Horse Racing


It will be interesting to see how high up the ladder If The Cap Fits can go this season after a perfect start to his new career at Exeter. Having finished a close fourth in the championship ‘bumper’ at the Grand National meeting, there was plenty of excitement about his impending start to life over …

Paul Nicholls has won five of the last ten renewals of Chepstow’s totepool Persian War Novices’ Hurdle and it would be no surprise if Amour De Nuit further enhanced those statistics in this afternoon’s race. The Grade Two affair has drawn some decent winners in the past and Amour De Nuit looks a useful type, …

National Hunt racing returns to Wincanton on Friday for the seasonal opener. Gates open at 11.40 am with the first race of the day due to post at 1.40 pm. For full details, please visit: wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk Wednesday’s Flat race card at Bath racecourse has been abandoned and re-scheduled to Lingfield Park. Said Jon Pullin, racing …

Kelso’s card is a rarity on a Sunday in that there is some real quality on show – with Forest Bihan top of the tree. Brian Ellison has one of his stable stars out very early in the season for the NSPCC School Service Handicap ’Chase but he would not need to improve on any …

Leading figures from the West Country racing world were among the winners at the inaugural ‘The McCoys’ held at Cheltenham Racecourse. Opening the event, which was attended by 450, Ian Renton, The Jockey Club’s regional director for Cheltenham and the South West, said The McCoys were an opportunity “to recognise fantastic achievements in National Hunt …

The Revenant already features in the ante-post market for next year’s Derby and he gets an earlier sighter of the Epsom track in this afternoon’s totepool Conditions Stakes. A 33-1 chance for the 12-furlong classic, there is obviously plenty of water still to go under the bridge before next June’s feature, but Hugo Palmer has …

Jessica Harrington has confirmed that Gold Cup winner Sizing John will be aimed at the National Hunt Triple Crown after Jockey Club Racecourses announced that the £1-million bonus will be on offer once again. Any horse able to win the Betfair ’Chase at Haydock; the King George VI ’Chase at Kempton and the Gold Cup …

Peter Bowen always targets the good summer jumping pots and with £25,000 up for grabs in this afternoon’s Actionclad Handicap ’Chase at Uttoxeter, his Flying Eagle will no doubt be ready to run a big race. The nine-year-old was sent point-to-pointing with Bowen’s son, Michael, but since being sent back under Rules, he has fared …