Thursday’s news ahead of Sunday’s G1 Champions Mile and G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Thursday track notes Walker’s caught the Cumani travel bug Advantage all after G1 barrier draws   Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize Tracknotes – Thursday, 4 May, 2017   Champions Mile CIRCUIT LAND – HK Sent down the back straight with Class 4 galloper Gorgeous Again, stopping the clock in 50.3s (25.5, 24.8) over 800m under apprentice Dylan Mo. Trainer Danny Shum said: “He’s doing good – he is happy and fresh but I know it is a very strong field. We will try our…

Rowley hoping to have last Laughs at Cheltenham’s Hunter Chase Evening tomorrow

Cheltenham Racecourse’s season comes to a close tomorrow, Friday, May 5, with the Hunter Chase Evening offering an exciting seven-race programme for amateur riders plus a live DJ set after racing performed by Greg James of Radio 1. The racing action gets underway at 5.10pm and runs through to 8.25pm, with the feature race of the evening being the Timico Mixed Open Gold Cup Final Hunters’ Chase (6.45pm, 13 runners), which is the richest race ever staged at the popular Hunter Chase Evening. Run over…

Minding and Ribchester head 21 acceptors for Newbury’s Flat feature – the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Minding (Aidan O’Brien) and Ribchester (Richard Fahey) feature among 21 confirmations for the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes over a mile at Newbury on Saturday, May 20, details of which are revealed today. Both have made pleasing appearances this season, with Coolmore’s Minding capturing the 10-furlong G2 Mooresbridge Stakes on her return at Naas on Monday and Godolphin’s Ribchester finishing third in the G1 Dubai Turf over nine furlongs at Meydan in Dubai on March 25. Four-year-old filly Minding, the 2016 Cartier Horse of the Year,…

American-trained Miss Temple City has Royal Ascot in her sights for third time

Excellent entries are unveiled today for the five Group Two contests for three-year-olds and upwards at Royal Ascot, which is staged from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. Miss Temple City (Graham Motion USA) has performed very well at Royal Ascot for the past two years, finishing fourth, beaten two lengths, in the G1 Coronation Stakes in 2015 and occupying the same position again last year when going down by just over three lengths in the  G2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes, both over a…

Wednesday’s news ahead of Sunday’s G1 Champions Mile and G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Wednesday tracknotes Callan and Peniaphobia in for Stunning rematch Historical hints bolster Britain’s Champions Mile hopes Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize Tracknotes – Wednesday, 3 May, 2017   Champions Mile CONVEY – GB Took to the Sha Tin all-weather track for an easy 400m gallop under groom Kevin Bradshaw, clocking 33.2s. Bradshaw said: “He’s pretty chilled and taking it all in his stride.” Convey RAPPER DRAGON – HK Cantered one lap of the main all-weather track. Big-race jockey Joao Moreira said: “He’s never eye-catching…

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