True Story looked every inch a horse with a bright future when landing the Listed ebm-papst Feilden Stakes at Newmarket in good style.
Saeed bin Suroor's Manduro colt arrived at HQ boasting fancy entries in the Qipco 2000 Guineas, the Betfred Dante Stakes and the Investec Derby and could hardly have been more impressive in beating the well-touted Obliterator by seven lengths.
Evan Williams is eyeing some of the autumn's biggest prizes for Buywise after he signed off his season with an impressive victory in the sunshine at Cheltenham.
The seven-year-old has been in superb form since the turn of the year, with a Taunton triumph sandwiched by a couple of bloodless victories at Ludlow earning him a trip to the Cheltenham Festival.
The second and final day of Cheltenham’s two-day April meeting flies the flag for the fairer sex courtesy of three intensely competitive mares’ races and Nicky Henderson is always a man to reckon with in this sphere, and the stable’s smart mare Free Thinking can land the opener at 2.05.
This Wednesday’s William Hill Red Hot Treble is a 12/1 tempter, which only pays £105.50 at current odds combined for a £10 stake. But you’ll get £130 for the same tenner
It’s that time of year when the bags are packed, the hooves painted, and the international racing scene really picks up, with action on practically every continent, from Royal Randwick to rural Ripon. Here are a few potential International stars to watch out for over the coming months.