All the news from The November Meeting Sunday

THE NOVEMBER MEETING 2017, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE THE NOVEMBER MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19   Early going news & non-runners   The going for the third and final day of The November Meeting, The November Meeting Sunday, remains:   Soft, Heavy in places   All chase bends have been dolled out nine yards (out two yards from yesterday) and all hurdle bends have been dolled out 11 yards (out two yards from yesterday), except the home turn which is dolled out six yards (in three…

All the news from Countryside Day at The November Meeting

THE NOVEMBER MEETING 2017, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE COUNTRYSIDE DAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for the opening day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17, remains:   Chase and Hurdle courses: Good to Soft Cross Country course: Good   Chase bends are dolled out seven yards and hurdle bends are dolled out nine yards. The start of the 2m 5f hurdle (3.35pm) has been moved forward 26 yards, and the 2m 4½f chase (2.25pm) 34yds.   Today’s…

Longsdon hoping for good run from Bentelimar as Kylemore Lough heads 18 for BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

Kylemore Lough has top-weight of 11st 12lb as 18 runners are declared to run in the feature £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm) at Cheltenham on the second day of The November Meeting, Saturday, November 18. Cyfor Malta (2002) and Al Ferof (2012) are the only horses to have defied top-weight in the BetVictor Gold Cup this century, carrying 11st 9lb and 11st 8lb respectively. Kylemore Lough (trainer Harry Fry/jockey Noel Fehily), a G1-winning novice for trainer Kerry Lee two seasons ago, is having his first…

O’Brien hoping Poetic can continue winning rhythm at Cheltenham on Friday

Poetic Rhythm will bid for his second G2 success of the season in the £30,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3.35pm, 14 entries) at Cheltenham on the first day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. Poetic Rhythm (trained by Fergal O’Brien) captured a Listed bumper at this fixture 12 months ago and subsequently acquitted himself well in novices’ hurdles at Cheltenham during the campaign, including when third behind Wholestone in a G2 contest on Festival Trials Day in January. The six-year-old returned this season with…

“Lovely filly” Dame De Compagnie steps up in class as Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” kicks off on Sunday

Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” kicks off for the fifth successive season at Cheltenham this Sunday, November 19, with the £30,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (3.30pm, 11 entries). The extended two-mile contest is the first contest in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” which culminates with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Nicky Henderson has saddled the winner of the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle twice in…

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