Moore pair ready for BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Trainer Gary Moore has two contenders in Baron Alco and Benatar for the £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham this Saturday, November 13, day two of The November Meeting. Baron Alco (10st 11lb) and Benatar (11st) are among 28 six-day confirmations for the valuable and prestigious two and a half-mile handicap chase. A maximum of 20 runners can line up. Both horses have good form at The Festival™ presented by Magners – Baron Alco finished second in the 2017 G3 Brown Advisory &…

Rather Be and Mister Whitaker among stars on course for The November Meeting at Cheltenham this weekend

Rather Be and Mister Whitaker among stars on course for The November Meeting at Cheltenham this weekend   Nicky Henderson, Jack Channon, Gordon Elliott, Emma Lavelle and Sarah Hobbs gave updates at a media event organised by Cheltenham Racecourse about leading contenders ahead of The November Meeting this weekend. Seven Barrows maestro Nicky Henderson is responsible for the favourite in the feature £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm, 28 five-day confirmations) on day two of The November Meeting, Saturday, November 17. Seven-year-old Rather Be (11st, 5/1 favourite with…

Tiger Roll heads entries for day one of The November Meeting at Cheltenham next Friday

Randox Health Grand National hero Tiger Roll could return to Cheltenham for the £25,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3.00pm) one of the highlights on Countryside Day at The November Meeting, Friday, November 16. The Gordon Elliott-trained eight-year-old joined a select group of horses to win three different races at The Festival™ presented by Magners when gamely beating Urgent De Gregaine (Emmanuel Clayeux FR) in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in March. That success followed victories in the 2017 G2 National Hunt Chase and the G1…

Henderson and Williams mulling Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle options

Champion Jump trainer Nicky Henderson is considering his options for the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on The November Meeting Sunday, November 18, the third and final day of The November Meeting.   Apple’s Shakira (11st 2lb, 14/1 with Unibet) won her first three starts last season, all of which were at Cheltenham including G2 victories at The November Meeting and on Festival Trials Day. She was subsequently fourth when the 6/5 favourite for the G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™…

Mulholland keen on Kalondra as Thistlecrack tops weights for £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Thistlecrack heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the feature £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on day two of The November Meeting, Saturday, November 17, details of which are revealed today. Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard, 12/1 with BetVictor) is on the comeback trail, having only raced three times since his memorable victory as a novice in the 2016 G1 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. He was last seen out when fourth in the same race last season. BetVictor’s 8/1…

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