Beltor among 41 going forward for Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 11

  Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, at Newbury on Saturday, February 11, has 41 horses going forward following the January 24 scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today.   Betfair’s 15/2 favourite Ballyandy (10st 6lb, Nigel Twiston-Davies) remains engaged along with stablemates Robinshill (10st 12lb, 33/1) and Ballyhill (10st 7lb, 33/1). Ballyandy won the Listed bumper on Betfair Super Saturday in 2016, before going on to success in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival. He is winless in three starts…

Grendisar going for back-to-back wins as 26 entries revealed for Betway Winter Derby

Last year’s winner Grendisar is one of 26 entries, revealed today, for the £100,000 Group Three Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 25.   The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14.   Grendisar (Marco Botti) won both races emphatically in 2016, after which he was crowned All-Weather Horse Of The Year. The seven-year-old is bidding to become the first dual…

The remarkable Knockara Beau set for 22nd outing at the Home of Jump Racing

Knockara Beau (George Charlton) is set to run at Cheltenham for the 22nd time on Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 28 in the £60,000 Grade 2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (4.00pm, 3m, 15 entries).   The gelding, who officially turned 14 on January 1, recorded the biggest victory of his career in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle back in 2014, when he defied his 66/1 starting price to defeat At Fishers Cross by a short-head with four-time Stayers’ Hurdle hero Big Buck’s back in third.  …

Un De Sceaux and Uxizandre among seven in Spectra – Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House

Irish raider Un De Sceaux heads seven entries for rearranged £70,000 Grade One Spectra – Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase (1.45pm) at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 28.   The two-mile contest has been rescheduled following the abandonment of Ascot on Saturday, January 21.   Un De Sceaux (Willie Mullins IRE) is chasing back-to-back wins in the race after an impressive five-length victory over Sire De Grugy in 2016. He reappeared this season with a narrow victory over the same rival in…

Festival favourites set to go on trial at Cheltenham on Saturday

Brilliant novice chaser Thistlecrack and top staying hurdler Unowhatimeanharry feature among a host of stars set to run at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 28.   Festival Trials Day is the last fixture at the Home of Jump Racing before The Festival (Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17 inclusive).   A terrific nine-race programme also includes the £70,000 G1 Spectra – Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase (1.45pm, 2m ½f), which has been rescheduled following the abandonment of Ascot on Saturday,…

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