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Cheltenham Festival – Day Two Preview

Action returns to Prestbury Park this afternoon after a fine opening day of the Festival yesterday. Bacardys looks like an interesting contender for the Mullins/Walsh combo in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle on Day Two of the festival. The six-year-old was well on top of yesterday’s Supreme contender Bunk Off Early at Punchestown last […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Altior ‘on schedule’ for Queen Mother

Champion trainer Nicky Henderson is confident ante-post favourite Altior is “on schedule” to be ready for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March. Last year’s unbeaten Racing Post Arkle winner had his return to action delayed this season following a wind operation but is now set to resume cantering at Seven Barrows this […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Blaklion hard to hold in Becher test

Fourth in the Grand National at Aintree in the spring, Blaklion looks to hold outstanding claims of getting a win over famous fences in Saturday’s Becher Handicap Chase. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge kept some very useful company last term, preceding his Aintree effort with pleasing performances in defeat behind the likes of Native River, Definitly Red […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes