You Must Know Me ready for another Aintree tilt in Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase

You Must Know Me will be flying the flag for Ireland in £70,000 Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase (3.15pm), one of two races over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree on Saturday, December 6. The Henry de Bromhead-trained eight-year-old had his first taste of the unique course in last year’s renewal of extended two mile and five furlong contest, finishing third to Rebel Rebellion (Paul Nicholls). ¬ He returned to Aintree in April and was beaten 12 and a half lengths into sixth by…

The New One set for The International at Cheltenham next month

The New One is on course to bid for back-to-back victories in the £100,000 Grade Two StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 13. The six-year-old powered to a six-length victory over Zarkandar last year, and if successful next month, will be the first multiple winner of the extended two-mile contest since Relkeel (1997, 1998, 1999). The New One held off Rock On Ruby to land the Grade One Aintree Hurdle in April and has cemented his Stan…

Varian seeking Fast-Track success with Khatiba

Roger Varian is hoping Khatiba can continue her good record on the All-Weather in the £19,000 32Red Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (5.55pm) at Wolverhampton on Friday, November 28. The seven-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com Fillies & Mares Championships over seven furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Khatiba’s four starts on the All-Weather have come exclusively over seven furlongs at Kempton Park on Polytrack, yielding two victories and a pair of seconds….

International Group 1 heroes among 2014 LONGINES HKIR selected runners

Flintshire, Cirrus Des Aigles, Buffering and Snow Dragon are among the Group 1 stars from seven nations and jurisdictions heading to Sha Tin on 14 December, to compete with a stellar line-up of Hong Kong’s finest at the HK$83 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. A total of 25 overseas raiders and 22 international G1 winners are among the 51 selected horses for the Turf World Championships announced today, Wednesday, 26 November. The LONGINES HKIR is comprised of the HK$25 million LONGINES Hong Kong Cup,…

Weights revealed for Betfred Becher Chase – Lee and Greatrex considering options for Aintree on December 6

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – Weights are revealed today for the £140,000 Grade Three Betfred Becher Chase and the £70,000 Betfred Grand Sefton Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 6. The Betfred Becher Chase is run over three and a quarter miles, with the Betfred Grand Sefton Chase staged over an extended two miles and five furlongs. The three 10/1 co-favourites with the sponsor for the Betfred Becher Chase are Balbriggan (10st 1lb, Gordon Elliott), Chance…

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