Ante Post Focus: Jewson Novices Chase

PURISTS may have scoffed at the introduction of the Jewson Novices Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005. And they probably had a point, as the first six runnings were as handicaps and the quality was nowhere near the standard of the Arkle or the RSA Chase. But the Jewson’s stock has been rising …[Read More]

Ante Post Focus: the Supreme Novices Hurdle

FINDING the winner of the first race of the Cheltenham Festival is something that will set you up for the week. It would be the perfect start to four perfect days. But the Supreme Novices Hurdle is always a tricky opener because it is so competitive. Take last year: you could have thrown a blanket …[Read More]