Silviniaco Conti goes for third Betfair Chase victory at Haydock Park on Saturday & a £1-million bonus

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) faces four rivals as he bids for a third victory in the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase (3.00pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21 and The Jockey Club’s new ‘Chase Triple Crown’ £1-million bonus. The nine-year-old captured the three-mile highlight in 2012 and 2014 and comes into the contest on the back of a good second over hurdles at Kempton Park on November 2. He is the 5/6 favourite with Betfair. Silviniaco Conti’s trainer…

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…

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