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Perseverance pays off for Mark Walsh as Sire Du Berlais lands famous Festival treble

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 03:30
Mark Walsh didn’t know whether he would make the Cheltenham Festival a few weeks ago due to injury but his hard work was rewarded when steering Sire Du Berlais to a shock 33/1 success in the Stayers’ Hurdle yesterday.
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Rachael Blackmore proves class on and off the track as Envoi Allen soars again on big stage

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore can do little wrong around Cheltenham but trainer Henry de Bromhead paid tribute to her exploits off the track having guided Envoi Allen (13/2) to Ryanair Chase glory yesterday.
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A few will take hammer and blowtorch to Gold Cup but it looks between Galopin Des Champs and A Plus Tard

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 03:30
Last year’s Gold Cup was more a ballet than a brawl, and it played right into A Plus Tard’s speedy hands. There is a time in every champion’s life when they have it all. That was A Plus Tard last year. It doesn’t look the same this year, and I expect a few horses to try and take a hammer and a blowtorch to this race.
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John McConnell on Cheltenham win: ‘I’ve been dreaming of this since I was five’

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 03:00
A critic once described Bundini Brown as someone who would “take the dimes off a dead man’s eyes and put back nickels”.
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Michael Verney’s Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Galopin Des Champs’ can gallop his way to Gold Cup glory

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 03:00
It’s all about the Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival as Galopin Des Champs bids to back up the hype by etching his place in racing history.
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Cheltenham Day Four: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Galopin Des Champs can deliver in Gold Cup

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 21:00
I backed Willie Mullins’ Galopin Des Champs in the Turners Novice Chase last year at the short odds of 5/6 – and as he stormed clear in the final stages, I was sure the money was in the bag.
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WATCH: Michael Verney's Cheltenham Day 3 review as bookmakers bite back

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 19:27
The bookmakers had their way with a host of outsiders getting on the score sheet on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.
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You Wear It Well wins Cheltenham Mares’ Hurdle dedicated to memory of Jack de Bromhead

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 18:58
Gavin Sheehan gave You Wear It Well a fine front-running ride to claim the Jack De Bromhead Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
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Sire du Berlais a hero once again to give Gordon Elliott his first win in premier staying hurdling at Cheltenham

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 17:14
Sire Du Berlais ground down Dashel Drasher late on in the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle as the big-race outsiders fought out a thrilling finish to the Cheltenham Festival's day three feature.
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Henry de Bromhead hails Envoi Allen’s triumphant Cheltenham return with Ryanair Chase victory

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 16:55
There was Cheltenham redemption for Envoi Allen who made a triumphant return to the Festival winner's enclosure by winning the Ryanair Chase.
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There can clearly be no doubting the nature of Michael O’Leary’s relationship with Davy Russell now

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 15:29
There was an icy bite to the otherwise mild Cotswold breeze before racing even began at Cheltenham today as Davy Russell prepared for his final two days in the weighing-room.
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Paul Nicholls ends three-year Cheltenham drought as Stage Star wins Turners Novices’ Chase

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 15:00
Stage Star jumped his rivals into submission in the Turners Novices’ Chase to end Paul Nicholls’ three-year drought at the Cheltenham Festival.
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WATCH: Patrick Mullins nominates Appreciate It as the banker on day three of the Cheltenham Festival

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 12:35
Patrick Mullins reckons Appreciate It, trained by his father Willie, can turn over hot favourite Mighty Potter in the opener on day three at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Davy Russell: ‘I have about as much respect for Michael O’Leary’s opinion as he has for my opinion’

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 10:46
Jockey Davy Russell has hit back at Michael O’Leary after the Ryanair boss suggested he should not have come out of retirement.
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Cheltenham 2023: Day Three race card, top tips from the track, TV details and everything you need to know

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 08:00
The Mares' Novices' Hurdle honours the memory of young Jack de Bromhead. Nicky Henderson's Ahorsewithnoname finished second last year so will be aiming to better that.
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Michael Verney’s Cheltenham Day 3 tips: Flooring Porter to be denied with Home By The Lee primed to swoop

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:30
IT takes something special to win once at the Cheltenham Festival, let alone twice, but Flooring Porter has a Stayers’ Hurdle hat-trick in his sights today.
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Digits keep on spinning for maestro Willie Mullins

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:30
In a valley of ghost stories, there is but one enduring silhouette of certainty. It is of a brown trilby materialising in the winners’ enclosure.
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‘Horses were all we ever had, we never really had bicycles or played GAA’ – Jane Mangan

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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‘It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but a winner is a winner’ – Michael O’Leary changes view on Cross Country

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:30
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Keith Donoghue proved himself to be the Cross Country Chase king once again as Delta Work (11/10 favourite) made it back-to-back successes in this quirky Cheltenham Festival test.
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