Three Faces West out to conquer the north in Haydock Park’s Betfred Grand National Trial on Saturday

   Haydock Park stages the £100,000 G3 Betfred Grand National Trial this Saturday, February 17, with the extended three and a half-mile handicap chase set to provide pointers to the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. A field of nine runners was announced today for the Betfred Grand National Trial, with seven of them also holding an entry in the Aintree spectacular.   Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies, 11st 12lb, 5/2 favourite with Betfred) is the current ante-post favourite for the Randox…

Top Notch, Waiting Patiently and Coney Island among magnificent seven for Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase

Top Notch heads seven runners for an excellent renewal of the £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase over two miles and five furlongs at Ascot this Saturday, Betfair Ascot Chase Day, February 17. Top Notch (Nicky Henderson/Daryl Jacob) has won his last two starts in great style, including over the course and distance in the G2 Christy 1965 Chase in November, and tops Betfair’s market at 7/4. Trainer Nicky Henderson has saddled three Betfair Ascot Chase winners, including dual scorer Riverside Theatre, a record only bettered by…

Blaklion goes to Haydock Park for Betfred Grand National Trial on Saturday

Haydock Park stages the £100,000 G3 Betfred Grand National Trial this Saturday, February 17, with the extended three and a half-mile handicap chase set to provide pointers to the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. There are 15 entries going forward for the Betfred Grand National Trial, with 10 of them also holding an entry for the Aintree spectacular.   Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 11st 12lb, 11/4 favourite with Betfred) is the current ante-post favourite for the Randox Health Grand National, in…

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…

Soul Silver has Finals Day in her sights after Chelmsford City success today

  Soul Silver (David Simcock/Oisin Murphy, 2/1) booked her place for All-Weather Championships Finals Day when successful in the £20,000 totetrifecta Pick The 1,2,3 Fillies’ Conditions Race (3.10pm) over a mile at Chelmsford City today, Friday, February 9. The Polytrack contest was a Fast-Track Qualifier, with Soul Silver now guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 32Red Fillies’ And Mares’ All-Weather Championships over seven furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Racing in the famous silks of Qatar…

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