Following the abandonment of racing at Huntingdon on Sunday, December 12th, The totesport.com Peterborough Steeple Chase (Grade 2) has been transferred to Newbury on December 15th. The race will now be run with a total prize fund of £30,000 and the original entries will be carried forward. Any trainer wishing to declare a horse for the revised race must do so by 10am on Tuesday, December 14th.
Revised times and running order are as follows:
11:55 52175 The Blackmore Building Juvenile Hurdle Race
12:25 52172 The Blue Square Donate £5k To Racing Welfare Novices’ Steeple Chase
12.55 52174 The First Great Western Maiden Hurdle Race
1:30 52173 The Powersolve Electronics Greatwood Charity Handicap Steeple Chase
2:05 52171 The Coolmation Handicap Steeple Chase
2:40 52176 The E.B.F. ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Qualifier)
3.10 52031 The totesport.com Peterborough Steeple Chase
3:45 52177 The E.B.F. Kentford Racing Fillies’ “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat race
Grateful thanks go to the Tote and the Levy Board for their generous financial support in assisting with the rescheduling of this race.
The Tote’s Director of Racecourse Business, Jason Brautigam, said: “With freezing conditions forecast to hit Britain again in the latter part of the week, everyone has worked swiftly to take advantage of the limited window of opportunity to hold this prestigious race and the Tote is delighted to lend its support to the rearranged Peterborough Chase at Newbury.”
Levy Board Operations Director Alan Delmonte said “We’ve decided to make funding available for the race’s transfer in anticipation of a high-quality, competitive field and bearing in mind the Peterborough’s place in the Jump Pattern at this time of the season.”
For further information please contact Stuart Middleton, BHA Racing Manager, on 020 7152 0050.