Woollacott hoping The Kings Writ can lay down the law on Festival Trials Day

Rapidly improving chaser The Kings Writ is set to step up in class for the £75,000 G3 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase (1.50pm, 2m 4f 127y, 20 entries), the feature handicap at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26, Festival Trials Day. Trained in Devon by Kayley Woollacott, The Kings Writ (10st 6lb) has climbed 24lb in the handicap on his last three starts to a rating of 131. The eight-year-old ended last season with an impressive success over three miles in a handicap chase at Exeter….

Nelson River and Brewin’Upastorm to test credentials on Festival Trials Day

Unbeaten hurdler Nelson River is on course for the £32,000 G2 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (12.40pm, 16 entries), one of five Graded contests on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26. Nelson River is already a winner at Cheltenham this season, having come with a sustained run to land the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial by a length from Fanfan Du Seuil at The International on December 15. The four-year-old has now won three of his five starts since joining trainer Tony Carroll, with a…

When ‘Beef’ met AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald

          Known affectionately as ‘Beef’ since his youth and to all his fans, English professional golfer Andrew Johnston took part in an Extraordinary game of golf on Cheltenham Racecourse against 20-time Champion jockey Sir AP McCoy and ITV presenter and Grand National-winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald. Beef was met by keen golfers AP and Mick for a game of golf on the actual Cheltenham Festival racecourse, where holes were laid and challenges were set. After being weighed out with their golf clubs…

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Minella Rocco among eight entries for BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day this Saturday

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Eight entries have been received for the 2019 renewal of the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm), highlight of Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26. The three-mile, one furlong and 56 yard contest is a leading trial for the G1 MagnersCheltenham Gold Cup and seven of Saturday’s entries also are also engaged in the blue riband of chasing, which takes places on day four of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15. Minella Rocco, trained by Jonjo…

King and Henderson looking forward to Saturday’s Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

   Cheltenham Racecourse stages Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 26, with the fantastic seven-race programme offering racegoers the final opportunity to attend the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). The feature contest on Festival Trials Day is the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, 3m 1f 56y), a leading trial for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and entries have been reopened until 11.00am tomorrow. Staying hurdlers get their chance to…

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