Berlief Aramis retired from racing
seeks new challenge outside of racing
13 December 2018
Make it a Double!
Rivals who came first and second in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham's November Meeting are set to compete against each other again in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Prestbury Park this weekend. The Gary Moore-trained Baron Alco beat Paul Nicholls' Frodon by two lengths last time and if he claims the prize on Saturday he will join the exalted ranks of the only other horses who have notched up the famous double in the same season - Pegwell Bay (1988), Senor El Betrutti (1997) and Exotic Dancer (2006).
Dan's your man!
Connections were delighted that their Westerner gelding won his debut over fences in the Dove Valley Marquees Beginners' Chase at Uttoxeter. The Dan Skelton-trained Crucial Role was always close to the pace, steered by the trainer's brother Harry, and was urged into the lead three fences out. The six-year-old's only serious rival was Stuart Edmonds' Now McGinty, but he was easily shrugged off in the straight as Crucial Role cruised away to a nine-length victory. Nicky Henderson's Chef Des Obeaux, the 13/8 favourite, ended up six lengths away in third position. This win followed success for the Skelton brothers in the race before when Antunes, the evens favourite took the Chenet Ice Handicap Hurdle by an easy five lengths.
This Spanish Moon mare is one of eleven runners in the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday. Laurina, now trained by Willie Mullins, has won all four of her races since leaving the Guillaume Macaire yard in France last November. The five-year-old's most notable achievement was her eighteen-length run-away victory in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Laurina is also strongly tipped to win the Champion Hurdle at Prestbury Park next Spring.
Breeding Shares available for 2019!
By Kayf Tara