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Huntingdon: showcase a meeting on Friday

Edward Whitaker

Today’s news

  • DEFINITE ABSENTEE: Nicky Henderson has admitted he may have run Altior in Saturday’s Unibet Silviniaco Conti Chase but is now devising a new route to the Queen Mother Champion Chase for the ten-year-old.
  • ORIGINAL RESULT STANDS: Dan and Harry Skelton have been successful in their appeal against the demotion of first-past-the-post Protektorat at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day.
  • BACKING BLOW: Racing in Scotland and the north has been left reeling by news that William Hill have ended their sponsorship of the Ayr Gold Cup and could also be poised to pull out of backing the St Leger.
  • NEW CHAPTER: Donnacha O’Brien saddles his first runners at Dundalk this evening. 

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Huntingdon (first race 12.25)
Leading Triumph Hurdle hope Goshen gets set for the latest test of his credentials in the Chatteris Fen Hurdle, where he will face the useful Lord Lamington. Read the preview here. 
Going Soft, good to soft in places
GoingStick 5.6 (chase), 5.9 (hurdle)
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Leading Triumph prospect GOSHEN won three Flat races last year by an aggregate of 28l and has won two juvenile hurdles by an aggregate of 57l. He continues to impress and, judged on adjusted RPRs, looks capable of beating main rival Lord Lamington despite giving him 8lb.

Sedgefield (12.15)
Soft, good to soft in places 
Going Stick 6.4

Lingfield (AW) (12.35)
Going Standard

Thurles (12.40)
Going Yielding

Wolverhampton (AW) (4.10)
Going Standard

Dundalk (AW) (5.00)
Going Standard

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Kieth Melrose’s top tip

Hill Sixteen (12.50 Sedgefield)

Well backed in a good race last time and shaped quite well despite poor jumping. Should have more joy over these easy fences.

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