Richards hoping Guitar Pete can play a better tune in Saturday’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

There are 17 contenders going forward for the £120,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold  Cup (1.55pm), the prestigious two mile and five furlong handicap chase staged on day two of The International at Cheltenham Racecourse, Saturday, December 16. The first four horses home from the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup, staged over a similar distance at The November Meeting, all go forward for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup. In last month’s contest, Splash Of Ginge (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 10st 10lb) came out on top by a neck from Starchitect (David Pipe, 11st…

Festival winners More Of That and Tiger Roll among entries for day one of The International

 Cheltenham’s final meeting of 2017 gets underway next Friday, December 15, with a seven-race card on day one of The International. The action includes the £35,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3.05pm), which has 16 entries headed by the 2014 Stayers’ Hurdle winner More Of That (Jonjo O’Neill), who was sixth in this year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival. The three mile, six furlong contest is the final fixture in the Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge. French handler Patrice Quinton, who holds a commanding…

Festival winners More Of That and Tiger Roll among entries for day one of The International

Cheltenham’s final meeting of 2017 gets underway next Friday, December 15, with a seven-race card on day one of The International.   The action includes the £35,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3.05pm), which has 16 entries headed by the 2014 Stayers’ Hurdle winner More Of That (Jonjo O’Neil), who was sixth in this year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival.   The three mile, six furlong contest is the final fixture in the 11-race Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge. French handler Patrice…

Waiting Patiently handed 11st 11lb as weights unveiled for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Unbeaten chaser Waiting Patiently has been allotted 11st 11lb for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16, details of which are revealed today. The prestigious G3 handicap chase, run over nearly two miles and five furlongs on the New Course, carries an increased prize fund this year, up £20,000 on the 2016 value of £100,000. Waiting Patiently (Malcolm Jefferson) scored three times over fences last season, culminating with a decisive…

Richest-ever New Year’s Day at Cheltenham starts 2018

Cheltenham Racecourse is all set to welcome in another year with the richest-ever programme on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1.   For 2018, the seven-race programme will headline £260,000 in prize money – an increase of £48,000 (23 per cent) on the £212,000 offered 12 months before.   The most valuable race of the day is the G3 BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase, which is now worth £75,000 (up 25 per cent compared to £60,000 in 2017), while the G2 Dorman Engineering…

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