Superb septet for 12th running of Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

A superb field of seven lines up for the 12th renewal of the £209,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend.   Cue Card (Colin Tizzard/Paddy Brennan, 7/4 favourite with Betfair) has won the three-mile contest for two of the past three seasons, scoring by four and a half lengths from Dynaste in 2013 and defeating Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) by seven lengths 12 months ago.   The 10-year-old heads the market with…

Affaire D’Honneur up in trip for Betfair “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday

Harry Whittington is hoping headgear and the return to handicap company will help Affaire D’Honneur in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm, 2m 6f 177y) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend.   The five-year-old posted two good efforts in prestigious handicaps last season, finishing fourth in both the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and the Imperial Cup at Sandown Park, but has not replicated that form in two starts at Fontwell this season….

French trainer Emmanuel Clayeux targeting major prizes at Haydock Park on Saturday

French trainer Emmanuel Clayeux is set to represented by two runners at Haydock Park this Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, headed by Vezelay in the £209,000 Grade One Betfair Chase (3.00pm, 3m 24y). He also has Fyrmyin who will go for either the £100,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm, 2m 6f 177y) or the £35,000 Better Odds With Betfair Exchange Handicap Hurdle (12.40pm, 2m 2f 191y). Vezelay recorded the biggest victory of his career in a G2 chase over two…

Cue Card and Coneygree top 22 entries for Betfair Chase at Haydock Park

Cue Card (15/8 favourite with Betfair) and Coneygree (9/4) headline 22 entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, Saturday, November 19.   Run over three miles, the Betfair Chase is the first leg of The Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown. Any horse who wins the Betfair Chase and then goes on to land the G1 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day and the G1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup…

Thomson mulling Seeyouatmidnight options as entries for the Betfair Chase close tomorrow

Entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, staged at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, close at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1.   The entries for the Betfair Chase will be revealed 24 hours later on Wednesday, November 2, along with the two other valuable contests staged on November 19 – the £100,000 Betfair Price Rush Hurdle and the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle.   Last year’s Betfair Chase hero Cue Card (Colin…

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