The horseracing week ahead

It will be a quiet start to the week for me it appears. I did have Might I pencilled in for a bet on Monday afternoon at Exeter but with just the two runners in the Brigadier Rayner Novices' Chase he is long odds-on to beat Bourbali and unbackable. 

There is a Godolphin owned one due to make debut at Wolverhampton on Tuesday that catches the eye and if backed I will post the details Tuesday morning; there's also one on Thursday that might be worth a look as well so do keep checking back. 

The BetVictor Irish EBF Beginners Chase at Thurles on Thursday will at the very least be worth a watch with some top-class hurdlers taking on the bigger obstacles; I will be fascinated to see how Klassical Dream goes if he runs. 

We have racing from Dubai on Friday evenings again now with the Dubai Racing Carnival running through our winter months building to Dubai World Cup night on the 30th March. They host the Listed Dubai Creek Mile this Friday at Meydan. 

Come the weekend it is Grade One Betfair Chase day at Haydock and we could have a very good line-up for that. There is also more Grade One action over at Punchestown with the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle. Ascot hosts the Grade Two Coral Hurdle and Grade Two 1965 Chase on their card. 

We should get a glimpse of two of the star names in the game on Sunday. Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Galopin Des Champs should make his return in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown over in Ireland whilst we have the Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, Tokyo with the top-rated Flat horse in the world right now Equinox on show. They will both be odds-on I have no doubt but both races should be worth a watch. 

Be lucky