Raymond Mould remembered at Cheltenham Racecourse with a race at The International next month

The late Raymond Mould will be remembered at The International with a race named in his honour on the second day of next month’s meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Raymond Mould Memorial Novices’ Chase (12.40pm), staged over an extended two and a half miles, takes place on Saturday, December 12. Mould, who died aged 74 on September 14 this year, was one of the leading owners in Jump racing. Along with his late wife Jenny and widow Caroline, he was involved with seven winners at…

Unioniste tops 27 confirmations for Aintree’s Betfred Becher Chase

Top-weight Unioniste (11st 12lb, Paul Nicholls, 10/1 with Betfred) is on course for the £140,000 Betfred Becher Handicap Chase (1.40pm, 27 confirmations) over three and a quarter miles at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 5. The Grade Three handicap is the first of two races over the famous Grand National fences on the day. Trained by Paul Nicholls and owned by John Hales, Unioniste was fancied for this year’s Crabbie’s Grand National after an impressive victory at Sandown Park in January…

Additional race in the OLBG Mares’ Road To Cheltenham on day two of The International next month

Thursday, November 26, 2015 – A new race in the OLBG Mares’ Road To Cheltenham series is going to be staged on day two of The International, Saturday, December 12, at Cheltenham Racecourse. The £30,000 OLBG Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (3.35pm), run over two and a half miles, is the final race on the tremendous seven-race card on December 12 and takes the place of the Grade Two Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle, which moves to Cheltenham’s New Year’s Day fixture as previously announced. Dean Goddard, PR…

Saphir Du Rheu heads 17 runners in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury

Saphir Du Rheu (11st 12lb) faces 16 rivals as he bids to become the ninth winner to defy top-weight in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on the third final day of the bet365 Festival, Saturday, November 28. The six-year-old, trained Paul Nicholls and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, has been strongly fancied for the three and a quarter mile handicap chase, worth a record £200,000 this year, since recording an easy victory over The Young Master (Neil Mulholland/Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (3), 10st 10lb, 9/1 with…

John Constable hoping to paint perfect picture on opening day of bet365 Festival

Newbury’s three-day bet365 Festival starts tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, with a seven-race programme headlined by the £45,000 Listed bet365 Intermediate Hurdle (3.15pm, seven runners). The two-mile limited handicap, registered as the Gerry Feilden Hurdle, was won by subsequent Champion Hurdle hero Rock On Ruby in 2011. The weights are jointly-topped by French import Ch’Tibello (Dan Skelton/Harry Skelton), runner-up to subsequent Grade Two scorer Altior at Ascot last time out, and the returning John Constable (Evan Williams/Paul Moloney). John Constable was a 94-rated performer on the…

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