This week’s key racing in Britain and Ireland (11-13 Oct)

Future stars will be on show on an important card at Newmarket on Saturday

This week’s key racing in Britain and Ireland:

Friday 11 Oct:

Newmarket (first race 1:50pm), which includes the following races on a card that carries a lot of sponsorship from Godolphin:

  • £60,000 Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (2yo, 5f)
  • £60,000 Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes (2yo fillies, 7f)
  • £120,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (3yo+, 7f)
  • £500,000 Group 1 Fillies’ Mile (2yo fillies)
  • £120,000 Old Rowley Cup Handicap (3yo, 12f)
  • £60,000 Group 3 Darley Pride Stakes (3yo+, fillies and mares, 10f)

 

The unbeaten Cayenne Pepper could represent Jessica Harrington in the Fillies’ Mile

 

York (2pm) – a card that features a £100,000 1m5f188y handicap, but also includes £25,000 and £20,000 handicaps

Chepstow (2:10pm – a jumping card that features the £35,000 Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle and a £30,000 Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Dundalk (5:45pm – earlier if a race divides, which is likely) – a card that features the €50,000 Irish Stallion Farms “Red God” Handicap

 

Bar One Racing ante-post prices for key flat races can be found here

 

Saturday 12 Oct:

Newmarket (1:45pm) – including the following races:

  • £60,000 Group 3 Flying Start Zetland Stakes (2yo, 10f)
  • £60,000 Group 3 Dubai Autumn Stakes (2yo, 8f)
  • £500,000 Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2yo colts and fillies, 7f)
  • £350,000 Emirates Cesarewitch Stakes Handicap(3yo+, 2m2f)
  • £40,000 Dubai British EBF Boadicea Stakes (Listed Race for fillies and mares, 3yo+, 6f)
  • £60,000 Group 3 Darley Stakes (3yo+, 9f)

 

The exciting, and unbeaten, Pinatubo is being aimed at the Darley Dewhurst Stakes

 

Limerick (2pm) – a flat card for day one of the Munster National meeting, one that includes the following races:

  • €20,000 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (2yo, 6f150y)
  • €26,000 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Munster Mile Handicap (3yo+)
  • €45,000 Martin Moloney Stakes (Listed Race, 3yo+, 1m4f110y)

York (2:05pm) – a card that includes the following races:

  • A £30,000 7f192y nursery
  • £50,000 Rockingham Stakes (Listed Race, 2yo, 6f)
  • A £30,000 1m2f56y handicap
  • £100,000 Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (3yo+, 6f)

 

York racecourse will stage a £100,000 handicap on Saturday

 

Chepstow (2:10pm) – a card that includes the following races:

  • £27,500 Native River Handicap Chase (4yo+, 2m7f131y)
  • £22,500 Low Cost Vans Novices’ Chase (Listed Race, for the Robert Mottram Memorial, 4yo+, 2m3f198y)
  • £50,000 Grade 3 Cotswold Stone Supplies Ltd Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle (4yo+, 2m3f100y)
  • £32,500 John Ayres Memorial Handicap Chase (4yo+, 2m3f98y)

 

Chepstow’s meeting this week for many signifies the start of the jump season proper in Britain

 

Sunday 13 Oct:

The Curragh (1:35pm) – a card that includes the following races:

  • €55,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes (Listed Race, 2yo, 6f)
  • €50,000 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed Race, 2yo fillies, 8f)
  • €45,000 Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed Race, 3yo+, 6f)
  • €100,000 Tote Irish Cesarewitch (Handicap, 2miles, 3yo+)

 

On Sunday, The Curragh will stage a valuable card that includes the Tote Irish Cesarewitch

 

Limerick (1:45pm) – a card that includes the following races:

  • A €34,000 Novice Hurdle (Listed Race, 4yo+, 2m5f)
  • €45,000 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Irish EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle (Listed Race, 4yo+, 2m6f100y)
  • A €25,000 Rated Chase (4yo+, 2m3f120y)
  • €100,000 JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase (4yo+, 3miles)

 

It is JT McNamara Munster National day on Sunday

 

Goodwood (2pm) – a flat card that starts with a two-mile handicap race in support of Alderbrook in which the horses will be ridden by professional National Hunt jockeys

 

Newton Abbot (2:20pm) – a card that includes the following races:

  • £24,000 Aubrey Loze Memorial Intermediate Chase (5yo+, 2m4f216y)
  • A £21,000 handicap hurdle (4yo+, 3m2f105y)


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