The month of April is inching to an end as Ascot comes to mind, and the horses are getting primed for another big outing on the calendar, with horse-bettors.com covering you on all the latest numbers and favorites. The health and safety protocols will still be in place, but there is
still hope that fans may be able to make it to the stands by the end of next month, at least in some parts. The surprising weather is set to continue, as sunny skies are expected throughout the week, with a bit of watering even needed to keep quick areas of the track fresh. This week at Warwick, there will be both chase and hurdle races, with the going expected to be good to firm. The rails for the NHF and hurdle races will be run on the Inner Hurdle Track, and the distances for hurdle races will be reduced by at least 40 yards.
The afternoon at Warwick begins at the stroke of lunchtime, with the JOINING TV NOW MAIDEN HURDLE RACE, a Class 4 GBB race for four-year-olds and above. The purse will be 5,800 GBP, and the distance to be run, two miles, two feet and a hundred and fifty-three yards.
Nicky Henderson and Twsiton-Davies will be heavily involved in this one with a couple of geldings from their stables. The second 1 PM run will be the WATCH ON RACING TV NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, a three-mile Class 5 run for 6,061 GBP and horses five years old and above. Two 3 PM races are on the card, starting with the VISIT racingtv.com HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, for horses four years old and above and rated 0-120. The distance will be two miles, two feet and a hundred and fifty-three yards, for a purse of 7,200 GBP. Another Class 4 race will follow as the second within the hour, but it will be a steeplechase run, the BET AT racingtv.com HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, a two-mile, fifty-four-yard run, for horses rated 1-110 and aged five years old and above.
The pot will be one of the biggest of the afternoon, at 8,000 GBP. At 3 PM, the attraction of the day will be on show, as the SOUTHWEST SYNDICATE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, the only Class 3 race of the day, hits the track. The purse will stand at 10,500 GBP for four-year-olds and above, rated 0-140. The distance will be over three miles, with five geldings and a mare in the mix. The only mare on the grid will be a foreign from France. A second race of the hour will run for three miles, with a pot of 8,000 GBP, for horses rated 0-115. it will be a Class 4 run. The last race of the day and the only 4 PM run will be the racingtv.com STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE, for a pot of 3,500 GBP, horses four to six years old. They will have to cover a distance of a mile, seven feet and a hundred and seventy-three yards.