The Great British summer is now but a distant memory as the nights grow longer and autumn takes hold, which can mean only one thing: another National Hunt season is upon us. There will be thrills aplenty in 2016/17, but this season promises to be even greater than the last on the back of rule changes at Cheltenham and increasing prize pots. Here we run through five horses to keep tabs on in the jumps season:
Nottinghamshire have announced the signing of Durham all-rounder Paul Coughlin on a three-year contract.
Coughlin, 24, will join the Trent Bridge based County at the end of the 2017 season after rejecting a new contract at the Riverside.
Manchester United confident for a huge turnaround when they host Everton in the 5th week of the English Premier League season 2017-18 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Based on United’s recent home form, the Red Devils will be looking to ensure they finish top of the Premier League after keeping the pace so far in the current season.
Sporting Lisbon attacker William Carvalho reportedly still wants to join West Ham United despite the issues between the two clubs.
The Premier League outfit claim to have made an official bid to sign the Portuguese international during the summer transfer window – and said to have email evidence to prove it – but Sporting have denied that they ever received an offer for their star player.
Pakistan have announced the schedule for two tests, five one-dayers and three twenty20 internationals series against Sri Lanka.
The two-match test series will be played in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, starting 28 September.