Full house for Saturday as Wolverhampton passes noon inspection
Winter has arrived. The weather may be taking a turn for the worse, but it's at this point that the jumps season starts to hot up.
Sandown and Aintree will headline a cracking day of racing after passing inspections, the former needing a second check at 10am.
The Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase is the highlight at Sandown, along with the Grade 1 Randoxhealth.com Henry VIII Novices' Chase. At Aintree, the Randox Health Becher Chase takes top billing.
Racing also goes ahead at Chepstow, Navan and Wolverhampton following inspections on Saturday morning.
Aintree (first race 11.55)
Mildmay and hurdle courses - soft, heavy in places, National course - heavy, soft in places (conditions to be monitored)
Races 1 & 5: +105 yards
Race 2: +100 yards
Race 3: +140 yards
Race 4 & 7: +25 yards
Race 6: +135 yards
Heavy (GoingStick: 4.5 chase, 4.2 hurdle)
Races 1, 3, 4 & 5: +84 yards
Races 2, 6 & 7: +54 yards
Soft, soft to heavy in places
Good to soft
Soft (good to soft in places)
Race 1: +42 yards
Race 2: +114 yards
Race 4: +144 yards
Race 6: +72 yards
1.30 Aintree: 9. Vic De Touzaine
2.20 Sandown: 4. Rayvin Black
2.45 Chepstow: 10. Buachaill Alainn
2.55 Sandown: 4. Ordinary World
12.50 Navan: Martello Park into 7-2 (from 6)
3.05 Navan: Acapella Bourgeois into 11-10 (from 11-8)
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There was sad news to report yesterday following the death of former champion Flat trainer Peter Walwyn at the age of 84.
Terrifying news also broke in the US with a fast-moving forest fire hitting the San Luis Rey Downs training facility – approximately 25 horses are feared to have died while stable staff let loose horses that were stuck in their stable.
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There are also some big fights this evening – take a look at Dan Williams' predictions.
Fingers crossed for a positive update from the San Luis Rey Downs training facility in San Diego this morning. Any animal lover would agree the social media footage from yesterday's forest fire was shocking – hopefully as many horses as possible have been saved.
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