Gollings could aim Conquisto at Paddy Power Gold Cup as weights are revealed

Finian’s Rainbow (11st 12lb – 14/1 with Paddy Power) heads the weights for the £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup, the highlight of The Open at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 16.   The 10-year-old won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival in 2012 and is one of seven entries for champion trainer Nicky Henderson. Among the septet is Grade One-winning novice Captain Conan (11st 8lb – 10/1), Rajdhani Express (11st 4lb -   10/1), winner of the Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase at The Festival in…

Great Hall ready for Floodlit test

The All-Weather Championships continue with an exciting twilight fixture at Kempton Park on Wednesday, November 6, which is headlined by the £37,000 Listed Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq Floodlit Stakes (7.00pm).   A field of seven is set to go to post for the mile and a half contest, including the Brian Meehan-trained Great Hall, who will wear blinkers for the first time.   The three-year-old was last seen finishing a creditable ninth in the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on September 15,…

Charlie Appleby happy in California as Speckled wins Lingfield Park Listed race today in UK – Forgive wins first of 16 Win & You’re In races at Lingfield Park

All-Weather Championships at Lingfield Park – Thursday, October 31, 2013   News from the first Win & You’re In race and the other contests as the new and exciting All-Weather Championships continue. Kempton Park has a twilight meeting today.   Race 8, Ladbrokes Mobile Apprentice Handicap, 7f One Way Or Another (6/1), trained by David Evans, finished strongly under Eoin Griffin to record a third course victory. The 10-year-old put three and three quarter lengths between himself and 3/1 joint-favourite Bassett Road, with the front-running…

Cantlow ready for Wetherby return

Cantlow will make his seasonal reappearance at Wetherby tomorrow in the £25,000 Listed bet365 Handicap Chase (2.10pm) over an extended two and a half miles, the highlight on day one of the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting. Paul Webber’s charge was Grade One-placed over hurdles in April, 2011, but his first season over fences was not without its hiccups. After winning two of his first four starts last season, the JP McManus-owned eight-year-old was a leading contender for Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival in…

Henderson outlines hopes for StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle

31st October 2013 – Entries for the £100,000 StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle, run over an extended two miles on the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 17, are revealed today.   Champion trainer Nicky Henderson has seven possible representatives among the 45 entered in the Grade Three handicap hurdle at Cheltenham – the most of any trainer – headed by last year’s runner-up Cash And Go, and the highly-regarded Michael Buckley-owned pair of Rolling Star and River Maigue. The Lambourn handler also has…

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