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Donald McCain

Donald McCain Blog – Weekend Runners

A quiet week for the team at Bankhouse with no runners until Friday and this weekend is pretty quiet too with just the 2 runners at Haydock on Saturday where I run Ubaltique and Mount Mews.

Dubai World Cup Carnival Preview – Week 3 Tips

There has been an incredible amount of rain in Dubai over the last seven days. The final couple of races last Thursday were run on good to soft ground. The track drains quickly but the unsettled weather...
Donald McCain

Donald McCain Blog – Weekend Runners

The horses continue to run well without really getting their heads in front but I was delighted to see Pinch Of Ginger win again at Catterick last weekend. Looking forward to this weekend I have a nice...
Frodon

Saturday Preview – Frodon Can Fend Off Rivals At Kempton

Another busy day of action on Saturday with seven races being aired on ITV from Kempton and Warwick. Frodon can give Top Notch a scare in the Silviniaco Conti Chase and Debestyman can come out on top...

Dubai World Cup Carnival Preview – Week 2 Tips

Benbatl is the star attraction on carnival week two. His demolition job in the Joel Stakes at Newmarket confirmed that he is one of the very best turf horses in the world. He is unopposable in the...
Hang In There

Saturday Preview – Hang In There To Take Tolworth

We are all starting to get out of the blur that is Christmas and there is no better way to end the festive period than with another Grade 1 in the shape of the Tolworth at Sandown...
Donald McCain

Donald McCain Blog – Thoughts On Pinch Of Ginger

Just the one runner over the weekend which is nice after the busy Christmas period with Pinch Of Ginger heading to Newcastle on Saturday where he bids to follow up quickly after winning at Catterick.

Dubai World Cup Carnival 2020 – Thursday 2nd January Tips

The Dubai Carnival 2020 has eventually landed. We will be treated to a fascinating six race card under the bright lights of the Meydan grandstand. Many stars of the racing world will be competing  but Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has chosen...

Dubai World Cup Carnival 2020 – 11 to Follow

Drafted: It is slightly concerning that Drafted missed his intended comeback in the Listed Garhoud sprint on December 5th, but the overall wellbeing of Doug Watson’s string lends hope that the grey can improve on what he achieved last season....

Dubai World Cup Carnival 2020 – Connor Beasley Interview

The 2018/19 UAE season was somewhat of a breakout campaign for Connor Beasley. His power packed driving finishes became a common sight at many of the biggest Meydan fixtures. This was his first season as number one rider for up-and-coming...