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Cheltenham Festival Preview

The Cheltenham Festival bursts into action on Tuesday and here’s our final look at the four Championship races. Champion Hurdle – Apple’s Jade @ 2/1 The opening afternoon feature sees defending champion Buveur D’Air facing two exciting mares in Apple’s Jade and Laurina in what looks a vintage renewal. Nicky Henderson’s dual-winner was beaten by […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Henderson’s latest Triumph warm-up act fancied

Cheltenham Trials Day is here, with an intriguing card on Saturday afternoon likely to offer some all-important clues towards the Festival in March. There’s also excellent action over the jumps at Doncaster and Fairyhouse on a busy day. Adjali, 12.40 Cheltenham @ 6/4 Nicky Henderson has a fine record in this Triumph Hurdle Trial, most […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Canyon out to maintain Stayers’ gap

Having reigned supreme in last month’s Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, Ruby Walsh says he’ll ride with confidence on Nichols Canyon in the Punchestown version on Thursday evening (17:30). The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was already a multiple Grade One winner before last month’s festival success although that race was just his second time tackling the three-mile […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Harrington reveals Gold ambitions for Our Duke

Jessica Harrington is already starting to contemplate a potential clash of her rising stars Our Duke and Sizing John in next year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. The pair of seven-year-old’s have announced themselves as massive forces in the staying chase world with big-race wins over the last month. Sizing John, long-established as a leading two-mile chaser, […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes