Ivory going for Gold at Wolverhampton on Friday

Trainer Dean Ivory is hoping that Golden Amber can avoid a date at the sales next week with victory in the £19,000 32Red.com Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (6.15pm, seven runners) on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Friday, November 25. The seven-furlong contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships Conditions Stakes over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 14. Five-year-old Golden Amber holds the six-furlong course record at Chelmsford City, having stormed to a decisive victory in…

Taquin du Seuil heads great entry for Cheltenham’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at The International on Saturday, December 10

A 44-strong entry (up from 41 in 2015 and 32 in 2014) is revealed today for the £100,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, which takes place at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 10, day two of The International. The feature Grade Three handicap chase is run over two miles, four furlongs and 166 yards. Taquin du Seuil (Jonjo O’Neill) heads the entries, having already secured the first major prize of the season at Cheltenham – the Grade Three BetVictor Gold Cup at The Open on November 12. O’Neill…

The Last Samuri tops weights for Aintree’s Betfred Becher Chase on Saturday, December 3

Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri heads the weights for the £140,000 Betfred Becher Chase (59 entries – up from 47 entries in both 2015 & 2014 and 43 in 2013), the first of two races over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 3. The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey, 11st 12lb, 10/1 with the sponsor) was fifth on his comeback this season in the Grade One JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on November 5 and is one…

Star quality among the selections for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

A world class array of Group 1 stars will go to war in Hong Kong for horseracing’s annual year-end major, the HK$83 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, on Sunday, 11 December. There are 26 G1 winners among the 56 selected runners, including all four of last year’s champions: Japan’s outstanding Maurice and the mercurial yet brilliant A Shin Hikari, Ireland’s remarkable Highland Reel, and Hong Kong’s own Peniaphobia. The LONGINES HKIR comprises the HK$25 million LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m), the HK$23 million LONGINES…

Maximiser set for Newbury return

Trainer Simon West is working back from the RSA Chase with Maximiser ahead of his comeback over hurdles this weekend at Newbury’s two-day bet365 Festival.   The lightly-raced eight-year-old holds entries in the feature £50,000 Grade Two bet365 Long Distance Hurdle (2.10pm, 3m 52y) on Friday, November 25 and the £35,000 bet365 Handicap Hurdle (2.05pm, 2m 4f 118y) the following afternoon.   Maximiser has had just five starts under Rules since finishing eighth behind Faugheen in a Punchestown bumper in May, 2013, and endured another…

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