Grendisar and Educate head seven runners in Saturday’s Betway Quebec Stakes

Grendisar and Educate feature among a field of seven for the £40,000 Listed Betway Quebec Stakes (2.00pm) over a mile and a quarter on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Saturday, December 17.   Last season’s All-Weather Horse of the Year Grendisar (Marco Botti/George Baker) has already gained six wins over the course and distance, including the Group Three Winter Derby and the £200,000 Middle Distance Championship Final during the 2015/16 campaign.   The six-year-old makes his second appearance during this year’s All-Weather Championships, having stayed…

Superb sextet for tomorrow’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot

A thrilling battle is in prospect for the £32,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm, six runners) at Ascot tomorrow, Friday, December 16.   The two-mile race is the second in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” series, which culminates with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.   Heading the market at 7/4 with Sky Bet is Lough Derg Spirit (Nicky Henderson/Jeremiah McGrath), who made the perfect start…

First entries for 2018 Investec Derby revealed

  Please click here for a full list of entries as a PDF document   Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 448 exciting yearling entries are unveiled today for the 239th running of the premier British Classic, the Investec Derby, which takes place at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The 2018 Investec Derby will be worth at least £1.5 million, with the prize fund for Britain’s richest race boosted from 2017. There are two further opportunities for horses to be entered in the mile and…

Grendisar primed for another crack at Saturday’s Betway Quebec Stakes

  Last season’s All-Weather Horse of the Year Grendisar attempts a second victory in the £40,000 Betway Quebec Stakes (2.35pm, 12 entries) at Lingfield Park this Saturday, December 17.   The Marco Botti-trained son of Invincible Spirit comfortably beat Energia Davos in the 10-furlong Listed contest on Polytrack in 2014 and went down by a neck to Don’t Be in the same race 12 months ago.   Following last year’s narrow defeat, Grendisar completed a hat-trick of wins over the same course and distance, taking…

Camping Ground and Drumacoo among six in tomorrow’s Stan Conway Memorial Graduation Chase

Camping Ground (Robert Walford/Aidan Coleman) faces five rivals in the £18,500 Stan Conway Memorial Graduation Chase (2.00pm), the highlight of a seven-race card on Newbury’s Christmas Raceday tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14.   The six-year-old is top-rated and finished eight lengths adrift of Josses Hill in a two-runner graduation chase at Kempton Park on November 7 on his seasonal debut.   Camping Ground spent much of last season over hurdles and gained the biggest success of his career in the G2 Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham in…

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