Le Mercurey heads field of 15 for Saturday’s Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Exciting novice Le Mercurey (10st 9lb) is Sky Bet’s 5/1 favourite for the £80,000 Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm), highlight of a superb card at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30. The Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old makes his handicap chase debut under Nick Scholfield in the Listed three-mile contest after winning on two of his three starts over fences, including a comfortable success in a Grade Two novices’ chase at Ascot in December. A total of five novices have been successful in the Sky Bet Chase since 2000,…

Buywise aimed at Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday

The £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30, and 22 confirmations go forward today for the three-mile handicap. Sky Bet’s 7/1 favourite is Ziga Boy (Alan King), who registered a comfortable seven-length success on his last start over the course and distance on December 29. Buywise (Evan Williams, 8/1) has finished in the frame in two competitive handicap chases at Cheltenham this season, staying on strongly to be the half-length runner-up to Annacotty (Alan King, 14/1) in the Paddy…

Grade One performers Ballynagour and Sam Winner head weights for Sky Bet Chase

Ballynagour (11st 12lb) and Sam Winner (11st 12lb), both placed in Grade One chases, head the weights for the Listed Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30. The three-mile chase is run as an open handicap for the first time this year, having previously been restricted to horses rated 0-155, and there is an increased prize fund of £80,000 (£75,000 last year). Ballynagour (David Pipe), a 25/1 chance with Sky Bet, was beaten a head in the Aintree Bowl at the Grand National…

Longsdon & Wadham eye spoils as 46 entries revealed for Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on January 30

Entries are unveiled for the £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase, the richest Jump contest of the season at Doncaster. This year’s renewal of the three-mile handicap takes place on Saturday, January 30 and has attracted 46 hopefuls. Buywise is the 10/1 with favourite Sky Bet, although he is yet to prove his stamina for three miles. The nine-year-old was runner-up to Annacotty (16/1) in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November and finished fourth in the December Gold Cup at the same course…

Day four of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival – all the news & quotes

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 GOOD GOING FOR LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY The going for the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Ladbrokes St Leger Day, at 9.30am is: Good (from Good, Good to Firm in places yesterday) Doncaster’s Clerk of the Course Roderick Duncan reported: “There was 5.5 millimetres of rain overnight up to 8.30am and light rain is continuing to fall. The rain is now forecast to stop…

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