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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

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

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