HORSE RACING: A Huntingdon hat-trick could be on the cards in the Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle

PUBLISHED: 19:54 04 February 2018

Keepers Hill and jockey Gavin Sheehan return to the winner's enclosure after success in the Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle at Huntingdon Racecourse last year for trainer Warren Greatrex. Picture: STEVE DAVIES

Keepers Hill and jockey Gavin Sheehan return to the winner's enclosure after success in the Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle at Huntingdon Racecourse last year for trainer Warren Greatrex. Picture: STEVE DAVIES

Steve Davies

Trainer Warren Greatrex is expected to chase a big race hat-trick at Huntingdon Racecourse this Thursday.

The Lambourn-based handler has won the last two stagings of the Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle at the local venue.

He triumphed in the Listed contest, run over two miles and three-and-a-half furlongs, in 2016 with Ma Du Fou before sending out Keeper Hill to land the spoils last year.

Greatrex has entered the highly-regarded Western Ryder for the 2018 renewal with champion jockey Richard Johnson set to be in the saddle.

The seven-race card gets underway at 1.15pm and also features a tasty-looking Racing UK Handicap Hurdle. The two miles, three-and-a-half furlong contest, is worth more than £15,000 to the winner.

Main Enclosure admission for adults is £10 when purchased in advance – that rises to £15 on the day. Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased at http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk or on 0844 579 3007.

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