ATHLETICS: Abingdon’s Adam Ede secured a top-ten finish in the third round of the Chiltern Cross Country League.

Competing in the Under 17 men’s race, he crossed ninth in 20mins 39secs at Keysoe Equestrian Centre, Bedford.

Meanwhile, the Abingdon 10k takes place at Tilsley Park on Sunday.

The race begins at 10.30am, with registration open until 15 minutes before the start. Call Mark Caswell on 07977 831519 for more information.


(senior men unless stated)


Abingdon AC – Men – Senior: 37 J Shayler 33.06.


Abingdon AC – Men – U17: 9 A Ede 20.39, 38 T Lavender 24.10.


Abingdon AC: 41 C Bedford (V50) 1.20.25, 198 L Bedford (LV45) 1.38.52.


Abingdon AC: 21 N Blatchford (1st LV70) 55.00.

RACING: Sparsholt trainer Harry Whittington may send Saint Calvados back to Ireland for the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase at Leopardstown on February 2.

The six-year-old landed the Grade 3 Poplar Square Chase at Naas on his seasonal reappearance, before finishing third to Altior in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

Whittington said: “Saint Calvados has an entry in the Dublin Chase, and he will be in what was the Game Spirit at Newbury. He will run in one of those two races - we just hope we get some rain between now and then.

"The Dublin Chase is of definite interest, after they have upgraded it to a Grade 1, and it is definitely worth a look at.”

“He will probably run in the Champion Chase afterwards - even though that is against Altior - and that might be it then for the season. But we will take each race as it comes.”

Meanwhile, Whittington saddled Khage to make virtually all the running for a six-lengths success in an extended two-mile maiden hurdle at Taunton under Gavin Sheehan.

The Sparsholt handler said: “He has got plenty of ability and talent. He will go novice chasing next season and we will campaign him quietly and not over-face him this season.”

West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon notched his first Flat winner of 2019 when Dancing Jo landed a mile handicap at Lingfield by a neck with Charlie Bishop on board.

Captain Ryan posted his second course-and-distance win at Wolverhampton in the space of six days for Geoffrey Deacon’s Compton yard with victory in a five-furlong handicap under Kieran O’Neill.

MOTORSPORT: Mitch Evans finished ninth for the Grove-based Panasonic Jaguar Racing team in the latest round of the FIA Formula E Championship in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Teammate Nelson Piquet Jnr came 14th.

The next round is in Santiago, Chile, on January 26.