All the news on day two of The Open – Paddy Power Gold Cup Day

THE OPEN 2015, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 MINUTE’S SILENCE AS MARK OF RESPECT FOLLOWING PARIS ATTACKS There will be a minute’s silence at midday today at Cheltenham Racecourse as a mark of respect following the events in Paris last night. Jockeys will ride wearing armbands. The Professional Jockeys’ Association tweeted: “Jockeys @CheltenhamRaces will wear armbands as a mark of respect to & in solidarity with Parisians. #ViveLaFrance.” Following a dry night, the going remains unchanged – Good…

All the news on day one of The Open – Countryside Day

THE OPEN 2015, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE COUNTRYSIDE DAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 GOING CHANGE There has been a change to the going on the Old Course at Cheltenham late this morning ahead of the first day of The Open, Countryside Day. The going on the Chase and Hurdle Course at 11.45am is now:- Good to Soft, Good in places (from Good, Good to Soft in places) The going on the Cross Country Course remains:- Good, Good to Firm in places Simon Claisse, Jockey Club Racecourses…

Maputo heads field of six for Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle

Unbeaten hurdler Maputo (John Ferguson/Aidan Coleman) features among six runners for the £30,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.00pm) on the third and final day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham on Sunday, November 15. The two-mile contest is the first race in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham”, which culminates with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. High-class Flat performer Maputo, who is 2/1 favourite for Sunday’s…

All-Weather Championships heavyweights set to clash at Lingfield Park on Saturday

The All-Weather Championships step up a gear at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 14, with a pair of Listed races offering automatic qualification for All-Weather Championships Finals Day. The £45,000 Coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes (3.10pm) is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic on Good Friday, March 25. Following two eliminations, a maximum field of 14 will line up in the 10-furlong Polytrack contest including last year’s winner Battalion (8/1 with Coral, William Haggas/Tom Queally). Godolphin, champion owner for the 2014/2015 All-Weather Championships with…

Kings Palace clear favourite as maximum field declared for Paddy Power Gold Cup

Kings Palace (Tom Scudamore) heads a maximum field of 20 for the £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup (2.25pm) at Cheltenham on day two of The Open, Saturday, November 12. The six-year-old won three of his four starts in novice chases last season, including twice at Cheltenham, and is the 6/1 clear favourite with Paddy Power. Trainer David Pipe is responsible for another leading contender in Monetaire (Conor O’Farrell, 11/1 with Paddy power), who scored over two miles at The Open last year and was runner-up…

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