Closing Ceremony out to enhance course record in Betfair “Fixed Brush” Hurdle

Emma Lavelle hopes Closing Ceremony can maintain his 100 per cent course record in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘Tap Tap Boom’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21. The six-year-old won all three of his starts at the Lancashire track last season, culminating with a gutsy victory over Seeyouatmidnight in the three-mile Grade Two Rendlesham Hurdle in February. That came on the back of a good second at Warwick in January and two front-running victories in handicap company at…

Williams after more Betfair Chase Day success with Tea For Two

Tea For Two will bid to give trainer Nick Williams a third success in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘Tap Tap Boom’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21. Williams took the valuable contest, run over just short of two mile and seven furlongs, with Aubusson 12 months ago. He also sent out Diamond Harry to score impressively under top-weight in 2009. Tea For Two already has one big handicap success to his name, having routed his rivals to win…

Silviniaco just right for the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

- Paul Nicholls today hosted a Betfair Chase media visit at his stables in Somerset and he is looking forward to running Silviniaco Conti, who is going for a third victory in the race. Nicholls commented: “We had trouble with sarcoids (skin tumours) last season – they don’t cause any pain to Silviniaco Conti but they are just there. “Having a girth on him caused trouble and we nearly did not run him in the King George (which he won) because of a reaction on…

Silviniaco Conti favourite as 18 entries unveiled for the Betfair Chase

Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls) features among 18 top class entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend, Saturday, November 21. The nine-year-old, the 7/4 favourite with Betfair, captured the three-mile showpiece in both 2012 and 2014 and warmed up for this year’s race with a good second over hurdles at Kempton Park on Monday, November 2. Champion Jump trainer Paul Nicholls is gunning for a seventh victory in the race, which was first run…

Entries for Haydock Park’s Betfair Chase close tomorrow

Entries for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase close tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3. The three-mile contest is the highlight of the two-day Betfair Chase Weekend at Haydock Park on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, taking place on the second day at 3pm. The Betfair Chase is the first leg of the new £1-million Chase Triple Crown, which also incorporates the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has dominated…

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