The horse racing week ahead and QIPCO British Champions Day

It's another week with not much going on early with the greatest of respect to the meetings that are being held. It looks unlikely I will be betting for the first couple of days at least. Truth be told it is all about Ascot on come the weekend. 

It is QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday at Ascot with four Group One races and a Group Two. It is effectively the finale to the British Flat season, I'm still not a great lover of the new Championship set-up but it is what it is. On the day the Champion Jockey, Champion Trainer and Champion Owner are due to be crowned. Oisin Murphy still just leads Willam Buick on Monday morning in the Jockey table, Charlie Appleby leads the race to be top Trainer and Godolphin sit atop the Owners table. Basically all the Championships are still up for grabs and it should be a cracking days horse racing. 

There is something worth watching on the telly Monday with 'Barney Curley: The Man Who Beat the Bookies' being broadcast in Ireland on RTE1 and it will apparently be available on the BBC iPlayer when the broadcast ends for those of us on the UK. I have read his autobiography 'Giving A Little Back' which is a good read and hopefully the programme will be a worthwhile watch. 

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