Snowden hoping for another big Cheltenham success

  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Present View remains on course for the £160,000 Grade Three Paddy Power Gold over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham on the second day of The Open, Saturday, November 15.   The six-year-old has been targeted at the valuable handicap chase since he repelled Attaglance by a half-length to win the Listed Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase over the same distance at The Festival in March.   It was his third victory from five starts over fences…

Noble Mission makes bold bid to follow in his brother’s footsteps in race for Cartier Racing Awards

Britain’s richest day of racing, QIPCO British Champions Day, was held at Ascot on Saturday, October 18 and has had a significant impact on the standings for the 2014 Cartier Racing Awards.   The Cartier Racing Awards honour the champions of European horseracing and will be announced before an invited audience of 300 on the evening of Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races throughout…

Wetherby’s bet365 Charlie Hall Chase on The Giant Bolster’s radar

The Giant Bolster could start off his season in the £100,000 Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase over three miles and a furlong, the highlight of Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 1.   After a few lacklustre efforts last term, David Bridgwater’s stable star improved for the application of a hood and a visor when winning the Grade Two Argento Chase by seven lengths at Cheltenham in January. The nine-year-old, one of Britain’s best chasers, returned to Cheltenham for the Festival…

QIPCO British Champions Day 2014 – all the news & quotes

Sixth Race: The Balmoral Handicap Winning Quotes   BRONZE LANDS GOLD   Bronze Angel followed up his recent win in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket with another big-race success at Ascot this afternoon, staying on strongly to land the Balmoral Handicap by one and a quarter lengths.   The 20/1 shot, who also won the Cambridgeshire in 2012, was given a cool ride by promising apprentice jockey Louis Steward and the pair teamed up again to bag another big pot from the John Gosden-trainer Maverick Wave….

Tizzard bullish ahead of Chieftain return at Cheltenham tomorrow

  Friday, October 17, 2014 – Colin Tizzard will be represented in both £50,000 handicap chases on the second and final day of The Showcase, Saturday, October 18 at Cheltenham.   Golden Chieftain makes his seasonal reappearance for the Dorset trainer in the Showcase Trophy (3.45pm, 14 runners) over three miles and a furlong.   The nine-year-old was the impressive 10-length winner of the Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase over an extended three miles at The Festival in 2013.   Off the track…

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