Dark Horses Annual 2018

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Marten’s book covering the 2018 Flat Season.

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Marten Julian’s Dark Horses Annual

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 about unexposed and unraced horses.
Packed with almost 30,000 words, Marten’s 2018 Dark Horses Annual features:

The Premier List – Horses hand-picked by Marten that he believes will yield a profit to level stakes, including a potential handicap improver and a very highly-rated horse that has just a maiden win to its name

• The Dark Horses – Unexposed and unraced horses from the UK, Ireland and France, that have shown the potential to win races. This year’s selections include an unraced three-year-old from a small yard that has been working like a class horse at home.

• The Dark Handicappers – Relatively unexposed slow-burners that appear to have been prepared with handicaps uppermost in mind.

• The Classic Previews – Marten’s in-depth analysis of the first four Classics with ante-post recommendations.


Read what the professionals have had to say:

‘This book is a gem … sheer old-fashioned quality in a flashy era … you will not find better value anywhere, either this year or next …’

‘The man is evidently a perfectionist … always searching for a new angle …’

‘Marten Julian has a reputation as one of the shrewdest judges in the game … very little gets by him …’

‘In the complex world of tipping winners, Marten Julian is a name second to none … his Dark Horses concept is a legend in its own lifetime … an uncanny knack of digging in the right places … excellent contacts … a mine of information … by far the best in the public arena … ’

‘Why change a successful formula when it has worked for so many years … Julian is in his fifth decade as a racing writer and one of the main hallmarks of his publications is the professionalism of his research, and the toil of his labour shines through in Dark Horses …’