Charlie Appleby happy in California as Speckled wins Lingfield Park Listed race today in UK – Forgive wins first of 16 Win & You’re In races at Lingfield Park

All-Weather Championships at Lingfield Park – Thursday, October 31, 2013   News from the first Win & You’re In race and the other contests as the new and exciting All-Weather Championships continue. Kempton Park has a twilight meeting today.   Race 8, Ladbrokes Mobile Apprentice Handicap, 7f One Way Or Another (6/1), trained by David Evans, finished strongly under Eoin Griffin to record a third course victory. The 10-year-old put three and three quarter lengths between himself and 3/1 joint-favourite Bassett Road, with the front-running…

Cantlow ready for Wetherby return

Cantlow will make his seasonal reappearance at Wetherby tomorrow in the £25,000 Listed bet365 Handicap Chase (2.10pm) over an extended two and a half miles, the highlight on day one of the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting. Paul Webber’s charge was Grade One-placed over hurdles in April, 2011, but his first season over fences was not without its hiccups. After winning two of his first four starts last season, the JP McManus-owned eight-year-old was a leading contender for Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival in…

Henderson outlines hopes for StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle

31st October 2013 – Entries for the £100,000 StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle, run over an extended two miles on the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 17, are revealed today.   Champion trainer Nicky Henderson has seven possible representatives among the 45 entered in the Grade Three handicap hurdle at Cheltenham – the most of any trainer – headed by last year’s runner-up Cash And Go, and the highly-regarded Michael Buckley-owned pair of Rolling Star and River Maigue. The Lambourn handler also has…

All-Weather Championships at Lingfield Park – Thursday, October 31, 2013

News from the first Win & You’re In race and the other contests as the new and exciting All-Weather Championships continue. Kempton Park has twilight meeting today. Race 8, Ladbrokes Mobile Apprentice Handicap, 7f One Way Or Another (6/1), trained by David Evans, finished strongly under Eoin Griffin to record a third course victory. The 10-year-old put three and three quarter lengths between himself and 3/1 joint-favourite Bassett Road, with the front-running Homeboy (8/1) a length further back in third. Race 7, 3.50pm Coral App…

Cockney Sparrow confirmed for Wetherby

Cockney Sparrow is set  for an intriguing rematch with the Alan King-trained L’Unique in the £22,500 Listed OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (1.50pm, 10 entries) over an extended two miles at Wetherby on Saturday, November 2, day two of the bet365 Charlie Hall meeting.   John Quinn’s four-year-old finished 12 lengths behind L’Unique in a Listed juvenile hurdle at Aintree in December, 2012. L’Unique went on to capture a Grade One contest at Aintree’s Grand National festival in April, while Cockney Sparrow won three of her next…

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