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

Ball in Racing Plus huntHeadlines
Hunt Ball

Kempton's Racing Plus Chase could be on the agenda for Hunt Ball should he come through an engagement at Taunton unscathed.

The eight-year-old is set to go for the Read Paul Nicholls Exclusively On Betfair Open Handicap Chase on Saturday, weather and track conditions permitting, then head to Kempton before a crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Trainer Keiran Burke and owner Anthony Knott will walk the track at Taunton on Friday before deciding whether to commit Hunt Ball there this weekend.

"There is a covering of snow everywhere, which is a bit of a worry, but I'm going to walk the track on Friday with Anthony and make a proper decision but I imagine he will most probably run," Burke told At The Races.

"Conditions won't be ideal but he ran so well in the Peterborough Chase (second to Menorah) on soft ground. He surprised us there really.

"He's back in trip to two-mile-three and that shouldn't be a problem. I think that's his best trip. The owner thinks three-mile-two round Cheltenham in the Gold Cup is his ideal trip.

"He's going for the Gold Cup. I would prefer to put an entry in the Ryanair but the owner has got different ideas so we'll just go along with what he wants to do.

"This is more of a prep run. We want him to get his head in front before we go there. He might even have another run in the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton beforehand. He's a horse you can run a lot."

17 April 2014

Chasing plan for As I Am
Killough does it again in Sefton
Toormore claims Craven
Hamza holds on in Abernant
Wonder-ful double for Godolphin
Maguire on the mend
Basem impresses on Ditton debut
Grugy all set for Sandown defence
Spirit strikes for Hannon
Vaughan hoping for Bay of plenty
Muir keen to make a Point in Sprint
Ertijaal bids to enhance reputation
Newmarket will suit Canarias - Leon
George prepares Irish raiding party
Module heading to Punchestown
Doyle seeking Fairyhouse pointers
True class tells at Newmarket
Sandiva strikes for Dettori
Power runs Free at Newmarket
Magnus magic for Hannon
Cantlow on track for Fairyhouse
Kingman well-being delights Gosden
Kiyoshi pleases in Newmarket spin
Judge lays down law in Sefton
Toormore on trial in Craven

16 April 2014

Buywise books big-race targets
Walsh to ride out this weekend
Byron all set for Hong Kong mission
Gosden stays in winning Spirit
'Tentative' Cup entry for Zarkandar
Draw joy for Grandeur
Leather in frame for Jockey Club
Tropics warming to Abernant task
All eyes on Strauss at Newmarket
Ridge out to peak at Newmarket
Eduard camp look to the future
Mohammed outlines Educate plans
Dreaper duo on National service
Scott learns Melodic lesson
Bobs Worth unlikely for Punchestown
Williams - Buy needs to Wise up
Fly on track for more records
Arod team take cautious approach
Obliterator ready to roar for Lyons
Night camp favour French Guineas
Free and easy for 'forward' Medinah
Fahey braced for Sand storm

15 April 2014

Minstrel a Punchestown possible
Joe considered for Cork encounter
Toormore the star turn in Craven
Inch edges closer to Oaks bid
Appleby backs Ring to fire
Oliver wants more from Set To Go
Double tops for Easterby
Varian - Hill in peak form
Hawk has eyes on Lingfield prize
Doyle in awe of Kingman engine
Art given Victoria target
Ground key to Thakhira Classic aim
Cyclone heading for Punchestown
Hopes still high for Hydrogen
Botti in no rush with Hawill
Soumillon booked for Spanish raider
Obliterator takes Newmarket trial

14 April 2014

Taaffe ponders Argocat options
Meain machine set for Punchestown
Competitive field for Nell Gwyn
Curragh workouts delight O'Brien
Inis all the way in Listed heat
Sruthan away to winning start
Burke keen on Rivellino claims
Ground key to Cubanita plans
Derby entry Ectot shows class
Back to sprinting for Astaire
Berkshire team mull options
Millman relishing Carpenter future

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