Cue Card among the entries for fabulous Grand Opening Day at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival

Entries are unveiled today for Grand Opening Day, Thursday, April 6, which gets the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree underway.   Cue Card (Colin Tizzard) is one 10 entries for the G1 £150,000 Betway Bowl Chase (2.50pm) over three miles and a furlong. The 11-year-old is a nine-time G1 winner, including in the 2016 Betway Bowl.   Cue Card comes to Aintree, having fallen three fences from home in the G1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and doing exactly the same 12 months earlier….

Sovereign Debt set for third qualifying run at Kempton Park on Saturday

Group Three winner Sovereign Debt makes his debut for trainer Ruth Carr in the £40,000 Listed Betfred Mobile Magnolia Stakes (2.05pm, eight runners) on Polytrack at Kempton Park on Saturday, April 1. The eight-year-old, formerly trained by David Nicholls who has relinquished his licence, is tackling 10 furlongs for the first time. He captured the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup over a mile on turf at Doha, Qatar, on February 24, his latest start. Sovereign Debt has run twice on the All-Weather this winter, with his best effort…

Randox Health Grand National bid by Ziga Boy

Ziga Boy will run in the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 8.   The eight-year-old made history earlier this season when becoming the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the valuable Listed Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster.   Ziga Boy has not been out again since his victory in that three-mile handicap chase on January 28, when he stayed on strongly to score by three and a half lengths from Looking Well.   The son of Califet is rated…

Mullins duo head weights for Randox Health Topham Chase

Ballycasey (11st 12lb) and Alelchi Inois (11st 9lb), who have both captured G2 chases this season, head the weights for the £120,000 G3 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (4.05pm) on Ladies Day, Friday, April 7, at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival. They are trained by Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins, who saddled Its Time For A Win to victory in the two mile, five furlong handicap chase over the Grand National fences in 2002. The seven Mullins’ contenders in the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase also feature…

Equine superstars and charity race on fabulous April Thursday at Cheltenham

Four equine superstars and the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Race feature in addition to the Jump racing on Thursday, April 20, day two of The April Meeting, at Cheltenham Racecourse. Britain has an incredible tradition of leading the world when it comes to equestrian sport and there is a golden era at the moment. Cheltenham Racecourse has taken the opportunity to bring together four global stars who are based in Britain. In a one-off parade on April 20, the most charismatic chaser of recent times,…

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