Karim Benzema may have called time on his Real Madrid career earlier than most would have predicted, but the Frenchman achieved all he could in the Spanish capital. He bid farewell to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday as the club’s second-top all-time scorer and one of the most decorated players in Merengues history.
Southwell Place 6 preview | 6th June
14.15 – Follow StarSports_Bet On Twitter Handicap Chase JAYTEE was runner-up over C&D last month and then comfortably went one better here two weeks ago. He has standout claims, and so does TANGO BOY, who goes well fresh and has won two of his last three starts.
Asensio links a strong reminder of PSG’s past mistakes
Lionel Messi is going, and so is Sergio Ramos. Neymar is extremely likely to follow them out of the door. Paris Saint-Germain are finally getting the message; their plan to supercharge to the top of European football by amassing the biggest squad of stars in the game hasn’t worked.
Ayr Place 6 preview | 5th June
14.15 – Every Race Live On Racing TV Maiden Stakes Simon Crisford has just the one runner at this course in the shape of TAJAWAL who’s made the frame in all three runs to date and comes out best on these terms.
Garnacho key to Man Utd having a chance against City in the FA Cup final
If one match encapsulated the improvements Manchester United made over the course of their first season under Erik Ten Hag, it was the derby victory over Manchester City in mid-January. Despite falling behind, the Old Trafford side found a way to impose their own game on the Premier League champions, ultimately winning 2-1.
Warwick Place 6 preview | 31st May
17.40 – Wigley Property Raceday Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – 3m2f NICKELSONTHEDIME won at this course last year off this mark in this month and has placed in three of his last four starts, including a neck second last-time-out.
Luton Town can learn from Brentford’s recent success and become a Premier League force
Luton Town’s story is a compelling one. 31 years ago, they were a top-flight club, but suffered an almighty fall into non-league football. The Hatters were outside the EFL pyramid as recently as 2014, but three promotions in the time since then have pushed them into the Premier League, confirmed with victory over Coventry City in the Championship play-off final.
Leicester Place 6 preview | 30th May
13.55 – Join RacingTV Now EBF Novice Stakes – 5f A difficult race to dissect with all of these making their debut. Richard Fahey’s BONELESS has a decent draw, so makes the shortlist. George Scott’s duo CHAPMAN and VICE CAPTAIN both have a nice look to them on paper and it would come as no surprise if one or both of these figure as well.
Is Pep Guardiola the greatest manager of all time?
This year, perhaps more than any other, has showcased Pep Guardiola’s coaching qualities. Evidence for that is clear, with his Manchester City side on the brink of the treble. Having already wrapped up a fifth Premier League title in six seasons, only Manchester United and most crucially Inter stand in their way in the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League.
Goodwood Place 6 preview | 27th May
13.30 – William Hill Festival Stakes (Listed) EL DRAMA won his last start in Listed company and was beaten just a neck in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta two starts ago before a respectable eighth behind Lord North last time.
Southwell Place 6 preview | 24th May
17.50 – Download The At The Races App Novices’ Handicap Chase – 2m4f LIVELY CITIZEN has a great chance to make it two-from-two over fences. He was second in an Imperial Cup over hurdles last year off a 14Ib higher mark and has plenty more to come in this sphere.
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