Sunday, July 5, 2020

Nick thwarted on medical grounds at Ayr

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin's debut ride under rules at Ayr on Tuesday evening - booked to ride the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times - was thwarted on medical grounds. "I was told by the Clerk I couldn't ride," said disappointed...
Saturday selections for Wetherby

Hawk High to scalp Wetherby bookies?

By Andrew Atkinson Hawk High (2.15) owned by three-times Aintree Grand  National winning-owner Trevor Hemmings, is out to scalp the bookies at Wetherby on Saturday. Trained by Tim Easterby and ridden by Brian Hughes, Hawk High is tipped to win the...
Dame De Compagnie completes opening three races 47-1 treble! By Andrew Atkinson Dame De Compagnie completed a 47-1 winning treble tips on the opening three races on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, when landing the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 5 furlongs! "She won well," said winning jockey Barry Geraghty, who gained a 2 1/4 lengths win ahead of Black Tears (12-1), with Thosedaysaregone (10-1) third, and Cracking Smart (33-1) fourth in the 25 runners' field. "There wasn't much of a gallop, but she relaxed and was able to pick-up well," said Geraghty. Dame De Compagnie, is trained by Nicky Henderson, and owned by J. P. McManus: "I have a great job - there's no one better than Nicky Henderson," said Geraghty. "Barry gave him a great ride," said McManus, also owner of Champ, winner of the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase. *Dame De Compagnie was Andrew Atkinson's sixth winning tip at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival - after a 455-1 treble on Tuesday.

Dame De Compagnie completes opening three races 47-1 treble! By Andrew Atkinson Dame De Compagnie completed a 47-1 winning treble tips on the opening three races on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, when landing the Coral Cup Handicap...
Richard Fahey, trainer

Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at the double for Fahey

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Fahey saddles Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at Lingfield Park on Saturday,  with three pound claimer Connor Murtagh in the saddle at the Surrey racecourse. Itwouldberudenotto (12.00) finished second when beaten a neck in a photo finish over a...
Royal Ascot

O’Brien ready for ‘Battle’ in Chesham Stakes

By Andrew Atkinson, Royal Ascot Thursday, Day 3, June 18. BALLYDOYLE maestro Aidan O'Brien is ready for battle on day three of the 2020 behind closed doors Royal Ascot meeting, saddling Battleground (3.00) in the Chesham Stakes. The Chesham Stakes, featuring...

Middleham Park targets Haydock £100,000 bet365 Old Newton Cup

By Andrew Atkinson Haydock Park stages a lucrative seven-race card worth nearly £400,000 on Saturday, July 6, featuring the £100,000 bet365 Old Newton Cup (3.15) and the G2 bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2.40). The bet365 Old Newton Cup, which evolved from the...
Should Ascot survive their second inspection Trainer Paul Nicholls has a number of runners that could make it another memorable day for the champion trainer

Nicholls Boxing clever!

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Paul Nicholls heads to Kempton Park on December 26 - Boxing clever - with Cyrname (3.05) heading for glory in the Ladbrokes King George V1 Chase. Cyrname (13-8) who thwarted Altior's continued success last time out, is...
Battash has King's Stand Stakes at mercy

Battash has King’s Stand Stakes at mercy

By Andrew Atkinson Royal Ascot June 16 Battash, winner of ten of his 20 races, makes a seasonal debut on Tuesday (June 16) in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot's five-day meeting. Sheikh Hamdan...
MOUNTAIN ANGEL TO RISE TO THE OCCASION AT YORK

MOUNTAIN ANGEL TO RISE TO THE OCCASION AT YORK

Super Saturday fromthehorsesmouth.tips York. Newmarket. Ascot. Chester. Hamilton. Salisbury By Andrew Atkinson - fromthehorsesmouth.tips racing correspondent YORK'S John Smith's Diamond Jubilee Cup Handicap (3.50) over 1 mile and 2 furlongs - with a winning purse of £124,500 - showcases the Yorkshire...
Spirit Power for Eric at Kempton Park 

Spirit Power for Eric at Kempton Park 

By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston trained Spirit Power is saddled with top weight of 9st 8lb at Kempton Park on Saturday, having won at Newcastle on January 9. Spirit Power, formerly with Joseph O’Brien, was successful for the first time on...
Hollie Doyle: Each-way tip in The Ladbrokes C1 Spring Cup on board Archie Watson trained The Perfect Crown.

PORTO CALL AT LINGFIELD

Hollie to be 'Crowned' in Ladbrokes Spring Cup? By Andrew Atkinson John Bridger trained Porto Ferro (1.25) is tipped each-way in the C6 Betway Handicap over 5 furlongs to get back on track under Charlie Bennett at Lingfield Park on...
Time For A Toot landing the Betfair each way Edge Handicap - Twitter

Time For A Toot 14-1 fromthehorsesmouth.tips wins at Haydock Park! 

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent TIME FOR A TOOT tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.tips obliged when landing the Betfair each way Edge Handicap over 1m at Haydock Park on Saturday at 14-1. Trained by Charlie Hills and ridden by Jim Crowley, Time For...
Pinatubo Charlie's darling in Dewhurst

Pinatubo Charlie’s darling in Dewhurst

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips CHARLIE Appleby trained Pinatubo (3.30) goes to post as red hot favourite for Newmarket's Group 1 Class 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes over 7 furlongs on Saturday. "Pinatubo has frightened off most of the opposition -...
Shine Baby Shine, beaten a neck by Bodacious Name at Southwell - with The Resdev Way, third.

Bodacious thwarts Shine Baby Shine

By Andrew Atkinson PHILIP Kirby saddled second and third at Southwell on Saturday night - with Shine Baby Shine going down by a neck - behind Bodacious Name in the Betway Live Casino Handicap, over 2 miles. "It doesn’t get much...
Frosty morning on the gallops

Mister Fisher to reel ’em in at Cheltenham

Cloth Cap fits at Doncaster North Star Oscar to shine at Hereford By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips NICKY Henderson trained Mister Fisher (12.45) is selected by fromthehorsesmouth.tips to land the Ryman Novice Chase over 2 miles 4 furlongs at...
SUPER SATURDAY 62,334-1

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

Super Heinz 114,446-1 fromthehorsesmouth.tips By Andrew Atkinson Galloway Hills (10-1) was a successful fromthehorsesmouth.tips selection in the Diamond Anniversary Handicap over 6 furlongs at York on Saturday - part of a 23,023-1 seven horses winning accumulator! A Super Heinz bet would have returned...
Three cheers to Ripon!

Three cheers to Ripon!

By Andrew Atkinson fromthehorsesmouth.tips racing correspondent RIPON will be full of cheers on Saturday, with a Beer and BBQ Festival meeting, in conjunction with Theakston Brewery. In what has been an action-packed 2019 at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, with 16 fixtures completed,...
Tragic death of Wicklow Brave in American Grand National

Tragic death of Wicklow Brave in American Grand National

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips NICKY Henderson has described the tragic death of Wicklow Brave - one of racing's famed horses that died after a fall in the American Grand National - as 'devastating'. "The death of Wicklow Brave is...
Jockey Danny Tudhope says goodbye to Suedois. Photo courtesy David O'Meara racing

Suedois is an incredible horse who will be missed – trainer David O’Meara

Quote: 'Suedois finished second on his yard debut, and finished his career with a record of 50 runs, 10 wins and top three finishes, in an incredible 33 starts'. By Andrew Atkinson Suedois, trained by David O'Meara at Willow Farm,...
MAISON D’OR wins our opening race of the 2019/20 Jumps Season at Catterick

Kirby saddles trio at Catterick in Intermediate Open NH Flat race

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips PHILIP Kirby saddles a trio of horses from his Green Oaks Farm stables today at Catterick in the Intermediate Open NH Flat race. "It's a notable day at Catterick with three of our boys who...

If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a Cake

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a Cake - the Alex Higgins story FORMER apprentice jockey Alex Higgins, two-times world snooker champion, died a decade ago on July 24, 2010. Journalist and author friend Andrew Atkinson is writing...
Hayley Turner OBE rode Restless Rose to victory at Chelmsford.

ALL HAIL HAYLEY!

Restless Rose completes 45,377-1 Super Heinz bet! By Andrew Atkinson Restless Rose, ridden by Hayley Turner OBE and trained by S.C. Williams completed a seven horse winning selections accumulator at Chelmsford on Saturday night. Jamie Spencer rode Charlie Appleby trained Stormy Mountain...
Cheltenham Festival - lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

Cheltenham Festival – lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

By Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham Festival 2020 can look back on being lucky to escape cancellation - or taking place without the 251,000 spectators who attended the four days meeting last week - after the coronavirus outbreak. Four days after the final...
Brian Hughes: to be named champion jockey. Photo: Twitter.

Hughes to be named champion NH jockey

Presentation ceremonies on hold By Andrew Atkinson The National Hunt Champion jockey title will be presented to Brian Hughes - with any presentation ceremony on hold due to racing's coronovirus closedown. Hughes has reportedly been told that he will be crowned...
Haydock Park

Crosspark and Top Wood Haydock Betway Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase fromthehorsesmouth.tips

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips THE £50,000 Betway Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase (2.40) over 3m 1f at Haydock Park on Saturday, where the going is heavy, has a winner's purse of £32,000 up for grabs to warm the cockles...
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