REAL MADRID have completed a £63m deal to lure Colombia star James Rodriguez away from Monaco and the Spanish giants are 16-1 with Coral to win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League next season.
A DRY start to the week has resulted in Ascot watering before their three-day King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes meeting which kicks off on Friday.
THERE must be something in the water in rural France. Less than two weeks since a chase at Castera-Verduzan turned into Benny Hill on horseback, footage of another race descending into farce and carnage has emerged from across the Channel.
WILLIE MULLINS has warned potential backers of hot Guinness Galway Hurdle favourite Pique Sous that he fears the horse lacks experience for the biggest hurdling test of his life.
SIMENON, last year's Ascot Gold Cup runner-up, will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a setback.
LUCA CUMANI believes the return to York will see an improved showing from Danadana on Saturday as the six-year-old was confirmed on target for the Skybet York Stakes.
International ratings expert Sam Walker looks back at the July Cup and believes Slade Power has the potential to make a big impact down under.
THE Cheltenham Festival has a new Grade 1 race after the OLBG Mares' Hurdle was promoted from Grade 2 status by the BHA.
LEOPARDSTOWN'S Irish Champion Hurdle meeting will be split in two next year and run on successive Sundays it was revealed in the 2015 Irish fixture list.
DANE O'NEILL said he is "looking forward to Saturday" after sitting on Mukhadram for the first time in Newmarket on Tuesday morning.