Exciting Twiston-Davies pair ready for day one of The Showcase

  Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Nigel Twiston-Davies is set to saddle two of his most exciting novice hurdlers on the first day of The Showcase, Friday, October 17 at Cheltenham.   The local handler will be represented by Blaklion in the opening £17,000 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (2.05pm, seven runners) over two miles and five furlongs.   The five-year-old has registered four consecutive victories in 2014, starting with a point-to-point success at Tinahely, Ireland, in January. He followed up in bumpers at Ffos…

Future Champions Day & QIPCO British Champions Day next in race for the 2014 Cartier Racing Awards

The British Flat racing seasons reaches its climax this Saturday, October 18, with QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot.   Britain’s richest raceday could have a significant impact in the race for Cartier Racing Awards honours.   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…

O’Brien considering Showcase options for Me And Ben

Fergal O’Brien, who trains locally to Cheltenham at Coln St Dennis, is planning to run Me And Ben in either the £50,000 Marie Curie Handicap Chase (2.35pm) over two and a half miles or the £50,000 Showcase Trophy Handicap Chase (3.45pm) over three miles and a furlong at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 18, day two of The Showcase.   The seven-year-old mare is no stranger to success at the Home of Jump Racing, having been successful in the Listed EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Chase…

Reveley hoping Shadrack can make successful return in Bobby Renton Handicap Chase at Wetherby tomorrow

Reveley hoping Shadrack can make successful return in Bobby Renton Handicap Chase at Wetherby tomorrow   Declarations have been made for the opening fixture of Wetherby’s new season, the Spinal Research Charity Raceday, which takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15.   A total of 66 runners are set to line up across the seven-race programme, which is being held to support Spinal Research for the 24th consecutive year.   Taking centre stage is the £10,000 Bobby Renton Handicap Chase (4.00pm) over an extended two and…

Tiger Roll confirmed for Cheltenham reappearance on Saturday

  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle hero Tiger Roll is set to reappear in the £30,000 Masterson Holdings Hurdle (3.10pm, eight entries) over an extended two miles at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 18.   The son of Authorized was a comfortable three and a quarter length winner of the four-year-old hurdle championship at The Festival in March but did not replicate that form when seventh in the Punchestown equivalent on his latest outing on May 3.   His trainer Gordon…

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