Robin Gibson with his fortnightly look at racing on the web
IRISH betting shop operators remain hopeful of securing an extension to opening hours year-round, despite delays to legislation.
STAR juvenile Tiggy Wiggy will not take on her elders in Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Abbaye, with trainer Richard Hannon deciding she has done enough for the season.
FREE EAGLE and Australia were the biggest names to be missing after 20 horses went forward for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, following Tuesday morning's first forfeit stage.
FRANKIE DETTORI is set to have a live chance of making his 26th ride in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a winning one on Sunday after it became increasingly likely the race's three-time winner will be teamed with Ruler Of The World.
VAN PERCY has been likened to Bauer, who came within a nose of winning the 2008 Melbourne Cup, by part-owners OTI Racing after the four-year-old arrived in Australia for a spring campaign.
A PRIZE pool of £15,000 has ensured the final of the Betfair Scottish Racing Mile Series (5.30) is well contested, with 14 declared and the powerful northern operations of Richard Fahey, Keith Dalgleish and Jim Goldie doubly represented.
EVERY trainer dreams of saddling a horse that takes him to the big time and John Quinn may just found that star in The Wow Signal who looks to continue his unblemished record in the Prix Jean Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on Sunday.
COURT MINSTREL made a successful start to life over fences producing a solid display of jumping to beat Keltus under the guidance of Paul Moloney.
CHAMPION CHASE hope Defy Logic has been ruled out for the season by a leg injury.