Master duo capture Lingfield Park Fast-Track Qualifiers to book Good Friday places

Master The World and Gifted Master secured their places for next year’s All-Weather Championships Finals Day with impressive Fast-Track Qualifier wins on Polytrack at Lingfield Park today Saturday, November 18. Six-year-old Master The World stormed to victory in the 10-furlong £40,000 Listed Betway Churchill Stakes (2.45pm, nine runners), to gain a free and automatic spot in the in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on Good Friday, March 30. Sent off a 10/1 chance after finishing down the field in the November Handicap…

All the news from Countryside Day at The November Meeting

THE NOVEMBER MEETING 2017, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE COUNTRYSIDE DAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for the opening day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17, remains:   Chase and Hurdle courses: Good to Soft Cross Country course: Good   Chase bends are dolled out seven yards and hurdle bends are dolled out nine yards. The start of the 2m 5f hurdle (3.35pm) has been moved forward 26 yards, and the 2m 4½f chase (2.25pm) 34yds.   Today’s…

Is Thewizardofoz ready to reveal in Sunday’s Sha Tin sprint feature?

Thewizardofoz heads into the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 19 November, as perhaps Hong Kong racing’s most prominent enigma. Despite rising to a lofty second place in the Hong Kong ratings with a mark of 128, just two points shy of stablemate and Sunday’s rival Mr Stunning, John Size’s mercurial charge has not yet fulfilled his apparent talent outside of a handicap setting. Champion jockey Joao Moreira believes the well-bred son of Redoute’s Choice is capable and…

Longsdon hoping for good run from Bentelimar as Kylemore Lough heads 18 for BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

Kylemore Lough has top-weight of 11st 12lb as 18 runners are declared to run in the feature £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm) at Cheltenham on the second day of The November Meeting, Saturday, November 18. Cyfor Malta (2002) and Al Ferof (2012) are the only horses to have defied top-weight in the BetVictor Gold Cup this century, carrying 11st 9lb and 11st 8lb respectively. Kylemore Lough (trainer Harry Fry/jockey Noel Fehily), a G1-winning novice for trainer Kerry Lee two seasons ago, is having his first…

Victory Bond and Boynton feature in field of nine for Saturday’s Betway Churchill Stakes

Victory Bond and Boynton headline nine runners for the £40,000 Listed Betway Churchill Stakes (2.45pm), highlight of a bumper eight-race card and one of two Fast-Track Qualifiers at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 18. The winner of this 10-furlong Polytrack contest receives a free and automatic place in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Half a length separated Victory Bond (William Haggas/James Doyle) and Boynton (Charlie Appleby/William Buick) as the two fought out…

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