World’s best Battaash headlines 11 runners in Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

Star sprinter Battaash, the highest-rated five-furlong performer in the world last year, faces 10 rivals as he returns to action in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 26, Great British Bank Holiday Family Day.   Owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and trained in Lambourn by Charlie Hills, Battaash is partnered by Dane O’Neill, second jockey for the owner, rather than Jim Crowley who is riding in Ireland on Saturday. This will be the fifth time O’Neill has…

Hills very happy with world champion Battaash ahead of Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park

Trainer Charlie Hills is eagerly anticipating the world’s top five-furlong horse Battaash returning to action in the G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on Saturday, May 26. The Lambourn handler is pleased with the preparation of the four-year-old son of Dark Angel, who was given a rating of 123 in the 2017 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, making him the top five-furlong horse anywhere in the world last year. Battaash was successful on four of his five starts during 2017. He captured the Listed Scurry…

Battaash heads 15 confirmations for Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

The world’s leading five-furlong sprinter Battaash remains on course for his first start of 2018 in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 26, Great British Bank Holiday Family Day. The five-furlong contest is the highlight of the excellent eight-race card, which also showcases the cream of the three-year-old sprinting crop in the £90,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes (3.25pm) over six furlongs. Battaash (Charlie Hills), one of 15 confirmations for the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes, has…

Three Faces West out to conquer the north in Haydock Park’s Betfred Grand National Trial on Saturday

   Haydock Park stages the £100,000 G3 Betfred Grand National Trial this Saturday, February 17, with the extended three and a half-mile handicap chase set to provide pointers to the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. A field of nine runners was announced today for the Betfred Grand National Trial, with seven of them also holding an entry in the Aintree spectacular.   Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies, 11st 12lb, 5/2 favourite with Betfred) is the current ante-post favourite for the Randox…

Blaklion goes to Haydock Park for Betfred Grand National Trial on Saturday

Haydock Park stages the £100,000 G3 Betfred Grand National Trial this Saturday, February 17, with the extended three and a half-mile handicap chase set to provide pointers to the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. There are 15 entries going forward for the Betfred Grand National Trial, with 10 of them also holding an entry for the Aintree spectacular.   Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 11st 12lb, 11/4 favourite with Betfred) is the current ante-post favourite for the Randox Health Grand National, in…

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