Ante-post focus: 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup

AT THE start of the National Hunt season, purists and pundits were licking their lips at the prospect of a so-called “golden generation” of young chasers coming to the fore. The thought of these upwardly mobile, scopey creatures making it to the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup line-up gave goosebumps to those of us drenched in …[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]