Ballyalton on course for next week’s BetVictor Gold Cup

Worcestershire trainer Ian Williams is looking forward to saddling Ballyalton in the feature £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup (45 entries) at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 18. The G3 handicap chase, run over an extended two and a half miles, is the highlight of The November Meeting, which starts on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17 and concludes on The November Meeting Sunday, November 19. Ballyalton missed last season, but made an encouraging comeback in a two and a half mile handicap hurdle at Aintree on October 29, when fading…

Defi Du Seuil & The New One among entries for £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle – final day highlight of The November Meeting

Last season’s G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle hero Defi Du Seuil (Philip Hobbs, 5/1 favourite with Unibet) heads the 47 thrilling entries (up sharply from the 37 entries received in 2016) unveiled today for the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. The likely top-weight for the extended two-mile contest, the feature race on the third and final day of The November Meeting, Sunday, November 19, is The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 20/1). Both horses have done very well at Cheltenham, with The New One a regular participant in…

Kylemore Lough and Romain De Senam among entries for The November Meeting feature BetVictor Gold Cup

G1 winner Kylemore Lough and progressive second-season chaser Romain De Senam headline 45 entries for this year’s BetVictor Gold Cup, the £160,000 highlight of The November Meeting at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 18. They are 10/1 joint-favourites with BetVictor for the extended two and a half-mile handicap chase, with Kylemore Lough having joined trainer Harry Fry in the summer after winning the G1 Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in April, 2016. Kylemore Lough finished fifth on both his appearances at Cheltenham last season, including in the G3 Caspian Caviar…

BetVictor Gold Cup & Unibet Greatwood Hurdle close tomorrow as Snowden confirms Double Treasure on target

  Entries for The November Meeting highlights revealed later this week   Monday, October 30, 2017 - Two of Cheltenham Racecourse’s most coveted and famous handicaps – the £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup and the £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle – close for entries at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31. The historic contests headline three days of quality action during The November Meeting, which starts on Friday, November 17, Countryside Day, and concludes on Sunday, November 19, The November Meeting Sunday. Run over an extended two and…

Team Twiston-Davies star on day two of The Showcase

Local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and his jockey son Sam enjoyed a big-race double as they combined with Cogry and Foxtail Hill to win both the feature £50,000 handicap chases on day two of The Showcase at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 28. A record crowd of 18,320 for the Saturday of The Showcase was on hand to watch the thrilling eight-race card, run on ground described as good, good to soft in places.   2.00pm £50,000 Randoxhealth.com Handicap Chase, 3m 1f   Cogry (13/2, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam Twiston-Davies) got no…

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