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News tagged "across-the-bay"

Ball in the hunt for Bowl glory

PA Sport 5:30pm, Tue 10 Apr 2012

Hunt BallThe Hunt Ball fairytale moves on to Aintree on Thursday when Keiran Burke's chaser tackles the Grade One Betfair Bowl. Having won a handicap at Folkestone in November off a mark of 69, the seven-year-old hacked up at Cheltenham off 142 and now finds himself with a rating of 154, hence the move into the top level.

Seven take on brilliant Buck's

PA Sport 11:00am, Tue 10 Apr 2012

Big Buck's (left) winning at Aintree last yearBig Buck's will face seven rivals in the BGC Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree on Thursday as he goes in search of an incredible 17th win in a row. Andy Stewart's pride and joy won his fourth World Hurdle at Cheltenham last month and, try as they might, so far none of his rivals have found a way to get the better of him.

Quintet take on mighty Buck's

PA Sport 11:35am, Fri 27 Jan 2012

Big Buck'sBig Buck's will face five rivals as he bids for his 15th straight win in the Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday. The Andy Stewart-owned legend has never looked back since unseating his jockey in the 2008 Hennessy, and has been victorious in the last three World Hurdles.

Brilliant Buck's set for Cleeve

PA Sport 3:34pm, Mon 23 Jan 2012

Big Buck'sBig Buck's appears to face a straightforward task as he goes in search of a 15th consecutive victory in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday. The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old, owned by Andy Stewart, appears better than ever this season and, barring accidents, it seems his 10 possible rivals face a near-impossible task.

Storm surges to victory

PA Sport 2:33pm, Sat 17 Dec 2011

Lucy AlexanderStorm Surge jumped his rivals ragged to take the Maxilead Metals Handicap Chase at Haydock. Second at Catterick on Tuesday, Martin Todhunter's gelding (9-2 co-favourite) was running from out of the handicap and made full use of his light weight.

Kauto Stars

Malcolm Heyhoe 4:11pm, Wed 23 Nov 2011

A thrilling day's racing at Haydock last weekend and your correspondent was in attendance to witness a late blooming of Kauto-mania. In a masterful piece of training, Paul Nicholls produced his wonderful chaser in peak condition to slam Long Run and humble a bunch of younger pretenders in the Betfair Chase.