Marten Julian Direct

Online Previews for Major Meetings

The evening before a major race day we quite often publish an Online Preview. These publications are available from 8pm by logging into your online account on our website. They are produced in a PDF format.

They offer all of Marten’s analysis on the day’s racing and also include The Postscript which is a retrospective look back after the day’s racing.

For Cheltenham we produce a book as there is so much information we offer Supplements to the books which are very similar to the Online Previews.

Meetings we cover include Newmarket Guineas, Epsom Derby & Oaks, York Ebor, Newmarket Cambridgeshire, Doncaster St Leger, Ascot Champions Day, Cheltenham Open, Newbury Hennessy, Newbury Betfair and Aintree (Grand National).

To see an example of this service please visit our download page or click here.

Click here to see our Online Previews page


The Weekend Card

Informative and insightful news & views

What’s It All About …

After over 40 years in the business Marten and his team get to hear a lot from clients about what they’re after from a service, which is why we see it as a priority to cater for as many of their needs as possible. That is why we have decided to bring back the Weekend Card – our best-selling service for many years before we decided to give it a rest with a view to revamping it when we felt the time was right to embrace and engage with the new technology.

Continuity …

One thing that has become clear is the importance of continuity in a service. For example, when we select a horse we know that our clients would appreciate some feedback – whether it wins or loses. The Weekend Card prioritises this by providing weekly updates on key horses from Marten’s Dark Horses Annuals (both Flat and Jumps), selected horses from earlier editions of the Weekend Card and horses which received special mention in the Postscript Service. This service contains weekly news, views and our clients tell us it’s a great read!

Click here to see our Weekend Card page



Dark Horses Annual and Dark Horses Jumps Guide (A.K.A The National Hunt Guide)

Since it was first published over 40 years ago Marten Julian’s Dark Horses Annual has become accepted as the industry’s authoritative source of information on unexposed and unraced horses for the Flat season.

Marten’s 2019 Dark Horses Guide is available now here!

Click here to see our Books page to read more







The Point-To-Point Recruits 2019/20 by Jodie Standing

The Point-To-Point Recruits features:

• An in-depth analysis of 77 lightly raced horses.
• Of those names there are a hand-picked 20 with ‘Star Potential’ which Jodie believes will do especially well for their new connections.
• A mare which is being aimed at Cheltenham’s November Listed Bumper.
• An ex-Tom Lacey inmate who is described as ‘top drawer’.
• A Stowaway gelding who took three furlongs to pull up after winning impressively.
• A Willie Mullins’ trained gelding with the potential to develop into a leading bumper performer.

Click here to visit our information page on this publication.







Strictly Classified

Strictly Classified offers readers a unique insight into the workings of a horseman’s mind, notably in relation to their understanding of a racehorse’s psyche, emotions and character. Calling from his training in psychotherapy and other disciplines, Marten Julian sheds light on how those who work with horses try to unravel the innermost workings of a horse’s mind. He has asked many of the world’s top trainers and handlers how they identify and relate to a horse’s individual personality and thereby encourage it to realise its full potential.

Reference is made to how they address the potential effect of a racehorse’s formative years, their integration into a yard, their emotional range of experiences, their spirit, their will to win and their end days. This is a book specifically about horse people, how they respond to a horse’s character and psychological disposition and it is illustrated with examples of a few well-known horses with which they have been involved.

A lovely gift for any lifelong horseracing fan.

This book is published by Raceform and available from The Racing Post website although signed copies are available direct from us




Cheltenham Festival Bulletin Book

The Cheltenham Bulletin Book has long been recognised by professionals and enthusiasts alike as the authoritative guide to the greatest jump meeting in the world.

The Bulletin Book is packed with an in-depth analysis of every race together with observations from Marten’s well-connected
sources in Ireland and France. It also includes Star Bets from our team of writers and a statistical guide to the past runnings of each race.

We have been producing this book for over 40 years.

Order here.

Click here to see our Cheltenham page

Telephone & Text Service

Marten records a daily racing information line with his news, views and analysis of the day’s racing. It is updated each morning, usually by 11.30.

Available on an 03 line meaning it costs the same as calling a landline or is included in a bundle of mobile phone minutes (please always check with your provider).

Click here to visit our Telephone & Text page






Personal Consultancy Service / The Complete Service

Marten’s Personal Consultancy Service, which costs less than £5 a day, provides the serious backer with a unique insight into the day’s racing. Marten calls upon 40 years of experience and his wide network of contacts to guide you through the season on a day-to-day basis.

Subscribers receive an email each day from Marten with his analysis as well as a text message. They can also email or call him to discuss racing.

Please contact us for details on this service






Royal Ascot

Our Royal Ascot Bulletin Books information Marten’s in-depth previews of the feature races for which there are advance entries and his early news for the support races, based on the information he has to hand at the time of writing. Special mention is made of horses that have been specifically prepared for the meeting, notably in the handicaps.

Click here to see our Ascot page


Marten Julian, 69 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 4ED    Tel: 01539 741 007    -    Fax: 08448 11 22 97    -    email: