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Brentford Hope poised for Under Control clash

Harry Derham is eager to see further progress from Brentford Hope when he lines up in the Coral Bet Bundles Intermediate Handicap Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. A useful operator in both codes for Richard Hughes previously, he has won three times in just four starts for his new handler, with Derham having seemingly found […]

Kourosh makes an impact at Wetherby on British bow

Dan Skelton has the Finale Juvenile Hurdle in mind for Kourosh after he strolled to victory on his British debut at Wetherby. The well-backed 8-11 favourite was on winner on the Flat in Germany and in truth had little to beat in the wetherbyracing.co.uk Juvenile Maiden Hurdle. Harry Skelton sent him into an early lead […]

Richards wary of pushing Famous Bridge too far just yet

Nicky Richards is confident Haydock scorer Famous Bridge can keep progressing through the staying ranks, but a lack of chasing experience may put any Grand National ambitions on hold for this season. The seven-year-old delighted his trainer when enhancing his fencing record to three wins from six appearances at the weekend and the handicapper was […]

Sandown or Kempton in the mix for Broadway Boy

Impressive Cheltenham scorer Broadway Boy will have his sights raised in his next outing, with connections eyeing either Sandown or Kempton next month for their star staying novice. Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, the five-year-old went into plenty of notebooks when making a low-key fencing bow at Worcester, before performing encouragingly in defeat behind Flooring Porter […]

French Dynamite charged up for Thurles start

Mouse Morris views the Make Your Best Bet At BetVictor Chase at Thurles as the perfect starting point for French Dynamite. The consistent eight-year-old ran several big races in defeat last season, including when narrowly denied in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and when jumping the final fence in front in the Ryanair before fading […]

Parliament urged to hold ‘crucial’ debate into affordability checks

A debate in parliament on the subject of controversial affordability checks is “crucial”, according to Nevin Truesdale, chief executive of the Jockey Club. Industry leaders have warned that new regulations could cost the sport up to £250million over the next five years, threatening racecourses with closure and putting some of the 80,000-plus jobs associated with […]

Weather worries adding to pressure of Constitution Hill return

A “quite dire” weather forecast is owner Michael Buckley’s biggest concern ahead of Constitution Hill’s return in the BetMGM Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. The pre-eminent star of National Hunt racing was a brilliant winner of the Gosforth Park showpiece last season, before going on to land the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, the […]

Thomas preparing twin assault on Coral Gold Cup

Sam Thomas bids to become just the third man to have both ridden and trained the winner of the Coral Gold Cup when he saddles Stolen Silver and Our Power in the Newbury feature on Saturday. The late Andy Turnell and Paul Nicholls are the only others to have achieved such a feat, and Thomas […]

Shishkin given go ahead for swift Newcastle return

Nicky Henderson has confirmed Shishkin will join esteemed stablemate Constitution Hill on the trip to Newcastle to contest Saturday’s BetMGM Rehearsal Chase. With the multiple Grade One winner having refused to start in last weekend’s 1965 Chase at Ascot, the Seven Barrows handler admitted to being in a quandary as to what to do with […]

Racing Bulletin for 29/11/2023

Latest News and Features Affordability checks petition passes 100,000 signatures Mixedwave becomes first winner disqualified under whip rules Mahler Mission camp upbeat ahead of Coral Gold Cup Frost covers in place at Newcastle and Newbury Love Envoi ready for Fighting Fifth reappearance Racing Insights, Wednesday 29/11/23 Alexander hoping Shishkin sets up Rehearsal for Elvis Unbeaten […]

Affordability checks petition passes 100,000 signatures

Parliament will be forced to consider whether to hold a debate on the proposed implementation of betting affordability checks after a petition opposing such measures passed 100,000 signatures. Racing organisations and officials have expressed fears that the introduction of intrusive financial risk regulations could lead to punters switching to unlicensed bookmakers. A group of industry […]

Mixedwave becomes first winner disqualified under whip rules

Mixedwave has become the first winner to be disqualified under the current whip rules after his rider Alex Edwards used his whip 16 times at Market Rasen last week – nine above the permitted level. Regulations concerning the use of the whip underwent major changes earlier this year, with the numbers of strikes allowed in […]

Mahler Mission camp upbeat ahead of Coral Gold Cup

John McConnell’s Mahler Mission is reported in fine spirits for the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday and is the current favourite with the sponsors. The seven-year-old made a pleasing return to action in the Colin Parker earlier in the month, finishing second over a trip bound to be insufficient for a proven stayer. […]

Frost covers in place at Newcastle and Newbury

Frost covers have been deployed at both Newcastle and Newbury as course officials do everything within their power to ensure this weekend’s high-profile fixtures beat the impending cold snap. Newcastle is due to stage the biggest meeting of its jumps season on Saturday, with the brilliant Constitution Hill set to be the star of the […]

Love Envoi ready for Fighting Fifth reappearance

Harry Fry has confirmed that Love Envoi will tackle Constitution Hill in the BetMGM Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. A winner of eight of her 11 races under rules, she has been a credit to her connections for the past two seasons. As a novice, Love Envoi won the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ […]

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