Day one of The Showcase gets new season underway at Cheltenham Racecourse

The new season at Cheltenham Racecourse started on Friday, October 27, day one of The Showcase with a cracking seven-race card. The official going was Good, Good to Soft in places (watered).   2.00pm Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, 2m 5f Favourite backers got off to the perfect start when Brillare Momento (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman, Evens Fav) landed the opening Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in impressive fashion. The six-year-old mare was scoring for the second time at the Home of Jump racing, having taken the Listed TBA Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle…

Mulholland hopes to be Doing Fine at Cheltenham tomorrow

Cheltenham is set for a thrilling day’s racing tomorrow with the two feature handicap chases – the £50,000 randoxhealth.com Handicap Chase and the £50,000 Randox Health Handicap Chase – both attracting 16 runners on day two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 28. Trainer Neil Mulholland is hoping the drop back in trip will not inconvenience course scorer Doing Fine (Noel Fehily, 10st 9lb) in the randoxhealth.com Handicap Chase (2.00pm, 3m 1f). The nine-year-old captured a three and a half mile handicap chase in good style at The…

Sceau Royal and Movewiththetimes headline on day one of The Showcase

Stars of the future could be on show tomorrow as Cheltenham’s new season gets underway with a seven-race card on day one of The Showcase, Friday, October 27. A highlight is the £25,000 squareinair.com Novices’ Chase (2.35pm) over two miles, in which Stan James Champion Hurdle sixth Sceau Royal (Alan King/Daryl Jacob) clashes with G3 Betfair Hurdle runner-up Movewiththetimes (Paul Nicholls/Barry Geraghty) and North Hill Harvey (Dan Skelton/Harry Skelton), winner of the G3 Stan James Greatwood Hurdle at the course last season. Sceau Royal shoulders a penalty following an impressive first…

Some Plan heads strong de Bromhead team for The Showcase this weekend

 G1 winner Some Plan is set to lead a four-pronged challenge from Irish trainer Henry de Bromhead at The Showcase this weekend at Cheltenham. The nine-year-old, who holds an entry in the two-mile £50,000 Randox Health Handicap Chase (3.10pm) on Saturday, October 28, captured the G1 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown in February before going on to finish sixth in the G1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at The Festival in March. He will drop back down in trip following two disappointing efforts over further, most recently…

Amateur riders at The Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse announces today a change to entry conditions for amateur riders taking part in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase and the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase races at The Festival in March.   From 2018 onwards, in line with the G2 National Hunt Chase, these two amateur races will be restricted to those holding a Category B Permit.   Amateur jockeys holding a Category B Permit require at least 15 completed rides under the Rules of Racing, the majority of which must…

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