McBride aiming for another Spiritual display in Weatherbys Super Sprint

Trainer Charlie McBride is looking forward to seeing impressive debut winner Spiritual Lady line up in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (4.10pm), the highlight of Simply Red on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day at Newbury on Saturday, July 16.   The daughter of Pastoral Pursuits, one of 76 confirmations for the five-furlong showpiece which has a maximum field of 25, stormed to a convincing victory in a six-furlong novice fillies’ stakes at Newmarket on June 24. Paulownia, who was runner-up on that occasion, subsequently went on to…

Sky Bet extra place Cup bonanza

  Sky Bet is paying five places on Saturday’s three big betting heats – the Darley July Cup, Bunbury Cup and John Smith’s Cup.   On what is widely regarded as one of the biggest Saturdays in the Flat racing calendar, alongside its other usual offers and Price Boosts, the Leeds-based firm is offering an extra place for each-way punters in the three major contests.   Sky Bet representative Michael Shinners said: “After the success of paying five places on the Derby, the July Cup…

31 go forward for enthralling Qatar Sussex Stakes

The Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes has 31 entries going forward following the July 5 scratchings deadline and an enthralling renewal of the mile contest, worth £1 million for the second year, is in prospect on Wednesday, July 27, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.   A thrilling clash of the generations could see Classic winners Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer), Minding (Aidan O’Brien), The Gurkha (Aidan O’Brien), Awtaad (Kevin Prendergast) and Jet Setting (Adrian Keatley) take on the cream of the older generation.  …

Millman hoping for more from Marcano on Motown Live Evening at Newbury on Thursday

Newbury’s ‘Thursday Nights Live’ series continues this week with Motown Live on July 7.   Motown was founded in 1959 and developed into one of the most successful record labels in the world with multi-platinum artists including the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5. A selection of live Motown and soul classics will take place after racing, performed by OJ’s Soul Band.   The action on the track gets underway at 5.25pm with a 10-furlong contest for pure-bred Arabians, the DIAR at…

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