Three previous winners among exciting Investec Corporate Banking “Dash” entries

Previous winners Caspian Prince (12/1 co-favourite with official betting partner Unibet), Desert Law (12/1 co-fav) and Duke Of Firenze (16/1) feature among 48 entries for this year’s £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking “Dash” Handicap, run over the world’s fastest five-furlong course at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 3. Caspian Prince (Tony Coyle) became the third dual winner of the valuable handicap, when following up his success in 2014 with a short-head verdict over Kimberella (Richard Fahey, 12/1 co-fav) last year. Desert Law (Paul Midgely) took the spoils in 2015, while Duke…

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

Tuesday track notes Bowman booked to re-inflate Lucky Bubbles’ G1 quest Fighting fit Purton primed for G1 double-header   Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize Tracknotes – Tuesday, 2 May, 2017   Champions Mile   RAPPER DRAGON – HK Cantered a lap on the all-weather track. Trainer John Moore said: “All is going well, the way he worked on the weekend on the dirt was really good – he hates the surface and he still ran 11.4 (seconds) for the last 200m. He will gallop…

Clues aplenty this week for both Epsom Downs Classics – the Investec Derby & Investec Oaks

The first Classics of the season are staged this weekend with the QIPCO 2000 Guineas (Saturday, May 6) and QIPCO 1000 Guineas (Sunday, May 7) taking place at Newmarket.   The mile contests could provide significant clues for both the £1.5 million Investec Derby (Saturday, June 3), Britain’s richest race, and the £500,000 Investec Oaks (Friday, June 2) which are run over four furlongs further at Epsom Downs.   Of the 12 five-day acceptors for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, three currently hold Investec Derby entries….

BACCARDYS COMPLETES GRADE 1 DOUBLE FOR MULLINS TEAM

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL RACE NEWS SERVICE FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017     BACCARDYS COMPLETES GRADE 1 DOUBLE FOR MULLINS TEAM   A red-letter day for amateur Patrick Mullins continued when, 35 minutes after winning the Grade 1 BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle, he claimed another top-flight success aboard Baccardys (10/1) in the Grade 1 TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE over two and a half miles.   The-five-year-old came out best by a short-head from 13/8 Fav Finian’s Oscar with a victory that helped both his own bid…

Friday’s news ahead of Sunday’s G1 APQEII Cup

Friday Tracknotes Bietolini looks to “miracle” horse Dicton Pakistan Star, from raw German yearling to internet hit     Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup Tracknotes – Friday, 28 April, 2017 BLAZING SPEED – HK Cantered on the inner all-weather track.   DESIGNS ON ROME – HK The 2014 APQEII Cup winner enjoyed a steady canter on the inner all-weather track. Trainer John Moore said: “He’s fit and he’s in good heart but he’s in the twilight of his career now – he’s more of…

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