We have an excellent card to look forward to at Sandown this coming Saturday afternoon with two Group 3 contests taking centre stage. Here we take a look at the often informative Solario Stakes for the two year old colts and geldings. Won by the likes of Oh So Sharp, Alhaarth, Kingman and Breeders Cup Classic winner Raven’s Pass, it can often take a good one to prevail.

Consistently excellent throughout, the final day of York’s Ebor Meeting certainly doesn’t disappoint. With two Group races, a Listed event and two heritage handicaps featuring on this seven race card, Day 4 boasts variety as well as quality.

Moving into Day 3 of this cracking meeting and York serves up a real treat with three of the six races on the card being Group class affairs. The stayers go to post in the 2 mile Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes, whilst the 7f Sky Bet City Of York Stakes looks to have drawn an excellent field this year. Best of the lot though is the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

The pride of the Yorkshire horse racing season continues into day two with another six race card featuring a mix of group races and high class handicapping fare. Off the track, the revellers will likely be in party mode as Ladies Day always seems to ramp things up a notch when it comes to the feel good festivities at the venue.

This week sees York play host to its major racing festival as the 2017 Ebor meeting kicks into gear. A little more relaxed than the pomp of Royal Ascot, this is nevertheless one of the very best northern racing events of the calendar year and features a deluge of top class Group, handicap and juvenile action for racing fans to sink their teeth into.

Following last week’s Shergar Cup at Ascot, we return to Berkshire for the pick of this Saturday’s racing fare, as the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes at Newbury takes centre stage on a packed day. 7f is the trip with the ground at the track currently described as good to soft.

Plenty to look forward to this coming weekend, with top quality action on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s off to Ireland for the best of the Sunday fare, with this Group 3 contest featuring on an excellent card at the Curragh. Speed is the name of the game here, with the ground at the track currently riding good to firm. Here we take a look at the main contenders and pick out our best bet to show his rivals a clean pair of heels.

One of the very best juvenile sprint contests of the season takes place this coming weekend, as the Curragh plays host to the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes on Sunday afternoon. One of the most historic Group contests of the Irish racing year, having made its debut way back in 1902, a win here can be a pointer of big things to come. The ground at the track is currently described as good to firm, and with only minimal rain forecast, this shouldn’t change too much come the day of the race.

This year’s Glorious Goodwood has been nothing if not eventful so far. From the deluge of monster priced winners on the opening day, to an actual downpour leading to pretty bottomless going on day two which led to yet another shock in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.

Three down but still two to go as we reach Day Four of the spectacular Glorious Goodwood Festival. Spearheaded by one of the season’s most prestigious five furlong contests in the King George Stakes, with ample support from a further three Group class events, and the big field puzzle of the Betfred Mile for handicapping fans, the penultimate day looks set to be a real thriller.