The Weekend Card


Issued every Wednesday, The Weekend Card is our specialist publication offering professional updates, views and recommendations from our select team of experts.

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Issue 381 – Marten’s Sleeper Section

Monkey Island (Brian Meehan): Shows ability in work at home
and shaped well on his debut in a 7f maiden at Ascot in September,
keeping on at the finish having dwelt at the start. Ran with less
obvious promise next time in a 1m maiden at Newmarket. Bred to
suit 10f and needs a third run for a mark. Declared for a 7f novice
stakes at Newbury on Friday (3.30). Could outrun his odds.


(Won 80/1)


The Sleeper Section

Marten’s specially noted horses! Look out for a few dark ones, a few unexposed ones and a few unraced ones.


Marten writes a brief summary on the previous week within racing and what the current edition contains.

The Ante-Post Agenda

Weekly update and continuity of mention on horses that Marten believes may warrant ante-post interest.

Under The Radar

Observations, sometime controversial, from Marten and Jodie. Strange rides, non-racing betting opportunities and more.

The Weekend Action

Thoughts on the big-race action at the weekend, together with horses that have caught Marten’s eye elsewhere.

The Update

Latest news and entries for horses previously featured and discussed in our range of books and publications.

Ian Carnaby’s Weekend News

Thoughts, comment, opinion and racing memories from Ian Carnaby. A long-established member of our team.

Dan Briden’s Notebook

Author of The Two-Year-Guide regularly contributes to The Weekend Card during the Flat Season highlighting his horses of interest following his trainer interviews.

Ronan Groome

Ronan is our Irish correspondant and features in various editions throughout the year.

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