What's on this Week - 19/11/2018


Following the abandonment of Leicester it’s an extremely quiet and low grade Monday. There is racing over the obstacles at Plumpton and Hereford with the highest grade being a Class 3 handicap.

There is all-weather action under the lights of Kempton Monday evening with the highlight being the 32Red London Middle Distance Series Final Handicap.


There is again two meetings over the fences and one on the all-weather Tuesday with all of them afternoon cards. Fakenham has a six-race card which includes some remarkably small fields.

The seven-race card at Southwell looks sure to attract some larger fields whilst the highlight of the all-weather meeting at Lingfield is the Class 3 Betway Handicap.


The middle of the working week see’s far more action including an all-weather card from Dundalk. In Britain Chepstow, Hexham and Warwick host meetings over the fences with the pick of the races being the Class 2 Smarkets Veterans Handicap Chase.

Some interesting horses with previous big race wins go to post over 3m. Along with Dundalk’s meeting under the lights there is also action on the all-weather at Wolverhampton with eight races starting at 4:50.



Whilst much attention will be turning to weekend declarations the action over the jumps in Britain is at Market Rasen and Wincanton. Both meetings have seven race cards with the highlight being Market Rasen’s Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle.

The interesting Jersey Bean attempts to complete a three-timer in that race. Newcastle also hosts an afternoon all-weather meeting with Wolverhampton doing the same in the evening. A busy card is completed over in Ireland over the fences of Thurles. That includes a Listed Race with the once classy Don Poli currently declared to run.


As in the norm on a Friday there are two evening meetings on the All-Weather. Dundalk and Kempton host seven race cards under the lights. There is also plenty of action over the obstacles in Britain at Ascot, Catterick, Ffos Las.

Unsurprisingly Ascot attracts the strongest card of the week so far. There are a number of decent class handicaps that have attracted all of the major trainers and there is a good chance that a number of promising horses will be going to post.



There is a tremendous day of racing on Saturday with the main focus being on Haydock. The Grade 1 Betfair Chase takes place at 3:00 with Thistlecrack, Might Bite and Native River currently declared. The meeting also has a Grade 3 stayers handicap.

Ascot hosts a strong card including Grade 2’s in the shape of the Coral Hurdle and the Christy 1965 Chase. There is also racing over the obstacles at Huntingdon as well as all-weather action at Lingfield (afternoon) and Wolverhampton (evening).


The week finishes with a relatively quiet day. Uttoxeter and Exeter host a plethora of low-grade handicap races to help race fans see the week out. There is also a meeting at Navan across the Irish Sea.