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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2017

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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2017

We round off our Cheltenham Festival 2017 previews with the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2017, and whilst we perhaps lack the class of recent renewals we certainly won’t lack for competition on the day. Injury has deprived us of Thistlecrack, the King George winner who was attempting to follow in the footsteps of Coneygree in 2015…

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Champion Bumper 2017

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Champion Bumper 2017

Like every other year before it the Champion Bumper 2017 presents an intricate puzzle to solve, and it feels like this year there is no real standout star amongst the bumper ranks. Only three 4-year-olds have won this race in its history, two of those turned out to be out of the top drawer in…

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Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 2017

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Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 2017

The real stamina test for the staying novice hurdlers is the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 2017, run over three miles on the new course where there are twelve hurdles to be jumped in total. This race has provided a future Gold Cup winner in Bobs Worth who won this race in 2011 prior to Gold…

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OLBG Mares Hurdle 2017

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OLBG Mares Hurdle 2017

The OLBG Mares Hurdle 2017 sees trainer Willie Mullins going for an incredible ninth straight win in the race, having won it every year since Quevega started the streak in 2009. The Irish handler saddles the front two in the market in the shape of Limini who is preferred by Ruby Walsh, and Vroum Vroum…

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JLT Novices Chase 2017

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JLT Novices Chase 2017

As we head ever closer towards the JLT Novices Chase 2017, it is quite apparent that the Irish have had a high degree of success in this race since its inception in 2011. Only Jonjo O’Neill when taking the 2014 renewal with Taquin Du Seuil has been victorious from over this side of the Irish…

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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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Neptune Novices Hurdle 2017

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Neptune Novices Hurdle 2017

The Neptune Novices Hurdle 2017 is shaping up to be an enthralling clash between the two hype horses Finian’s Oscar and Neon Wolf, and that is before you throw in any number of the rivals they are booked to face. The Neptune has proven a rich source of future Champion Hurdle winners at the Cheltenham…

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RSA Chase 2017

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RSA Chase 2017

The RSA Chase has seen a resurgence in recent years of producing future Gold Cup winners, but it looks unlikely that 2016 winner Blaklion will be adding his name to the roll of honour. The 2017 vintage looks a wide-open renewal with the current favourite Might Bite, who certainly has his fragilities. Injury has seen…

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Champion Chase 2017

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Champion Chase 2017

The Queen Mother Champion Chase has a rich history of throwing up outstanding winners, none more so than last year’s winner Sprinter Sacre who raised the roof when he put age and health frailties aside to roll back the years and deliver a vicious knockout punch to the new pretender Un De Sceaux and win…

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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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