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71 declare for Badger Chase Day

Press Release 10th November 2017 Wincanton

71 horses, 7 races, a parade and racecourse gallop on Badger Ales Racedays

Friday, 10th November 2017 – Tomorrow, (Saturday, 11th November) 71 horses will line up in a seven racecard featuring the much-anticipated Badger Ales Chase, the Unibet Elite Hurdle and the John Romans Park Homes Rising Stars Novices’ Chase.

18 run in the 3:35pm Badger Ales Chase with Paul Nicholls dominating the field with three entries that include Southfield Theatre, Present Man (owned by Hall & Woodhouse Chairman, Mark Woodhouse) and Mr Mix. While Colin Tizzard has reduced his entries to two declared runners including the top weighted Theatre Guide and Tempestatefloresco. A trainer not to be ignored is Venetia Williams, who is very much considered a specialist with soft ground horses, lines up with Yala Enki and Vic de Touzaine.

Nicky Henderson and stable jockey Nico de Boinville team up for one mount - Lough Derg Spirit in the Unibet Elite Hurdle – with the owners making a bespoke helicopter visit!  Seven run in this Grade 2 contest including the faithful 11-year-old Melodic Rendezvous.

Only three run in the 2:25pm John Romans Park Homes Rising Stars Novices’ Chase with representatives from Paul Nicholls, Colin Tizzard and Neil Mulholland.

Gates open tomorrow at 10:30am with the first race off at 12:40pm.

Ahead of racing, the Colin Tizzard-trained Thistlecrack will lead a 11:45am parade with stablemates Cue Card and Fox Norton.  Former Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle winner - Rock on Ruby – will also be joining the parade.

The Tizzard trio, will then enjoy a racecourse gallop, ahead of racing, which will mark Thistlecrack’s official return to racing following a 10-month absence.  Thistlecrack, Cue Card and Fox Norton all features among a stellar cast of 26 entries for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.  

Tickets are still available on the day priced from £16 with free entry to children aged 18 and under when accompanied with a paying adult. Full details can be found online wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk

For further information please contact:

Hannah Walker, Wincanton Racecourse on 07971 598287 or hannahwalker@localdial.com

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