Red Sherlock considered for Saturday’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle

  Red Sherlock could bid to extend his unbeaten record to six in the £30,000 Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm, 13 entries) over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The David Pipe-trained five-year-old captured bumpers at Towcester and Ascot last season, and opened his account this term in the Listed Fairlawne – Festival Jockey Club Fine Dining Bumper at Cheltenham in November. He has also made an impressive start to his…

Big Buck’s heads entries for galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle

Entries are revealed today for the £60,000 Grade Two galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (3.35pm) which takes place over three miles on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   As expected, the entries are headed by the record-breaking Big Buck’s, who will be making his first appearance since December 1, 2012. Owned by the Stewart Family and trained by Paul Nicholls, the remarkable 11-year-old has landed the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at The Festival a record four times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and has registered a record…

Ivory chasing more Fast-Track Qualifier success with Duchess Of Gazeley at Lingfield Park on Wednesday when Frankie Dettori returns to action

Duchess Of Gazeley will receive weight from all nine of her rivals in the £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (2.30pm) over two miles at Lingfield Park on Wednesday, January 22, a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday.   The progressive four-year-old Halling filly was successful on four of her six starts, including twice on Polytrack at Lingfield Park, for Gary Harrison last season and ran second to Tweed on her debut for Dean Ivory in a 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket on…

Lavelle considering Sky Bet Chase options for duo

Trainer Emma Lavelle is considering her options ahead of the £75,000 Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm) at Doncaster this Saturday, January 25. The Hampshire-based handler has left in both Gullinbursti (14/1 with Sky Bet) and Court By Surprise (10/1 co-second favourite with Sky Bet) at today’s five-day confirmation stage for the three-mile Listed handicap chase.   Gullinbursti was an impressive winner on his seasonal reappearance at Market Rasen in November before finishing a close fifth in the Grade Three Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle at Haydock Park…

Theatre Guide targets Saturday’s Argento Chase

20th January 2014 – Theatre Guide runs in the £100,000 Grade Two Argento Chase (2.25pm, 12 entries) over three miles, one and a half furlongs at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, this Saturday, January 25.   The Colin Tizzard-trained seven-year-old was narrowly denied by Monbeg Dude in the Grade Three Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase over the course and distance at The International on December 13, having previously finished third behind Triolo d’Alene (Nicky Henderson) and Rocky Creek (Paul Nicholls) in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup…

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