Donn McClean is a contributor to the The Irish Field.
Donn McClean makes some selections at Kempton and Newcastle
It was a bittersweet day for trainer Ruth Jefferson at the Ascot track as Waiting Patiently took the title of the Betfair Ascot Chase
There has been a 28% decrease in the number of people taking out trainers' licences in the last 10 years
It was a tough week for jockey Robbie Power who had to make the decision on choosing between Sizing John and Our Duke to ride in this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup
Jessica Harrington-trained Our Duke battled on gallantly to beat Presenting Percy by a length at Gowran Park
Both Some Neck and Up For Review were making their chasing debuts but Some Neck should improve for a step up from this two and a half miles
Donn McClean previews two top races in Britain today
Altior is going to take some stopping in the Champion Chase but Native River will be under greater pressure up front on better ground
Kalashnikov carried a fair burden in such a high-class handicap for such an inexperienced horse
Barry Connell's yellow and navy silks could be in for a lively spring as the Fleming horses are performing well
Get full unlimited access to our content and archive.
Subscribe to The Irish Field
Unlimited access to The Irish Field via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in