Cape chasing second William Hill Rowland Meyrick

Cape Tribulation is on course for a third successive appearance in the £40,000 Grade Three William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase over three miles and a furlong, the highlight of the two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival at Wetherby on Boxing Day, Friday, December 26. The Malcolm Jefferson-trained 10-year-old sauntered to an 11-length victory over Mr Moonshine in 2012 and was not disgraced when third to Cloudy Too under joint top-weight in last year’s renewal. Cape Tribulation has only had one start over fences since,…

Hidden Gold hands Godolphin another Fast-Track Qualifier success

Hidden Gold (Saeed bin Suroor/Graham Lee) handed Godolphin its fourth Fast-Track Qualifier success when taking the £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (8.45pm) over an extended two miles on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 13. She automatically gains a place in the two-mile £150,000 32Red.com Marathon Championships on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. The regally-bred three-year-old filly, by Shamardal out of a half-sister to Galileo and Sea The Stars, is now unbeaten in three starts on the All-Weather…

Entihaa seeking Wolverhampton hat-trick in 32Red Conditions Stakes on Saturday

Improving stayers Entihaa and Hidden Gold feature among a field of seven for the £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (8.45pm) over an extended two miles on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 13. The winner of this Fast-Track Qualifier automatically gains a place in the two-mile £150,000 32Red.com Marathon Championships on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Godolphin’s Hidden Gold (Saeed bin Suroor/Graham Lee) aims for a fourth straight win on his first appearance at two miles, having posted…

Caid Du Berlais chasing rare double at Cheltenham on Saturday

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Paddy Power Gold Cup hero Caid Du Berlais tops a field of 13 for the £100,000 Grade Three Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (2.00pm) at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 13. The five-year-old is bidding to become only the fourth horse and the first since Exotic Dancer (2006) to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup and Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in the same season. His trainer Paul Nicholls has won three of the last five renewals, courtesy of Poquelin (2009 & 2010)…

King hoping for further improvement from Zeroeshadesofgrey

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – Zeroeshadesofgrey is set for a deserved step up in class in the £30,000 Grade Two Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (2.35pm, 11 entries) over three miles at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 13. The Neil King-trained five-year-old won two of his four starts in bumpers last season and has recorded a pair of impressive victories over hurdles this term. He started the campaign with a 20-length victory in an extended two and a half-mile novices’ hurdle at Uttoxeter on November 15, and…

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