I don't know whether this is an annual event, but for me it's my first acquaintance with Marten Julian's offerings for the year's Flat season. I've found it totally absorbing. Whether it will offer a route to winnings time will reveal, but there are plenty of valuable pointers here, that if used intelligently could well prove profitable.
Julian looks at possible contenders for the group races before moving on to consider a wide range of horses, some yet to make much of a mark at all, but thought to have prospects. The detailed analysis of contenders for this year's classics is particularly interesting. For those looking at some of the longer price options in the ante-post betting market, there are some persuasively argued, relative outsiders warmly endorsed. Julian does not neglect the thorny area of handicappers. He identifies both those likely to start their campaigns on an artificially low mark and those he confidently expects to move rapidly up the handicap weights.
Quite apart from whether profits will follow from following his selections, the book is a good read. It is clearly written, thoughtful and an excellent appetiser for the season ahead.