Hurricane Higgins snookers rivals to earn Good Friday spot

Nicky Henderson may be readying his team for the Cheltenham Festival but the trainer looks set to be represented at another of racing’s top events after Hurricane Higgins qualified for All-Weather Championships Finals Day on his first start for over two years. The seven-year-old edged out Godolphin’s Gold Trial in a thrilling finish to the two-mile £25,000 32Red Conditions Stakes at Lingfield Park, on Saturday, February 28, guaranteeing a place in the £150,000 32Red Marathon over the same course and distance on Good Friday, April…

Nigel Twiston-Davies could not be happier with The New One ahead of The Festival

Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Nigel Twiston-Davies could not be happier with his main challenger for honours at The Festival, The New One. Running in the Stan James Champion Hurdle for the second consecutive year, following an unlucky third in 2014, The New One bids to give Twiston-Davies, who trains within 10 miles of Cheltenham Racecourse near Guiting Power, a first success in the hurdling championship. He has gone close in the past – Khyber Kim finished second to Binocular in 2010 and The New…

Godolphin doubly represented in Saturday’s Marathon Fast-Track Qualifier

- Evans confident John Reel can run above himself Godolphin is bidding to maintain a 100 per cent record in Fast-Track Qualifiers for the £150,000 32Red Marathon when Gold Trail and Pinzolo go in the £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (3.30pm) over just short of two miles at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 28. Gold Trail (Charlie Appleby/Ryan Moore) is stepping up in trip after completing a three-timer in a 12-furlong handicap at Wolverhampton on February 13, while Pinzolo (Charlie Appleby/Adam Kirby), a Listed winner at…

Symonds hoping the rain keeps coming for Belle as 11 go to post in StanJames.com Greatwood Gold Cup

The £50,000 StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup is the highlight of a seven-race programme at Newbury on Saturday, February 28, Greatwood Charity Day. A field of 11 is set to line up in the two and a half-mile Grade Three handicap chase following today’s final declaration stage. The weights for are headed by Sound Investment (Paul Nicholls/Sam Twiston-Davies, 15/2 with Stan James), who finished second over and course and distance on November 28 having previously landed an extended two and a half-mile handicap chase at…

Hide hoping Uramazin can step up in Marathon qualifier at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Philip Hide is hoping Uramazin can step forward again in the £19,000 32Red Conditions Stakes at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 28. Run over just short of two miles, it is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red Marathon on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Uramazin has had two improved runs over the course and distance during the All-Weather Championships, most recently taking second behind Anglophile in a Fast-Track Qualifier on January 21. The nine-year-old had previously recorded a decisive half-length victory…

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