£20,000 prize money boost for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce a 20 per cent increase in the total prize fund for the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, staged on day two of The International, Saturday, December 16. The famous handicap chase will be worth £120,000, as against £100,000 last year. Caspian Caviar will be sponsoring for the fourth time next month, having backed the handicap chase since 2014. Entries for the 2017 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, which is run over an extended two and a half miles, close at…

Quinn targeting Cheltenham’s Unibet Greatwood Hurdle with Project Bluebook

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - North Yorkshire trainer John Quinn hopes there is more to come from Project Bluebook in the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third and final day of The November Meeting, Sunday, November 19. Project Bluebook (10st 6lb) was purchased by J P McManus after capturing a couple of two-mile hurdles at Musselburgh in January, and justified the leading owner’s decision with two promising efforts in the spring. The son of Sinndar finished fourth behind Flying Tiger (Nick Williams, 10st 4lb) in…

Favourite Kylemore Lough given 11st 7lb as weights unveiled for BetVictor Gold Cup

Ante-post favourite Kylemore Lough (8/1 with BetVictor) has been allotted 11st 7lb in the weights for the feature £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on day two of The November Meeting, Saturday, November 18, details of which are revealed today. Kylemore Lough, winner of the G1 Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in March, 2016, is set to have his first start for Harry Fry in the prestigious G3 handicap chase, having previously been trained by Kerry Lee. The weights are headed by G1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge…

Ballyalton on course for next week’s BetVictor Gold Cup

Worcestershire trainer Ian Williams is looking forward to saddling Ballyalton in the feature £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup (45 entries) at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 18. The G3 handicap chase, run over an extended two and a half miles, is the highlight of The November Meeting, which starts on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17 and concludes on The November Meeting Sunday, November 19. Ballyalton missed last season, but made an encouraging comeback in a two and a half mile handicap hurdle at Aintree on October 29, when fading…

Defi Du Seuil & The New One among entries for £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle – final day highlight of The November Meeting

Last season’s G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle hero Defi Du Seuil (Philip Hobbs, 5/1 favourite with Unibet) heads the 47 thrilling entries (up sharply from the 37 entries received in 2016) unveiled today for the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. The likely top-weight for the extended two-mile contest, the feature race on the third and final day of The November Meeting, Sunday, November 19, is The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 20/1). Both horses have done very well at Cheltenham, with The New One a regular participant in…

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