The Nicky Henderson-trained Fix Sun will bid to extend his unbeaten streak in Britain when he contests Fakenham’s British EBF Novices’ Hurdle (2m4f) today.
Fix Sun only made his first start of the season at Market Rasen last month, but it was an impressive one after a 247-day absence to beat Sheshoon Sonny by a cosy four and a quarter lengths.
The five-year-old will line up against four rivals – the John Ryan-trained Book Of Invasions, Alan King’s Fraternel and the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Leroy Brown.
There is also all-weather action from Lingfield, Southwell and Dundalk (Ireland) today. Sandown’s Royal Artillery Gold Cup meeting, which also features the Grade 2 Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, will have to pass an 8am inspection if it is to go ahead.
Additional all-weather fixture at Lingfield on Monday
Owing to the recent spell of wet and windy weather that has seen many race meetings abandoned, the BHA announced on Thursday that Lingfield would host an additional all-weather fixture on Monday.
It will be a six-race card, with the ability to divide to eight races if required, and entries will close at noon today. Declarations have to be made by 10am on Sunday.
Cyrname heads field of four for Ascot Chase
Britain’s highest-rated chaser Cyrname is one of four runners for Saturday’s Grade 1 Ascot Chase (2m5f).
The eight-year-old was last seen finishing a well-beaten second to his Paul Nicholls-trained stablemate Clan Des Obeaux in the King George at Kempton in December.
Cyrname’s opponents are Janika, Riders On the Storm and Traffic Fluide.
Ascot’s meeting on Saturday is under threat with Storm Dennis set to bring winds of 40mph across the country.