Bigbadjohn favourite as 16 run in Saturday’s Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Ante-post favourite Bidbadjohn (Rebecca Curtis/Jonathan Burke, 10st 10lb) heads a field of 16 for the £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase (3.40pm) at Doncaster on Saturday, January 28. The prestigious three-mile handicap chase is the richest Jump race of the year at Doncaster and Sky Bet are offering five places for each-way punters. Bigbadjohn, the 9/2 favourite with Sky Bet, is making his handicap debut over fences. He beat Our Kaempfer, an impressive winner at Kempton Park recently, by six lengths in a novices’ chase at Newbury on…

Definitly a maybe as Sky Bet Chase attracts 46 entries

Exciting chaser Definitly Red features among 46 entries for the £80,000 Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday, January 28. The three-mile Listed handicap chase is the richest Jump race of the year at Doncaster and the feature of an exciting seven-race card on which Sky Bet also supports the £50,000 Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap Chase and the £35,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Lightning Novices’ Chase, both run over an extended two miles. Definitly Red, trained by Brian Ellison at Norton in North Yorkshire, has…

All the news on Ladbrokes St Leger Day 2016

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER, 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10   GOING REMAINS GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES FOR LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY   For Ladbrokes St Leger Day, the going at Doncaster remains:   Good, Good to Firm in places   GoingStick reading at 6.30am today: 8.4 (8.0 on Friday, 7.6 on Thursday, 7.2 on Wednesday)   Roderick Duncan, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported today: “We only had one millimetre of rain overnight and the…

All the news on Doncaster Cup Gentlemen’s Day 2016

GOING REMAINS GOOD   The going for the third day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Doncaster Cup Gentlemen’s Day, remains:   GOOD   GoingStick reading 8.0 today at 6.30am (compared to 7.6 on Thursday, 7.2 on Wednesday)   Roderick Duncan, Doncaster’s Clerk of the Course, reported today: “The going remains Good at the moment although I would expect there to be some good to firm in the going description by the time we start racing today.   “The forecast is for a dry day…

All the news on DFS Ladies Day 2016

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER, 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8   GOING NOW GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES   The going for the second day of the 2016 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, has changed to:   Good, Good to Soft in places (from Good to Soft, Good in places yesterday)   GoingStick reading: 7.6 today at 6.30am (compared to 7.2.at 6.30am yesterday)   Roderick Duncan, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported today: “I walked the…

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