Kachy & Wissahickon entered as Lingfield Park stages two Fast-Qualifiers on Saturday, February 2

Lingfield Park stages two Fast-Track Qualifiers this Saturday, February 2 in the £45,000 Listed Betway Cleves Stakes (1.45pm, 11 entries) and the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial (2.55pm, 16 entries). The £45,000 Listed Betway Cleves Stakes takes place over six furlongs on Polytrack and is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship over the same distance at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Heading the 11 entries is Kachy (Tom Dascombe, 6/4 favourite with Betway)….

Lake View Lad aimed at £1-million Randox Health Grand National as owner Trevor Hemmings seeks record fourth success in the world’s greatest chase at Aintree

Owner Trevor Hemmings has enjoyed three successes in the Randox Health Grand National and one of his contenders for an unprecedented fourth Aintree victory in the 2019 renewal of the £1-million spectacular is Lake View Lad. His three Randox Health Grand National victories have come courtesy of Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011) and Many Clouds (2015). If successful in 2019, Hemmings would become the most successful owner of all time in the Aintree spectacular. He currently shares the honour with James Machell, Sir Charles Assheton-Smith (previously Charles…

Nicholls and Williams look forward to tomorrow’s £100,000 Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

  A field of 11 is set to go to post in tomorrow’s Listed Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm) at Doncaster, following the final declaration stage The three-mile handicap chase is Sky Bet’s longest-running sponsorship, with the Leeds-based company first providing support back in 2003. Heading the betting market at 11/4 is the lightly-raced Dingo Dollar (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson, 11st 7lb), a course and distance winner in February, 2018, and last seen when third in the valuable G3 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on December 1. Trainer Alan King…

Excellent racing on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham tomorrow

Festival Trials Day, the final fixture at Cheltenham before The Festival™ presented by Magners in March, takes places tomorrow, Saturday, January 26, with a fascinating seven-race card commencing at 12.40pm. Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup pointers are likely in the feature £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, six runners) over an extended three miles and a furlong. Frodon (Paul Nicholls/Bryony Frost) sets the standard with a rating of 169, though he has yet to win a race staged over further than two miles and five furlongs….

Woollacott hoping The Kings Writ can lay down the law on Festival Trials Day

Rapidly improving chaser The Kings Writ is set to step up in class for the £75,000 G3 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase (1.50pm, 2m 4f 127y, 20 entries), the feature handicap at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26, Festival Trials Day. Trained in Devon by Kayley Woollacott, The Kings Writ (10st 6lb) has climbed 24lb in the handicap on his last three starts to a rating of 131. The eight-year-old ended last season with an impressive success over three miles in a handicap chase at Exeter….

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