Volatile out to prove himself in Saturday’s 32Red Spring Cup

Second Thought (William Haggas/Robert Winston) and Sutter County (Mark Johnston/Joe Fanning) head nine declared runners for the £45,000 Listed 32Red Spring Cup (4.20pm) over seven furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday, March 4. The pair were first and second in a six-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier at Kempton Park on January 17, with Second Thought coming out on top by a neck. Second Thought has not raced since, while Sutter County’s two subsequent starts include a comfortable two and a quarter-length success in a five-furlong conditions event at Newcastle on…

Twiston-Davies quietly confident before The Festival

Nigel Twiston-Davies, with 17 winners at The Festival to his name, is particularly looking forward to the first day of the four-day meeting, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 14, when he has a strong hand. He outlined his plans for The Festival 2017 today at a media stable visit to his thriving stables near Naunton in Gloucestershire today. The trainer said: “We have just about totally decided to go for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (the opening race at 1.30pm) with Ballyandy. He cantered to the…

The Festival 2017 – Media Guide

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Handicap weights for The Festival unveiled

Please click here for this media information pack as a PDF document Weights are unveiled today for the 10 handicaps at The Festival, which runs from Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17, inclusive. The top weights are as follows: Race (maximum number of runners) Horse Age/Wgt Trainer Ultima Handicap Chase (24) TENOR NIVERNAIS 10-11-12 Venetia Williams   Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase (20) ZAMDY MAN 8-11-12 Venetia Williams   Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (26) CAMPING GROUND 7-11-12 Gary Moore   Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap…

Final entries for The Festival revealed

  Please click here for the media information pack, including background information for the four races, as a PDF document   Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - The final pieces of The Festival jigsaw fall into place today with the unveiling of the entries for the four remaining races at the meeting – the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle and the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase. There are 27 entries for the £65,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase…

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