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…

Festival winners among entries for day one of The International

Coo Star Sivola and Tiger Roll, who were both victorious at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March, headline the excellent entries for day one of The International at Cheltenham, Friday, December 14. Coo Star Sivola (Nick Williams) edged out Shantou Flyer in the G3 Ultima Handicap Chase last season and could aim for another major victory at the Home of Jump Racing in the £60,000 G3 CF Roberts 25 Years Of Sponsorship Handicap Chase (2.30pm). A total of 19 entries for the three and a quarter-mile…

Barney Dwan has Caspian Caviar Gold Cup among two options at The International next week

Talented performer Barney Dwan is under consideration for the £130,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (37 entries), staged over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham next Saturday, December 15, day two of The International. Barney Dwan (Fergal O’Brien), who has been allotted 10st 3lb in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, has been placed at The Festival™ presented by Magners for the last two years. Owned by Paul and Clare Rooney, the eight-year-old ran an excellent race over hurdles in 2017 when second behind rising…

Baron Alco handed 11st as weights revealed for next week’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

Frodon heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the £130,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm, 37 entries), run over an extended two and a half miles on day two of The International at Cheltenham, Saturday, December 15. Frodon (Paul Nicholls), who landed this race as a four-year-old in 2016, ran a gallant race under top-weight on his latest start when going down by two lengths to Baron Alco (Gary Moore, 11st) in the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at The November Meeting on November 17. Baron Alco has…

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