Angels Breath out to give Henderson another Sky Bet Supreme Trial success at Ascot on Friday

Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” moves on to Ascot this Friday, December 21, for the £35,000 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm, 13 entries). The two-mile G2 contest, the hurdling highlight of the six-race card, boasts a fabulous roll of honour, featuring stars such as Call Equiname, Make A Stand, Monsignor and Yanworth. Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in Ascot’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle, with five victories since 1994 including Claimantakingforgan last year. The champion jump trainer has two entries…

Call Me Lord & Jolly’s Cracked It among 27 for Saturday’s feature Betfair Exchange Trophy

Top-weight Call Me Lord heads 27 five-day confirmations for the feature £150,000 G3 Betfair Exchange Trophy (3.35pm) at Ascot this Saturday, December 22, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend. The two-mile contest is among the most valuable handicap hurdles staged in Britain, bettered only by the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February. Call Me Lord (11st 12lb, 14/1 with Betfair), one of three remaining entries for champion jump trainer Nicky Henderson, has yet to race this season and was last seen out when defeating…

Frodon creates history with brilliant Caspian Caviar Gold Cup victory today at Cheltenham

Frodon became only the second dual winner of the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm) with a tremendous weight-carrying performance in the feature £130,000 handicap chase on day two of The International at Cheltenham. The six-year-old, who captured the extended two and a half mile contest in 2016, provided trainer Paul Nicholls with a record fifth victory in the race and emulated his stable-companion Poquelin, who won in 2009 and 2010. Top-weight Frodon (11st 12lb), runner-up in the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at The November…

The New One out to make history in tomorrow’s G2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

Admirable 10-year-old The New One bids for an unprecedented fourth victory in the £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm, eight runners) at Cheltenham tomorrow, December 15, day two of The International, in what could be his final racecourse appearance. The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies, 9/1 with Unibet) captured the near two-mile, one-furlong (2m 179y) highlight in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and last year narrowly failed in his bid for the four-timer when going down by a length and a quarter to My Tent Or…

Cogry heads double for team Twiston-Davies on day one of The International at Cheltenham

The International got underway at Cheltenham today with a seven-race programme running from 12.10pm through to 3.40pm. It was a great day for local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, who enjoyed a 39/1 double. Both winners were partnered to victory by his son Sam. Action was staged on the New Course, which was being utilised for the first time since The April Meeting. The official going was Good on both the Chase & Hurdle Course and the Cross Country Course. GoingStick readings were 7.3 on the Chase & Hurdle…

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