Dual winner Bristol De Mai and the brilliant Altior are among 11 entries for the Betfair Chase at Haydock. The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Bristol De Mai has landed the £200,000 contest in each of the last two seasons and will bid to become the third three-times winner on November 23.
Japanese superstar Almond Eye is set to head for the Hong Kong Cup despite the civil unrest in the country.
Four Wheel Drive is in line for an appearance at Royal Ascot next year following his Breeders’ Cup heroics at Santa Anita on Friday. Having followed up an impressive debut victory at Colonial Downs with a Grade Three success at Belmont, the son of American Pharoah was the marginal favourite for the Juvenile Turf Sprint – and made every yard of the running to win comfortably.
Frankie Dettori was banned for eight days following his ride aboard Master Of Reality in the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Partnering the Joseph O’Brien-trained runner, Dettori passed the post in second place behind Vow And Declare after a tight four-way finish to the two-mile prize, with Prince Of Arran third and Il Paradiso fourth.
Vow And Declare foiled the strong British and Irish challenge to win the Lexus Melbourne Cup in a tight finish at Flemington.
Nick Scholfield secured his first treble of the season with victory aboard Two Sams in the Book For Christmas At Plumpton Now Handicap Hurdle.
Tuesday’s quality card at Fairyhouse has been cancelled because of a waterlogged track.
Minella Rocco may be sent hunter chasing if he fails to return to form on his next outing.
Fusil Raffles is one of eight possible runners in the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton. So impressive when making a successful British debut in the Adonis Hurdle at Kempton in February, the Nicky Henderson-trained four-year-old was subsequently ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after suffering injury.