Godolphin and Appleby chasing more Fast-Track success at Kempton Park on Wednesday

Godolphin is seeking a sixth Fast-Track Qualifier victory with Hawkesbury in the £19,000 32RedSport.com Conditions Stakes (6.40pm) at Kempton Park on Wednesday, January 14. The winner of the six-furlong contest is guaranteed a start in the £150,000 Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint over six furlongs at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Hawkesbury won once in four starts as two-year-old, running away with a seven-furlong novice contest at Doncaster on June 27, and posted some fair efforts in defeat. The son of…

Top Gamble could bid for a three-timer at Newbury on Wednesday

Top Gamble is likely to be one of the headlines acts when Newbury stages its first fixture of 2015 on Wednesday, January 14. The Richard Lee-trained seven-year-old has created a big impression in two starts over fences this season and is set to go in the £10,000 Betfred Goals Galore Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (1.45pm, 16 entries) over two miles and a furlong. Top Gamble joined Lee over the summer from David Pipe’s yard and made a winning debut for the Herefordshire stable when beating…

McEntee and Nothhaft targeting Finals Day as racing returns to Chelmsford City

Chelmsford City Racecourse, formerly known as Great Leighs, stages its first fixture for nearly six years on Sunday, January 11. The last racing to take place there was on January 15, 2009, and the Essex course is under new management. The seven-race programme is headlined by the £20,000 Betsi Golden Mile Conditions Stakes (2.50pm, five runners), a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com Three-Year-Old Championships over a mile at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Godolphin has taken four of…

Irish and French challengers to clash at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Irish raider Captain Joy is set to make his British debut in the £19,000 Ladbrokes Conditions Stakes (2.35pm, seven runners) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, January 10. The mile contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Captain Joy is seeking a three-timer following a pair of successes on the Polytrack of Dundalk. The Tracey Collins-trained six-year-old shouldered 10 stone to victory in a seven-furlong handicap in October…

Record 33 entries in Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

ch2015mg2final A modern day record of 33 entries is revealed today for the £350,000 Grade One Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight of Ladies Day at The Festival, Wednesday, March 11. The previous highest number of entries was 32 in 2002. The latest four winners of the two-mile chasing championship are entered; last year’s hero Sire De Grugy (Gary Moore, 11/2 second favourite with new sponsor Betway), breathtaking 2013 victor Sprinter Sacre (Nicky Henderson, 5/2 favourite), 2012 scorer Finian’s Rainbow (33/1, Nicky Henderson) and…

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