LONGINES HKIR on the radar for Royal runner Dartmouth and Cox’s Profitable

  The Queen’s famous gold-braided, purple, scarlet and black silks debuted at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races four years ago and with Her Majesty’s Dartmouth enjoying a productive season, a second Royal runner could line up at Sha Tin’s HK$83 million end-of-year showcase on Sunday, 11 December.   The Dubawi colt, successful seven times from 15 career starts, has progressed under the expert tutelage of trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who was also responsible for The Queen’s 2012 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) representative, Carlton…

Muir eyeing Winter Derby for Restorer ahead of 32Red Floodlit Stakes return

  Western Hymn is one of several high-profile performers engaged in the £40,000 Listed 32Red Floodlit Stakes (7.55pm, eight runners) on Polytrack at Kempton Park on Wednesday, November 2.   The 12-furlong contest boasts an excellent roll of honour with subsequent Group One scorers Pether’s Moon (2013), Prince Bishop (2011), Mastery (2010) and Spanish Moon (2008) all winning in recent years.   Western Hymn (John Gosden/Robert Havlin) has reached the frame three times at Group One  level, most recently when third behind My Dream Boat…

Thomson mulling Seeyouatmidnight options as entries for the Betfair Chase close tomorrow

Entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, staged at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, close at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1.   The entries for the Betfair Chase will be revealed 24 hours later on Wednesday, November 2, along with the two other valuable contests staged on November 19 – the £100,000 Betfair Price Rush Hurdle and the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle.   Last year’s Betfair Chase hero Cue Card (Colin…

Lee considering The Open for Top Gamble and Gassin Golf

Second-season trainer Kerry Lee could run Top Gamble and Gassin Golf at The Open, which takes place at Cheltenham on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 11-13. The Herefordshire handler enjoyed a superb first campaign after taking over the licence from her father Richard, gaining big-race victories and a first G1 success. Top Gamble readily beat the 2015 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Dodging Bullets in a G2 chase over an extended two miles at Newbury in February before ending his season with further G2…

Cue Card heads seven for bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby tomorrow

Twiston-Davies runs Blaklion and Ballyoptic   Britain’s top-rated chaser Cue Card (Colin Tizzard/Paddy Brennan) bids for back-to-back victories in the £100,000 Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase (3.20pm) at Wetherby on the second day of bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, October 29.   The popular 10-year-old used last year’s race as a springboard to three G1 triumphs during the campaign, including a thrilling triumph over Vautour in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.   Cue Card (bet365’s 8/11 favourite) is set to face…

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