Frodon creates history with brilliant Caspian Caviar Gold Cup victory today at Cheltenham

Frodon became only the second dual winner of the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm) with a tremendous weight-carrying performance in the feature £130,000 handicap chase on day two of The International at Cheltenham. The six-year-old, who captured the extended two and a half mile contest in 2016, provided trainer Paul Nicholls with a record fifth victory in the race and emulated his stable-companion Poquelin, who won in 2009 and 2010. Top-weight Frodon (11st 12lb), runner-up in the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at The November…

The New One out to make history in tomorrow’s G2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

Admirable 10-year-old The New One bids for an unprecedented fourth victory in the £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm, eight runners) at Cheltenham tomorrow, December 15, day two of The International, in what could be his final racecourse appearance. The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies, 9/1 with Unibet) captured the near two-mile, one-furlong (2m 179y) highlight in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and last year narrowly failed in his bid for the four-timer when going down by a length and a quarter to My Tent Or…

Cogry heads double for team Twiston-Davies on day one of The International at Cheltenham

The International got underway at Cheltenham today with a seven-race programme running from 12.10pm through to 3.40pm. It was a great day for local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, who enjoyed a 39/1 double. Both winners were partnered to victory by his son Sam. Action was staged on the New Course, which was being utilised for the first time since The April Meeting. The official going was Good on both the Chase & Hurdle Course and the Cross Country Course. GoingStick readings were 7.3 on the Chase & Hurdle…

Frodon & Baron Alco top excellent 15 runners in Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

Frodon & Baron Alco top excellent 15 runners in Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday   A field of 15, the highest number since 2011, is set to go to post for the £130,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm), the G3 handicap chase highlight staged over an extended two and a half miles of the New Course at Cheltenham on day two of The International, Saturday, December 15.   Baron Alco (Gary Moore/Jamie Moore, 11st) made all to beat Frodon (Paul Nicholls/Bryony Frost,…

French trainers target Crystal Cup finale at Cheltenham this Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - The Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge reaches its conclusion this Friday, December 14, with the running of the £35,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3.05pm, 16 entries) at Cheltenham on day one of The International. The 10-race series takes in many of Europe’s premier racecourses, over unique combinations of hedges, banks, ditches and timber. The challenge begins in Pau in South West France in February and culminates at Cheltenham on Friday, following four further races in France and visits to…

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