The horse racing week ahead

A disappointing weekend at Triple G Towers with Silver Knott at 7-2 out in the States my only winner. I have dealt with the run of Treasure Time on a separate post, suffice to say he’ll come on for the run and a step-up in trip.

York takes centre stage this week with the Dante Festival running Wednesday to Friday. The first day of the meeting looks very competitive racing with the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Stakes the race of the day on the seven-race card. The race the meeting is named after the Group Two Dante in on Thursday with Charlie Appleby trained Ancient Wisdom, winner of four of his five starts last season including the G.1 Futurity Trophy Stakes and a member of my Dirty Dozen for 2024, likely to kick-off his three-year-old campaign looking to confirm his position in the Derby line-up in June; currently trading at around 11-1. The Group Two Boodles Yorkshire Cup is the highlight of Friday with a horse that has won me a few quid already this season Tower Of London a potential runner. They also race at Newbury and Newmarket on Friday on a busy day.

Come the weekend it is the Lockinge Meeting at Newbury with the Group One mile Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes the race of the weekend. At the time of writing Inspiral, Big Rock and Charyn just three big names that may be on show in Berkshire.

The weather looks unsettled all week so it's probably advisable to leave any bets till the day as the going may change over the course of the three-day meeting. Newmarket and Thirsk host afternoon fixtures and the day is concluded with evening racing from Bangor, Uttoxeter and Doncaster. In Ireland, the Listed Yeats Stakes is the feature on Navan's card and there is also a meeting from Wexford. On Sunday we have the second round of the Sky Bet Sunday Series coming from Newmarket. Prize-money of over £230,000 will be on offer across the seven races.