My Tent Or Yours favourite for tomorrow’s StanJames.com International Hurdle

My Tent Or Yours (Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty) faces five rivals in the £130,000 Grade Two StanJames.com International Hurdle (3.00pm, six runners) at Cheltenham tomorrow on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 10. The nine-year-old was runner-up in the 2014 and 2016 renewals of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, but was the beaten favourite on his return when third in the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle at Haydock Park on November 19. He is the 11/8 market leader with Stan James. Dan Skelton turned over My…

Maurice and A Shin Hikari aim to end on a high note

Japanese contenders make up nearly half of this year’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) field. Last year’s winner A Shin Hikari, Japan’s 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice, top-class filly Queens Ring, multiple G1 winner Lovely Day, and the ever persistent Staphanos are all gunning to take the Cup back across the Japan Sea this Sunday (11 December). The Cup has a lot of meaning with the Japanese since it was one of the first major international events won by a Japanese-trained horse, Fujiyama…

Growl and his record breaking trainer out to make history in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint

“An absolute star,” is the description that trainer Richard Fahey gives to Growl, the four-year-old speedster who on Sunday will seek to consign the dismal record of European sprinters in the HK$18.5 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) to the dustbin of racing history. An absolute star could also be applied to Fahey himself whom it is now generally presumed will send out more winners in the UK each year than any other trainer. He is nudging 200 this year and his massive haul…

Examiner makes All-Weather return at Wolverhampton on Saturday

Examiner (Stuart Williams/Sean Levey) will have to overcome the widest draw in the £25,000 Betway Handicap (7.15pm, 13 runners) over an extended nine furlongs on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 10. The five-year-old is having his first start on the All-Weather since the 2013/14 winter season when he won three of his six starts on Polytrack at Kempton Park and Lingfield Park for William Haggas. He joined Stuart Williams ahead of the 2015 Flat season and has progressed into a decent performer, with his biggest…

Four nations represented in tomorrow’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase as Crystal Cup concludes for 2016

 The International gets underway at Cheltenham tomorrow, Friday, December 9, with a seven-race programme running from 12.20pm to 3.45pm. A field of eight is set to go to post in the £35,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (2.05pm) over three miles and six furlongs. The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase forms the final leg of the 2016 Crystal Cup Challenge. The Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge was a new initiative developed in 2010 and rewards the most successful stable in the unique sport of…

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