Expert Eye supplemented as 13 target G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday

Without Parole and supplementary entry Expert Eye are among 13 horses going for the £1,066,250 G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes (3.35pm) over a mile, the centrepiece of the meeting on the second day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, August 1. Both three-year-olds were successful at Royal Ascot on their latest starts, with Without Parole (John Gosden) maintaining his unbeaten record in the mile G1 St James’s Palace Stakes, while Expert Eye (Sir Michael Stoute) returned to form with a blistering four and a half-length victory in the G3…

Botti keen on £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor for Crowned Eagle as weights are revealed for Britain’s richest handicap

The weights are unveiled today for the £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor, Britain’s richest handicap, which is staged over nearly a mile and three-quarters (1m 5f 188y) at York on Saturday, August 25. The Sky Bet Ebor, which will be worth £1 million in 2019, is the highlight of the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at which Sky Bet backs another 11 races. Stratum is Sky Bet’s 6/1 favourite following his impressive three-length success in the JLT Cup at Newbury on…

Royal runner Call To Mind set to take on defending champion Stradivarius in Qatar Goodwood Cup on Tuesday’s Qatar Goodwood Festival opening day

Supplementary entry Karar aiming at Qatar Lennox Stakes Palmer considering Qatar Vintage Stakes for Blonde Warrior   There are now just six days until the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 gets underway and the confirmations and entries for the opening day, Tuesday, July 31, are revealed today.   Defending champion Stradivarius (John Gosden) is one of 11 confirmations for the £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup (3.35pm), staged over two miles, which is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series.   Stradivarius captured the 2017 renewal of…

Coakley hoping to go one better at Newbury on Thursday

Newbury’s popular series of summer evening fixtures concludes this Thursday, July 26, with a seven-race card starting at 5.35pm plus the course’s first summer cider festival. One of the highlights on the track is the £10,400 Relyon Cleaning Newbury Handicap (7.15pm, seven runners) over 10 furlongs for three-year-olds. Scarlet Dragon won this race in 2016 before going on to valuable handicap successes at York and Newmarket later in the season. Several leading yards are represented including John Gosden’s. The Newmarket trainer runs top-weight Dive For Gold (Robert…

Stoute and O’Brien target King George glory at Ascot on Saturday

Ascot Racecourse held a media afternoon in the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn, London today ahead of the £1.25-million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO on Saturday (3.40pm, July 28), the third richest race in Britain. Sir Michael Stoute is going for a record sixth King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO victory with Crystal Ocean and Poet’s Word. He commented about his strong challenge for the 12-furlong race in a filmed interview: “Both horses seem in good shape and their…

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