There you are, poring over the endless serried ranks of supercars, when it suddenly dawns on you. Many of these cars are one-of-a-kind. They’re multi- multi -million-dollar asset classes all on their own. And yet none of them are roped off. You can press your nose right to the glass. “That’s a really important aspect of the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” says Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 11th Duke of Richmond, and founder of the annual summertime event in southern England that marks its 30th anniversary next year. “You can get close up to these extraordinary cars. And not once have we had any damage to any of them. We had five of the surviving six Bugatti Royales one year. People are very respectful of these kinds of vehicles.” When he says “people,” that’s no small number. Some 200,000 now attend the four-day event on the rolling grounds of the historic Goodwood House. They cram local hotels, come in camper vans and with tents, and with good reason. The Goodwood Festival of Speed … [Read more...] about The Motor Show Is Dead. Long Live the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
TRUE JEM is fancied to follow up a first turf victory at Goodwood three weeks ago by beating nine rivals for the Happy Birthday Molly Rose Handicap (7.08) at Haydock Park. Karl Burke’s daughter of Dabirsim relished the rain-softened ground to hold Misscali by a length and three-quarters on the South Downs. That form has worked out well – both the runner-up and the third home, Woodlands Charm, hit the bullseye next time out. The handicapper has reacted with a 5lb rise in the weights to a new British Horseracing Authority rating of 77 but, under similar conditions to Goodwood, Pierre-Louis Jamin’s mount is confidently expected to go in again. At Doncaster, GET IT* can make it three scores from his last four attempts in the Betfair Daily Rewards Handicap (3.20). After drawing a blank from his first seven outings on turf, the Twilight Son gelding broke his duck on the natural surface at Bath at the beginning of May. Following a fifth place at Newmarket 12 days later, the Clive … [Read more...] about Horse racing tips: Newsboy’s best bets and 14-1 double for Haydock and Doncaster
Become a Liverpool supporter for Haydock’s Bet365 Old Newton Cup. LIVERPOOL KNIGHT (3.15) looks a good bet to taste glory at the Merseyside track. He has a top pedigree but he hasn’t really clicked until joining talented trainer Kevin Philippart de Foy ahead of his comeback run at Windsor early last month. The way he came through from off the pace on the testing conditions suggested he is really well weighted and the good to soft ground clearly won’t be a problem. He stays further than this 1m4f distance so this test of stamina is sure to suit him. Have 2pts each-way at 9-1. Most bookies are paying out on five places. Earlier on Haydock’s card, DOUBLE CHERRY (2.05) should love the step up to 1m6f for the first time. Get £60 in bonuses when you bet £10 on horse racing Advertiser content from Betfred Betfred is offering new customers £60 in BONUSES when you sign up and bet £10 on horse racing Simply register , place a £10 wager on the selection of your … [Read more...] about Value Scope: Saturday horse racing tips from Steve Jones for Haydock and Sandown
VADENI is the confident choice to end 62 years of Coral-Eclipse (3.35) hurt for France by beating five opponents for the clash of the generations at Sandown Park. It was back in 1960 that Javelot gave veteran Chantilly trainer Percy Carter a third success in the 10-furlong test, although Trepan was disqualified from first place 16 years later after a positive test for caffeine. But the six-decade wait is about to end, thanks to Prix du Jockey Club hero Vadeni. Godolphin’s Modern News went off a warm favourite for the Chantilly Classic on the back of his Poule d’Essai des Poulains triumph at Longchamp three weeks earlier. The Charlie Appleby trainee was left to fight it out with James Ferguson’s El Bodegon for the minor medals as Christophe Soumillon, wearing the cherished silks of the Aga Khan, booted the son of Churchill to an impressive five-length margin. No horse had won the French Derby by such an extended distance since it was brought back to an extended 10 furlongs in … [Read more...] about Saturday ITV Racing tips: Best bets for Sandown and Haydock plus Coral-Eclipse verdict