Richards hoping for another big-race success with Baywing at Wetherby in 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase on Boxing Day

Declarations have been made for the first day of Wetherby’s two-day 188Bet Yorkshire Christmas Meeting, with eight runners set to go to post in the feature £40,000 G3 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (2.10pm) over three miles on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26. Heading the market at 7/2 with sponsor 188Bet is Aloomomo (Warren Greatrex/Richard Johnson, 10st 7lb). The seven-year-old looked a progressive performer over fences in the 2015/16 campaign and makes his first appearance over the larger obstacles this season, having shaped promisingly in two outings…

Greatrex hoping to bag second 188Bet Rowland Meyrick with Aloomomo

Wetherby’s two-day 188Bet Yorkshire Christmas Meeting gets underway on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, when the highlight is the £40,000 G3 188Bet.co.uk Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (2.10pm, 18 entries). Lambourn trainer Warren Greatrex captured the three-mile contest in 2014 with Dolatulo and is hoping to repeat the feat with Aloomomo (7/1 with 188Bet). Aloomomo has not raced over fences since falling in the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham in December, 2016. His two subsequent outings, both this season, have come over hurdles in novice company…

Coneygree and Cue Card head superb 10 in tomorrow’s thrilling bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby

The £100,000 G2 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.15pm, 10 runners), which takes place at Wetherby tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, day two of the bet365 Meeting, promises to be one of the best-ever renewals of the prestigious three-mile chase. Between them, the 10 declared runners have earned over £3.3 million in prize money and won a total of 14 G1 races. The field of 10 is a joint-record number of runners since the contest became an open in affair in 1983 (from 1969 to 1982 it…

O’Keeffe hoping for more from American Craftsman as exciting bet365 Meeting commences at Wetherby tomorrow

The thrilling two-day bet365 Meeting starts at Wetherby tomorrow, Friday, November 3, with a fascinating six-race programme running from 12.50pm through to 3.45pm Day one features two Listed contests – the £20,000 Arkle Finance Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle (2.00pm, four runners) over two miles and the £27,500 bet365 Handicap (2.35pm, seven runners) over an extended two miles and three furlongs. In the Arkle Finance Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle, City Dreamer (jockey Tom Cannon) sets the standard for Wiltshire-based trainer Alan King following a pair of impressive victories at Plumpton…

Lil Rockerfeller ready to roll at Wetherby on Saturday

Leading staying hurdler Lil Rockerfeller is on course to return in the £40,000 bet365 Hurdle (2.40pm, 12 entries) over three miles at Wetherby on Saturday, November 4, day two of the bet365 Meeting. Lil Rockerfeller (Neil King, Evs fav with bet365) was third behind Silsol (Paul Nicholls, 6/1) in this contest 12 months ago before going on to finish second in both the G1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December and the G1 Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The six-year-old ended last season with a rare lacklustre…

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