TOWCESTER RACES: Dr Des could be set for Cheltenham after victory
Cheltenham is not the be all and end all but National Hunt’s March festival is very much an option for trainer Henry Oliver and Northants-based owner Richard Whitehead after the victory of Dr Des at Towcester on Thursday.
HORSE RACING: Trainer Curtis made his mark at Towcester
Towcester supporters focusing on the Northamptonshire track’s next fixture in a fortnight’s time on February 1 (first race 1.40pm), might do well to stop for a moment this week and remember trainer Roger Curtis who died at the age of 68 from prostate and bone cancer on Blue Monday.
TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Edmunds hoping for home success
Local trainer Stuart Edmunds has his string in great nick and the Tyringham handler can add a Towcester success to his recent impressive run when action kicks off in the county at 12.40pm today (Thursday).
Perhaps it was the sight of Nicky Henderson leaning thoughtfully in the sunshine on the owners and trainers’ balcony before thoughtfully sipping a glass of wine, but perspective drifted just a little as Towcester staged its final jumping fixture for over four and a half months on Monday afternoon.
RACING PREVIEW: Riddlestown to secure more success at Towcester?
Riddlestown might be a standing dish at Southwell but the Caroline Fryer-trained ten year-old is no slouch at Towcester and might answer the puzzle of the 3m 1/2f handicap chase on Monday evening at 6pm.