Quinn and Henderson doubly represented in Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial at Musselburgh

Trainer John Quinn has put Project Bluebook (7/2 with Sky Bet) and Master Of Irony (14/1) among the 11 entries for the £23,000 Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2.40pm) at Musselburgh on Sunday, February 5.   Run over just shy of two miles, last year’s race saw Charbel make all to beat Brain Power by 11 lengths before finishing fifth to Altior in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.   The inaugural running of the Sky Bet Supreme Scottish…

Calett Mad among 10 entries for intriguing totepool Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby on Saturday

  The £32,000 totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (2.45pm, 10 entries) is the highlight of Wetherby’s programme on Saturday, February 4, totepool Medieval Raceday.   First staged in 1996, when the three-mile contest was won by subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Mr Mulligan, the Gr\de Two race has an eye-catching roll of honour with the previous victors including Keen Leader, Ollie Magern, Halcon Genelardais and Wayward Prince.   Last year’s renewal went to Blaklion, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, who went on to win the Grade One…

Lancelot ready for Betway-sponsored Cleves Stakes on Saturday

Lancelot Du Lac is on course for a clash with Pretend in the £45,000 Listed Betway Best Odds Guaranteed Plus Cleves Stakes (2.00pm, 12 entries) on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 4.   Lancelot Du Lac (Dean Ivory) is returning to six furlongs, having produced a good weight-carrying performance under regular rider Robert Winston to win a five-furlong handicap on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on January 5. That was his first start since finishing 12th in a Group Three contest on turf at…

Pattern winners headline an excellent entry for Betway Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield Park

Group Three victors Grendisar, Arab Spring, Decorated Knight and Fearless Hunter feature among 12 entries for the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial (3.05pm) on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 4.   The 10-furlong contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for All-Weather Championships Finals Day, with the winner receiving a free and automatic place in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on Good Friday, April 14.   Last season’s Easter Classic winner Grendisar (Marco Botti) is going for a…

All the news & quotes from Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse staged Festival Trials Day on Saturday, January 28; the final fixture at the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival (Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17). The nine races attracted a record attendance for Festival Trials Day of 22,598, as against 20,785 in 2016. The official going description was: Chase and Hurdle Courses: Soft, Good to Soft in places Cross Country Course: Good to soft, Good in places GoingStick readings: Chase/Hurdle 6.5, Cross country 7.2 (Saturday at 6.00am) Race-by-race reports can…

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