Diary: March 31 2012


The new flat season gets under way tomorrow at Doncaster where the feature is the Lincoln handicap.


2.40 The progressive Sirrius Prospect is 2 out of 3 at Doncaster and can get his season off to a winning start.

3.15 Lincoln Handicap – Eton Forever has an excellent record over course and distance and also goes well fresh. He is one for the short list. The lightly raced Fury is potentially well handicapped and acts on any ground. Cocozza was considered good enough to run in a Group 2 last season.

Fury and Cocozza are my two against the field.

Uttoxeter selections

3.05 Balding Banker

4.10 Godsmejudge

From the archives

The Lincoln handicap was last run at Lincoln racecourse in 1964.

Turf trivia

The horses in the board game Totopoly are named after the winners of the Lincolnshire handicap between 1926 and 1937.

Diary: March 26 2012


The jumps racing between the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals tends to be uninspiring stuff and tomorrow is no exception.

The best I can come up with is General Ting at Towcester in the 4.30. The horse won at this time of year last season, he has a 10 lbs claimer on board, he was a stayer on the flat so may suit the track and the stable seem in good form. At 8/1 General Ting seems each way value.

Diary: March 24 2012.


Selections for Saturday;


4.25 Moonlight Drive


2.40 This should be a good race with Kentford Grey Lady, Tante Sissi, Heather Royale, Florafern and Joshs’s Dreamway forming my short list. Kentford Grey Lady is the class horse and may well defy top weight but I just prefer Florafern who should be suited by the drying ground.

3.40 Mon Parrain is just preferred to Benny be Good.