Douvan among 15 for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase as Top Gamble supplemented

Jump racing’s star performer Douvan heads 14 confirmations and one supplementary entry for the £365,760 Grade One Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm) at Cheltenham on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 15. Douvan is unbeaten in 13 starts for Willie Mullins including a pair of victories at The Festival in the 2015 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and last year’s Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase. The Susannah Ricci-owned seven-year-old is the 2/7 favourite with race sponsor Betway. Top Gamble (25/1 with Betway) has…

Remarkable My Target out to bag sixth win of season in Listed sunbets.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday

My Target bids for a remarkable five-timer in the Listed sunbets.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes (3.15pm, 12 runners), one of two £50,000 races at Wolverhampton on Saturday, March 11. The seven-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Sunbets All-Weather Mile Championships at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14, with the winner gaining a free and automatic place in the line-up. My Target (Michael Wigham/Connor Beasley) is the joint-most successful horse of the 2016/17 All-Weather Championships after capturing five class…

The Festival is almost here…

 There is now less than a week to go until The Festival 2017 gets underway on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 14. This pre-meeting media information pack contains facts and figures about The Festival, statistics and possible landmarks, and news plus a look at the bonuses on offer. A full race programme is also included, along with information about what is happening off the track over the four days of The Festival. A record 260,579 racegoers attended the four days of The Festival in 2016. There…

Yanworth heads 13 for Stan James Champion Hurdle

Favourite Yanworth heads 13 confirmations for the £400,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle (3.30pm) over two miles, the highlight at Cheltenham on the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 14. Yanworth (Alan King), one of three contenders for owner J P McManus, is the 11/4 market leader with Stan James after an unbeaten campaign. The seven-year-old defeated The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 14/1 with Stan James) in G1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park on Boxing Day before repelling Ch’Tibello (Dan Skelton, 33/1) in workmanlike fashion in the…

Captain Joy seeking Dundalk Fast-Track Qualifier repeat on Friday

Last season’s All-Weather Mile Championships victor Captain Joy tries to set up another Good Friday tilt by winning the €25,000 Matthews Coach Hire Race (8.00pm) at Dundalk on Friday, March 10. The Tracey Collins-trained eight-year-old captured the corresponding Polytrack Fast-Track Qualifier over a mile last season before going on to beat Sovereign Debt by half a length in the £150,000 contest at Lingfield Park on Finals Day. The winner of Friday’s race gains a free and guaranteed place in the line-up in the final on Good Friday,…

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