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…

Nine go to post in Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – All horses left in the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase Monday’s five-day confirmation stage have stood their ground at today’s 48-hour declaration stage, meaning that nine high-class chasers run in the three mile and a furlong contest. The Betfair Chase is the first Grade One race of the Jump season and the highlight of a tremendous seven-race card at Haydock Park this Saturday, November 22. The past two winners of the Betfair Chase both run – the 2013 scorer Cue…

Williams chasing a second Betfair ‘This Is Play’ “Fixed Brush” Hurdle with Aubusson at Haydock Park on Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Aubusson is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘This Is Play’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 22. Trainer Nick Williams is bidding for a second victory in the valuable contest having sent out Diamond Harry, who was also stepping up in trip, to land the spoils under 11st 12lb in 2009. Aubusson won two of his four starts last season, including when defying a penalty…

Defending champion Cue Card heads 20 entries for Betfair Chase at Haydock Park

Defending champion Cue Card heads 20 entries for Betfair Chase at Haydock Park Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – A total of 20 entries are revealed today for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, the highlight of a superb seven-race card boasting £500,000 in prize money at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 22. The past two winners of the Betfair Chase are the Colin Tizzard-trained Cue Card (2013, 4/1 favourite with Betfair Sportsbook) and Silviniaco Conti (2012, 6/1), trained by Paul Nicholls, and they could clash…

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