Author Archives: John Burke

Ayr Day 2

Morning all,

Another seven-race card for day 2 of Ayr’s Western Meeting. There’s also a good card at Newbury with a few juvenile races which will be informative with next season in mind. There’s also an interesting 1m4 Class 2 handicap.

Ayr Gold Cup Festival – Day 2

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Jazz At Galway

Morning all,

The final English Classic of the season the St Leger done and dusted for another year. It was also Irish Champions Weekend on Saturday & Sunday.

On Thursday, it’s the start of Ayr’s Western Meeting with the Ayr Gold Cup the big betting race of next weekend.

According to my weather app it looks increasingly likely that it will be dry for most of the week. Let's hope the weather forecasters have got it right.

Inside this week’s column I look back at Saturday’s St Leger, small fields at Doncaster and Irish Champions Weekend. I also have some Ayr Gold Cup trends to share. Plus, a Monday selection which goes at Galway.

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A Perfect Listowel Bet

Morning all,

It the start of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Wednesday. Over the Irish Sea, the Listowel Festival is already underway, and next weekend it’s Irish Champions Weekend. So, plenty for us racing fans to look forward to this week.

Inside today’s column I’m looking back at the weekend action. I also have some St Leger trends to share with you. Plus, a selection from Listowel.

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Monday Winners & A Trainer To Follow

Morning all,

It’s a new month and there’s just over 2 months of the flat season left. The season has gone so fast. Mind you let’s not wish away the season too quick, as there’s plenty left to enjoy.

In this week’s column. I’m covering a wide range of racing topics from the news. From the weekend’s Sandown action, to the accuracy of going descriptions, a trainer who’s hitting some form and short trends look at Saturday’s big Group 1 race the Sprint Cup at Haydock.

You can find my thoughts on these topics and of course the Monday selections inside.Continue Reading

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