Sailing Close To The Wind

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 21st, 2021

Hi there! As someone who has always tried to think outside the box, I like to keep on the lookout for possible touches, especially in poor contests at lower-profile venues. Last season I wrote about a few of them, none … Read More »

Sample of Marten’s Daily Analysis

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 7th, 2021

This email is a sample for his Complete Service. Clients who join this service receive an email from Marten everyday by noon. They also receive every publication he publishes during the season as well as being email to him or … Read More »

A Reality Check …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 3rd, 2021

Hi there, I’m not sure that the going is quite as soft as some courses are claiming at the moment. I know how hard it is to provide appropriate jumping ground during dry spells but to my eyes, especially in … Read More »

Lord Glitters

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 19th, 2021

Hi there! This unusually sustained spell of dry weather is proving frustrating for both trainers and those of us who prefer to see horses racing in more traditional conditions for the time of year. Nobody wants the sight of horses … Read More »

Newcomer Talent On View Today

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 10th, 2021

Hi there! There does not appear to be much rain over the next seven days or so, exacerbating the current concerns about small fields. Watering is due to take place at Cheltenham for the three-day meeting starting on Friday, while … Read More »

A Man to Watch

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 5th, 2021

Hi there! I was asked recently who did I think, from the current crop of trainers, could ‘do a job’. In the past a handful of names would have come to mind, but for a moment I struggled to think … Read More »

125/1 ‘Surprise’ at Redcar

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 2nd, 2021

Hi there! Sometimes weird things happen and I’m not sure how it was that Magnificence was returned at odds of 125/1 for the 7f Class 4 0-80 handicap at Redcar today. The Racing Post forecast is only a guide, but … Read More »

A Quiet One at Stratford …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | October 28th, 2021

Hi there, People were getting quite excited by the performance of Luxembourg in last weekend’s Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster but I’ll be surprised if there aren’t better prospects around next season. I don’t much care for his high … Read More »

Can We Forgive … ?

Marten's Current Racing Diary | September 19th, 2021

Hi there, The racing community has generally been prepared to forgive one of its members for a misdemeanour provided they show a smidgeon of contrition. It is often said we are a ‘tightly-knit family’, comprising all types including those who … Read More »

The Latest for Epsom

Marten's Current Racing Diary | June 3rd, 2021

Hi there! The big day is almost upon us, with less than 48 hours before the running of the 2021 Cazoo Derby. The latest news from clerk of the course Andrew Cooper is that the ground is likely to be … Read More »

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