All the news & quotes from Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse staged Festival Trials Day on Saturday, January 28; the final fixture at the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival (Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17). The nine races attracted a record attendance for Festival Trials Day of 22,598, as against 20,785 in 2016. The official going description was: Chase and Hurdle Courses: Soft, Good to Soft in places Cross Country Course: Good to soft, Good in places GoingStick readings: Chase/Hurdle 6.5, Cross country 7.2 (Saturday at 6.00am) Race-by-race reports can…

Thistlecrack, Unowhatimeanharry and Un De Sceaux among stars racing at Cheltenham tomorrow

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack is the headline act on what promises to be a tremendous day’s racing at Cheltenham tomorrow, Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 28. Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard/Tom Scudamore) faces six rivals in the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.15pm) over three miles and a furlong, which is one of four Grade Two contests on a bumper nine-race card at the Home of Jump Racing. The nine-year-old, a facile winner over hurdles at this fixture 12 months ago, made it four from four…

Altior, Min and Yorkhill headline entries for championship novices’ chases at The Festival

Please click here to access the media pack in full as a PDF document Entries are released today for the three Grade One novices’ chases run at The Festival – the £175,000 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (2m, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 14), the £175,000 RSA Novices’ Chase (3m, Ladies’ Day, Wednesday, March 15) and the £150,000 JLT Novices’ Chase (2m 4f, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 16). In addition, entries are also unveiled for the £120,000 J T McNamara National Hunt Chase (4m, Champion Day,…

Un De Sceaux heads field of seven for Saturday’s G1 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase

Top two-mile chaser Un De Sceaux (Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh) features among seven runners for the £70,000 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase (1.45pm) on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 28. The nine-year-old is going for a sixth G1 success in the extended two-mile race, which forms part of a superb day’s racing at the Home of Jump Racing following the abandonment of Ascot last weekend. Un De Sceaux, successful in the G1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park on his latest outing…

The remarkable Knockara Beau set for 22nd outing at the Home of Jump Racing

Knockara Beau (George Charlton) is set to run at Cheltenham for the 22nd time on Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 28 in the £60,000 Grade 2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (4.00pm, 3m, 15 entries).   The gelding, who officially turned 14 on January 1, recorded the biggest victory of his career in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle back in 2014, when he defied his 66/1 starting price to defeat At Fishers Cross by a short-head with four-time Stayers’ Hurdle hero Big Buck’s back in third.  …

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