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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 […]

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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

Racing News – Altior team considering step into big league

Nicky Henderson is considering pitching his unbeaten novice chaser Altior into elite company in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot later this month. Altior, winner of last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, is unbeaten in three small-field novice events since going over the larger obstacles this term. He is the current 11/10 favourite to […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes