Grand Prix starting grid

Defending champ Coonough Crow will be back to defend her ARC Grand Prix title with the 36 runner event getting underway at Sunderland on Friday.

Racing Manager Joe Frelford said: “We were a bit concerned about numbers but in the end we had 37 entries. Basically, all the southern trainers who said they planned to enter kept their word.”





Brighton Belles are out on Saturday

With a week before the Coral Brighton Belle first round, Hove managed to fill six trialstakes. They entries include seven from the KSS Syndicate and the defending champ, Betsys Bullet. Full card

Juvenile – no plans

This coming Sunday was scheduled for the running of the Juvenile – formerly sponsored by RPGTV.

Towcester spokesman James Chalkley said: “There is nothing sorted yet I’m afraid. Still trying to finalise a sponsorship arrangement. Definitely not going ahead on date originally planned so awaiting new date pending sponsor.”

∗ Nathan Hunt’s Droopys Folotilla fastest 680 in around three and a half years when winning at Nottingham at Monday night. The sister of Droopys Clue recorded 41.21 (+70).

∗ Bubbly Inferno and Ballymac Taylor are to meet in a £3,000 re-match at Romford on Friday Full card

∗ Due to a shortage of entries, Oxford are to hold over the deadline for the Friday night opens until Wednesday (midday)


Thursday: Swindon