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…

Sizing John & Outlander all set for Betfair Chase

Haydock Park Racecourse and Betfair staged a media morning at Jessica Harrington’s yard at Moone, County Kildare in Ireland today ahead of the reappearance of Sizing John (5/2 with Betfair) in the £200,000 G1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 25. The seven-year-old enjoyed a fabulous campaign in 2016/17, when he scored a trio of G1 victories in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup. Sizing John was trained by Henry De Bromhead up until September, 2016, when…

New look and increased prize money for Betfair Chase Day on November 25 at Haydock Park

There is a new look for the terrific Betfair Chase Day in 2017, which takes place at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 25. Previously staged over two days, Friday and Saturday, the racing has been concentrated into a one-day fixture which continues to offer half a million pounds in prize money, making it the most valuable day in the Jump season outside of The Festival at Cheltenham and Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival. Taking centre stage is the £200,000 Betfair Chase. Founded in 2006…

CUE CARD POINTED AT BETFAIR CHASE

  Joe Tizzard, assistant trainer to his father Colin, revealed today that Cue Card is being targeted at a fourth G1 Betfair Chase victory on Saturday, November 25 at Haydock Park. The 11-year-old chaser, trained on the Dorset/Somerset border, has already been successful in the £200,000 chase in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Cue Card is one of 11 entries made today for the 13th running of the Betfair Chase and Betfair bet 5/4 Sizing John, 2/1 Bristol De Mai, 6/1 Cue Card, 10/1 Outlander, 10/1…

Sainted favourite as maximum field declared to run in Saturday’s £90,000 32Red Gold Cup at Haydock Park

Sainted heads a maximum field of 17 for the £90,000 32Red Gold Cup (3.15pm) at Haydock Park on TENsational Finale Real Ale Day, Saturday, September 30.   The valuable six-furlong handicap is the replacement race for the Ayr Gold Cup, following Ayr’s abandonment due to waterlogging on September 23.   Lightly-raced filly Sainted (William Haggas/Daniel Tudhope, 9st) is the 13/2 favourite with sponsor 32Red and comes into Saturday’s race on the back of a clear-cut success in a course and distance handicap at Haydock Park…

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