Kalashnikov fires home in £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse staged Betfair Super Saturday today, February 10, which saw a great performance from the novice Kalashnikov to land the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle. Kalashnikov is trained in Newmarket by Amy Murphy, who became the third female trainer to land the prestigious two-mile contest after Nan Kennedy (Ra Nova 1984) and Jessica Harrington (Spirit Leader 2003). Elsewhere on the card, the mighty Altior made a hugely-impressive seasonal reappearance in the G2 Betfair Exchange Chase and now heads to the Queen Mother Champion Chase at…

Jenkins heads maximum field for Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, at Newbury on Saturday

A maximum field of 24 is due to go to post for Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle (3.35pm), staged on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10, at Newbury Racecourse. Local Lambourn handler Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Betfair Hurdle with five successes, most recently winning with My Tent Or Yours in 2013. There are five strong contenders for Henderson’s Seven Barrows yard in 2018, headed by joint top-weight and Betfair’s 9/1 favourite Jenkins (11st 12lb, James Bowen (3)),…

All the news from today’s Nicky Henderson media stable visit ahead of Betfair Super Saturday

Nicky Henderson media stable visit ahead of Betfair Super Saturday Nicky Henderson hosted a well-attended stable media visit ahead of Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday (February 10). His comments about five contenders for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, and Altior, making his comeback in the G2 Betfair Exchange Chase, can be found below. Synopsis - Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer of all time in the Betfair Hurdle with five victories. Betfair Hurdle winners: Sharpical (1998), Geos (2000 & 2004), Landing Light (2001), 2013…

41 still going for glory in the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse

A total of 41 horses remain on course for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, following the January 23 scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today. The very competitive two-mile contest forms part of a tremendous seven-race card at Newbury Racecourse on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10. Heading the market at 8/1 with Betfair is Lalor (10st 12lb). A G2 bumper winner at Aintree in April last year, the six-year-old has finished in the first three in a trio of decent novices’ hurdles so…

Favourite Lalor handed 10st 6lb as weights revealed for Betfair Hurdle at Newbury

Weights are unveiled today for the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, run at Newbury Racecourse on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10, 2018. Heading the weights for the Betfair Hurdle, which is staged over two miles and 69 yards, is Defi Du Seuil (Philip Hobbs, 11st 12lb, 14/1 with Betfair), who went through last season unbeaten in seven starts, including G1 victories at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. The J P McManus-owned five-year-old disappointed on his only start so far in the current campaign, when…

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