Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Love, ridden by Ryan Moore, backed from 20-1 to 7-2

It’s ‘Love’ for O’Brien in Sunday’s Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson AIDAN O'Brien trained Love, ridden by Ryan Moore, backed from 20-1 to 7-2, is tipped to win Sunday's Classic Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket over 1 mile. Love, who finished third in the Fillies Mile, is Ballydoyle based...
Can Pinatubo maintain his unbeaten record and win the first Classic of the new flat season?

Pinatubo hot in Saturday’s Group 1 C1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson Pinatubo trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick goes to post as favourite in Saturday's Group 1 C1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Pinatubo (3.35) winner of all six races as a juvenile is tipped to...
Ghaiyyath lands Group 1 Coronation Cup

Ghaiyyath lands Group 1 Coronation Cup at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson Charlie Appleby trained Ghaiyyath landed the Group 1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup at Newmarket on June 5, gaining a 2 1/2 lengths win, under jockey William Buick, ahead of Anthony Van Dyck, with Stradivarius finishing third. "We’ve seen...
Never Dark and Gossiping duo Newbury winning tips

Never Dark and Gossiping duo Newbury winning tips

By Andrew Atkinson Never Dark and Gossiping were two winning selections at Newbury on June 3, as racing completed day three of its return, following the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. "He jumped really well and never saw another rival after that,"...
Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips - with SIX placed on 9 racecard!

Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips – with SIX placed on 9 racecard!

By Andrew Atkinson Following Newcastle's 150-1 winning treble tips on the opening day of the return of racing on June 1, Kempton Park selections on June 2 saw two winning tips - with SIX tips placed on the nine racecard...
'Legend' December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

‘Legend’ December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

Quote: 'December Second was one of Phil’s favourite horses, riding him out himself. He will remain a legend in our eyes'. By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained December Second suffered a fatal injury in the Betway Handicap Class 3 over...
fromthehorsesmouth.info Newcastle 150-1 treble! 

fromthehorsesmouth.info Newcastle 150-1 treble! 

Brian The Snail (13-2), Queen Of Kalahari (10-1), Frankly Darling (10-11) completed a 150-1 winning treble at Newcastle's Gosforth Park on June 1. John Gosden trained Frankly Darling, under jockey Robert Havlin, won the Betway Maiden Stakes over 1m 2f. Queen...

Queen Of Kalahari 10-1 winning tip completes 70-1 double

By Andrew Atkinson Queen Of Kalahari was a 10-1 winning selection when landing the Betway Handicap over 5 furlongs at Newcastle on June 1, beating Tomshalfbrother under a driving finish by jockey Lewis Edmunds. Queen Of Kalahari's success completed a 70-1...

Winning tip Brian The Snail – anything but!

Quote: 'Riding in the mask isn't really nice, but we know the reasons behind why we have to wear them and will continue to do so' - jockey Tony Hamilton By Andrew Atkinson Brian The Snail - tipped - landed...
Zodiakos (orange cap) gets up to beat Al Ozzdi at Newcastle.

Zodiakos’ win clears away cobwebs for jockey Sullivan

By Andrew Atkinson Zodiakos pipped selection Al Ozzdi in the opening race behind closed doors meeting at Newcastle on June 1, following racing's lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roger Fell trained duo Zodiakos (22-1) under J. P. Sullivan got up...

Magical Journey as racing returns at Newcastle

By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston saddles Fox Hill (4.30) at Newcastle on June 1 as racing returns to the fold following the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. Alston, based at Edges Farm stables in Longton, Preston, has jockey Jason Hart up on...
RACINGS 'LONG BREAK' NEARLY OVER

RACINGS ‘LONG BREAK’ NEARLY OVER

By Andrew Atkinson Newcastle will be the focus of racing in the UK on June 1 as Gosforth Park triggers the return to the sport - after the COVID-19 lockdown in March. "We’re counting down the hours to the return of...
This way. Jockeys temporary changing rooms at Newcastle racecourse.

Ayr set to recommence racing in Scotland on June 22

By Andrew Atkinson AYR racecourse is eyed as a return to racing in Scotland on June 22, with the opening 2020 Flat race season set to get underway amid the coronavirus lockdown, following suspension of meetings since March 17. Hamilton Park...
Southwell executive director Mark Clayton

Southwell set to commence 2020-21 NH jumps season in July

By Andrew Atkinson Southwell is set to commence the 2020-21 National Hunt (NH) jumps season on July 1, following the COVID-19 lockdown in March. "We were down to race three times in July and August, now up to six, plus one...
Caption: Sir Michael Stoute trained Brigadier Gerard Stakes 2019 winner Regal Reality.

Haydock Park set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Haydock Park are set to return to racing in June following the COVID-19 lockdown of meetings in mid- March across sport, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Haydock Park are set to feature the Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3), Brigadier...
Newcastle sees plethora of entries on eight-race card meeting

Newcastle sees plethora of entries on eight-race card meeting

By Andrew Atkinson Newcastle races at High Gosforth Park are gearing up to return to the fold on June 1 following the coronavirus lockdown that rocked the sport in March. Trainers have entered over 360 horses at the venue - the...
O'Brien's Kew Gardens to miss Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Ascot date change would clog-up racing pattern – Ascot’s Director of Racing Nick Smith

By Andrew Atkinson Racing in England is set to return on June 1 with Irish meetings scheduled to resume on June 8, as easing of the coronavirus lockdown comes into play. Royal Ascot gets underway on June 16, leaving Irish trainers...
French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from Longchamp to Deauville

French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from Longchamp to Deauville

By Andrew Atkinson Government approval for racing in France has been withdrawn - from areas who remain affected by COVID-19 - amid racing resuming in the second week of May. Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Auteuil are part of the regions - with...

Bin Suroor’s Military March eyes 2000 Guineas and Derby

By Andrew Atkinson Military March is eyeing success in the 2020 Investec Derby in July - after running in the Qipco 2000 Guineas in June. Racing in Britain is set to resume next month, amid the coronavirus cancellations of meetings on...

Racing set to resume at Newcastle on June 1

Quote: 'Wouldn’t it be nice to think that by September we may be able to revert to the original plans with an enhanced jump fixture list, to make up for some of what we have lost' - trainer...
The behind closed doors Derby and Oaks at Epsom will go ahead on the same day

2020 Epsom Investec Derby and Investec Oaks – behind closed doors – set for...

Quote: 'These two Classics (Derby and Oaks) play a vital role. It is of great importance to go ahead, during this difficult period' - Delia Bushell, Group Chief Executive of the Jockey Club By Andrew Atkinson The Jockey Club have...

NHS workers and carers are in my thoughts

The bereavements and the sacrifice by NHS workers and carers, and all those supporting, are in my thoughts and prayers all the time - trainer Nick Alexander By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nick Alexander, 57, based at Kinneston, Fife, has looked...
BHA's chair Annamarie Phelps and chief executive Nick Rust met sports minister Nigel Huddleston to discuss plans for resumption

RACING PRIZEMONEY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED

Quote: 'In normal circumstances, racecourses provide approximately half of prize-money, but with betting shops, which drive media rights income, closed and no crowds, their contributions will be significantly impacted' - The Resumption of Racing group By Andrew Atkinson Owners and...
Lucky 63 £7,303; Heinz £7,282; in Newcastle 40-1 treble and Newmarket 33-1 treble winning tips. 1,368-1 six-horse accumulator!Grand National

Calls to come out of lockdown are too soon – to do safely

Quote: 'The reason scientists didn't want us to move earlier is because once you go into lockdown, the resilience and people's willingness to stay in lockdown and the economic consequences, mean there is only a certain amount of...
Racing awaits May 7 government announcement

Racing awaits May 7 government announcement

By Andrew Atkinson The racing world is holding its breath - awaiting to see what will arise from the UK Government legislation on the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown - as over 19,500 deaths were reached on April 24. The British Horseracing Authority...
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