Given hoping Sign Of The Kodiac can go one better on Finals Day tomorrow

here is now less than 24 hours until the fourth All-Weather Championships Finals Day gets underway at Lingfield Park tomorrow, Good Friday, April 14. One trainer hoping to go one place better than a year ago is Lincolnshire-based James Given, who saddles Sign Of The Kodiac (33/1 with sponsor Betway) in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships (3.10pm)  over six furlongs on Polytrack. The four-year-old Kodiac colt went down by a head to Wolowitz in the five-furlong Three-Year–Old Sprint Championships in 2016 and booked his place for…

Mullins confirms stable stars for Punchestown

Annie Power, Arctic Fire, Djakadam, Let’s Dance, Melon, Nichols Canyon, Penhill, Un De Sceaux, Vroum Vroum Mag all set for big event   Willie Mullins has been leading trainer at each of the last 11 Punchestown Festivals (and 14 times in all) and he is set to unleash a fabulous team at this year’s event, running from Tuesday, April 25, to Saturday, April 29. Mullins is currently playing second fiddle to Gordon Elliott in the Irish trainers’ championship but Punchestown is likely to have a…

Rhododendron & Hydrangea could bloom among Investec Oaks entries

  Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Entries are unveiled today for the Investec Oaks, the premier fillies’ Classic and highlight of Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 2, day one of the Investec Derby Festival. First run in 1779, a year before the Investec Derby, the Group One contest, worth £500,000, is staged over a mile and a half and has 54 three-year-old fillies engaged. Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien has won the latest two renewals of the Investec Oaks, with Minding (2016) and…

Outstanding Good Friday action as Lingfield Park stages fourth All-Weather Championships Finals Day

There are 83 horses declared to run, including 43 rated 100 or more, across the seven races on Polytrack for the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 14. The most lucrative prize of the afternoon is the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic (4.40pm, nine runners) over 10 furlongs. Convey (Sir Michael Stoute/Ryan Moore) is the 9/4 favourite with Betway following a narrow victory over Pinzolo and Absolute Blast (Archie Watson/Luke Morris, 4/1) in the G3 Betway Winter Derby over the course and distance on…

Postponed headlines in 2017 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Postponed headlines in 2017 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs   Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Last year’s impressive winner Postponed (Roger Varian) heads 29 entries for the 2017 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £400,000, which this year is run on Friday, June 2, Ladies’ Day, the first day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs. The Group One contest, which takes place over the same mile and a half distance as the British Classics, the G1 Investec Derby and the G1 Investec Oaks, reverts to its Friday…

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