This weeks Horse racing Update
We’ve had the return of racing, we’ve had Royal Ascot and this week potentially tops everything we have seen so far since the sports resumption.
Sunday is probably going to be the best day of racing we are likely to see in a long time. An overview of the UK, Irish and a bit of French racing can be found below along with some talking points and areas of interest that UK and Irish punters are likely going to be invested in this week:.
A classic race is something to behold on any day but to have *two* inside the space of an hour and a half is a racing fans dream. The Oaks followed by the Derby will serve up a Saturday special for race fans.
The Derby sees English King take favouritism ahead of 2000 Guineas winner, Kameko. Frankie Dettori is undoubtedly on the favourite (English King) and will be hoping to add another Classic to an already stellar CV.
The Oaks sees Aidan O’Brien responsible for four entries with Love taking favouritism ahead of the Frankel filly, Frankly Darling where Dettori will be hoping for back-to-back Classics.
Two more races on the Saturday worthy of note are the Princess Elizabeth Stakes and Woodcote Stakes.
The Coral Eclipse:
Sunday is group race galore and is the main course to Saturday’s incredible appetiser.
Superstar Enable makes her seasonal debut and is the star of the show, an occasion never to be passed up, and she returns in a race that could be one for the ages. Ghaiyyath and Magical (both of whom have won group ones in June) will provide her with a seriously competitive test, chucking in Lord North and Japan into the mix makes for potentially one of the best races of the year, race fans brace yourselves.
Other races that would usually take priority on any other day include:
Henry II Stakes
Old Newtown Cup
Prix du Jockey Club
Prix de Diane Longines