Ellison hoping Totalize can redeem himself on Festival Trials Day

Totalize will bid to bounce back from his Ladbroke Hurdle disappointment in the concluding £25,000 Steel Plate And Sections Handicap Hurdle (4.10pm, 17 entries) over two miles and a furlong at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The five-year-old was well-supported in the build-up to the Ascot showpiece, but was toiling from a long way out and eventually pulled up before the penultimate hurdle.   Brian Ellison’s charge had finished sixth on the Flat in the 14-furlong Movember Handicap at Leopardstown in November,…

Fahy targets RSA Chase with Morning Assembly

ch2014mg5final The entries are revealed today for the four novice chases staged during the first three days of The Festival which runs from Tuesday, March 11, to Friday, March 14.   Leading Irish novice Morning Assembly is among 53 entries for the £150,000 Grade One RSA Chase (2.05pm) over an extended three miles, the highlight for novice chasers on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 12.   The seven-year-old burst onto the scene at last year’s Punchestown Festival with a gutsy victory in…

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary Launches New Online Publication

New York, N.Y. –– Thoroughbred Racing Commentary (TRC) today unveiled a new online publication designed to promote best practices and stimulate dialogue among Thoroughbred industry constituents on a globalscale.   TRC, which makes its online home at http://thoroughbredracing.com/ will address important industry topics in eight subject categories: Racing, Racecourses, Breeding, Sales, Regulatory & Wagering, Owners & Trainers, Technology, and Aftercare. It promises incisive commentary and analysis of racing issues worldwide, with the UK-based contributors including Greg Wood of The Guardian, James Willoughby, Julian Muscat, and Sean Magee, with Irish Sunday Times…

Arch Villain secures place in 32Red.com Marathon

2.30pm £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes 2m, Polytrack, Fast-Track Qualifier   Arch Villain got the better of Communicator and Ted Spread in a thrilling three-way tussle for the two-mile 32Red Conditions Stakes and is now guaranteed a free run in  £150,000 32Red.com Marathon on Good Friday (All Weather Championship Finals Day, April 18, 2014) back at Lingfield Park.   The Amanda Perrett-trained gelding was settled behind the leaders on the rail by regular pilot Jim Crowley. The five-year-old was driven to challenge turning for home and…

Double Ross seeking three-timer on Festival Trials Day

Double Ross seeking three-timer on Festival Trials Day   22nd January 2014 – Double Ross will bid for a rare hat-trick of handicap successes at Cheltenham in the £50,000 freebets.com Trophy Chase (1.50pm, 19 entries) over two miles and five furlongs on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained eight-year-old captured the valuable Grade Three Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup at The International in December and followed that up with decisive four and a half-length victory in the Grade Three Fairlawne…

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