Godolphin lands fifth Fast-Track Qualifier with Antiquarium at Wolverhampton today

Godolphin landed its fifth Fast-Track Qualifier of the 2016/2017 All-Weather Championships season with Antiquarium (Charlie Appleby/Adam Kirby, 6/4) taking the Betway Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton in good style today, Monday, January 16.   Staged over an extended two miles on Tapeta, the Betway Conditions Stakes was the second of four Fast-Track Qualifiers for the £150,000 Betway Marathon Championships, run over a similar distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14. Antiquarium is now guaranteed a free and automatic place in…

Pretend set for Lingfield Park return next month in Betway Cleves Stakes

Top sprinter Pretend, one of the stars of the 2014/2015 All-Weather Championships, is due to return to Lingfield Park for the six-furlong £45,000 Listed Betway Best Odds Guaranteed Plus Cleves Stakes on Saturday, February 4. The six-year-old is unbeaten in two visits to the Surrey course, having followed up an impressive display in the Listed Hever Sprint in March, 2015, with another dominant victory in the £150,000 All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes on Good Friday the following month. Pretend made an exciting return to action…

Antiquarium aiming for more All-Weather glory in Betway Conditions Stakes

Last year’s John Smith’s Northumberland Plate hero Antiquarium features among an excellent field of eight for the £19,000 Betway Conditions Stakes (4.00pm), a Fast-Track Qualifier, on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Monday, January 16. The winner of the extended two-mile Tapeta contest receives a free and automatic place in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14. Antiquarium, trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin, flew home for a scintillating victory over the same distance…

Sutter County heads nine entries for Kempton Park Fast-Track Qualifier on Tuesday

Sutter County could aim to make it third time lucky in the £19,000 Smarter Bets With Matchbook Betting Exchange Conditions Stakes (3.40pm, nine entries) at Kempton Park on Tuesday, January 17.   The six-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Three-Year-Old Championships Conditions Stakes over the same distance and surface at Lingfield Park on the All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14.   Sutter County has already placed in two Fast-Track Qualifiers, having gone down by a neck to…

Dr Mikey out to end Mullins domination of tomorrow’s Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle

Willie Mullins relies on Crack Mome as he bids for a fifth successive victory in the Grade Two Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (2.10pm) at Punchestown tomorrow, Saturday, January 14. Both Vautour (2014) and Douvan (2015) used the two-mile contest as a stepping stone to impressive victories in the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival in March. The inaugural running of the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle in 2003 was won by future Cheltenham Gold Cup…

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