DONN McCLEAN: Ascot Squats Challenge

DONN McCLEAN: The draw could be key on both sides of the Channel this weekend. In the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, historically, you know that you need to be drawn low. But just about all the history is at Longchamp, and the race is at Chantilly this year, so you need to examine the data again.

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DONN McCLEAN: Captain to Port side

DONN McCLEAN: Just shows you: the vagaries of ante post betting. Fascinating Rock was looking interestingly-priced in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes before a low blood count ruled him out. And during the week, Somehow was the filly who was most interesting at ante post prices in the Coolmore Matron Stakes. Alas, you can tear up that one too.

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