Win a day out at Cheltenham

Competition now closed. THOSE generous souls at Stan James have come up trumps again. We’ve teamed up to offer readers of this blog FIVE pairs of Club tickets to International Hurdle day at Cheltenham on December 10. And there is also a £50 free bet for one lucky winner. This is one of the …[Read More]

Aristo Du Plessis can shine at Cheltenham’s Showcase Meeting

CHELTENHAM throws opens its doors for the first time this weekend when it stages its Showcase meeting. This two-day affair has gained traction in recent years and is attracting a much higher quality of horse. Many trainers and owners will be slightly anxious about the ground but reports suggest Simon Claisse and his team have …[Read More]

Kumbeshwar the value in Paddy Power Gold Cup

WHO is the toughest National Hunt horse in training? Bobs Worth? Zarkandar? Overturn? Impossible to say really. But I think I’ve got the answer and he runs in Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup. If there is a tougher jumper in the land than KUMBESHWAR then I haven’t seen him. This chap embodies everything I love …[Read More]

Saturday selections: Tanks For That

CHAMPIONS Day has been dealt with elsewhere on the site, so the focus is on some sparkling jump racing at Cheltenham. It’s fabulous to welcome back top quality National Hunt and Saturday’s Prestbury park card is excellent. In fact, this meeting is attracting more quality races year on year and I expect a lot of …[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]

Punting pointers at the Cheltenham Open Meeting

by JACK MILNER, at BetVictor. PROPER racing is back. No offence to the flat, but the difference is quintessentially men against boys, and the jumps season really kicks off with Cheltenham’s Open Meeting. There’ll be many pointers to the Cheltenham and Aintree spring festivals with a host of superstars in action to set tongues wagging. …[Read More]