Tuesday, 25 March 2014

3 Day All-Weather Championship Festival at Southwell

Racing has just begun out on the track here at Southwell, with a Class 6 Ladbrokes sponsored handicap over 1 mile. The winner was the Anthony Carson trained Hail Promenader, tackling the same course and distance that saw him beaten by one and quarter lengths two weeks ago, the 8 year old was ridden by his son William Carson, grandson of famous jockey and TV presenter, Willie Carson. This was the first race of 21 over the next three days, which include a couple of valuable handicaps.

Tomorrow's card is definitely the feature meeting of the three, and boasts the most prize money here this year, standing at £54,000 in total. As well as a few Class 6's and 5's, all worth over £4,000, there is a Ladbrokes sponsored, £21,000 Class 2 handicap, preceded by a Ladbrokes sponsored £9,000 Class 4 handicap. A host of previous Southwell runners return to the track tomorrow to fight for this fantastic prize money, including 7 time winner (from 8 Southwell runs), Dubai Hills, 2014 Southwell hat-trick victor, Noble Citizen and the Sky Sports News owned On Demand (pictured).

The leading All-Weather Champs jockeys can really make their mark over the next three days in the standings, as Kirby, Morris and Fanning are all engaged here, as well as at the three other All-Weather Championship tracks; Wolverhampton, Kempton Park and Lingfield Park. Leading jockey Adam Kirby has the £10,000 prize in his sights and a good 3 days could see him set a very difficult lead to catch with only three weeks to go.

Join us tomorrow from gates opening time at 12.20 or Thursday from 12.00, both 2 hours ahead of the first race time.

For race times and further details of this week's Southwell action, please visit: http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/fixtures/

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