2017/18 Ashes Series Preview

It’s been a while since I last got a chance to blog about the cricket, so what better way to get padded back up for action than with a preview of the upcoming Ashes series down under. I’d like to think that I could sit here and say that England are in with a chance…

Double Trouble

As the clocks go back and the country gears up for Halloween next week, it seems appropriate to go a little spooky on my pre-race blog.  In the words of the Macbeth witches, “Double, double toil and trouble” is exactly what I’ll be hitting the racecourse with tomorrow (Saturday) as Alcala and Rainbow Rebel are…

Harry Derham: Talking Alcala

National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls has saddled some big names in his time, with the likes of Kauto Star, Deman and Big Bucks helping the Somerset handler to ten trainer’s titles. The horse that I own a share in, Alcala, can’t quite claim to match those racing greats just yet, but he can certainly put…

Unlucky Alcala Slips Up At Chepstow

According to the superstitious amongst us, Friday 13th is supposed to be the unluckiest day you can ever have on the calendar, but for Alcala, it proved to be Saturday 14th. Yesterday was his 11th race over chase fences. Being placed in nine of the previous 10, and winning five of the last five, including a…

Big Day On The Cards For Alcala

Plenty of jumps racing fans, trainers and jockey’s class this weekend’s meeting at Chepstow as the real start of the National Hunt season. For many, the road to the big Spring festival’s at Cheltenham, Punchestown and Aintree start this Saturday. With the big names returning to action after spending the hotter months on their holidays….