Tropics going for Fast-Track Qualifier success at Newcastle tomorrow

Sprint perennial Tropics (Dean Ivory/Robert Winston) is out to make his mark again in 2019, being one of seven runners in the £30,000 Betway Conditions Race (5.45pm) at Newcastle tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22. The five-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier, with the winner guaranteed a free and automatic place in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship, staged over a furlong further on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. 11-year-old Tropics, who has had 51 starts in a very…

Favourite Dingo Dollar “all set” for Saturday’s £100,000 Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Ante-post favourite Dingo Dollar is one of 14 five-day acceptors for the feature Listed Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm) at Doncaster this Saturday, January 26. The prestigious three-mile handicap chase, with boosted record prize money of £100,000 in 2019, headlines a quality seven-race Doncaster programme which also includes three G2 contests and the Sky Bet Extra Place Races Handicap Chase (3.50pm, 13 entries). Dingo Dollar (Alan King, 11st 5lb) is the 5/2 clear market leader with Sky Bet after finishing a good third behind Sizing Tennessee in the…

King and Henderson looking forward to Saturday’s Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

   Cheltenham Racecourse stages Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 26, with the fantastic seven-race programme offering racegoers the final opportunity to attend the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). The feature contest on Festival Trials Day is the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, 3m 1f 56y), a leading trial for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and entries have been reopened until 11.00am tomorrow. Staying hurdlers get their chance to…

Record number of Irish among 51 entries for G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & 30 entries for G1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

Please click HERE for full 22-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & OLBG Mares’ Hurdle    A total of 51 entries, up from 38 last year and the second-highest total since 2002, are revealed today for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14. Penhill defied a 323-day absence when defeating Supasundae (Jessica Harrington IRE) by two lengths in the 2018 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle, and is…

One For Arthur among 12 runners for Saturday’s Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock Park

 The 2017 Randox Health Grand National hero One For Arthur takes on 11 rivals in the £75,000 G2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (3.15pm), one of the highlights at Haydock Park this Saturday, January 19. The extended three-mile, one-furlong contest has gone the way of top-class chasers Our Vic (2010) and Bristol De Mai (2017) in recent years, with the latter subsequently gaining back-to-back renewals of the G1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park. Injury has restricted One For Arthur (Lucinda Russell/Derek Fox, 11st 4lb), owned by the Two…

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