British Champions Day: Withhold taken to win QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot

Horse Talk with Simon Jackson: Top horse racing tips and the latest news. WITHHOLD is fancied to follow up on a wide-margin victory at Newmarket and win the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on Champions Day at Ascot. The Roger Charlton-trained gelding has terrific form in long-distance races, the most recent a six-length victory…

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Thistle Bird set to continue her ascent after Epsom victory

By Simon Jackson. An ambitious programme has been mapped out for Thistle Bird after her second successive win in the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom. Trainer Roger Charlton had persuaded the mare’s owner, Lady Rothschild, to keep the daughter of Selkirk in training and was rewarded with a tenacious length victory in the…