Best Mate Enclosure sold out on Gold Cup Day

The Best Mate Enclosure is now sold out on Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 13. Situated on the far side of the racecourse, it is one of three enclosures at Cheltenham Racecourse. Tickets for Gold Cup Day can still be purchased for the other two enclosures, Tattersalls and Club. Demand for the Best Mate Enclosure has been particularly strong this year, with tickets selling out three weeks earlier than in 2014. Ticket sales for the first three days of The Festival are also going well,…

Hales eyeing Betfair Denman Chase for Unioniste, Sire De Grugy heads Betfair Price Rush Chase half dozen

Unioniste (Paul Nicholls, 5/1 with Betfair Sportsbook) is set to contest the £50,000 Grade Betfair Denman Chase (2.25pm), run over three miles at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 7. The seven-year-old steps up in class after a decisive 10-length victory in a valuable three-mile handicap chase at Sandown Park on January 3. The John Hales-owned grey started the campaign with a good sixth to Many Clouds in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November. Unioniste won on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury in…

Calipto and Activial joint-favourites as 32 go forward for Betfair Hurdle

Ante-post favourite Calipto headlines 32 six-day acceptors for the £155,000 Grade Three Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 7. Calipto has not run since finishing runner-up at Cheltenham in October and is out to give champion trainer Paul Nicholls a second victory in the extended two-mile contest. The Somerset handler took the spoils with Zarkandar in 2012. Calipto is the 7/1 joint-favourite with Betfair Sportsbook along with the Harry Fry-trained Activial, who was a Grade Two scorer last season and took third…

Apache Storm out to gun down boys at Chelmsford City

Exciting three-year-olds Squats and Wentworth Falls are among eight declarations for the £20,000 Totepool Conditions Stakes (3.40pm) at Chelmsford City on Wednesday, February 4. The five-furlong highlight is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint over five furlongs at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Squats (William Haggas/Joe Fanning) won three times on turf in 2014 and was last seen out when fourth in the five-furlong Group Three Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket in October, while Wentworth Falls (Charlie…

Apache Storm out to gun down boys at Chelmsford City

Exciting three-year-olds Squats and Wentworth Falls are among eight declarations for the £20,000 Totepool Conditions Stakes (3.40pm) at Chelmsford City on Wednesday, February 4. The five-furlong highlight is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint over five furlongs at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 3. Squats (William Haggas/Joe Fanning) won three times on turf in 2014 and was last seen out when fourth in the five-furlong Group Three Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket in October, while Wentworth Falls (Charlie…

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