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs returns for his Arc preparation.
We also covered plenty of news stories from the past week and pay tribute to the likes of Hurricane Fly, Hayley Turner, Clive Brittain, Rizeena and co who are all retiring.