Super septet go to post in bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby tomorrow

Silviniaco Conti and Taquin Du Seuil feature among a high-class field of seven for the £100,000 Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.15pm) on a star-studded card at Wetherby tomorrow, November 1. Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily), who took the three mile and one furlong contest in 2012, is the 11/10 favourite with bet365 on the back of a fruitful campaign that yielded two Grade One victories, including the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, and a close fourth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup….

Second All-Weather Championships Launched At Lingfield Park As 25th All-Weather Anniversary Celebrated

The second All-Weather Championships commenced today at Lingfield Park following a very successful first edition which culminated in a sell-out £1-million Finals Day at the Surrey course on Good Friday 2014. Significant changes have been made, with the main one being the addition of another Championship category – Three-Year-Old Sprint – joining the existing six. This means prize money for the second Finals Day, on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 will rise to £1.1 million. New sponsor Unibet backs the Three-Year-Old Sprint category in addition…

Bishop Wulstan improving ahead of Wensleydale test

Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting gets underway tomorrow, October 31, with a six-race card headlined by the £28,000 Listed bet365 Handicap Chase (2.15pm). A field of eight is set to go to post for the extended two and a half miles contest, headed by the Sue Smith-trained Mwaleshi (ridden by Ryan Mania). The nine-year-old took the Grade Two Premier Kelso Hurdle in March, 2013 and made a smooth transition to fences last season with two victories from four starts. Mwaleshi’s rivals include Scottish Grand…

Elliott targeting new £100,000 Betfair Price Rush Hurdle at Haydock Park on November 22

October 30, 2014 – The Betfair Chase Weekend takes place over two days, Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at Haydock Park. Taking centre stage is the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, run over three miles and a furlong. First run in 2005, the contest has quickly established itself as one of the principal targets for the best three-mile chasers in Britain and Ireland. The incomparable Kauto Star won the Betfair Chase four times (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011) while Imperial Commander, the 2010,…

57 entered for StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Vaniteux headlines 57 entries (up from 45 in 2013) for the £100,000 Grade Three StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 16. The five-year-old is one of six entered by trainer Nicky Henderson and was last seen out when third to Vautour in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival in March. Henderson could also rely on JCB Triumph Hurdle runner-up Kentucky Hyden, dual Newbury scorer Volnay De Thaix…

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