PAT KEANE: Follow these 10 for a profitable jumps season

A year ago, we gave 10 horses to follow for the National Hunt season and it worked out reasonably well, so it makes sense to have another go.

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PAT KEANE: Aidan O’Brien facing problems on two fronts

We know there has been something of a cloud hanging over the Ballydoyle horses for a while now, with Aidan O’Brien reporting that the bug was “the worst we’ve had.’’

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PAT KEANE: Closing the gate after the horse has bolted

I can’t imagine the handicapper derived a whole lot of enjoyment watching the concluding stages of the €59,000 to the winner Connacht Hotel Handicap at Galway on Monday night, writes Pat Keane.

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PAT KEANE: Viadera could be the horse to take Lyons to next level

We have written here before that trainer, Ger Lyons, needs to find a Group 1 horse to carry his progressive career to the next level.

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PAT KEANE: US Navy Flag just defies all known logic

Isn’t US Navy Flag one of the most extraordinary horses in the history of flat racing?

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