Geoff Lester: London – We have been screaming from the rooftops all summer that the classic fillies in Europe this season are far superior to the colts, and Epsom Oaks heroine Enable rubber-stamped those claims with another runaway victory in the Irish equivalent at The Curragh last weekend.
London – Newmarket is known as the headquarters of British racing, but, while the Rowley Mile stages both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas and all the major two-year-old races in the autumn, their July Course, where the three-day Summer Festival starts tomorrow, is so much more fun.
Geoff Lester: London – A blanket three-way photo finish to last week’s Irish Derby, won by Coolmore second-string Capri, has only increased doubts as to just how good are this year’s classic generation of middle-distance colts in Europe.
Gavin Lerena: I left the UK last Tuesday evening amid heavy rain and caught the night flight to Johannesburg to prepare for the Vodacom Durban July, which is without question the greatest race and day on the South African calendar of events, and won by so many great horses over the years.
Geoff Lester: London – Aidan O’Brien, fresh from clinching an eighth trainer’s crown at Royal Ascot last week, now has his sights firmly set on a 12th Irish Derby success with Epsom hero Wings Of Eagles at The Curragh on Saturday.
Gavin Lerena: Newmarket – My week began with a hectic Father’s Day, which was exacerbated by a move from Lambourn to racing’s Headquarters at Newmarket. A mini heat wave had started and although the journey happened in blistering heat I feel the relocation will be beneficial.