14 for Saturday’s StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury

A field of 14 is set to go to post in the £50,000 StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup (3.25pm), the highlight of the seven-race programme at Newbury on Saturday, March 5, Greatwood Charity Day. The weights for the handicap chase, run over just short of two and a half miles, are headed by Shutthefrontdoor (11st 12lb, Jonjo O’Neill/Barry Geraghty, 16/1 with Stan James), who finished fifth in last season’s Grand National and was third over hurdles on his only appearance this season at Aintree in…

Final entries for The Festival revealed

The final pieces of The Festival jigsaw fall into place today with the unveiling of the entries for the four remaining races at the meeting – the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the new Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle and the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase. The £60,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase on Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 16, is run as a conditions race for the first time at The Festival, having previously been a handicap. A total 25 entries for…

Weights revealed for handicaps at The Festival

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Weights are unveiled today for the 10 handicaps at The Festival, which runs from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18, inclusive. The top weights are as follows: Race (maximum number of runners) Horse (Rating) Age/Wgt Trainer Ultima Handicap Chase (24) Sausalito Sunrise (163) 8-11-12 Philip Hobbs Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase (20) Ballyalton (140) 9-11-10 Ian Williams Aloomomo (140) 6-11-10 Warren Greatrex Bridgets Pet (140) 9-11-10 Alan Fleming IRE Germany Calling (140) 7-11-10 Charlie Longsdon Thomas Brown (140) 7-11-10…

113 go forward for Crabbie’s Grand National

A bumper 113 horses remain engaged in the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National following the March 1 scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. The world’s greatest chase, which boasts a £1-million total prize fund, takes place at Aintree on Saturday, April 9, the third and final day of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, with a new off time of 5.15pm. A maximum of 40 horses can line up in the race over 30 fences and four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards. Heading the…

Field Of Vision out to improve on run of seconds at Wolverhampton on Friday

Kadrizzi and Field Of Vision reoppose in the £19,000 Download The New Unibet Racing App Conditions Stakes (6.45pm) at Wolverhampton this Friday, March 4. The five-furlong contest on Tapeta is the final Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint Championships over the same distance at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. Kadrizzi (Dean Ivory/Robert Winston) and Field Of Vision (Joe Tuite/John Egan) clashed in a five-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on February 7, with Kadrizzi coming…

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