Five to follow at 2017 Cheltenham Festival

Messire Des Obeaux

I’M confused. Bookies are confused. Punters are probably bemused. The ante-post markets for the 2017  Cheltenham Festival are about as clear as mud. Big stars are falling by the wayside, the latest being Faugheen and Min. But while purists will bemoan a dearth of so-called superstars, punters should be rubbing their hands. Watching odds-on shots …[Read More]

Saint Are to tackle Grand National again

by AMELIA ROSE SAINT Are, who finished second to Many Clouds in the 2015 Randox Health Grand National, is all set for his fourth attempt at the world’s greatest race at Aintree on April 8. Run over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences, the famous chase offers total prize money of …[Read More]

This year at the Cheltenham Festival 2017

by SHARON KAPLAN ARE you planning on placing a bet on Cheltenham Festival 2017? If yes, you have come to the right place. Read on to find out our top tips, ones to watch, ones to avoid, and a guide to making the best out of one of the highlights of the racing calendar. With …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival novice events take shape

Moon Racer

WITH just under three weeks until the Cheltenham Festival gets underway, the novice chases and hurdles over the four days are taking shape with the unveiling of the latest acceptors following the February 21 scratchings deadline. Tuesday March 14 gets underway with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.30pm), for which there are …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival races explained

by JACK ROSE  The Cheltenham Festival is a major meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar, second only in prize money to the Grand National. It takes place in March and is usually on at the same time as St Patrick’s Day, with many Irish horses taking part in the event and this can create …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival Day One Main Event, Champion Hurdle Preview and Betting Tips

by FABIO SMITH Excitement is gathering and punters are revelling in what is set to be as big an event as ever. The first day of the Cheltenham Festival is on Tuesday March 14 and kick-starts four days of world-class horse racing. The main event on day one is the Stan James Champion Hurdle, a …[Read More]

Horse race moments that will leave you breathless

Go for Wand

by SHARON KAPLAN There are a number of people that can remember the sounds and smells of the horse track. Perhaps it was one of the your first memories as a young and innocent child; the day you held your grandfather’s hand while looking up at the creatures that were supposed to make your old …[Read More]

Ziga Boy to do Sky Bet Chase double

Ziga Boy

SATURDAY is the best day’s racing for some time. Probably of the season. Trials day at Cheltenham has gained traction in recent years and the mighty THISTLECRACK will bid to cement his position as wonder horse supreme and Gold Cup favourite in the Cotswold Chase. He should do it although both Smad Place and Many …[Read More]

Druid’s Folly can strike at Lingfield

Paddy Brennan rides Druid's Folly

A QUICK word about yesterday where Cyrius Moriviere was clear when his saddle slipped at the second last and David Bass had little chance of staying on him. The horse should be followed as he jumped really well. Four for today at Lingfield… The ground is bound to be testing so make sure you punt …[Read More]

Zipple Back to score at Doncaster

Noel Fehily is on Zipple Back

DONCASTER stages a better-than-average card for a Monday with the promise of decent ground attracting plenty of southern raiders. Be warned that there is a band of rain due from mid morning that could have an effect on conditions. ZIPPLE BACK has always been highly thought of and he will be a warm order to …[Read More]