cheltenham-thursday

Cheltenham Thursday – Races, facts, and top tip!

Cheltenham Thursday Top Tip

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7 races will be run on Cheltenham Thursday, the penultimate day in the current 4 day Cheltenham calendar. In 2021, Cheltenham Thursday falls on 18th March. The feature race of Cheltenham Thursday, the Stayers’ Hurdle, starts at 15:05.

13:20 Marsh Novices’ Chase (Fences, 2 miles 4 furlongs) – Novice chasers, at least 5 years old, take part. Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey in this race with 3 wins – Vantour in 2015, Black Hercules in 2016, and Yorkhill in 2017. Willie Mullins was the trainer of all these horses, as well as the 2012 winner Sir Des Champs – his 4 wins make him the leading trainer in this race. 2019 saw Defi du Seuil win, jockeyed by Barry Geraghty, and 2020 saw Samcro win jockeyed by Davy Russell.

13:55 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

14:30 Ryanair Chase (Fences, 2 miles 5 furlongs) – Horses aged 5 years or older take part. Ruby Walsh is the race’s leading jockey with 4 wins, including on the Willie Mullins trained pair Vantour in 2016 and Un De Sceaux in 2017. In 2020, Min won (also trained by Willie Mullins).… Read the rest

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Cheltenham Wednesday – Races, facts, and top tip!

Cheltenham Wednesday Top Tip

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7 races take place on Cheltenham Wednesday (the 2nd day of 4 of the Cheltenham Festival) under the current schedule. In 2021, the 2nd day falls on 17th March. The feature race of Cheltenham Wednesday, the Champion Chase, starts at 15:05.

13:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Hurdles, 2 miles 5 furlongs) – This race features novice hurdlers, aged at least four years. Jockey Ruby Walsh has had 4 wins since 2008 in this race (Fiveforthree, Mikael d’Haguenet, Faugheen, and Yorkhill), making him the race’s leading jockey. Willie Mullins was the trainer on all these 4 occasions, making him the race’s leading trainer.

13:55 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (Fences, 3 miles 1/2 furlong) – You will see novice chasers in this race, aged at least 5 years old. It is not unusual for winners of this race to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following year – e.g. Denman, Bobs Worth, and Lord Windermere. Trainer Nicky Henderson has won this race a record 4 times (joint record), including with Champ in 2020.

14:30 Coral Cup

15:05 CHAMPION CHASE (FENCES, 2 MILES) – This National Hunt steeplechase which is run on the Old Course, is the most important minimum distance allowed chase in the National Hunt year.… Read the rest

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Cheltenham Tuesday – Races, facts, and top tip!

7 races are scheduled on the opening day of the 4 day Cheltenham Festival. In 2021, Cheltenham Tuesday (Day 1 of 4) falls on 16th March. The feature race of Cheltenham Tuesday, the Champion Hurdle, starts at 15:05.

Cheltenham Tuesday Top Tip

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13:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Hurdles, 2 miles 1/2 furlong) – Horses must be at least 4 years old. Takes place on the Old Course. Jockey Ruby Walsh has won this race a record 6 times since 2006 – including Klassical Dream in 2019. Each of his wins was on a different horse.

13:55 Arkle Chase (Fences, 2 miles) – Horses must be at least 5 years old. This race is run on the Old Course. The famous Ruby Walsh-Willie Mullins jockey-trainer combination had 2 consecutive wins in 2015 and 2016 with Un de Sceaux and Douvan, and they also won in 2018 with Footpad. Willie Mullins was the winning trainer in 2019, with jockey Paul Townend riding Duc des Genievres.

14:30 Ultima Handicap Chase

15:05 CHAMPION HURDLE (HURDLES, 2 MILES 1/2 FURLONG) – This is the most well regarded National Hunt hurdles’ race of the year. For horses at least 4 years old.… Read the rest