Thistlecrack, Unowhatimeanharry and Un De Sceaux among stars racing at Cheltenham tomorrow

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack is the headline act on what promises to be a tremendous day’s racing at Cheltenham tomorrow, Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 28. Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard/Tom Scudamore) faces six rivals in the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.15pm) over three miles and a furlong, which is one of four Grade Two contests on a bumper nine-race card at the Home of Jump Racing. The nine-year-old, a facile winner over hurdles at this fixture 12 months ago, made it four from four…

Free-to-play Sporting Life Pick 7 game carries £250,000 jackpot tomorrow

To celebrate a superb weekend of racing, the free-to-play Sporting Life Pick 7 game carries a jackpot of £250,000 tomorrow, Saturday, January 28. The popular Pick 7 game was launched at the start of January with a £100,000 jackpot prize and that was won for the first time last weekend. A series of well-backed winners at Haydock and Lingfield saw eight players find all seven winning horses, sending the game to a tie-break question, which asks entrants to predict the winning distance of the first Pick 7…

Altior, Min and Yorkhill headline entries for championship novices’ chases at The Festival

Please click here to access the media pack in full as a PDF document Entries are released today for the three Grade One novices’ chases run at The Festival – the £175,000 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (2m, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 14), the £175,000 RSA Novices’ Chase (3m, Ladies’ Day, Wednesday, March 15) and the £150,000 JLT Novices’ Chase (2m 4f, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 16). In addition, entries are also unveiled for the £120,000 J T McNamara National Hunt Chase (4m, Champion Day,…

Bigbadjohn favourite as 16 run in Saturday’s Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Ante-post favourite Bidbadjohn (Rebecca Curtis/Jonathan Burke, 10st 10lb) heads a field of 16 for the £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase (3.40pm) at Doncaster on Saturday, January 28. The prestigious three-mile handicap chase is the richest Jump race of the year at Doncaster and Sky Bet are offering five places for each-way punters. Bigbadjohn, the 9/2 favourite with Sky Bet, is making his handicap debut over fences. He beat Our Kaempfer, an impressive winner at Kempton Park recently, by six lengths in a novices’ chase at Newbury on…

Un De Sceaux heads field of seven for Saturday’s G1 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase

Top two-mile chaser Un De Sceaux (Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh) features among seven runners for the £70,000 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase (1.45pm) on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 28. The nine-year-old is going for a sixth G1 success in the extended two-mile race, which forms part of a superb day’s racing at the Home of Jump Racing following the abandonment of Ascot last weekend. Un De Sceaux, successful in the G1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park on his latest outing…

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