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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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Know Your Race – Champion Hurdle

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Jezki holds off My Tent Or Yours to make it a JP McManus 1-2 in the 2014 Champion Hurdle.

I sometimes get asked what my golden rule of Cheltenham Festival betting is. I don’t actually believe in golden rules. If your golden rule is to follow horses that have proved themselves on the ground / at the trip, or that are in a certain part of the weights etc – you’re likely to place…

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Olofi to return in Greatwood Hurdle

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Vaniteux will have to shoulder a minimum of 10st 13lb if he is to justify favouritism in the £100,000 Grade Three Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday, November 16. The five-year-old heads the market at 9/2 with Stan James and was last seen out when third to Vautour in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The…

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Betfair Hurdle 2014

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Last year’s emphatic winner of the Betfair Hurdle went on to be narrowly denied in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. There may not be anything here of quite the same class of Champion Hurdle hopeful My Tent Or Yours, but winners of this race often go on to run well at the festival and…

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Melodic Rendezvous impresses on seasonal return

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Melodic Rendezvous

Melodic Rendezvous ran out an impressive winner of the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton on his seasonal return, thus earning himself another season over the smaller obstacles as connections now look towards a tilt at the Champion Hurdle in March. On the lead up to the race trainer Jeremy Scott had suggested that it would be…

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Cheltenham ’13 – Champion Hurdle

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The feature of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Championship race for two mile hurdlers – The Stan James Champion Hurdle. The race is littered with great names from the past. Most recently JP McManus’ brilliant hurdler Istabraq completed his hat-trick of Champion Hurdles in the millennium year, and could well have…

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Cheltenham '11 – Champion Hurdle

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The Grade 1 Champion Hurdle is the highlight of the opening day and the climax of the NH hurdling season. Known for epic finishes, and won last year by Binocular, it’s open to five year old and above horses, run over an extended two miles, on the Cheltenham Old Course, with a total of eight…

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Cheltenham '10: Champion Hurdle

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The Champion Hurdle is the main attraction on the opening day of the Festival. With a roll of honour containing the likes of Persian War, Sea Pigeon, Istabraq, Hardy Eustace and Brave Inca, it is of no surprise the best hurdlers are targeted at tasting success in this race. Open to 4yo’s and upwards, run…

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