The British eventing season opened in earnest last Saturday (March 2) at Moreton in Dorset.
.The Grade 3 William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup is becoming a Paul Nicholls benefit after the ten-time champion jumps trainer extended his domination of the feature Newbury chase to nine victories with San Benedetoon Saturday (March 2)
The rain held off, but the clouds turned it quite dark by fifth race. The going - after the previous day's rain and some watering - was Good to Soft for Newbury Racecourse's Mencap Raceday (March 1) - and with another Emitom win, a new star may well have shown how bright he could shine.
Barbury basked in unseasonal sunshine on Saturday (February 23) for the rescheduled Vine & Craven Point-to-Point's eight races.
Paul Nicholls has three potential candidates for the William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) in which the ten times champion jumps trainer could claim his ninth victory at Newbury on Saturday, 2 March 2019.
MEETING ABANDONED DUE TO EQUINE FLU OUTBREAK PREVIEW: Barbury Racecourse is clear of snow & ready for season's second Vine & Craven point-to-point
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN ABANDONED DUE TO THE EQUINE FLU OUTBREAK *** The second Vine & Craven point-to-point of the season takes place on Sunday (February 10) at Barbury Racecourse and the eight scheduled races, which kick-off at 11.30am, have attracted an excellent 161 strong entry.
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