All the news from day three of The Festival 2016 – St Patrick’s Thursday

EARLY GOING NEWS The going for day three of The Festival 2016, St Patrick’s Thursday, remains: Good, Good to Soft in places. Action switches to the New Course today. Four millimetres of irrigation was applied overnight from the bend away from the stands to the bottom of the hill turning for home. Simon Claisse, Regional Head of Racing, South West & Clerk of the Course, Cheltenham, said at 9.00am: “The going today is as expected and I am keeping it at Good, Good to Soft…

BMW Hong Kong Derby has Molloy aboard the Eastern Express

When Kevin Molloy and Paddy Kelly arrived at Park Paddocks, Newmarket, in the autumn of 2013 for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, the pair had every confidence that the latest offspring of Molloy’s smart producer, Mohican Princess, was as good a prospect as anything on the sales ground. That may yet prove to be the case, particularly if the bay, now known as Eastern Express, can make his mark in Sunday’s HK$18 million HKG1 BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) at Sha Tin,…

All the news from day two of The Festival 2016 – Ladies Day

THE FESTIVAL, LADIES DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHELTENHAM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 EARLY GOING NEWS The going for day two of The Festival 2016, Ladies Day, has changed to: Good, Good to Soft in places (from Good to Soft, Good in places last night) The forecast is for dry conditions, with temperatures of eight to nine degrees Celsius. As of 9.25am, there are no non-runners today. BOODLES LEADING JOCKEY AWARD – STANDINGS AFTER FIRST DAY Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd Ruby Walsh 3 1 – Nico…

All the news from the opening day of The Festival 2016 – Champion Day

THE FESTIVAL, CHAMPION DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHELTENHAM, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 EARLY GOING NEWS The going for the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, remains: Good to Soft, Soft in places The forecast is for dry conditions, with temperatures of eight or nine degrees Celsius. TODAY’S NON-RUNNERS 2.50pm Ultima Handicap Chase 21 INDIAN CASTLE (IRE) (Vet’s Certificate, Temperature) 3.30pm Stan James Champion Hurdle 7 OLD GUARD (Self Certificate, Pulled Muscle) 4.10pm OLBG Mares’ Hurdle 5 FLEMENTIME (IRE) (Self Certificate, Cut Leg) GOING NEWS…

Rivellino in good shape ahead of Good Friday

Karl Burke is hoping Rivellino can make it third time lucky in the £150,000 Unibet All-Weather Sprint Championships Stakes at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. The six-year-old, owned by Melba Bryce, came home seventh in the six-furlong contest 12 months ago and was a close third behind Alben Star in 2014, both from wide draws. Rivellino booked his place for this year’s race with a neck victory in the Listed Unibet Cleves Stakes, a Fast-Track Qualifier, over the course…

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