Terrific William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase in prospect at Wetherby on Boxing Day

  This year’s £40,000 Grade Three William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.45pm) looks set to be a Christmas cracker with Auroras Encore and Cape Tribulation heading 10 runners for the highlight of day one of the William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival at Wetherby on Thursday, December 26.   Auroras Encore, trained locally in Bingley by Sue Smith, makes his seasonal return in the three mile, one furlong contest following a 2012/2013 campaign that culminated with a superb victory in the Grand National.   Ryan…

Botti represented in Wolverhampton highlights on Boxing Day

Masamah is set to clash with four rivals in £19,000 Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Conditions Stakes (1.40pm) over six furlongs, one of the highlights at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26.   The Marco Botti-trained seven-year-old captured the Group Two King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in 2011 and secured his first win for almost two years when making all in a valuable five-furlong handicap at Ascot in July.   He also came second in the Listed Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster in September and…

On-fire Gosden aims today’s Lingfield Park Listed winner Dick Doughtywylie at £200,000 Coral All-Weather Championships Final

All-Weather Championships Report – Lingfield Park Saturday, December 21, 2013                             2.35pm £37,000 Listed Coral App Download From The App Store Quebec Stakes, 1m 2f, Polytrack Newmarket trainer John Gosden sent out the first and second in this Listed race but probably not in the order he expected, with 5/1 chance Dick Doughtywylie (Rab Havlin) beating 5/4 favourite Gatewood (William Buick) by a half-length. Five-year-old Dick Doughtywylie was slightly slow into stride and…

Russell pair among 17 entries for Rowland Meyrick

  Lucinda Russell has made two entries for the £40,000 Grade Three William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.45pm, 17 entries) over three miles and a furlong, the highlight of the two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival on Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26.   The Scottish handler has entered Green Flag, who is unbeaten in three starts over fences and scored by nine lengths at Newcastle on November 30, and decisive Haydock scorer Nuts N Bolts.   Russell reported today: “Either Green Flag or Nuts…

OLBG Mares’ Road to Cheltenham Enhanced with Ascot and Warwick Races

Sports Betting Community OLBG.com today announced the addition of two further races to the OLBG Mares’ Road to the Cheltenham Festival.   The prestigious Grade Two OLBG.com Mares’ Hurdle at Ascot (registered as the Warfield) will take place on Saturday, January 18 and the Listed OLBG.com Mares’ Hurdle at Warwick will be staged on Saturday, February 8.   Ascot’s £40,000 three-mile race has long been a target for top Festival hopes. Sparky May (2011) and United (2009) both won the race before finishing runner-up to…

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