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5YO+ Timeform Review

Atlantic Jewel

Atlantic Jewel is the rose between two thorns at the top of Timeform’s Ranking Chart for the older horses in season 2013/14.

Not seen at the races due to injury since winning the 2012 All Aged Stakes as a three-year-old, many wondered whether Atlantic Jewel would ever make it back to the races.

Ratings Update: Tiggy To The Top

Tiggy Wiggy challenging in the Queen Mary

Keith Melrose reports on Timeform's new leading two-year-old after a weekend that delivered some unexpectedly classy fare.

This week’s Ratings Update was supposed to be the night shift: it’s that weekend between the July meeting and Goodwood where sub-Group two-year-olds contest the big race in Britain and Aidan O’Brien’s second- or third-best middle-distance filly wins the Irish Oaks.

Bank on Criquette Head-Maarek's filly

Kool Kompany

John Ingles looks ahead to the Prix Robert Papin on Sunday.

Sunday’s Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte, the top two-year-old race of the season so far in France, has attracted a field of just five. But while it’s a race that’s lacking in numbers, there’s no shortage of interest, with proven Group-race performers up against rivals who have shown potential to be competitive at this level.

Irish Oaks Preview

Taghrooda wins the Oaks

Joe Rendall heads across the Irish Sea to preview action at the Curragh on a quiet weekend for UK racing…

And breathe. With the World Cup over, Wimbledon behind us, a rest day for the Tour de France and the next test-match and Open Championship not starting until Thursday, it’s time for sports fans across the land can to take a well-deserved cooling break. It’s a quiet week for racing too before the King George and Glorious Goodwood take the British turf season through the turn and into its back nine, and if you’re worried that Saturday’s equine fare requires extensive form study (as last weekend’s certainly did) then fear not. Your moment of calm won’t be interrupted for long, as the answer to the Irish Oaks question is really quite simple: Taghrooda .

Sprinters still submissive to Power

Slade Power

Keith Melrose reports on the big handicapping performances from the July meeting and beyond.

Late on Sunday evening, Germany realised the superiority most imagined them to have over the 31 other teams in the World Cup without having to produce their best on the night. Those who had watched the July Cup had probably felt a similar sensation already that weekend. Slade Power is sprinting’s Germany: relatively young, admirably consistent in executing the game plan laid out for him, and very much a champion.

4YO Timeform Review - 2013/14

Lankan Rupee

As a number of big name performers exit racing at season's end, the highest rated galloper to have graced Australian tracks in 2013/14 will continue on.

Lankan Rupee’s 2013/14 season culminated with a scintillating victory in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick which yielded an impressive new master Timeform rating for the gelding of 132.

Back Prince Gibraltar to gain compensation

Prix du Jockey Club winner The Grey Gatsby contests the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Sunday, but our French racing expert John Ingles is taking him on...

Zac Defies The Odds

Zac Purton crowned Champion rider

The 2013/14 Hong Kong racing season saw Australian rider Zac Purton break South African Douglas Whyte’s stranglehold as the leading rider in the former British Colony, joining the late Noel Barker and Gary Moore as the only Aussies to achieve the feat.

Douglas Whyte had dominated the riding ranks in Hong Kong for the last 13 years setting the benchmark for other riders to follow, but in reaching those benchmarks Whyte has enjoyed considerable support from leading stables, whereas Purton surged to the top without anything like that support.

3YO Timeform Review – 2013/14

Shamus Award

Shamus Award breaking maiden status in the Group 1 Cox Plate is clearly the highlight for this season’s three-year-old crop.

It took 92 renewals of Australasia’s signature weight-for-age race for the feat to be accomplished and of course the success came as a surprise.

Mukhadram one for the triers

Mukhadram wins the Coral Eclipse

Keith Melrose takes you through the weekend's big performances, from the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown won by Mukhadram, to the German Derby at Hamburg on Sunday where the unbeaten Sea The Moon catapulted himself to the head of the betting for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The latest weekend was one of rare sporting depth that rewarded perseverance from spectators as well as contenders- having waited three hours at the top of the Cote de Greetland for the peloton on Sunday afternoon before settling down, unknowing, to a recording of the Wimbledon men’s final at around 9pm, your correspondent can surely attest to that!

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