Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Sanctuaire taking biggest test yetHeadlines
Sanctuaire

Paul Nicholls is bidding to get back to winning ways in the Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown when Sanctuaire takes on Arkle hero Sprinter Sacre.

The champion trainer has already won the Grade One contest eight times, with the victory of Sizing Europe 12 months ago interrupting an unbeaten sequence of six.

Nicholls looked to be running out of patience with Sanctuaire over hurdles as he became increasingly reluctant to race, but he was rejuvenated by a change to fences and has already won twice over the course and distance, including in open company in the Celebration Chase.

The trainer said: "We're happy with his preparation. He's in good shape and we're looking forward to it. We know that racing has a habit of turning these things up but it's a good race.

"We're happy and Nicky's happy with his horse."

Alan King feels he has nothing to lose, and decent place prize-money to gain, by saddling Kumbeshwar to take on the big two of Sanctuaire and Sprinter Sacre.

"Kumbeshwar will obviously find this a lot tougher than when he won at Haydock last time, but he is a hard horse to place and there is good prize-money on offer, with £12,800 for third, so we are giving it a go," the Barbury Castle handler told www.alankingracing.co.uk.

20 December 2014

Henderson pleased with big guns
Mulholland serves up Master-class
Bayan bags big Ascot prize
Broadway proves a show-stopper
Three Long Walks for super Sivola
Queen wears Listed crown
Nicholls strikes with Saint
Sceaux puts in impressive show
Silvi the star turn in King George
Sceaux puts in impressive show
Geraghty enthused by Bobs work
Walsh pain at Vautour defection
Billy puffing his chest out again
Master back in the spotlight
Grugy in line to start cantering
Newland seeks more from Re
Prize money boost in HRI initiative
Zig zips to impressive victory
New steroids policy delayed
Serge states Supreme case
Exciting Sceaux out at Fairyhouse
Firebird skips National service

19 December 2014

Martin readying big guns
Hobbs on Garde at Ascot
Fry excited by Activial chance
The New One in Haydock return
Reve camp not expecting a hat-trick
King issues Chatez Triumph warning
Bolger searching for Mossey key
King weighs up Karezak options
Henderson hoping Bobs makes Lexus
Simonsig camp play the long game
In-form Mole buries Exeter rivals
Sedgefield hit with heavy fine
Star names check in for Ryanair
Bobs revved up for Lexus repeat
Knott disqualified for three years
Geraghty braced for power Serge
Geraghty excited by Josses return
Activial stars in Ladbroke field

18 December 2014

Alvarado back for National service
Winner given Lexus go-ahead
Cheltenham dreams for King's Zero
Sivola bids for Long Walk hat-trick
Power plan uncertain for Westener
Kauto pleases in Olympia display
Mullins eyes twin assault on Lexus
Value oozes class in Newbury romp
Annie Power on road to recovery
Spencer strikes after U-turn
Vautour ready for next jumps test
Mullins banks on Faugheen progress
Victory set to skip Ladbroke
Mullins: Fever can go the distance

17 December 2014

Sidelined Brian misses Whittle
Sceaux to sidestep Haydock raid
Square season derailed by injury
Lexus a non-starter for Clouds
Europe return hinges on ground
Injury woe for Cookson
Plans on hold for Topper
Appeal success for Russell/Enright
Mulholland makes Master plan
Cango makes Catterick impression
Field sizes under BHA microscope
Quinn outlines Aurore options
Legal laying down the law at Ludlow
Ground dictates Attaglance plans
King heartened by Walkon return
Cross set Christmas conundrum

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014