PA Sport 5:30pm, Tue 10 Apr 2012
The 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.
PA Sport 11:00am, Tue 10 Apr 2012
Big 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.
1.30: Bold Sir Brian: --- Champion Court: 2/6 Cristal Bonus: 0/2 Duke Of Lucca: 0/4 For Non Stop: 0/3 Imperial Shabra: 0/1 Michael Flips: 0/4 Peddlers Cross: 1/2 Red Tanber: --- Sir Des Champs: 1/1 Solix: 1/3 Zaynar: 2/7 2.
PA Sport 11:35am, Fri 27 Jan 2012
Big 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.
PA Sport 3:34pm, Mon 23 Jan 2012
Big 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.
PA Sport 2:33pm, Sat 17 Dec 2011
Storm 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.
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.