The Cheltenham Prospects

Marten's Current Racing Diary | February 1st, 2023

Hi there! There was plenty on offer at Cheltenham on Saturday, even if a few of the results raised more questions than answers. I liked the way that Comfort Zone and Scriptwriter pulled clear of the third in the opening … Read More »


Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 10th, 2023

For quite a long time it was Italian restaurants but now the list has moved on to people, which it was bound to in the end. Mama Rosa and La Paesana were opposite each other in Notting Hill Gate, the … Read More »

Galopin Des Champs

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 23rd, 2022

Hi there, We were a little bit short of action on the turf last week but we had a treat at Punchestown on Monday when current Gold Cup favourite Galopin Des Champs and top novice chaser Appreciate It turned up … Read More »

The fallout from last weekend

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 8th, 2022

Hi there, There will be mixed feelings over the events that took place last weekend. Starting at Sandown on Saturday, I thought the 7/1 initially on offer about Edwardstone was on the generous side for the Tingle Creek Chase. Apparently … Read More »

The ghosts of Christmas past

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | December 5th, 2022

Walking down Northlands Road the other day I thought about Hampshire cricket, the late John Arlott and Hambledon, the famous old village which may not have given birth to the game but undoubtedly nursed it through the teething process and … Read More »

Will Honeysuckle provide her biggest magic moment yet with poignant win in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle?

Ronan Groome's Racing News | December 3rd, 2022

IRISH PERSPECTIVE by Ronan Groome It’s some day at Fairyhouse on Sunday. It always is. Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, Drinmore, Royal Bond. A triple Grade 1 meeting. And all the rest. The Drinmore and Royal Bond should unearth a couple of … Read More »

Constitution Hill

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 2nd, 2022

I just want to write a few words about Constitution Hill. I had suggested beforehand that the five-year-old, who had yet to race outside novice company, was too short at 1/4 to concede 7lbs to Epatante, the winner of six … Read More »

England V Iran Review

Football | November 23rd, 2022

England Match Review: Relentless Three Lions score six in Group B opener England have got their World Cup campaign truly up and running with a dazzling 6-2 win over Iran. Iran, currently managed by former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos … Read More »

World Cup Opinion Piece

Football | November 22nd, 2022

First of all I would like to say this article isn’t everything I wanted it to be. I wanted to write a long analytical article, like I did for the EUROs. However, due to a mixture of working and sickness … Read More »

Why I think Danny Welbeck should go to Qatar

Football | November 6th, 2022

There’s been much discussion about which striker Gareth Southgate should select to deputise for Harry Kane at the 2022 World Cup. There are no standout candidates, with recently capped Tammy Abraham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both struggling for goals this season. … Read More »

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