Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday Set for Spectacular Showdowns

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Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday Set for Spectacular Showdowns with Stellar Entries

As anticipation mounts for Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday, the stage is set for a thrilling showcase of top-class racing, headlined by a stellar card featuring some of the sport’s finest talents.

Among the highly anticipated events is the £85,000 Grade 2 Betfair Denman Chase, which has attracted a competitive field of five contenders. Leading the charge is the multiple Grade 1 winner Shishkin, trained by Nicky Henderson. Despite a setback in the King George VI Chase, Shishkin remains a formidable force, aiming to bounce back with a strong performance. Also vying for glory are Protektorat, Does He Know, Hitman, and the veteran Sam Brown, each bringing their own credentials to the table.

In the £85,000 Grade 2 Betfair Game Spirit Chase, the excitement continues with six entries, including the promising Boothill trained by Harry Fry and Edwardstone from the yard of Alan King. Both horses are primed for a showdown after recent outings, eager to showcase their talent on the prestigious stage of Newbury.

Speaking ahead of the event, Harry Fry expressed his optimism for Boothill’s performance, emphasizing the horse’s resilience and readiness to put past setbacks behind him. Meanwhile, Alan King has high hopes for Edwardstone, a Grade 1 winner looking to return to top form after a recent fourth-place finish.


The stakes are equally high in the Betfair Hurdle, with 26 contenders eyeing the coveted prize. Leading the betting is Ocastle des Mottes, backed by the expertise of Willie Mullins. However, contenders such as Altobelli, Iberico Lord, and Under Control are hot on his heels, promising a fiercely contested race.

Barry Orr, spokesman for Betfair, commented on the competitive nature of the Betfair Hurdle, noting the shifting odds and the enthusiasm of punters for certain contenders.

In addition to the thrilling races, racegoers can look forward to a special parade of legends featuring iconic horses Altior, Native River, and Sceau Royal. These champions will grace the parade ring, offering fans a rare opportunity to witness their greatness once again.

With tickets priced from £33 and U18s admitted free, Betfair Super Saturday promises an unforgettable day of racing action and nostalgia at Newbury Racecourse. Don’t miss out on the excitement as the finest horses and jockeys compete for glory in one of the highlights of the racing calendar.

Full list of entries and weights in 2024 Betfair Hurdle following confirmation stage:

Hansard (IRE)6   12 0Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates HansardGary Moore  
Luccia (GB)6   11 12Pump & Plant Services LtdNicky Henderson  
Spirit d’Aunou (FR)5   11 11Heart of the South Racing 130Gary Moore  
Faivoir (FR)9   11 9Mrs Suzanne LawrenceDan Skelton  
Knickerbockerglory (IRE)8   11 9Chelsea Thoroughbreds – KnickerbockerDan Skelton  
Lookaway (IRE)7   11 9Peter BeadlesNeil King  
Under Control (FR)5   11 9Mr John P. McManusNicky Henderson  
Tellherthename (IRE)5   11 7The MegsonsBen Pauling  
Brentford Hope (GB)7   11 6The Optimists SyndicateHarry Derham  
Iberico Lord (FR)6   11 6Mr John P. McManusNicky Henderson  
Ocastle des Mottes (FR)5   11 5Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac SouedeW. P. Mullins  
Doddiethegreat (IRE)8   11 4Mr K. AlexanderNicky Henderson  
Aurigny Mill (FR)7   11 4Mrs E. WeldVictor Dartnall  
Kamsinas (FR)7   11 4Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates KamsinasFergal O’Brien  
Altobelli (IRE)6   11 4Charlie Walker and Jonny CraibHarry Fry  
L’Eau du Sud (FR)6   11 1Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L HalesDan Skelton  
Go Dante (GB)8   11 1Mrs Barbara HesterOlly Murphy  
Norman Fletcher (GB)5   10 12Rushmoor Stud & Mario StavrouNigel Twiston-Davies  
Jilaijone (FR)5   10 11Mr Samuel SuttonDavid Pipe  
Our Champ (IRE)6   10 10Pearson,Jenner,Hawkings,Dunford&HardingChris Gordon  
Moveit Like Minnie (IRE)7   10 10Mr F. J. MillsNigel Twiston-Davies  
Alvaniy (IRE)6   10 9Mr P. ByrneW. P. Mullins  
Yorksea (IRE)6   10 9Aura RacingGary Moore  
Ito Ditto (FR)6   10 7Bradley PartnershipNicky Martin  
Donnacha (IRE)6   10 5Mrs Marilyn Jane MartinNigel Hawke  
Onlyamatteroftime (IRE)8   10 1Mr P. ByrneW. P. Mullins 


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