Week 46 horse racing news
Jumps trainer Philip Hobbs is yet to decide upon Planet Of Sound’s particaption in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday and is considering aiming the 8 year old towards the Amlin 1965 Chase which is held in the same day as the Betfair Chase instead.
Following a successful season and a historic three wins in the Breeder’s Cup Meetings, legendary 5 year old mare Goldikova was declared horse of the year at the 2010 Cartier Racing Awards. Goldikova stays in training as her jockey Oliver Peslier and her owner-breeders, Alain and Gerard Wertheimer expressed their content with the wonder mare and their beliefs that she would hold on to her superb form for next year’s racing season.
Connections of successful 3 year old fillies Music Show and Lady Of The Desert announced the fillies to remain in training as 4 year olds for next year’s Flat season. Bruce Raymond, racing manager for owner Jaber Abdullah added that Music Show will go up from a mile to a mile and a quarter in trip.
Jumping jockey Christian Williams is subjected to a long absence from racing after fracturing both his arms when falling off Beshabar in the Ultima Frontrunner In IT Solutions Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday. Williams went under surgery at the Cheltenham General Hospital following the fall and is now facing his long recovery.
Ed Dunlop‘s trained Snow Fairy has landed a superb win in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup held at the Kyoto racecourse. With Ryan Moore on board, the 3 year old filly presented supreme abilities and have brought home a handsome purse of more than £1.4.
Connections for Kauto Star have yet to decide on the 10 year old jumper participation in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday November 27. Trainer Paul Nicholls has expressed his concern that the tough prospect of the race might sabotage Kauto Star’s chances at the Boxing Day at Kempton.