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UK racing this weekend

On to the racing this week and I will be halving all of my bets as some will be out to win this weekend while others will be having their last prep races ahead of Cheltenham next month

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Hot favourite Angels Breath heads nine in Saturday's Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle

Angels Breath(Nicky Henderson/Nico de Boinville) heads the field in the £30,000 G2 Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton Park on Saturday.

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Bye bye Buywise: Williams star retired following Exeter run

Evan Williams has paid tribute to stable star Buywise after the hugely popular veteran was retired after pulling up in the opening race at Exeter on Friday.

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Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy misses Cheltenham prep on Saturday

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy will not prep for the festival this weekend after Pat Kelly's star chaser did not feature in seven entries for the BetVictor Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

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Monsarrat defends Jebel Ali Stakes in style

A quality meeting at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, when they staged two of their biggest races of the season, was officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes and Montsarrat secured his place in UAE racing folklore by emulating Treble Jig in becoming the second dual winner of the contest inaugurated in 1993.

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HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup highlight of final season meeting at Sharjah

It may only be February, but Saturday is the sixth and final meeting of the season at the Sharjah Equestrian Club, highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, the 1700m Prestige highlight

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Competitive Jebel Ali Stakes and Sprint on Friday

A quality card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes in which Montsarrat will bid to defend the title he won last year

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Mythical Magic sparkles in Zabeel Mile - tops Appleby Group sweep

Six races filled with Thoroughbred stars from eight different nations allowed for a global affair on Thursday night at Meydan Racecourse, but it was locally based trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Godolphin who stole the show, with the latter landing four races and Appleby taking home a Group treble

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Presenting Percy's participation in Bobbyjo Chase hinges on Fairyhouse going

A decision on Presenting Percy's participation in the Grade 3 BetVictor Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday will be made on Friday morning, according to the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite's trainer Pat Kelly.

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Salateen flying the flag for O'Meara on latest foreign expedition

Salateen is no stranger to racing in sunnier climes with victory in Meydan already, but he will make his first start in Doha on Friday when contesting the Group 2 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup (4.15) over a mile at Al Rayyan.

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