Silviniaco Conti favourite as 18 entries unveiled for the Betfair Chase

Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls) features among 18 top class entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, Saturday, November 21. The nine-year-old, the 7/4 favourite with Betfair, captured the three-mile showpiece in both 2012 and 2014 and warmed up for this year’s race with a good second over hurdles at Kempton Park on Monday, November 2. Champion Jump trainer Paul Nicholls is gunning for a seventh victory in the race, which was first run…

The Open’s Shloer Chase next for Simply Ned

Trainer Nicky Richards hopes there is more to come from Simply Ned as he builds up for the £75,000 Grade Two Shloer Chase at Cheltenham on the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 15. The eight-year-old was runner-up to subsequent Ryanair Chase hero Uxizandre in last year’s running of the two-mile contest, in which future Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Dodging Bullets was third. Simply Ned subsequently posted two good efforts in Grade One company, finishing third to Twinlight in the…

Grendisar going for back-to-back wins in 32Red Floodlit Stakes

Newmarket trainer Marco Botti is hoping for an improved performance from Grendisar in the £40,000 Listed 32Red Floodlit Stakes (7.10pm) on Polytrack at Kempton Park tomorrow evening Wednesday, November 4. The five-year-old held off Fire Fighting (Mark Johnston/Paul Mulrennan) by a neck to win last year’s renewal of the 12-furlong contest and subsequently enjoyed two more Listed successes during the All-Weather Championships, including in the 10-furlong coral.co.uk Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield Park in February. He was also runner-up to Tryster in the Group Three…

Entries for Haydock Park’s Betfair Chase close tomorrow

Entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase close tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3. The three-mile contest is the highlight of the two-day Betfair Chase Weekend at Haydock Park on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, taking place on the second day at 3pm. The Betfair Chase is the first leg of the new £1-million Chase Triple Crown, which also incorporates the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has dominated…

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