Spencer extends lead to eight over Sanders in title race

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Jamie Spencer yesterday extended his lead over Seb Sanders in the jockeys' championship to eight (180-172) when winning on Carnival Queen at Yarmouth.

Sanders did not ride as he was serving the second and final day of a ban and although Spencer also faces a two-day suspension next week, Coral have suspended betting on the title.

In Ireland, Beef Or Salmon is likely to try for a third win in the James Nicholson Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday even though the ground, currently described as "good", is unlikely to be ideal. His trainer, Michael Hourigan, will also run Hi Cloy and said: "Beef Or Salmon is in good form, but I don't know who is going to ride him yet. I think the ground's quick, so we could do with a drop of rain."