DOUGLAS MACARTHUR created such a positive impression in routing his rivals in the opening mile maiden at Leopardstown on Thursday that some bookmakers promoted him to the head of the betting for the 2017 Investec Derby at Epsom.
GORDON ELLIOTT, who has gone close in the €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle on several occasions but has yet to land Ireland's most valuable hurdle race, will bid to put that right at Ballybrit tomorrow week with ten entries.
JAMIE SPENCER was perfectly positioned throughout to guide Deauville to victory in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby for Aidan O'Brien.
EVEN SONG will spearhead Aidan O'Brien's attack on the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday week, with Minding waiting for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on July 30.
QATARI HUNTER will be bidding to carry his winning sequence into July when he lines up in the €100,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nasrullah Premier Handicap (7.20) at Leopardstown on Thursday evening having run up a hat-trick of handicap wins last mon
AIR FORCE BLUE will seek some sprinting salvation on Saturday after Aidan O'Brien gave last season's leading juvenile the green light for the Group 1 Darley July Cup.
CHARLIE APPLEBY believes Hawkbill will be even better when stepped up in trip, but for now he is happy to stick to a mile and a quarter and nominated either the International or Irish Champion as the Coral-Eclipse winner's potential next target.
HUGO PALMER has revealed stable star Galileo Gold is continuing to thrive at home as the trainer fixes his sights firmly on the Qatar Sussex Stakes for the dual Group 1 winner.
Tennessee Wildcat turned up for the Listed Coral.ie Glencairn Stakes (7.25) at Leopardstown last year as the 7-1 outsider of four but he stayed on best of all to collar Captain Joy with stablemate Brendan Brackan and the very disappointing My Titania tra
ED CHAMBERLIN will front ITV's coverage of racing when its contract begins on January 1, 2017, the broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday.
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