Edmunds hoping the time is right for Theclockisticking in Friday’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot

Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” moves on to Ascot this Friday, December 22, with the £35,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm, 13 entries).   The two-mile contest is the second of seven races in Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” which culminates with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.   Heading the market at 2/1 with Sky Bet is Claimantakinforgan (trained by Nicky Henderson), who was third in…

My Tent Or Yours rolls back the years to see off The New One in Unibet International Hurdle – Guitar Pete takes Caspian Caviar Gold Cup for the north

Today was day two of The International at Cheltenham, the final action at the Home of Jump Racing in 2017. There was a crowd of 14,979 today, bringing the annual attendance at Cheltenham in 2017 to a record 477,826.   The official going today was Soft, Good to Soft in places. Racing returns to Cheltenham on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018. Below is a race-by-race account of all the action from day two of The International. Replays of all races can be…

Mountain Bell comes from last to first to book her place on Finals Day

Mountain Bell (Ralph Beckett/Josephine Gordon, 2/1 Fav) came from last to first to land the £25,000 Betway Conditions Race at Newcastle today, Saturday, December 16. The extended two-mile Tapeta contest was a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Final over two miles on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 30. Following her success today, Mountain Bell gains a free and automatic place in the Good Friday contest. The four-year-old Mount Nelson filly, who is owned by Qatar Racing Limited, raced at…

The New One and My Tent Or Yours square off again in Unibet International Hurdle cracker tomorrow

The New One and My Tent Or Yours feature among a superb field of seven for the £130,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm), one of the highlights on day two of The International at Cheltenham tomorrow, Saturday, December 16. Defending champion The New One, trained locally by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by his son Sam, is bidding for an unprecedented fourth victory in the two-mile, one-furlong contest, with wins in 2013 and 2014 to add to his all-the-way success 12 months ago. The popular nine-year-old, fourth on his…

Bless The Wings & Robinsfirth star on day one of The International

The International got underway at Cheltenham today, Friday, December 15, with a seven-race programme on the New Course. The official going description was:   Chase & Hurdle Courses: Soft, Good to Soft in places Cross Country Course: Good to Soft, Soft in places A crowd of 12,140 (up from 12,026 in 2016) was treated to some fabulous action from both exciting young performers and old favourites, headlined by the victories of Bless The Wings in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase and Robinsfirth in the Unicoin Group…

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