Fellowes eyeing Betway Marathon Championships for Erhaaf

Charlie Fellowes is hoping Erhaaf can make up into a contender for £150,000 Betway Marathon Championships over two miles on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14.   The lightly-raced four-year-old has raced exclusively over 10 furlongs, but is set to have his stamina tested in the £20,000 Betway Handicap (7.45pm, 15 entries) over just short of a mile and six furlongs on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 3.   Previously owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, the son…

Appleby hoping Banc can bounce back at Lingfield Park on Wednesday

  Master The World (David Elsworth/Shane Kelly) heads seven declarations for the £19,000 Betway Conditions Stakes over 10 furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Wednesday, November 30.   The five-year-old sets the standard after a string of good efforts this season, including last time out when third to Team Talk in the Listed Betway Churchill Stakes over the course and distance on November 12.   Master The World was just touched off in the valuable Betfred Mile at Goodwood in July and was also…

Native River wins 60th Hennessy Gold Cup on superb day for team Tizzard

Native River (Colin Tizzard/Richard Johnson, 7/2 favourite) landed the 60th running of the £200,000 Hennessy Gold Cup (3.10pm), staged at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, November 26, day two of the bet365 Festival, Hennessy Gold Cup Day. It was a first success in the Grade Three handicap chase, staged over three and a quarter miles, for both trainer Colin Tizzard and jockey Richard Johnson. Johnson was riding in the race for the 13th time, his best finishing position previously had been second on Spendid (1999) and Planet…

Blaklion “has the right sort of profile” as field of 20 set to go to post for 60th Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday

Ante-post favourite Native River heads a field of 20 for the feature £200,000 Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on day two of the bet365 Festival, Saturday, November 26. The famous three and a quarter mile handicap chase is being run for the 60th time in 2016.   A Grade One-winning novice over fences at Aintree last season, Native River (Colin Tizzard/Richard Johnson, 11st 1lb) is the 9/2 market leader with bet365 following a good second over hurdles on his comeback at Wetherby in October.  …

Progressive Theligny has bet365 Intermediate Limited Handicap Hurdle aim at Newbury on Saturday

Trainer Tim Vaughan is hoping to run the progressive Theligny (10st 7lb)in the £45,000 Listed bet365 Intermediate Limited Handicap Hurdle (2.40pm, 11 entries) over an extended two miles at Newbury this Saturday, November 26, day two of the bet365 Festival. The French-bred five-year-old is unbeaten in three starts, all at about two and a half miles, this season. He began his sequence when winning a maiden hurdle at Kelso in September before going on to take a novices’ hurdle at Huntingdon in October and a handicap hurdle…

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