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Racing Review: The Reign Continues

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Balthazar Reigns Supreme

The sixth edition of Racing Review and in this edition we look back at all of The Open meeting at Cheltenham, some quality stuff from Punchestown and a few notable performances from novices both over in Ireland and here in the past week. DAY ONE Day one saw a very smart novices’ chase albeit run…

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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 ’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 – The Irish Angle

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As the hours tick by the greatest show on turf edges ever closer. The 2011 Cheltenham festival is nearly upon us and from an Irish perspective there has been a rather low key build up this year’s festival. It may be reflective of the state of our country is in at the moment that we are not shouting from the rooftops about our chances at Cheltenham this year. Indeed the first day could be the best one for the Irish…

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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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