Thomson hoping The Dutchman can fly home in tomorrow’s totepool Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby

A superb field of six goes to post for the £32,000 Grade Two totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (2.45pm), the highlight of a seven-race programme at Wetherby tomorrow, Saturday, February 4, totepool Medieval Raceday. The top-rated contender in the three-mile contest is Calett Mad (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Jamie Bargary), who has made a bright start to his career in Britain since arriving from France with two wins in handicap chases from three starts. The five-year-old raced last when scoring easily by six lengths at Taunton in a three-mile handicap chase…

Calett Mad among 10 entries for intriguing totepool Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby on Saturday

  The £32,000 totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (2.45pm, 10 entries) is the highlight of Wetherby’s programme on Saturday, February 4, totepool Medieval Raceday.   First staged in 1996, when the three-mile contest was won by subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Mr Mulligan, the Gr\de Two race has an eye-catching roll of honour with the previous victors including Keen Leader, Ollie Magern, Halcon Genelardais and Wayward Prince.   Last year’s renewal went to Blaklion, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, who went on to win the Grade One…

Blaklion “must have a very good chance” as 10 go to post for 188BET Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase

A superb field of 10 is set to go to post in the £40,000 Grade Three 188BET Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.50pm), the feature at Wetherby on the first day of the Yorkshire Christmas Meeting, Boxing Day, Monday, December 26. RSA Chase victor and top-weight Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Jamie Bargary (3), 11st 12lb) looks to have strong claims after an eye-catching fifth behind Native River in the Hennessy Gold Cup last time out at Newbury on November 26. He travelled powerfully for much of the three and a…

Definitly Red on course for Wetherby’s 118Bet Rowland Meyrick on Boxing Day

Brian Ellison is looking forward to saddling Definitly Red in the £40,000 Grade Three 188BET Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.50pm), the feature at Wetherby on the first day of the Yorkshire Christmas Meeting, Boxing Day, Monday, December 26. Definitly Red, one of 23 entries for three-mile contest, was beaten four and a half lengths into third by Otago Trail and Bristol De Mai on his latest start in the Listed Rehearsal Handicap Chase at Newcastle on November 26. The seven-year-old already has experience over fences at Wetherby…

Cue Card heads seven for bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby tomorrow

Twiston-Davies runs Blaklion and Ballyoptic   Britain’s top-rated chaser Cue Card (Colin Tizzard/Paddy Brennan) bids for back-to-back victories in the £100,000 Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase (3.20pm) at Wetherby on the second day of bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, October 29.   The popular 10-year-old used last year’s race as a springboard to three G1 triumphs during the campaign, including a thrilling triumph over Vautour in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.   Cue Card (bet365’s 8/11 favourite) is set to face…

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