Irving heads quartet for tomorrow’s Betfair Price Rush Hurdle at Haydock Park

Irving and Top Notch headline a field of four for the £100,000 Betfair Price Rush Hurdle (1.50pm) over two miles at Haydock Park, tomorrow, Saturday, November 21. Grade One scorer Irving (Paul Nicholls/Nick Scholfield) is narrowly favoured in the betting on the back of a seven-length victory under top-weight in the Grade Two Elite Hurdle at Wincanton on November 7. He is the 5/4 market leader with Betfair. Four-year-old Top Notch (Nicky Henderson/Daryl Jacob, 6/4) won three of his four starts over hurdles last season,…

Race Day seeking further Lingfield Park success in Saturday’s 32Red Conditions Stakes

Progressive Godolphin colt Race Day features among a classy field of six two-year-olds for the £14,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (12.50pm) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 21. The seven-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather 3-Y-O Mile Championships Conditions Stakes at the same course on All-Weather Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. Race Day, from the stable of Saeed bin Suroor, has already won twice at Lingfield Park during this season’s All-Weather Championship. The son of Dubawi followed up victory…

Silviniaco Conti goes for third Betfair Chase victory at Haydock Park on Saturday & a £1-million bonus

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) faces four rivals as he bids for a third victory in the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase (3.00pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21 and The Jockey Club’s new ‘Chase Triple Crown’ £1-million bonus. The nine-year-old captured the three-mile highlight in 2012 and 2014 and comes into the contest on the back of a good second over hurdles at Kempton Park on November 2. He is the 5/6 favourite with Betfair. Silviniaco Conti’s trainer…

Big Baz earns Good Friday place with smooth Hyde Stakes success

Big Baz (William Muir/Graham Lee) scored a comfortable victory in the mile £40,000 Listed EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes (6.55pm) at Kempton Park this evening, November 18, gaining an automatic place in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. The five-year-old Pivotal gelding, an 8/1 chance, was settled in the middle of the eight-runner field as Irish challenger Gordon Lord Byron (Tom Hogan/Wayne Lordan) set the early pace. Approaching the three furlong pole, Big Baz made smooth…

Closing Ceremony out to enhance course record in Betfair “Fixed Brush” Hurdle

Emma Lavelle hopes Closing Ceremony can maintain his 100 per cent course record in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘Tap Tap Boom’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21. The six-year-old won all three of his starts at the Lancashire track last season, culminating with a gutsy victory over Seeyouatmidnight in the three-mile Grade Two Rendlesham Hurdle in February. That came on the back of a good second at Warwick in January and two front-running victories in handicap company at…

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