Today’s racing

Godolphin homebred White Mountain, a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner Ribchester, makes her debut for trainer Saeed bin Suroor on the all-weather at Wolverhampton today in the Bombardier Golden Beer Novice Stakes (1m).

The three-year-old, who will be ridden by Hector Crouch, is out of the Marju mare Mujarah and is by Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Raven’s Pass.

She will face seven rivals including the Her Majesty’s Desert Caravan, an Oasis Dream gelding trained by William Haggas, who struck on his debut at Newcastle earlier this month.

Southwell also stages an all-weather meeting today while there is jumps action at Plumpton.

Defi dazzles at Cheltenham

Owner JP McManus and trainer Philip Hobbs have plenty to look forward to with Defi Du Seuil after he put in an impressive performance to take the Grade 2 Shloer Chase (2m) at Cheltenham on Sunday.

The six-year-old had to dig deep to reel in the long-time leader Politologue after the last fence and he duly did so to take the lead in the final yards of the contest to win by one and a quarter lengths.

Defi Du Seuil’s likely next run will be in the Grade 1 Tingle Creek at Sandown in December.

The Greatwood Hurdle was also staged at Cheltenham on Sunday and a thrilling renewal of the Grade 3 prize saw the Alan King-trained Harambe take the spoils.

Delivered late by jockey Tom Bellamy up the famous hill, Harambe got the better of Gumball and Monsieur Lecoq to score by a neck.

Irish raider Put The Kettle On sprang a surprise when he was a ready winner of the Grade 2 Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase (2m), seeing off Al Dancer and Getaway Trump.

Emma Lavelle looks to have another exciting hurdler on her hands after Hang In There was a ready winner of the Grade 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2m½f). The five-year-old, who is owned by Tim Syder and Andrew Gemmell, denied the Duchess of Cornwall and Chips Keswick-owned Pacify a sixth straight victory.

Arqana Autumn Sale begins

Around 600 horses will be offered at Arqana’s Autumn Sale, which begins a three-day run today.

The catalogue features a 15-strong draft of horses in training from the Aga Khan and last year’s French Derby runner-up Patascoy, who is part of the dispersal from the late Roberto Cocheteux Tierno.