The horse racing week ahead

It was a fair week for me last week, not many bets placed as it panned out and the last of them was void with the meeting at the Curragh being abandoned on Sunday; of the 8 bets placed 4 were winners and a few quid was pocketed. 

It looks likely to be a few quiet days this week with nothing much jumping out of the entries at me for the first half of the week and with the weather being more like autumn than summer that is perhaps no bad thing. Glorious Goodwood is already on my mind somewhat and on Wednesday this week we will have the first entries and six-day confirmations for the meeting on the Sussex Downs with the rest of the card beginning to take shape over the rest of the week; will Paddington be flying the flag for the Classic generation in the Sussex Stakes, we will have a better idea on Thursday.  As for the racing being held on Thursday The Racing League gets under way with an evening meeting at Yarmouth, the first of six meetings set to be held between July and September. It isn't something that has overly interested me to date and I doubt I will be avidly following the league tables this year but its a bit of fun and does gain the game some extra exposure with ITV broadcasting the meeting and all Racing League meetings on Sky Sports Racing. In fairness some of the racing is alright, I just aint about to cheer on Team London or The North! 

The big race of the weekend is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot on Saturday and it looks like being quite a race if, and it is a big if with the weather in mind, those entered all show-up. I will be looking at that race and all the weekend action in more detail later this week.  The Group One Prix Rothschild out in France at  Deauville is the main event on Sunday. 

Be lucky