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‘I believe that Kilcruit could be one out of the ordinary’ - Tony Mullins has full faith in Champion Bumper hope

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 11:31
TONY MULLINS is never one to sit on the fence and he had little hesitation in nominating Kilcruit as one to watch at a Cheltenham Preview Night this time last year despite the fact that the son of Stowaway hadn't even made his racecourse debut yet.
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Chacun Pour Soi can finally end Closutton’s jinx in two-mile title

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
2016 Un De Sceaux, 4/6 – 2nd.
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Blackmore in dreamland as Honeysuckle cements spot among greats

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore couldn’t hide her disbelief at becoming the first female jockey to secure Champion Hurdle success after Honeysuckle (11/10 favourite) delivered a scintillating display to maintain her unbeaten streak at Cheltenham.
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Michael Verney's Day Two guide - Kilcruit can confirm his class in Champion Bumper

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
Only one winner has carried more than 11-5 to victory since the turn of the Millennium so that makes the task of 2020 hero Chosen Mate (11-10) a bit tougher in the Grade Three Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase.
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Shishkin sizzles while Mania bounces back

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
It was a day for the Irish with five winners as Cheltenham kicked into gear, but Shishkin (4/9 favourite) kept the home flag flying when delivering the latest exhibition of his class in yesterday’s Arkle.
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I had to retire so young as a jockey, – it broke my heart for many years

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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Some Neck’s ‘great set of lungs’ are making McConnell dream big

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
For romantics of the game a grey can blind the wandering eye to trouble, but John McConnell knew full well the eccentricities that Some Neck would be bringing to his yard.
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Kennedy and Foster save day for bookies after ‘Tears’ pips hotpot

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
It was a day for punters as three Festival bankers delivered on the opening day at Cheltenham, but bookmakers were spared a massive payout when Concertista (10/11 favourite) was just touched off in the Mares’ Hurdle.
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Cheltenham Day Two: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Mullins eyes elusive Champion Chase

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 21:44
There are not too many big races left that have eluded Willie Mullins, but despite ten attempts, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.05) is still missing from his CV.
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'She's class' - AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh hail Rachael Blackmore after becoming first female jockey to win Champion Hurdle

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 16:30
Anthony McCoy believes Rachael Blackmore could "very easily" be a future champion jockey after she made history with victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
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Black Tears foils Concerta in Mares' Hurdle to give Denise Foster first Cheltenham winner

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 14:47
Black Tears got up in the final strides to give trainer Denise Foster a first Cheltenham Festival winner in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle.
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WATCH: Patrick Mullins talks through his Day One Cheltenham tips

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 12:39
It's Day One at Cheltenham. Our man Patrick Mullins may not be riding at this year's Festival, but he will still be providing all his insights and top daily tips. Here he is alongside the legendary Faugheen ahead of day one.
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Horseracing is blessed to be able to turn to Willie Mullins to author a powerful message of redemption

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 10:56
IF this is to be the week when racing gallops out of its self-made darkness, then there could not be a more convincing figure than Willie Mullins to bear the torch.
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Honeysuckle to bloom and Mullins magic - Michael Verney's race-by-race guide to day one of the Festival

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
The battle of the mares lights up the opening day of a Cheltenham Festival like no other with 2020 Champion Hurdle winner Epatante putting her title on the line against Honeysuckle.
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How the look of this Festival will differ from others

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Who will be allowed into the racecourse?
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Willie Mullins has the sizzling-hot favourite for the Supreme Novices Hurdle and we really Appreciate It

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
We kick off the week with a sizzling-hot favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.20) – the appropriately named in these times, Appreciate It.
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'We've literally been frozen out, entitled to nothing...A lot of people have remortgaged houses to stay afloat'

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Their factory floor has been silent for a calendar year now and, from where they’re standing, nobody cares a whoop.
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