Encrypted among Palmer trio on course for All-Weather Championships Finals Day

Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer has a three-strong team led by Encrypted as he targets his first £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day winner at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19. Encrypted has been kept fresh since gaining a head victory in the Listed Betway Golden Rose Stakes, a Fast-Track Qualifier, over six furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park in November, which guaranteed him a free start in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship over the same course and distance on Good Friday. The four-year-old son of Showcasing,…

Gordon hoping Highway One O One on the right track for The April Meeting

  Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Racing returns to Cheltenham next Wednesday, April 17, day one of The April Meeting. The seven-race programme is headlined by the £60,000 G2 Cure Parkinson’s And Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Limited Handicap Chase (2.40pm, 26 entries), staged over an extended two and a half miles and won the past by top chasers Norton’s Coin, Katabatic, Beech Road, Strong Promise, Seebald and Our Vic. Diego Du Charmil (Paul Nicholls), a G1 winner at Aintree in 2018, is the top-rated performer among the 26…

Fillies’ Mile winner Iridessa headlines 60 entries for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Group One winner Iridessa stars among 60 entries for the 2019 G1 Investec Oaks, the Epsom Downs Classic, details of which are revealed today. The 12-furlong fillies’ Classic is the highlight on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31, and carries a total prize fund of at least £500,000. One of two Investec Oaks entries for Joseph O’Brien and owner Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Iridessa provided O’Brien with his first G1 success in Britain as a trainer when…

Superstar Enable stars among 26 entries for G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Brilliant mare Enable (John Gosden) stars among 26 entries for the £425,000 Investec Coronation Cup, one of two G1 contests at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day. Now a five-year-old, Nathaniel mare Enable has been successful on 10 of her 11 starts, with seven of her successes coming at G1 level. Her G1 victories include a stunning course and distance success in the 2017 Investec Oaks, when she came home five lengths in front. After a delayed start to her…

Stamford Raffles in “flying form” ahead of All-Weather Championships Finals Day

All-Weather Championships Finals Day is now less than two weeks away and Newmarket trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam is looking forward to saddling Stamford Raffles at the £1-million Polytrack raceday at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19. Stamford Raffles secured a free and guaranteed place in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championship by winning a two-mile Fast-Track Qualifier from the front at Kempton Park on February 16, in which he defeated Spark Plug by a short-head. The six-year-old, a four-time winner of the All-Weather, reverted to handicap company on his…

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