Exitas “better than ever” ahead of BetVictor Handicap Chase on Friday

In-form chaser Exitas is set to take up his engagement in the £45,000 two-mile BetVictor Handicap Chase (1.50pm, 13 entries) at Cheltenham on the first day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. Exitas (trainer – Philip Middleton), the 4/1 favourite with BetVictor, is on a roll after winning on three of his last four starts, culminating with an impressive seven-length success under 7ib-claimer James Bowen in a Listed handicap chase over two miles and a furlong at Ascot on November 4. The nine-year-old also…

Glenfarclas renews Cross Country sponsorship at Cheltenham for further three years

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce today that Glenfarclas has renewed its backing for the Cross Country races at the Home of Jump Racing for a further three years.   Glenfarclas, the family-owned producer of award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has become synonymous with the three races over Cheltenham’s unique Cross Country Course since first sponsoring them in 2008.   This season’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeplechases will take place during The November Meeting (Friday, November 17), The International (Friday, December 15) and The Festival…

Trainers look forward to the BetVictor Gold Cup and the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham this weekend

Cheltenham Racecourse staged a press conference today ahead of the exciting three-day The November Meeting which starts on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17 and finishes on The November Meeting Sunday, November 19. The three-day extravaganza features two very prestigious and valuable G3 handicaps, the £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm, Saturday, 22 confirmations) and the £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (3.00pm, Sunday, 23 confirmations).   Champion trainer Nicky Henderson was joined by Paul Nicholls, Jamie Snowden and Harry Fry at Kempton Park this morning to discuss…

Henderson seeking repeat success in BetVictor Handicap Chase on Countryside Day at The November Meeting

Cheltenham’s season steps up a gear next weekend at The November Meeting, which gets underway with an excellent six-race card on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. The day’s most valuable contest is the two-mile £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase (1.50pm), which has attracted 13 entries including Sizing Platinum (Colin Tizzard), who was third in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at The Showcase. Exitas (Phil Middleton) has won on three of his last four starts, most recently when readily taking a Listed handicap chase over two miles…

Mullins targets Unibet Greatwood Hurdle spoils with Chesterfield

  Friday, November 10, 2017 - Chesterfield will bid to complete a valuable handicap hurdle three-timer in the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third and final day of The November Meeting, Sunday, November 19. Chesterfield (Seamus Mullins, 10st 11lb) ended last season in the form of his life, capturing the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival before doubling up in the G2 Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr – after which he was awarded a rating of 148. The…

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