Aiden O’Brien and his Group 1’s

2017-07-15T11:59:55+01:00October 9th, 2016|

Godolphin have 2 trainers in the UK with Saeed Bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby and yet they last had a Group 1 winner in the Britain in 2013! Aiden O’Brien has won 20 Group 1’s this SEASON with 17 of these in Britain.

The Group 1 wins started this season in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket where his very talent Filly Minding won at Evens. She led home a straight 1/2/3 for the ratings and for Aiden O’Brien with Ballydoyle finishing 2nd and Alice Springs 3rd.


After the Gurkha won the French 2000 Guineas the 3rd Group 1 came in the shape of […]

A Fair Weekend Ahead

2017-07-15T11:59:58+01:00September 20th, 2016|

There are some great races this weekend including the Cambridgeshire and the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket however it’s Friday that I think there are 2 horses that look ahead of their rivals and whilst they are both favourites I think they will be much shorter come race day.

The first is in the Shadwell Rockfell Stakes which is a Group 2 race over 7f for Fillies. The favourite for this race is Fair Eva who after winning her first two races impressively she was last seen being beaten into 3rd at York in the Lowther Stakes behind Queen Kindly and Roly Poly. Fair Eva is by Frankel and won on […]

The Classics Review 2013

2017-03-13T14:49:14+00:00September 24th, 2013|

The Classics

With the last Classic being run last Saturday it is worth looking back at the 5 classics.

The 5 English Classics were won by Dawn Approach (2000 Guineas), Sky Lantern (1000 Guineas), Ruler of The World (The Derby), Talent (The Oaks) and Leading Light (St Leger).

2000 Guineas: Dawn Approach confirmed himself as the early season 3 year old to follow with a very impressive win here galloping away from the field inside the final furlong to win by 5 lengths with Glory Awaits, Van Der Neer, Toronado and Cristoforo Colombo filling the next 4 places. Considering this was one of the classics only Dawn Approach […]