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Stayers Hurdle 2017

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Stayers Hurdle 2017

The staying hurdle championship is reverting back to the Stayers Hurdle this year after being renamed to the World Hurdle when Ladbrokes took over sponsorship of the race in 2005. 2016 winner Thistlecrack won’t be back to defend his crown after injury has side-lined him for the remainder of the season, but he was chasing…

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Ryanair Chase 2017

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Ryanair Chase 2017

The Ryanair Chase is the third race on the third day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, and has been described as somewhat the easier option for trainers who take this route rather than running in either of the Champion Chase or Cheltenham Gold Cup, but this year’s renewal certainly looks as competitive as I can…

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Champion Hurdle 2017

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Champion Hurdle 2017

The Champion Hurdle is renowned in the industry as being the flagship event for two-mile hurdlers, and is the feature race on Champion Day, the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Jamie Taylor looks through the form and looks to bring you closer towards locating the best betting opportunity in the 2017 renewal. With no…

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Supreme Novices Hurdle 2017

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Supreme Novices Hurdle 2017

Finally, all the anticipation which has kept many of us warm over the winter months subsides, signalling the start of the Cheltenham Festival in the shape of the Supreme Novices Hurdle, which over the years has been renowned for its Cheltenham “roar” as the tapes go up. Often this is the beginning of a week-long…

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Vautour dies in freak accident

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Vautour dies in freak accident

Three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Vautour has been put to sleep after breaking his leg in a freak accident at Closutton. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was an emphatic all-the-way winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2014, before following that up with a blistering win in the JLT Novices’ Chase in 2015. His most recent Festival…

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The Showcase Day Two

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Wolf Of Windlesham

We are back for the second day of The Showcase, and Jamie Taylor runs through the races and looks to find us a few betting opportunities. A good day at Cheltenham yesterday where we managed to find a couple of winners in the shape of Thomas Campbell and El Bandit, looking forward to more quality…

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The Showcase Day One

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The Showcase Day One

We are racing once again at Cheltenham Racecourse with the first day of The Showcase meeting almost upon us. Jamie Taylor has a look through the card on Day One and looks to find us a few value plays amongst a competitive seven race card. Paul Nicholls has had a sterling start to the campaign…

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Road To Riches handed Down Royal aim

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Road To Riches handed Down Royal aim.

Dual Grade 1-winning chaser Road To Riches is likely to bid for a second victory in the JNWine Champion Chase at Down Royal, after pleasing connections on his comeback at Gowran Park. The Noel Meade-trained nine-year-old hasn’t hit the heights of his peak 2014 form which saw a wide-margin win in the Galway Plate, followed…

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Novice Chasing for The New One

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Novice Chasing for The New One

Nigel Twiston-Davies revealed today that Champion Hurdle regular The New One will embark on a novice chasing campaign on his return to the track. The Grade 1 winning hurdler has reportedly been showing plenty of zest in schooling sessions at home, and it is thought he can take a major hand over the larger obstacles…

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Shantou Village impresses at Fontwell

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Shantou Village impresses at Fontwell

The Neil Mulholland trained Shantou Village made an encouraging start to his chasing career earlier this afternoon at Fontwell Park. The gelded son of Shantou was a high-class novice over hurdles last season, but picked up an injury when running below-par at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Ridden by regular pilot Noel Fehily he faces…

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