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Triumph Hurdle 2017

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Triumph Hurdle 2017

The Triumph Hurdle 2017 will be the opening race on the fourth and final day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, by which point we will have seen some fantastic stories unfold. Katchit became the first winner of the Triumph Hurdle since Kribensis in 1988 to go on and win the Champion Hurdle, when victorious in…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Ryanair Chase

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Eduard Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase has developed into one of the feature races of the whole Festival with some star names amongst the honours list. Won last year by Dynaste who sadly misses the race this time round through injury, the competitive nature of this event is once again apparent and we should be in for an…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Arkle Chase

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Three Kingdoms Arkle Chase

The Arkle Chase is the second race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Over the years we have been treated to some real superstars over this trip including Sprinter Sacre, Sizing Europe, Moscow Flyer, Big Zeb and Master Minded in recent years. It would appear we once again have a horse within reach…

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Cheltenham ’15 – National Hunt Chase

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Very Wood

The quality of the National Hunt Chase has gradually increased in recent years and for a race that once held such lofty prestige it was seen as second only to the Aintree Grand National in its pomp, is excellent to see trainers sending good quality staying stock to this event. Won last year by Midnight…

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Betfair Chase 2014

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Dynaste for Betfair Chase glory....

Last year’s Betfair Chase was as good a race as you’ll see over fences at this trip, and is why the race made it onto my Top 5 Performances of the 2013/14 NH Season. This year however Silviniaco Conti lines up having already had the benefit of a warm-up in the Charlie Hall Chase at…

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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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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: RSA Chase

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The RSA Chase, formerly known as the Royal & SunAlliance Chase, has seen a few shock results along the way. The third race on day two of the Festival, winners of the race include Minnehoma, Florida Pearl, Looks Like Trouble, Albertas Run and of course Denman, but surprisingly, only a few have gone on to…

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Cheltenham '10: Ryanair Chase

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The RyanAir Chase, a partial replacement for the Cathcart, is the third race on the thrid day of the Festival. Initial fears the race would detract from the Queen Mother and Gold Cup fields have been dispelled, as the RyanAir Chase has been a complete success. It has shown in its five year existence to…

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Cheltenham '10: Neptune Novices Hurdle

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The Neptune Novices’ Hurdle is the second race on day two of the Festival. The role of honour has included a host of bright young stars, including triple Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq, Champion Hurdle third French Holly, the awesome Monsignor, and more recently the highly regarded Fiveforthree. Open to novices 4yo and upwards, run over…

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