Stoute pair among 14 confirmations for £100,000 Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on Saturda

Last year’s winner Convey is one of 14 five-day confirmations for the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby (3.15pm), the highlight of an excellent seven-race card at Lingfield Park this Saturday, February 24. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is of the highlights of the All-Weather Championships and 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, March 30. Convey (Sir Michael Stoute, 13/2 with Betway) landed both races last year in good style, after which he…

Bogart could take a starring role in Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton Park on Saturday

  Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” continues this weekend with the £30,000 G2 Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm, 11 entries) at Kempton Park on Saturday, February 24. The two-mile contest is the sixth of seven races in Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” which culminates with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mont Des Avaloirs (Paul Nicholls, 2/1 favourite with Sky Bet) is top-rated among Saturday’s entries on 141 after finishing…

Nicky Henderson talks stable stars ahead of The Festival

Nicky Henderson, the winning-most trainer in the history of The Festival, hosted a well-attended media visit organised by Cheltenham Racecourse today at his Seven Barrows Stables just to the north of Lambourn, Berkshire. He paraded his leading hopes for The Festival, Buveur D’Air and My Tent Or Yours, first and second in last year’s Unibet Champion Hurdle which is their target again, Might Bite, the 2017 RSA Novices’ Chase victor, who is going for the feature Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Altior, successful last year in the Racing Post Arkle Novices’…

Cheltenham Racecourse to stage first-ever mares only Jump raceday at The April Meeting

 For the first time ever at a Jump racecourse, Cheltenham will host a raceday devoted exclusively to races for fillies and mares.   Taking place on day two of The April Meeting, Thursday, April 19, the mares’ raceday offers a seven-race programme, with £190,000 in prize money. The richest races are the £40,000 Listed European Breeders Fund/TBA Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Chase Finale and the £40,000 Kingston Stud Supporting The IJF 4-Y-O Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. Two further Listed contests also form part of the special…

Corinthia Knight heads field of seven for Wednesday’s 32Red Casino Stakes 3-Year-Old Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle

The Archie Watson-trained Corinthia Knight heads seven runners for the£30,000 32Red Casino Race (3.45pm) over five furlongs at Newcastle on Wednesday, February 21. The Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier, with the winner guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 32Red 3-Year-Old All-Weather Championships Conditions Stakes over six furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Corinthia Knight (Archie Watson/Edward Greatrex) has won four of his six starts on the All-Weather and last time out recorded a comfortable length and a quarter…

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