Punchestown demonstrates Fastorslow’s dominance, but Galopin Des Champs remains the top Gold Cup contender.

What if the horse hadn’t been loose galloping up the Cheltenham hill with no rider, but still had his rider on his back? It’s purely hypothetical. Life isn’t solely about Cheltenham. Punchestown is also significant, and Fastorslow delivered a flawless performance to defeat the best jumps horse in training for the third time in the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. While […]

Gavin Cromwell achieves remarkable success with concerning implications for British jump racing.

It’s hard to put it all into words, if I’m being honest. The curtain came down on Cheltenham’s 2023-24 season last week and Gavin Cromwell finished it having trained more winners than anyone bar Mullins. That is a fairly extraordinary accomplishment – particularly when you delve into the numbers behind his nine winners. They came from just 30 runners, meaning […]

Marine Nationale and Gaelic Warrior still short for Cheltenham after DRF disappointments, but a 20-1 opportunity has arisen

Marine Nationale, previously considered a favorite for Cheltenham, is currently priced at odds as low as 2-1 and no greater than 3-1. However, some believe that the odds should be longer. Owner-trainer Barry Connell may have concerns about sending the horse to the Arkle after its recent poor performance. Therefore, those considering backing Marine Nationale at this point may be […]

True racing enthusiasts require more support from racetracks in order to continue attending events

I found myself strolling around Cheltenham, with no work obligations, simply enjoying the atmosphere and pondering why I don’t do this more often. It’s hard not to appreciate a full day of racing filled with talent and excitement. Mottershead brought up concerning attendance figures for events that we should expect to be successful, such as the Coral Gold Cup at […]

“Cheltenham must have been a long-term plan and she’s on a nice mark” – Paul Kealy risponde alle tue domande sulle scommesse

I would like to understand your approach to placing bets. Do you start by identifying a promising race and then selecting a suitable horse for it? Or do you identify a horse you want to bet on and then determine its most suitable race? *Adrian Pierce, Lowestoft* Believe it or not, I have been making an effort to avoid dwelling […]

Minella Missile, Undefeated Novice Hurdler, to Skip Cheltenham Festival and Focus on Aintree Instead, Racing Post Reports

The Glamorgan trainer expressed his dissatisfaction with Minella Missile, noting that he couldn’t pinpoint the exact issue but believed the horse may have been worn out from running at Cheltenham. Plans to run him in the Challow or the Relkeel were hindered by soft ground, while missing Trials day meant skipping the festival. As a result, the decision was made […]

Theleme, a French ace, forced to withdraw from Stayers’ Hurdle due to setback, as reported by Racing Post

Le Metayer, representing the Gordon Family, expressed their desire to have the horse arrive at Cheltenham in optimal condition. They expressed concern over the horse’s current lameness and the potential for further damage if rushed back. However, they remain hopeful that the horse will recover in time for the spring in France and haven’t given up on the idea of […]