X

Sunday 16
June

Horse Racing

Mullins plans Cheltenham warm-up for Chesterfield

6th January 2019, 12:26 by Gareth Freeman

Seamus Mullins says Chesterfield will return to action in February before contesting the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham.

Mullins had been planning to send Chesterfield to Doncaster for the Lightning Novices' Chase later this month but he feels that race may come too soon for his charge.

The trainer is now looking to send the nine-year-old hurdler out in February ahead of a tilt at the Arkle.

"Chesterfield gave himself a little bang after his last race at Kempton. He has not missed much work as such, but he has been on the easy list," he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"We wanted to aim him back at the Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster, but he has only started coming back cantering so he probably won't make it back for that, so we will look at something early in February.

"The aim is still the Arkle - he will have an entry in the Grand Annual, although I'm not as keen on that.

"I'd love to have a crack at the Arkle as I was fourth in it before with Farmer Jack [in 2003].

"This horse deserves to have a crack in something like the Arkle."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Fanning ruled out of Royal Ascot

15th June 2019, 16:07

Jockey Joe Fanning will not take any rides at Royal Ascot next week due to the shoulder injury he aggravated earlier this month.

Horse Racing

Masar's Ascot plans confirmed

15th June 2019, 14:28

Trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed that Masar will run in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot rather than the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Horse Racing

Haggas eyes Ribblesdale run for Frankellina

14th June 2019, 18:10

Trainer William Haggas wants Frankellina to run in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot following her impressive Oaks display.

Horse Racing

Antonia De Vega stakes Irish Oaks claims with Newbury success

14th June 2019, 12:25

Antonia De Vega kept her Classic dreams alive after she ran out an impressive winner of the Johnnie Lewis Memorial EBF Stakes at Newbury.

Horse Racing

Haggas weighing up jockey options

13th June 2019, 17:19

Trainer William Haggas says there are several replacements around if Sea Of Class needs a new jockey for Royal Ascot.

Horse Racing

Crowley looking forward to Royal Ascot rides

13th June 2019, 13:14

Jim Crowley is excited about the chances of his Royal Ascot rides, headlined by Battaash and Mustashry on the opening day of the meeting.

Recent Sport Headlines

Chelsea

Barca ace to snub PSG for Chelsea

16th June 2019, 05:45

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho would turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain in favour of joining Chelsea, reports claim.

Arsenal

Arsenal fail with Lorient bid

16th June 2019, 05:08

French outfit Lorient have rejected a second bid from Arsenal for Alexis Claude-Maurice, reports have claimed.

Arsenal

Gunners told £30m for target

16th June 2019, 05:08

Arsenal will have to pay in the region of £30million if they are to have a chance of signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

Bournemouth

Cherries reveal Fraser deal

16th June 2019, 03:37

Ryan Fraser still has a contract offer on the table with Bournemouth as they look to fend off interest from Arsenal.

West Ham United

La Liga duo tipped to make Hammers switch

16th June 2019, 03:27

West Ham are hoping to wrap up a double deal for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez and Eibar defensive midfielder Joan Jordan.

Chelsea

Derby fight to keep Lamps

16th June 2019, 03:19

Derby are understood to have opened talks with Chelsea target Frank Lampard over a new deal to keep him with the Rams.

Manchester United

United in for West Ham ace

16th June 2019, 02:59

West Ham defender Issa Diop is on the wanted list of Manchester United, who are ready to offer £45million plus a player.

Cricket

Proteas seal overdue World Cup win

15th June 2019, 20:11

South Africa have claimed their first win of the 2019 World Cup after defeating Afghanistan by nine wickets in Cardiff on Saturday.