French trainer Emmanuel Clayeux targeting major prizes at Haydock Park on Saturday

French trainer Emmanuel Clayeux is set to represented by two runners at Haydock Park this Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, headed by Vezelay in the £209,000 Grade One Betfair Chase (3.00pm, 3m 24y). He also has Fyrmyin who will go for either the £100,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm, 2m 6f 177y) or the £35,000 Better Odds With Betfair Exchange Handicap Hurdle (12.40pm, 2m 2f 191y). Vezelay recorded the biggest victory of his career in a G2 chase over two…

Henderson happy with Hennessy pair

Trainers worked horses at Newbury Racecourse this morning ahead of the bet365 Festival at the course on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. Nicky Henderson, successful three times in the feature race of the meeting, the Hennessy Gold Cup, which is being run for the 60th time, exercised the 2013 winner Triolo D’Alene (10st 6lb) and Vyta Du Roc (9st 13lb). The Lambourn trainer was pleased with the results and hopes both his chasers can take part in the £200,000 Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday, November 26. The…

Group winners head high-class field for British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes at Kempton Park on Wednesday

Group winners Richard Pankhurst, Hathal, Sovereign Debt and Here Comes Whenfeature among a superb line-up for the £40,000 Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes (6.40pm, nine runners) at Kempton Park on Wednesday, November 16. The mile Polytrack contest is the first Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Sunbets All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14. Richard Pankhurst (John Gosden/William Buick) could only finish seventh in last year’s renewal of the Hyde Stakes but the four-year-old has subsequently shown a very…

Coneygree ready for Saturday’s Betfair Chase

Mark Bradstock is expecting Coneygree, Betfair’s 9/4 second favourite, to run well in Saturday’s Grade One Betfair Chase, worth a record £209,000, on his first start for over a year. His stable star, now a nine-year-old and unbeaten in five starts over fences including in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup, paraded today before the media at Old Manor Stables in Letcombe Bassett, near Lambourn. Bradstock said: “It is going to be quite an ask for him on Saturday after having a year off, but we are…

All the news from The Open Sunday

THE OPEN 2016, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE THE OPEN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13   EARLY GOING NEWS & NON-RUNNERS   The going for the third and final day of The Open remains:   Soft, Good to Soft in places   It was dry overnight. A dry day is forecast with sunny spells.   The chase bends on the round course are dolled out nine yards, adding 56 yards to each circuit.   The hurdle bends on the round course are dolled out 11 yards, adding 69…

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