Big days at Navan and Haydock looming large

Navan is ready for Sunday's Troytown Chase, its biggest race of the year

Will Reilly looks ahead to what promises to be another superb week of racing

With the €100,000 Troytown Chase coming up at Navan on Sunday and the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday, another weekend of top-quality racing lies ahead.

Here are details on the action set to take place between Wednesday and Sunday, starting in Ireland.

This week’s racing in Ireland (Wednesday to Sunday):

Wednesday 21st November

Dundalk (first race, 6:30pm), the first of two days of racing this week at the County Louth all-weather track

Thursday 22nd November

Thurles (12:35pm, jump racing), a card that features the €28,500 Boomerang Animal Bedding & Boomerang Horse & Country Store (a Listed Race) at 1:05pm (2m6f)

Friday 23rd November

Dundalk (6pm), with more Friday Night fun to look forward to at the track

Saturday 24th November

Gowran Park (12:05pm), a card that features the €20,000 Talbot Hotel Carlow Chase (2:20pm, 2m4f)

Sunday 25th November

Navan (12:30pm); a superb card, as ever, for Troytown Chase day, one that includes the:

€42,500 Grade 3 ‘Monksfield’ Novice Hurdle (1pm, 2m4f), which was won last year by Samcro

€100,000 Troytown Handicap ‘Chase (2:30pm, 3 miles), a race that trainer Gordon Elliott has won for the last four years

€50,000 Proudstown Handicap Hurdle (Grade B, 2m 6f, 3pm)

€40,000 Coolmore NH Sires Irish EBF Mares Flat Race (a Listed Race, 3:30pm)

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This week’s racing in Britain (Wednesday to Sunday):

Wednesday 21st November

Warwick (12:30pm), featuring a £30,000 Veterans’ Handicap Chase (£30,000, 3 miles) and the £20,300 Highflyer Bloodstock Novices’ Chase (2:05pm, 2 miles)

Hexham (12:50pm), a jumping card

Chepstow (1:10pm), a jumping card

Kempton Park (4:10pm), a card that features the £45,000 British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes (a Listed Race and an All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier, 6:10pm, one mile) and a £25,000 two-mile handicap (6:40pm)

Wolverhampton (5:20pm)

Thursday 22nd November

Market Rasen (12:25pm), featuring a £20,000 Pertemps Qualifier

Wincanton (12:45pm), featuring the £17,400 Smith & Williamson Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase

Newcastle (1:55pm), a card that featurs a £25,000 12-furlong handicap at 1:55pm

Wolverhampton (6pm), a flat meeting on the all-weather track

Friday 23rd November

Catterick (12:15pm), a card that contains the £16,800 Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Chase (1:50pm, 3m1f)

Ffos Las (12:35pm), a jumping card

Ascot (1pm), a card that contains the following races:

  • £20,000 David Brownlow Charitable Foundation “Introductory” Hurdle (2:05pm, 2 miles)
  • £35,000 Waitrose & Partners Handicap Chase (2:40pm, 2m5f)
  • £26,800 Davidstow Handicap Chase (3:15pm, 2m7f180y)
  • £30,000 Coutts Handicap Hurdle (3:50pm, 2 miles)

Kempton Park (5:45pm, with a £15,000 nursery at 6:45pm

Saturday 24th November

Huntingdon (midday), a jumping card

Haydock Park (12:10pm, where it is Grade 1 Betfair Chase day; the card contains the following races:

  • £200,000 Grade 1 Betfair Chase (3pm, 3 miles)
  • A £25,000 Listed novices’ hurdle (12:10pm)
  • A £26,800 handicap chase (12:40pm, 3m4f)
  • A £50,000 Graduation Chase (1:15pm, 2m5.5f)
  • A £50,000 handicap hurdle (2:25pm, 3 miles)
  • A £50,000 handicap chase (3:35pm, 3m1.5f)
  • A £20,000 novices’ hurdle (12:10pm, 1m7f144y, a Listed Race)

Lingfield (12:15pm), a flat meeting on the all-weather track

Ascot (12:20pm), a card that contains the following races:

  • £100,000 Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle (2:40pm, 2m3.5f)
  • £70,000 Grade 2 Christy 1965 Chase (2:05pm, 2m5f)
  • £125,000 Gerard Bertrand Hurst Park Handicap Chase (3:!5pm, 2m167y)
  • A £20,000 novices’ hurdle (12:20pm, 2m5f141y)

Wolverhampton (5:45pm)

Sunday 25th November

Exeter (12:50pm), a jumping meeting that features the £20,300 Smarkets Novices’ Chase at 2:20pm plus £17,300 handicap chases at 1:50pm and 2:50pm

Uttoxeter (1:10pm), a jumping meeting



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