Racing Preview: Group & Listed Races On Horizon

As ever, there's a lot of good racing to enjoy this week

Will Reilly looks forward to this week’s racing

This week’s racing includes Group 3 contests at The Curragh (Friday) and Haydock (Saturday), Listed races at Leopardstown (Thursday), plus £50,000 races at Newmarket (Saturday), £40,000 races at Beverley (Saturday), Chelmsford (Saturday) and Perth (Sunday) and a €40,000 feature at Listowel (Monday).

Here are details on this week’s racing in Ireland and Britain. The Irish racing is listed first followed by the British meetings.

RACING IN IRELAND

Monday June 3

Listowel, 1:50pm – A jumping card that includes the €40,000 John J. Galvin Handicap ‘Chase (2m3f, 5yo+) and a two-mile €20,000 handicap hurdle

Gowran Park, 2:05pm – A flat card that includes the €25,000 Ashgrove Stables Irish EBF Fillies Handicap )7f, 3yo+ fillies) and the €20,000 Kilkenny City & County Vintners Irish EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden (9f, 3yo fillies)

Tuesday June 4

Tipperary, 6pm – A flat card that includes the €20,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (7f, 2yo) and an €18,000 five-furlong handicap

Wednesday June 5

Wexford, 2:10pm – A jumping card

Thursday June 6

Leopardstown, 5:45pm – A flat card that includes the following Listed Races:

  • €45,000 Glencairn Stakes (8f, 3yo+, Listed Race)
  • €45,000 King George V Cup (12f, Listed Race, 3yos that haven’t won a Group 1 or Group 2 race)

Friday June 7

The Curragh, 5:40pm – A flat card that includes the following races:

  • €63,000 Group 3 TRM – Excellence In Equine Nutrition Ballyogan Stakes (6f, 3yo+ fillies)
  • €47,000 TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes (Listed Race, 10f, 3yo+)
  • €50,000 TRM’s ‘Kurasyn’ Handicap (6f, rated 45-70, 3yo+)
  • €25,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race (6f, 2yo)

Clonmel, 5:45pm – A jumping card

Saturday June 8

Navan, 2:15pm – A flat card that includes the €20,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race (8f, 3yo) plus two €18,500 handicaps run over distances of two miles and 10 furlongs)

Sunday June 9

No racing in Ireland

RACING IN BRITAIN:

Monday June 3

Brighton, 2pm, flat card – Thirsk, 2:15pm, flat card – Windsor, 5:30pm, flat card – Wolverhampton, 5:45pm, flat all-weather card

Tuesday June 4

Bangor-On-Dee, 2pm, jumps – Southwell, 2:15pm, jumps – Lingfield, 5:40pm, flat all-weather – Newcastle, 5:50pm, flat all-weather

Wednesday June 5

Nottingham, midday, flat, a card that features a £25,000 mile handicap – Newton Abbot, 1:50pm, a card that features the £18,000 Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle – Fontwell, 2:15pm, jumps – Kempton, 5:45pm, flat all-weather, a card that contains a handicap worth £15,000 and three handicaps worth £10,000 – Ripon, 6:30pm, flat, a card that contains a £15,000 6 furlong handicap

Thursday June 6

Hamilton, 2pm, flat card, one that features the £27,000 British Stallion Studs Clyde EBF Conditions Stakes (6f6y, 3yo+) – Haydock, 2:10pm, flat card – Ripon, 2:20pm, flat card, one that features a £15,000 9f170y handicap – Chelmsford, 5:25pm, a flat all-weather card that includes two £20,000 mile handicaps and two £15,000 handicaps and a 3yo+ fillies’ novice stakes race worth £15,000 – Ffos Las, 5:35pm, jumps

Friday June 7

Market Rasen, 1:50pm, jumps – Brighton, 2pm, flat – Uttoxeter, 2:10pm, jumps – Bath, 5:35pm, flat – Goodwood, 5:55pm, flat, a card that includes the £15,000 British EBF Fillies’ Handicap (6f, 3yo+) – Haydock, 6:20pm, flat

Saturday June 8

Beverley, 1:25pm, flat – A card that includes the following races:

  • £40,000 Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (5f, 2yo, Plus 10 Race)
  • £40,000 Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two Year Trophy Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race, 2yo, 5f)

Haydock, 1:45pm, flat – A card that includes the following races:

  • £63,000 Group 3 Pinnacle Stakes (11f175y, 4yo+)
  • £37,000 Listed Achilles Stakes (5f, 3yo+)
  • £63,000 Group 3 John Of Gaunt Stakes (7f37y, 4yo+)

Chelmsford, 1:55pm, flat all-weather – A card that includes the following races:

  • £40,000 Moulsham Mile Handicap (8f, 3yo+)
  • £40,000 Essex Sprint Handicap (5f, 3yo+)
  • £30,000 Bill Bright Memorial Fillies’ Handicap (7f, 3yo)

Newmarket, 2:10pm, flat – A card that includes the following races:

  • £50,000 Bentley Cambridge Handicap (7f, 3yo)
  • £50,000 Bernard Sunley Memorial Handicap (1m6f, 4yo+)
  • £20,000 RWS/Strawberry Fields Stud Handicap (6f, 3yo+)
  • £20,000 Tusting Handicap (10f, 4yo+)

Also racing on Saturday are Lingfield, 5:40pm, flat and Chepstow, 6pm, flat

Sunday June 9

Goodwood, 2pm, flat, a card that features the £20,000 Wellchild Impact Everyday Handicap (2 miles, 4yo+), plus a £15,000 5-furlong handicap

Perth, 2:15pm, jumps card, one that includes the following races:

  • £40,000 Sam Morshead Perth Perth Gold  Cup Handicap (2m7f180y, 5yo+)
  • £18,200 Heineken UK Handicap ‘Chase (2m4f20y, 5yo+)



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