With exactly a week to go, Presenting Percy is all set for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

  Friday, March 8, 2019 - It is now exactly one week until the runners are set to go to post in the highlight of The Festival™ presented by Magners, the £625,000 G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Blue Riband of chasing is scheduled to go off at 3.30pm on Friday, March 15. Presenting Percy is currently vying for favouritism for the extended three mile and two furlong contest. On his one outing so far this season, Presenting Percy was successful in the G2 John Mulhern Galway Hurdle…

Paisley Park and Faugheen headline 28 confirmations for Thursday’s G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle

  Friday, March 8, 2019 - Paisley Park and Faugheen are among 28 six-day acceptors for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle (3.30pm), one of two championship races at Cheltenham on day three of The Festival™ presented by Magners, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14. Paisley Park, trained by Emma Lavelle in Wiltshire, is the strong favourite for the three-mile (2m 7f 213y) hurdling feature, having carried all before him in four starts so far this season. His winning streak includes the G1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December,…

Altior tops confirmations for Wednesday’s G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham

  Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Defending champion Altior (Nicky Henderson, 4/11 favourite with Betway) tops 12 confirmations for the £450,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm), highlight of Ladies Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners, Wednesday, March 13. The Patricia Pugh-owned nine-year-old is seeking a fourth consecutive victory at The Festival, following wins in the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2016), G1 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (2017) and last year’s G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase over two miles, when he came home seven…

Exact race distances in Cheltenham racecards next week

 Cheltenham’s racecards during the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019 will have the exact distances that the horses race over, rather than the advertised race distances, for the first time next week. Movements of rails, which ensure horses have the best possible ground available, mean that the distances raced over can be longer than the advertised distances. On the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12, two of the seven races will be run over further than advertised on…

Defending champion Buveur D’Air heads 14 chasing Unibet Champion Hurdle glory

 Dual winner Buveur D’Air is among 14 six-day acceptors for the £450,000 G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle (3.30pm), the feature race at Cheltenham on the first day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12. Buveur D’Air (Nicky Henderson) has landed the two most recent renewals of the two-mile hurdling championship and, if successful next week, the eight-year-old would become the first three-time winner since Istabraq (1998, 1999 & 2000) and the sixth in all. Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history…

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