Thank God Sprinter Sacre is not running

I’M relieved Sprinter Sacre has been scratched from the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Yes, the Cheltenham Festival may have lost its finest creature and the sport its biggest PR figurehead, but I wasn’t looking forward to biting my fingernails and desperately hoping his heart problem would not return. The horse isn’t right and he is …[Read More]

Final pointers for the Cheltenham Festival

TOMORROW is last-chance saloon for a clutch of Cheltenham Festival wannabes. A strong card at Kempton sees the contenders put their Prestbury Park credentials on the line. The highlight is the clash between IRVING and First Mohican in the Dovecote Hurdle. There is little to choose between them in the betting tomorrow although, oddly enough, …[Read More]