The Greenham Stakes (Saturday 13 April), sponsored by the Watership Down Stud, is a recognised classic-trial for the following month’s 2,000 Guineas. This Group 3 race was first run in 1931 and is run at Newbury over a trip of seven furlongs. Notable winners include Mill Reef, Risk Me, Turtle Island, Kingman, and Frankel.
Greenham Stakes 10-Year-Trends
- Eight of the last 10 winners had already achieved a rating of at least 110
- Five of
The Future Champion Novices’ Chase (Saturday 13 April) is a Grade 2 Chase run over 2 miles 4 furlongs and 110 yards at Ayr Racecourse on the same card as the Scottish Grand National and the Scottish Champion Hurdle. It was first run in 1971 and notable winners have included Monet’s Garden, whilst Grey Abbey also went on to win the Scottish Grand National later in his career.
Future Champion Novices’ Chase 10-Year-Trends
The Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Friday 5 April) is a grade one chase run over 3 miles and 210 yards that takes place on the second day of Aintree’s Grand National Meeting. It first took place in 1981 and notable winners include Burrough Hill Lad, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason. Royal Athlete, Big Buck’s, Silviniaco Conti, and Native River.
Mildmay Novices’ Chasse 10-Year-Trends
- Winners have been aged between five and eight
- The last nine winners have been
The Ryanair Stayer’s Hurdle (Saturday 6 April) is run on the same card as the Grand National at Aintree. It was first run in 1974 and was formerly known as the Liverpool Hurdle. It takes place over a trip of 3 miles and 149 yards and notable winners include Monet’s Garden, Big Bucks, Whisper, and Thistlecrack.
Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle 10-Year-Trends
- Winners have been aged six, seven eight, or nine
- Eight of the 10 winners
The JLT Chase (Friday 5 April) is the new name for the race that was formerly known as the Melling Chase. It is a grade one and is run over a trip of 2 miles 3 furlongs and 200 yards at Aintree. Notable winners include Viking Flagship, Direct Route, Native Upmanship, Moscow Flyer, Voy Por Ustedes, Sprinter Sacre, and Don Cossack.
JLT Chase 10-Year-Trends
- The last 10 winners have been aged either seven, eight,
The Grand National is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar in the United Kingdom and 2019 will be no different. The 2019 Randox Health Grand National will take place at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 6th April. Even those who never bet throughout the year are tempted to have a wager on the Grand National and it is one of the most heavily backed sporting events in the world. The question is, who
Two European heavyweights clash at the top of Group G with their respective places in the last 16 assured and only group standing to play for. Both Belgium and England have impressed in their performances against Panama and Tunisia and they both look well placed to make an assault on the World Cup this year and they will both be eager to place down a marker here moving forward.
FIFA World Cup –
Two sides playing for pride face off in Group G following defeats in their opening matches. Tunisia troubled both England and Belgium but ultimately came up short whilst Panama suffered heavy defeats against both sides in their first ever World Cup appearance. With both teams playing without pressure and fear this could be a footballing carnival between two sides that will have enjoyed their World Cup journeys.
FIFA World Cup – Group G
A group-defining encounter awaits in Samara as Senegal and Colombia face off in what should be an intriguing battle. Senegal have 4 points from their opening 2 games whilst Colombia have 3, meaning a win for either side will propel them to the knockout rounds. Both sides have played some entertaining football so far in Russia and they’ll both be keen to ensure their respective journeys don’t end here.
FIFA World Cup –
Japan can secure their place in the last 16 with a win over Poland – who are heading home, regardless of the result in what has been a very disappointing World Cup for the Poles. Japan have 4 points from their opening 2 games and have impressed against Senegal and Colombia whilst Poland have yet to register a point in a group in which they were the top seeded team in.