McDonald excited for Laurens ride

Jockey PJ McDonald says he is looking forward to riding Laurens in Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.
Laurens landed the Prix De Diane Group 1 Stakes - also known as the French Oaks - at Chantilly last time out and there is huge optimism heading into this week's Yorkshire Ebor Festiva read more...

Stoute confident of Juddmonte challenge

Sir Michael Stoute says Poet's Word

seems in good shape
ahead of Wednesday's Juddmonte International at York.
The five-year-old has been in fantastic form this year and victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last time out was the third win read more...

Limato can bounce back – Candy

Limato can get his career back on track over the next few months after a poor run of performances, according to Henry Candy.
The six-year-old has struggled to challenge since returning from a 218-day break in May and Candy admits he probably brought his stable star back too soon. Limato has read more...

Nakeeta coming into form – Jardine

Trainer Iain Jardine feels Nakeeta is coming into form at just the right time as he gears up for the Sky Bet Ebor at York.
The seven-year-old has failed to pick up a victory since winning the Ebor at York last season, having running on four further occasions. He did pick up a fifth-place fin read more...

Stoute won’t be afraid to drop Crystal Ocean back

Sir Michael Stoute won't be afraid to drop Crystal Ocean back to a mile and a quarter following his narrow defeat at Ascot last month.
The four-year-old kicked off his 2018 campaign with victory over a mile and a quarter in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown before stepping up to a mile a read more...

Kitesurf flying high after easy Group Two win

Kitesurf will step up in class after her easy victory in the Group Two Darley Prix de Pomone at Deauville.
The Andre Fabre-trained filly was left with plenty to do by jockey Mickael Barzalona as she turned into the straight, but hosed up with three and a half lengths in hand over Palombe in read more...

Johnston equals winners record at Ripon

Mark Johnston has equalled the all-time record number of British winners for a racehorse trainer, saddling his 4,193rd at Ripon.
The 59-year-old now shares the record with Richard Hannon after Quintada scored at 9/2 in the fillies' maiden at Doncaster before Dr Richard Kimble won the final r read more...

Hamada off Down Under after Newbury glory

Connections were pleased with their choice to send Hamada to Newbury as he won the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Geoffrey Freer Stakes.
The son of Cape Cross has been on fire in his three starts since returning from a lengthy spell off the track and made it four wins in a row on Saturday in t read more...

Sizing John on course for autumn return

Jockey Robbie Power says he expects Sizing John to make his competitive return in November after taking him out on the gallops.
The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner has been on the sidelines since the discovery of a hairline non-displaced fracture just a matter of weeks before he defended his read more...

Suroor duo set for Juddmonte

Saeed bin Suroor says he will have a pair of entries for next week's Juddmonte Stakes at York, including Thunder Snow.
Godolphin's lead trainer has confirmed Thunder Snow will make his first appearance in nearly five months on the Knavesmire, the four-year-old's last outing having been his s read more...