What's On This Week In The World Of Racing 01/10/18


Monday see's a nice day of racing with five meetings across Great Britain and Ireland with the pick of the days racing taking place across the pond at Roscommon where the Grade 3 Ballymore Irish EBF Novice Chase over two miles see's some smart youngsters go for the prize.

The four other meetings come from Kempton, Catterick and Bath for the flat fans and Newton Abbot giving a little something for the jumps fans with the season growing ever closer.

Racing in France offers the spotlight of the days international racing with the Group 3 Prix de Conde for two year olds only showing off Charlie Appleby's English raider Line Of Duty as 11/8 favourite.



Tuesday brings another five meetings with a mixture of flat and jumps racing to cater for all racing fans needs. We start in Ayr in Scotland, that is followed up by Naas in Ireland where there are some smart novice aces that could feature next years potential classic winners with Aidan O'Brien sure to pose a good team of runners.

The other three meetings comes from Sedgefield and Southwell over the jumps and then Kempton with the only meeting on the night time.


A common theme stems through the week with another five race cards in the offing on Wednesday for racing fans. The peak of the action comes from Nottingham where they will be hosting there annual Grassroots finals day showing off lower classed racing that is highly competitve with three finals over different distances on offer.

Salisbury tops the rest of the meetings with a strong Class 2 contest. Other racing around the United Kingdom takes place at Newcastle and Bangor, Cork holds the only meeting in Ireland.


Thursday see's fewer meetings but most of it is taken up by National Hunt racing as we start to the season come alive. Warwick is the pick of the racing with the big race there the UBS Beginners chase bringing in big names from last season like Maria's Benefit and Jenkins, this race was won by Sceau Royal last year and he went on to win a Grade 1.

Huntingdon is the other jumps meeting of the day where they offer a seven race card for their first bit of racing of the season. Chelmsford and lingfield offer the flat racing fans some all weather action.

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As the weekend is just creeping round the corner more racing is set to be on offer with six cards and the highest level of racing of the week.

Ascot host a listed race in the Murless stakes Previously won by Group 1 winner Big Orange, this is backed up by strong handicaps throughout the card. Other strong racing in England comes from Fontwell with a Class 2 handicap with some good chasers that have been racing all through the off season.

The four other meetings scheduled for Friday take place at Wolverhampton, Hexham, Gowran park and Friday night under the lights at Dundalk.



The weekend as always offers the best racing of the week with both Saturday and Sunday with some brilliant race cards. There is only five meetings across Great Britiain but there are Group and Listed races to get stuck into.

Newmarket for not the first time this year offers the best card with the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes the big event of the day where Karl Burke's superstar filly Laurens leads the field at 15/8 after her blistering victory over the retired Alpha Centauri.

Ascot also offers some brilliant racing on the weekend with Listed and Group 3 contests to water the mouth in another competitive meeting.

The other three meetings on the day take place at Redcar which offers a Listed race, Wolverhampton and Fontwell bring up the other two courses with races.

The first day of two at Longchamp gets underway for the Prix de l'Arc e Triomphe meeting with a Group 1 and four Group 2 events set to take place with a lot of English raiders looking to score abroad.



Sunday is all about the Acclaimed Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe where this years renewal will take place at Longchamp with last years winner and Cartier Horse Of The Year Enable looking to make it back to back successes.


Hot behind her in the betting is the Irish and Yorkshire oaks winner Sea Of Class for William Haggas, John Gosden's second string in the race Cracksman and the favourite of the home horses Waldgeist for Andre Fabre.

There are five other Group 1 contests on the top-class card. Europe's elite sprinters head to the Prix de l'Abbaye won last year by Charles Hill's Battaash who could also make it back to back wins.

The three other Group 1s will feature English and Irish Raider with us not having a bad record overall at the meeting.

Three meetings in the UK and Ireland take place with jumps fans having Kelso and Uttoxeter with Tipperary in Ireland offering a Group 3 race.