Vintage Novices’ Chases in prospect at The Festival

Entries are unveiled today for the four novices’ chases run at The Festival – the £150,000 Grade One Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (two miles, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 15), the £100,000 Listed National Hunt Chase (four miles, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 15), the £150,000 Grade One RSA Chase (three miles, Ladies’ Day, Wednesday, March 16) and the £130,000 Grade One JLT Novices’ Chase (two and a half miles, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 17). With strong representation from both sides of the Irish Sea,…

Modus among 51 going forward for Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday

Modus (trained by Paul Nicholls and 7/1 favourite with Betfair) leads 51 horses going forward for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, which takes place at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 13. The J P McManus-owned six-year-old, runner-up in the Grade One Weatherbys Champion Bumper at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, has won two of his three starts over hurdles this season, including in a novice event over the course and distance on November 26, when he was a neck too strong for…

South American star Furia Cruzada heads 27 for Coral Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on February 27

South American star Furia Cruzada heads 27 for Coral Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on February 27 South American star Furia Cruzada (16/1 with Coral) features among 27 entries for the £100,000 Group Three Coral Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 27. The 10-furlong contest on Polytrack is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. The five-year-old Chilean-bred mare, now based in Newmarket with champion Flat trainer John Gosden,…

Neptune test for Charmix on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday

About Charmix adds further spice to what promises to be a fascinating renewal of the £30,000 Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm) at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 30. The six-year-old is one of 18 entries for the extended two and a half mile contest and comes in on the back of an impressive 17-length victory in a two mile, three furlong novices’ hurdle at Newbury on December 16. Trained by Harry Fry, Charmix had previously contested a pair of two-mile…

Thistlecrack heads 10 for Saturday’s galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 – Rising star Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard) heads 10 entries for the £60,000 Grade Two galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (3.35pm), run over three miles and one of the highlights of Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 30. A Grade Two success at Newbury in November, followed by a Grade One win at Ascot the following month has propelled the eight-year-old Thistlecrack to the head of the ante-post market for the Grade One World Hurdle at The Festival on St Patrick’s Thursday,…

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