Enjoy the weekend.

September 12th, 2015 | Marten's Current Racing Diary

I could probably have chosen a quieter weekend to spend a few days away, but I have a long-standing engagement in Verona on Saturday evening to celebrate Alex and my Ruby Wedding anniversary.

I have, at last, come to a view on the St Leger but with so much uncertainty over the chance of rain in Ireland, and the timing of it, I would not want to commit myself at this stage on the Irish Champion Stakes. On Sunday in France we have Arc trials day, when I hope to see New Bay confirm his big-race credentials in the Prix Niel.

My thoughts for the third and fourth days of Doncaster can be found in the Online Preview, which is available tonight. Because I am leaving in the early hours of Friday I am updating my line this evening, when you can hear my thoughts for all the weekend action (0906 150 1555).

I look forward to catching up with all the racing upon my return on Monday afternoon. I hope you enjoy a great weekend’s viewing!

Bye for now