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Cheltenham ’14 – World Hurdle

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Annie Power taken to land the 2014 World Hurdle.

After the competitive nature of last season’s World Hurdle, it is good to see the race following in the same way this year. Unfortunately Solwhit won’t be around to defend his title he won so gallantly last March, but Celestial Halo will do battle once again and is the best guide for the form. The…

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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: Champion Bumper

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The Champion Bumper, the only flat race at the Festival, is the finale of day two. Not only does it attract some of the main jockeys from the Flat, but some of the most exciting young horses in training. Despite only having a seventeen year history, it has seen winners like Florida Pearl, Monsignor, Cousin…

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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: Champion Chase

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The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a championship race run over two-miles for five-year-old chasers and above at Grade 1 level. The total prize fund for this race stands at around £320,000. The race itself is the feature on the second day of the Festival (Wednesday) and is always filled with high quality entrants. Traditionally…

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Cheltenham '10: The Arkle

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The Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase is the second race on the opening day of the Festival and is considered the Champion Chase for novices. Generally fields for the Arkle are smaller than most Festival races but that doesn’t stop it from being a very real test for novices, who must run, travel and jump faster…

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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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Cheltenham '10: Triumph Hurdle

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The Triumph Hurdle is a race run for four-year-old novices run over a total distance of two miles and one furlong. The race is run on the final day of the Festival and opens the Gold Cup day of The Festival. With this race being for four-year-olds only, it has often pointed to inexperience to…

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