Tag archive

cheltenham festival 2014

Top 5 Handicap Performances of 2013/14

in Featured/Reviews by
Ma Filleule soars to success in Top 5 Handicap Performance of season.

Following on from my earlier piece which focused on the Top 5 Performances of 2013/14 in open company. I’ve taken some time to go back and focus on the handicaps from last season, where I’ve handpicked the five which stand out to me as being the strongest pieces of form and thus the best performances…

Keep Reading

2014 Cheltenham Festival – Day Four

in Featured by
bobs worth

Friday see’s Day Four of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, also known as Gold Cup day and is the last day of the meeting. Another blank drawn yesterday, in what has become a tough week for the website in regards performance of selections is concerned. Would just like to take a brief moment to congratulate columnist…

Keep Reading

Vautour just Supreme

in News by
Vautour just Supreme in Supreme Novices'

Vautour produced a sensational performance to land the opening race of The Festival, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle yesterday, by six lengths from runner-up Josses Hill. The 7/2 joint-favourite was always in command turning for home and when jockey Ruby Walsh asked him for a finishing kick, he took off up the hill to…

Keep Reading

Cheltenham ’14 – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

in Previews by
Blakemount for Sue Smith could be one for Albert Bartlett.

Due to take place on the fourth and final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (registered Spa Novices’ Hurdle) is a Grade 1 event run over three miles. Since the inception of this race in 2005, all nine winners have been ridden handily throughout the race so I think it’ll…

Keep Reading

McCoy hopeful ahead of big week

in Featured/News by
My Tent Or Yours

Champion Jockey Tony McCoy has a potentially strong but select book of rides for this year’s Cheltenham Festival. McCoy is closing in on his 19th Jockeys’ Title at a strike-rate bettered by him just once in the past 10 years. There’s no bigger race than the Champion Hurdle and McCoy again takes the ride on…

Keep Reading

Cheltenham ’14 – Foxhunter Chase

in Previews by

The CGA Foxhunter Chase is a Class 2 chase run over a distance of three miles and two furlongs. It is run over exactly the same course and distance as the Gold Cup which precedes the race on the Friday of the Festival. The race has been a standing dish at the Festival for over…

Keep Reading

A Bunch Of Fives by Rory Delargy – Part Seven

in Featured by
Rajdhani Express one of five to look closer according to Rory Delargy.

In this series, Rory Delargy looks at 5 relative outsiders in the Festival Handicaps, horses who haven’t been splashed over the front pages of the trade papers, paraded at Media Days for the leading yards or tipped up at one or more of the legion of preview nights which have littered the past weeks. With…

Keep Reading

A Bunch Of Fives by Rory Delargy – Part Six

in Featured by
Upswing one of five to keep a close eye on for Pertemps Hurdle

In this series, Rory Delargy looks at 5 relative outsiders in the Festival Handicaps, horses who haven’t been splashed over the front pages of the trade papers, paraded at Media Days for the leading yards or tipped up at one or more of the legion of preview nights which have littered the past weeks. With…

Keep Reading

Cheltenham ’14 – JLT Novices Chase

in Previews by
Felix Yonger to devastate opposition in JLT Novices' Chase

The JLT Novices Chase is a Grade 1 chase run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, which during its running there are seventeen fences to be negotiated. Run on the New Course at Cheltenham, the race was established in 2011 and currently takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival,…

Keep Reading

Cheltenham ’14 – Ryanair Chase

in Previews by
Al Ferof

The move to a four day Festival led to the creation of more opportunities at intermediate distances, one such addition being the evolution of the Cathcart Chase into the Michael O’Leary-sponsored Ryanair Chase. At two-miles-and-five-furlongs the Ryanair sits between the speed test of the Champion Chase and the outright battle of an extended three-mile-and-two-furlong Gold…

Keep Reading

Go to Top