Top South African jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe aiming to be Cold As Ice at Wolverhampton on Friday

Leading South African jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe is set to have his first ride in Britain at Wolverhampton on Friday, November 27, when he partners Cold As Ice in the £19,000 32Red Fillies Conditions Stakes (6.45pm). The seven-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ & Mares’ Championships Conditions Stakes over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25. Fayd’Herbe has partnered some of South Africa’s best horses since he started riding in 1996, including three-time…

Vics Canvas eyeing Aintree as weights for Betfred Becher Chase are unveiled

Weights are unveiled today for the two races over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 5. Topping the weights for the £140,000 Grade Three Betfred Becher Chase (1.40pm), staged over over just short of three and a quarter miles, is Don Poli (11st 12lb, Willie Mullins IRE, 14/1 with Betfred), a two-time Grade One winner last season including in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. A quartet of horses currently share 12/ favouritism with Betfred – Goonyella (10st…

Annacotty among 41 entries for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at The International next month

Paddy Power Gold Cup hero Annacotty features among 41 entries (up from 32 in 2014) for the £100,000 Grade Three Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.50pm) at Cheltenham on day two of The International, Saturday, December 12. The seven-year-old made the perfect start for new trainer Alan King in the two and a half mile showpiece, staying on gamely to repel the fast-finishing Buywise (Evan Williams) by a half-length. Three horses have captured the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in the…

Coneygree heads 21 on course for Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday

Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree (Mark Bradstock) heads 21 contenders for the £200,000 Hennessy Gold Cup (3.00pm), the highlight of the three-day bet365 Festival at Newbury, on Saturday, November 28. The eight-year-old, who is 7/2 joint-favourite with bet365, tops the weights on 11st 12lb and is attempting to follow in the footsteps of such luminaries as Mandarin, Mill House, Arkle, Bregawn, Burrough Hill Lad, Denman and Bobs Worth who all landed the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Coneygree is a…

Race Day completes Lingfield Park hat-trick to secure All-Weather Championships Finals Day place

Race Day posted a brave front-running success in the £14,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (12.50pm) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 21, to qualify for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather 3-Y-O Mile Championships Conditions Stakes on March 25. The Godolphin colt could now try and emulate Four Seasons, who won the seven-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier for Sheikh Mohammed’s racing operation last year and went on to capture the Good Friday highlight. Sent off a 5/1 chance, Race Day made all of the running under James Doyle, gamely repelling…

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