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Opportunity of a lifetime for Sky callers

3 weeks 3 days ago

Racecallers Anthony Collins and Mitch Manners will showcase their talent on two of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar at Royal Randwick over the next two weeks.

Cup form key for Dubai trio

4 weeks 1 day ago

Melbourne Cup form will prove a key factor in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup on Saturday night as the likes of Heartbreak City, Beautiful Romance and Big Orange look to topple last year's hero Vazirabad.

Arrogate set for record success

4 weeks 1 day ago

A brilliant Saturday night of racing at Meydan culminates in the Dubai World Cup where Arrogate will be heavily fancied to firmly stamp his authority and move further into the record books.

Bersy aims for four-timer at Newbury 

4 weeks 1 day ago

Don Bersy's connections took the bold move of bypassing this year's Cheltenham Festival and his trainer Tom Symonds is hoping the impressive novice hurdler will start to build towards bigger targets next season with success at Newbury on Saturday night.

Landing back at Lingfield

4 weeks 1 day ago

Considered a potential Gold Cup contender by connections, all-weather champion Moonrise Landing will return to action at Lingfield on Saturday night.

Postponed and Atzeni to star at Meydan

2 weeks 5 days ago

Andrea Atzeni has a strong book of rides at Meydan on Saturday night but it his booking for the big draw-card Postponed and fellow UK raider Decorated Knight which really stand out.

Nicholls looks to add to remarkable record

2 weeks 5 days ago

Paul Nicholls has won seven of the last nine renewals of the Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury and the improving San Benedeto can add to that record on Saturday night.

Mary back for Henderson and McManus

2 weeks 5 days ago

Trainer Nicky Henderson and owner J P McManus have an incredibly strong contingent moving forwards to the Cheltenham Festival which should be boosted further still by the return of Bloody Mary on Saturday night.

Samuri bids for Grimthorpe repeat

2 weeks 5 days ago

A narrow runner-up in last season’s Grand National, The Last Samuri will aim to repeat last year’s success in Saturday’s Grimthorpe Handicap Chase before heading back to Aintree once again.

Can ‘Lightning’ strike three times at The Meadows?

3 weeks 4 days ago

There’s been a definite changing of the guard in the sprinting ranks of Australian greyhound racing in recent times.

Mutakayyef looks a cut above

4 weeks 1 day ago

The William Haggas-trained Mutakayyef brings elite turf form to his all-weather debut in Saturday’s Group 3 Winter Derby and could well prove to be a class above his opposition.

Du Lac to confirm Cleves form

4 weeks 1 day ago

Lancelot Du Lac has developed into a real all-weather specialist with his last seven starts on a synthetic surface yielding six wins and one second and he looks to have a major chance of continuing that run of impressive form in Saturday’s Betway Hever Sprint Stakes at Lingfield. 

Weight no barrier for Kempton star

4 weeks 1 day ago

Top-weight may not be enough to stop Kempton specialist Tea For Two in Kempton’s Grade 3 Betbright Handicap Chase on Saturday night.

Hush can silence opposition

4 weeks 1 day ago

With Charli Parcs likely to be sent off at prohibitive odds, the Evan Williams-trained Evening Hush should provide some each-way value in the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday night.

Yanworth faces Kingwell challenge

3 days ago

Should soft conditions make stablemate Sceau Royal a doubt, Alan King’s Yanworth is likely to be sent off a hot favourite for Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton but may face a stiff test depending on the prevailing ground.

 

Yanworth is one of owner J P McManus many options for the Champion Hurdle, which include Buveur D’Air and Jezki, however the seven-year-old remains trainer Alan King’s leading hope and following a minor setback is aiming to make a winning final prep on Saturday night. A high-class hurdler, Yanworth is six from seven over obstacles with his only defeat coming to Yorkhill in the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. Yanworth has made two winning starts this campaign, making hard work of the Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle before looking much nearer his best in defeating The New One and Ch’tibello in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle. He has looked in need of a test this campaign having needed every yard of the 2m3f on his reappearance and he wouldn’t want a dawdle on Saturday night.

Cue Card set for Ascot repeat

5 days ago

Cue Card will clash with stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River in a fascinating Cheltenham Gold Cup but his final prep-race sees the classy 11-year-old race over arguably his best trip in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday night.

Yanworth faces Kingwell challenge

5 days ago

Should soft conditions make stablemate Sceau Royal a doubt, Alan King’s Yanworth is likely to be sent off a hot favourite for Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton but may face a stiff test depending on the prevailing ground.

Frost can bounce back

3 days ago

A faller at Wincanton earlier this month, River Frost remains a hurdler with enormous potential and should be a major player in Saturday’s Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap Hurdle at Ascot.

Former champion Jezki continues comeback

3 days ago

2014 Champion Hurdle hero Jezki will line up in Saturday’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday night before either attempting to reclaim his Champion crown or switch his sights to the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle.

Talented Calett Mad heads Towton

2 weeks 5 days ago

The talented young chaser Calett Mad heads a quality 10 entries for Wetherby’s Grade 2 totepool Towton Novices’ Chase live on Sky Racing 1 on Saturday night.

Henderson targets further Contenders success

2 weeks 5 days ago

Alan King’s Yanworth has suffered a slight setback and will miss the Listed Contenders Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday leaving Nicky Henderson likely to add to an excellent record in the race.

Star juvenile hurdler set for key trial

2 weeks 5 days ago

Nicky Henderson’s Charli Parcs adds some star billing to Musselburgh’s Saturday card as the exciting novice hurdler is set to take his chance in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial, live on Sky Racing 1.

Pretend can continue Appleby run

2 weeks 5 days ago

Charlie Appleby is enjoying plenty of success in Meydan and looks poised to continue his recent form on home soil with Pretend in Saturday’s Listed Cleves Stakes at Lingfield.

Battalion goes to war in Winter Derby Trial

2 weeks 5 days ago

Unbeaten since moving to Jamie Osborne, Battalion can add Saturday’s Listed Winter Derby Trial before heading to the All-Weather Championships Finals Day.

Unowhatimeanharry to make it eight in a row

3 weeks 6 days ago

Harry Fry has rightly been lauded for his brilliant training performance with Unowhatimeanharry and his star staying hurdler will look to make it an unbeaten eight runs in a row at Cheltenham on Saturday.


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