De Bromhead hoping for a good tune from Sizing Symphony on day one of The Showcase

17th October 2013 – Cheltenham’s new season gets underway tomorrow (Friday, October 18) with day one of The Showcase, featuring an excellent seven-race programme.   Sizing Europe has been a stalwart at Cheltenham in recent seasons, memorably winning the 2010 Racing Post Arkle Chase and the 2011 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival.   His trainer, County Waterford-based Henry de Bromhead, is set to be represented tomorrow in the £20,000 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices’ Chase (3.50pm) by Sizing Symphony, who like…

Kumbeshwar among strong King team for The Showcase

Trainer Alan King looks set to be well represented at The Showcase this weekend, with five horses in the frame for the opening meeting of Cheltenham’s season on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.   Kumbeshwar is due to step up to two and a half miles for Saturday’s £50,000 Equus-Fine Dining At The Festival Handicap Chase (2.35pm) following several good efforts over shorter trips last season.   The six-year-old scored in a two-mile graduation chase at Haydock in November and was second to…

Exciting novices for Neptune Investment Management series opener

The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle series gets underway at Cheltenham on Friday, October 18, with the first of eight races throughout the season.   Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies captured the two mile, five furlong contest last season with The New One, who went on to land the Grade One series finale at the Cheltenham Festival in March and is now a leading contender for this season’s Champion Hurdle.   The Gloucestershire handler is responsible for two of the 18 entries, headed by Warwick bumper winner…

BetVictor to sponsor three of season’s best two-mile chases at Cheltenham, Sandown Park and Exeter

16th October 2013 - BetVictor is today announced as the new sponsor of three top two-mile chases run in Britain, to include races run at three Jockey Club Racecourses, Cheltenham (Queen Mother Champion Chase), Sandown Park (Tingle Creek Chase) and Exeter (Haldon Gold Cup).   The Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase is the highlight of the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, and was won in imperious fashion by Sprinter Sacre in 2013. This season’s renewal is on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.   BetVictor…

Longsdon expecting big run from Grandads Horse in Wetherby feature

Wetherby stages the Spinal Research Charity Raceday tomorrow, October 16, and in-form trainer Charlie Longsdon will be represented by Grandads Horse in the feature £10,000 Bobby Renton Handicap Chase (3.55pm) over an extended two and a half miles.   The progressive seven-year-old has won two of his four starts over fences and was not disgraced last time when seventh of 16 in a hotly-contested Listed handicap chase at Market Rasen on September 28. He had previously scored by seven lengths in a three-mile novices’ chase…

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