Fourth leg on the breeze-up circuit and the Punchestown Gold Cup
Your essential guide to Wednesday's racing and sales
A mouth-watering clash between Road To Respect and Bellshill in the Punchestown Gold Cup whets the appetite for what promises to be an exciting day of racing and sales.
Tuesday saw Linda's Lad record his first Grade 1 winner, with Draconien successful in the Champion Novice Hurdle.
The fourth leg of the European breeze-up circuit - the Osarus Sale - takes place at Le Teste de Buch racecourse today, with the Haras du Saubouas expected to be particularly popular.
Perth (first race 1.30)
Lingfield (AW) (4.50)
ANZ Bloodstock News
In today's issue: high-class sprinter Supido will commence his Brisbane winter carnival preparation in the Group 2 Victory Stakes over 1200m at Doomben on Saturday, with his Cranbourne-based trainer Mick Kent eager to win a Group 1 feature with the soon-to-be Widden Stud stallion.
Worldwide stakes races
VRC St Leger (Listed Race)
Investec Blue Riband Trial (In Memory Of Anthony Cane) (Listed Race)
What to read
"Even though it's still raining, the ground at Punchestown has dried out a bit and I'd definitely be hoping for a big run"
What to watch
Last year saw a daughter of Wootton Bassett come out on top at the Osarus Breeze-Up Sale - among the consignors at this year's auction are Star Bloodstock, who will offer a draft of four horses including a filly by first-season Gregorian.
You can read about their draft and more here.