Headway backed ahead of 2000 Guineas

Trainer William Haggas says Headway is in “pretty good shape” ahead of the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The colt impressed on a seven-furlong …

Charlie McCann Punchestown Thursday tips

Irish racing kicked themselves in the foot on Tuesday by their appalling handling of the incident at the final fence involving Paul Townend who veered right …

No Kentucky Derby for Gronkowski

Highly-rated runner Gronkowski has been ruled out of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs due to illness. Owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds confirmed the news via …

Charlie McCann on Punchestown day two

Today’s Punchestown Gold Cup is the highlight of the five-day Irish racing Festival although the first three home in last month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup are …

Kelly set for spell out

Jockey Tony Kelly is set for a spell away from racing after undergoing back surgery following a fall at Southwell on Friday. Kelly, who finished second at …

Veracious ruled out of Newmarket trip

Veracious will not compete in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket after suffering a setback in training. The three-year-old, who was due to be partnered by …

Punchestown day one by Charlie McCann

The first day of the Punchestown Festival is today’s racing highlight and the ground is described as yielding (good to soft) with further showers forecast. …

Charlie McCann’s Monday racing round-up

I was not particularly impressed with either of the Newbury Guineas’ trials winners (Dan’s Dream/Fred Darling and James Garfield Greenham) and if we saw a …

Rajasinghe heading to Newmarket

Rajasinghe will be primed and ready to go for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, according to Richard Spencer. The Choisir colt looked sharp on Wednesday in a …

Greatrex expects Sandown result

 Warren Greatrex is backing Missed Approach to show his class in next Saturday’s bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. The eight-year-old is well-fancied in the …

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