Fair Eva heads eight in Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday

A field of eight goes to post for the £200,000 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (2.30pm) at York this Thursday, August 18, day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The G2 contest is staged over six furlongs for two-year-old fillies. Heading the market at 8/15 with Sky Bet is Fair Eva (Roger Charlton/Pat Smullen). The Khalid Abdullah-owned daughter of Frankel is two from two, having followed up her success at Haydock Park on June 8 by landing the G3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot on July…

Queen Kindly has Sky Bet Lowther Stakes option

  Sky Bet is delighted to sponsor the Lowther Stakes for the first time in 2016. The Sky Bet Lowther Stakes has a total prize fund of £200,000 and takes place at 2.30pm on Thursday, August 18, day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse.   A fascinating renewal of the six-furlong G2 contest for two-year-old fillies is in prospect with 13 contenders going forward at today’s six-day confirmation stage.   Fair Eva (Roger Charlton) is the warm 4/7 favourite with…

Middleham Park dreaming of Classic glory with Ventura Storm

A Middleham Park Racing syndicate has yet to win a Classic but in Ventura Storm the organisation, which has its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber, looks to have an ideal candidate for the final Classic of the season, the Ladbrokes St Leger, worth a record £700,000 at Doncaster on Saturday, September 10.   Trained by Richard Hannon in Wiltshire, the three-year-old son of Zoffany has benefited from positive tactics and a step-up in distance on his last two starts.   He stayed on strongly to win the…

Home Of The Brave heads Hungerford septet on Betfred Ladies Day at Newbury this Saturday

  Home Of The Brave (Hugo Palmer/Jim Crowley) heads a field of seven for the £150,000 G2 Betfred Hungerford Stakes (4.10pm), the highlight of Betfred Ladies Day at Newbury this Saturday, August 13. The Godolphin-owned four-year-old is the 11/8 favourite with sponsor Betfred for the seven-furlong contest.   The front-running four-year-old held off Convey (Sir Michael Stoute/Pat Smullen) by a neck to win the G3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock Park in May and was last seen out finishing second to Dutch Connection in the…

Convey’s connections hoping for bold Hungerford show on Betfred Ladies Day at Newbury this Saturday

  Newbury Racecourse stages Betfred Ladies Day this Saturday, August 13, with a tremendous seven-race card followed by Will Young headlining the Party in the Paddock.   Last year’s winner Adaay and the unbeaten Hit It A Bomb feature among 16 confirmations for the feature £150,000 G2 Betfred Hungerford Stakes (4.10pm).   Adaay (William Haggas) is bidding to become only the second two-time winner of the seven-furlong contest following on from Jimmy Reppin (1968 & 1969), while Hit It A Bomb (Aidan O’Brien) could have…

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