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…

Laurina headlines 11 entries for Unibet International Hurdle

Star mare Laurina (Willie Mullins IRE) could have her first start outside of novice company in the £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm, 11 entries) at Cheltenham this Saturday, December 15, day two of The International. The two-mile, one-furlong contest forms part of the Unibet Road to Cheltenham and is a leading trial for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March. Unbeaten in four starts last season against her own sex, Laurina’s standout performance came at The Festival™ presented by Magners…

Baron Alco and Rather Be headline 18 confirmations for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

BetVictor Gold Cup hero Baron Alco remains on course for a rare double as he features among 18 five-day confirmations for the £130,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm) at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 15, day two of The International. Trained by Gary Moore, the seven-year-old has the chance to become just the fourth horse to win both the BetVictor Gold Cup and Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in the same season, after Pegwell Bay (1988), Senor El Betrutti (1997) and Exotic Dancer (2006). Following his two-length victory…

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