Many Clouds features among superb field of seven for bet365 Charlie Hall Chase

Some of the country’s leading staying chasers clash in the £100,000 Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.05pm) over three miles at Wetherby tomorrow, Saturday, October 31. The seven-strong field features last year’s four-length winner Menorah (Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson) and Grand National hero Many Clouds (Oliver Sherwood/Leighton Aspell), both of whom are having their first start of the season. Many Clouds is out to buck a trend for recent Grand National winners. Bindaree, who triumphed in 2002 and captured the following year’s Welsh Grand National,…

All Yours & Devilment head 59 in StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle on last day of The Open at Cheltenham

Grade One winner All Yours and recent Cheltenham scorer Devilment feature among 59 entries for the £100,000 Grade Three StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle, highlight of the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 15. There were 57 entries in 2014 and 45 in 2013. The pair are ante-post co-favourites for Cheltenham’s extended two-mile handicap hurdle at 10/1 with sponsor Stan James, alongside Clondaw Warrior, Maputo and Superb Story (Dan Skelton). All Yours, successful in the Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree in April,…

Shadows Lengthen out for repeat Listed victory on opening day of bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting at Wetherby tomorrow

Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting gets underway tomorrow, Friday, October 30, with a six-race card running from 1.05pm to 4.00pm featuring two Listed contests. The highlight at the West Yorkshire course tomorrow is the £27,500 Listed bet365 Handicap Chase (2.15pm, eight runners) over two miles and three furlongs. Last year’s renewal of this race saw Shadows Lengthen, trained at Sheriff Hutton in North Yorkshire by Mick Easterby, get the better of Off The Ground by a comfortable seven lengths. The two horses are set…

Two James Tate-trained fillies gain Listed success on opening day of the third All-Weather Championships att Lingfield Park

Trainer James Tate took both Listed races on the opening day of the 2015/16 All-Weather Championships at Lingfield Park this afternoon, Thursday, October 29, enjoying a 75.5/1 double. The Newmarket handler saddled Lamar to a deserved success in the mile 32Red/ebfstallions.com Fleur De Lys Stakes, which is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ & Mares’ Championships on March 25, Good Friday 2016. The Cape Cross four-year-old, a 7/2 chance, was well positioned throughout by Luke Morris and wore down her rivals in…

Successful Lingfield launch today for third All-Weather Championships

The third All-Weather Championships are under way, with today’s launch and afternoon of racing at Lingfield Park marking the start of the season. Martin Cruddace, the Chief Executive of the Arena Racing Company (ARC), welcomed the 80 guests from the racing industry and media for the launch. He commented: “I want to thank all of our sponsors, Ladbrokes, Coral, Unibet and 32Red. Without them, we could not have such successful All-Weather Championships and I am particularly excited about this the third season. “I am fairly…

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