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Gingell to make debut memorable

Amateur rider Freddie Gingell is looking forward to taking the first step towards following in the footprints of his famous relatives when making his debut under Rules aboard West Approach at Warwick on Sunday.

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New Zealand news briefs

Triumph to tragedy in Gore Guineas - Sword Of State back with a vengeance at Ellerslie - Bosson and Te Akau Racing take Karaka Million 2YO - Babylon Berlin takes flight in Concorde - Richards collects another Karaka Million feature - third time lucky for Dragon Queen

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Bin Suroor saddles three winners as Godolphin dominate Day 2 of the Carnival

Team Godolphin was expected to clean up on week two of the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival and they did winning five of the seven races on the night’s action at Meydan Racecourse on Friday

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UK Racing looks at the races of interest on Saturday

12.50pm Haydock - we have not seen a favourite win this since 2018, though with only the one winner bigger than 8/1 in the last ten renewals the bookmakers must be running scared - Papa Tango Charley ticks a lot of boxes for me having won both starts over fences, cruising up to the lead last time

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Can Royale Pagaille defy huge weight concessions to defend Peter Marsh crown?

As well as offering a great example that high-class runners in handicaps need not deter competition, with a good-quality field of nine lining up to take on last year's winner Royale Pagaille, the Peter Marsh Chase highlights a couple of pertinent topics in the handicapping of British jump racing.

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Clarence House Chase: Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins on Saturday's big clash

Nicky Henderson is in no doubt that he has Shishkin back down to his fighting weight as he puts on the line an unbeaten record over fences against that of Energumene in the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday

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Jonbon 'in great form' ahead of Supreme prep run

There has been a ridiculous amount of hyperbole surrounding Jonbon since the brother to Douvan went through the sales ring for £570,000 in November 2020 and three straight wins under rules for Nicky Henderson have only enhanced his reputation.

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Are Grade 1 ambitions justified for improving Tommy's Oscar?

Rising northern star Tommy's Oscar steps out of handicap company to go on trial for the Champion Hurdle for permit-holder Ann Hamilton's small but powerful stable.

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Harry Fry relieved after Sovereign Hurdle success

Harry Fry hailed the return of "the real Metier" after his dominant performance in the inaugural £100,000 Sovereign Handicap Hurdle.

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Metier stars on day one of Winter Million at Lingfield Park

Metier rediscovered his best form to take home the lion’s share of £100,000 in the Sovereign Handicap Hurdle at Lingfield Park on Friday, the feature race on day one of the Winter Million

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Grade 1 stars ready for Fleur De Lys Chase cracker

Bristol De Mai and Dashel Drasher headline seven runners in the £150,000 Fleur De Lys Chase (3.00pm, 2m 6f) at Lingfield Park on Sunday, the third and final day of the Winter Million.

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Moore hopes Authorised Speed proves too fast at The Festival

Gary Moore believes Authorised Speed will have no problems handling the occasion at Cheltenham after earmarking the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at The Festival™ as his long-term target.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The Big Easy hosts the weekend's big Kentucky Derby prep, Saturday's $200,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, with a full field that includes the runner-up from November's Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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New Zealand news briefs

Dwyer hoping to party from afar - Saturday to influence stablemates’ futures

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Trident sold to continue career in Fownes stable

Trident, who ranked among the best French juveniles and was second to Perfect Power in the Group 1 Prix Morny, has been sold to continue his career in Hong Kong in the Casper Fownes stable

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Dunne appeals 18-month ban

Robbie Dunne has submitted an appeal against his 18-month ban for bullying and harassing fellow jockey Bryony Frost, the BHA has confirmed.

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El Paso Wood successful in Somerset National at Wincanton

David Pipe received a timely boost ahead of a big weekend when El Paso Wood opened his account in Britain to provide the trainer with what he described as a “nice surprise” in the Somerset National Handicap Chase at Wincanton on Thursday

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Charltons target perfect start with Umm Hurair in Coral Winter Oaks

Top-weight Virgin Snow heads a full field of 14 for the £100,000 Coral Winter Oaks Fillies' Handicap at Lingfield Park on Saturday, day two of the Winter Million

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Remastered out to give owner plenty to cheer about

Owner Garth Broom believes Remastered has the potential to fill the void left by 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River by striking gold for the first time this season in the Grade Two Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

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Papa Tango Charly can take step into Graded company at Haydock Park

Jockey Nick Scholfield is confident that the exciting Papa Tango Charly can keep progressing over fences when he takes his chance in the Grade Two Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase (2m) at Haydock Park this Saturday

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Godolphin firepower on display at Friday's Meydan meeting

Appleby and Bin Suroor well-represented in Al Rashidiya ad Al Fahidi Fort as UAE champion trainer Watson looks to take out Dubawi Stakes

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Wonderwall to hit the right notes en-route to Cheltenham

Richard Spencer insists it is a “privilege” to train Wonderwall, who will receive the chance to test his Cheltenham credentials ahead of The Festival™ in next month’s Ballymore Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle at Huntingdon

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Tintern Abbey out to enhance status at Market Rasen

Tintern Abbey will attempt to continue trainer Alastair Ralph’s best-ever season by securing him a first success at Listed level in the Alan Swinbank Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at Market Rasen on Friday

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