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

'Challenging' outlook for SaturdayHeadlines
Action from last season's Victor Chandler

Clerks of the course at the two feature meetings on Saturday are expecting a "challenging" few days.

While Ascot and Haydock were both raceable on Tuesday, temperatures are set to drop dramatically in the run-up to the weekend.

Frost plus the prospect of some snow could threaten both Ascot, where Sprinter Sacre would be the headline act in the Victor Chandler Chase, and Haydock, where the Peter Marsh Chase is the centrepiece.

Ascot report no problems so far with the going described as soft, good to soft in places.

Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said: "Weather conditions haven't been as severe as forecast, but temperatures are forecast to be colder. There is a threat and the forecast does look a little bit challenging. We have had frost covers down since last Saturday. We are well prepared in anticipation of this."

Haydock, where the going is heavy, have also taken the necessary precautions.

Clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright said: "We are covered up. It's been so far so good and we were fit to race (on Tuesday) after it got down to minus 2C.

"The next couple of nights look like a bigger test as we might get down to minus 8C or minus 9C. Covered or not, that will be a fair challenge. All we can do is take it one step at a time."

Looking further ahead, Cheltenham have deployed frost covers on the chase and hurdles courses for Festival Trials Day on Saturday week.

Head of racing Simon Claisse said: "The current forecast is for temperatures to remain cold for the remainder of this week, with some very hard frosts. In view of this, we have put down frost covers on the chase and hurdle courses in order to give Festival Trials Day every chance of going ahead."

23 November 2014

Henderson aims at Listed prize
Croco in frame for Topham
Belle set for hurdling campaign
Deputy in Kempton firing line
McBratney banks on Boy progress
Silvi scraps to Betfair glory
Bally sparkles on Mullins' big day
Kelly's a Fixed Brush hero
Faugheen turns on the style
Fenton banned for three years
Amlin double for fab Ferof
New One excels in Haydock romp
Flyer grounds Ascot rivals
Vasco a cut above opposition

22 November 2014

Conti strikes Betfair Chase gold
Taken seeking Listed gold
Mogol facing Monksfield test
Vautour makes chasing bow
Gordon enjoys Dundalk spin
McCoy: Landmark swayed judgment
Jacob warms up with brace
Hill peaking for Troytown return
Billy back on winning track
Walsh back for Ferof ride
New ready for Haydock Rush
Cheltenham is Big aim
Mullins eager for Faugheen run
Cue primed for Betfair defence

21 November 2014

Geraghty snapped up for Seuil
Volnay aiming for quick repeat
Argocat camp play it cool
Leading Light retired
Frankel filly breaks Irish record
Linton loses Listed place
Doubles for Pipe and Scudamore
Nasty spill for Insole
McCoy targets midweek return
Farm comes Home to roost at Thurles
Flemenstar future dictated by scan
Cue lined up for Haydock return

20 November 2014

McNamara joy at turning pro
Volnay seeking Mersey paradise
Sloane Avenue books Dubai date
Spencer reveals Qatar riding snub
Doyle ready for Godolphin challenge
Good news at Huntingdon
BHA hear Linton case
Avenue shows winning way
Grugy diagnosed with hip issue
Meade plots Monksland comeback
Ptit secures swift double
Shanes shines in hurdles win
Mullins' stars set for weekend runs
Haydock aim for Aurore
Medermit in Betfair contention

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