Rather Be 4/1 favourite as maximum field goes for £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

Ante-post favourite Rather Be heads a maximum field of 20 going for glory in the £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup, staged over two and a half miles at Cheltenham this Saturday, November 17, day two of The November Meeting. Rather Be (Nicky Henderson/Jeremiah McGrath, 11st), the 4/1 market leader with BetVictor, has not raced since going down by a head to Mister Whitaker over course and distance in the Listed Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March. Trainer Nicky…

Williams hoping to be doubly represented on day two of The November Meeting

Ian Williams could have two leading chances at The November Meeting, with First Assignment and Speedo Boy heading the ante-post betting for their respective engagements at Cheltenham on BetVictor Gold Cup Day, Saturday, November 17. Promising five-year-old First Assignment (10st 9lb) is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the £40,000 Listed Regulatory Finance Solutions Handicap Hurdle (3.00pm, 17 entries). The Irish point-to-point graduate, who finished third in the G3 EBF Novices Handicap Hurdle Final at Sandown Park in March, is already a course winner as…

Murphy has Itchy Feet as Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” gets underway on Sunday

Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” gets underway on Sunday, November 18, day three of The November Meeting at Cheltenham. The £32,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle, staged over an extended two miles at 3.30pm, is the first of seven races in the “Road To Cheltenham”, which culminates with the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Sky Bet’s sponsorship deal with Cheltenham Racecourse commenced in the 2013/14 campaign and was recently…

Moore pair ready for BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday

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 & Merriebelle…

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 &…

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