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…

Coneygree & Cue Card among 13 chasing bet365 Charlie Hall Chase glory

Cue Card (Colin Tizzard, 9/4 Fav with bet365) and Coneygree (Mark Bradstock, 5/2) feature among 13 entries for the best race of Wetherby’s season, the £100,000 G2 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.15pm) which takes place over three miles on Saturday, November 4, day two of the bet365 Meeting. The 11-year-old Cue Card, who has won nine G1 races during his illustrious career, is set to start in his third bet365 Charlie Hall Chase. The popular Jean Bishop-owned chaser took the honours in impressive fashion two years ago prior…

bet365 renews sponsorship of Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby for another three years

Wetherby Racecourse is very pleased to announce that bet365 has renewed its sponsorship of the Charlie Hall Chase for a further three years from 2018 onwards.   The Stoke-on-Trent-based bookmaker first supported the G2 three-mile chase, Wetherby’s feature race of the season, in 2003.   Pat Cooney of bet365 commented: “bet365 is delighted to extend its support of the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby for a further three years.   “Since bet365′s first sponsorship back in 2003, there have been some marvellous renewals of the…

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