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Tuesday 25th February 2014
   

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Nicky Henderson Stable Visit

Nicky Henderson hosted today a Cheltenham Racecourse-organised media stable visit at Seven Barrows. He showed off his main hopes and said he could have up to 35 runners over the four days of The Festival, Tuesday, March 11 to Friday, March 14 inclusive, at Cheltenham.  

Nicky Henderson

He said: "My situation is not as gloomy as some people have made out – we are only one winner behind last year at this stage.

"Sadly, we will be missing a lot of the A team at The Festival but I am cheerful – all the horses worked well this morning – Bobs Worth worked great and My Tent Or Yours worked great.

Bobs Worth is currently favourite in the Cheltenham gold cup betting and My Tent Or Yours is well fancied for the Champion Hurdle.

"There are 16 or 17 horses going to Kempton to work on the Polytrack on Friday, while six will go to Newbury on Sunday including Bobs Worth, Captain Cutter, Triolo D’Alene, Royal Boy and maybe Vaniteux. That is the battle plan. We haven’t been running them for very obvious reasons.

"My Tent Or Yours will not go to Kempton or Newbury. I wanted to work some on the grass today and gave them a proper gallop. That would have been too much if they were going to Kempton on Friday as well. So the Kempton horses, led by Captain Conan, have just done a good bit on the all-weather this morning which is much less arduous.

"All the horses going to Newbury are better off on grass but the risk of that is how wet will Newbury be after two days of racing, but I know how to get on the Flat course!  

"With the gallops as wet as they are, there has been some interference in our normal routine. It has been tough for everybody getting to and from the village (Lambourn). The water on the roads was a lot higher 10 days ago. We have been ferrying people here in jeeps and things – everybody has been fantastic. The worst thing was no electricity for 48 hours.

"Whereas, everything just rolled and rolled last season and went right, except for the Betfair Chase as usual, the horses were good, kept injury free and remained healthy. You have got to have all the luck in the world for that to happen. Things did go our way last season and it was fantastic but you know that it does not last.

"This season has not been a disaster – I think we have won six Grade Ones and it usually is a good season if we do that.

"Monday morning, when we had said about Sprinter Sacre missing Cheltenham, life was  actually a bit easier again. A decision had been made, and I knew it was the right one, and now we could get on with things.

"We have got what we have. We have not got Sprinter Sacre, Simonsig and we are not going to run Long Run (kept for the Crabbie’s Grand National) but we have good some very good horses. As long as we can find a winner or two at The Festival ….. We have plenty of horses who have good chances and across the board. Last year we went into The Festival with three favourites for championship races and odds-on ones. There is nothing here which ought to win but they can win."  

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Synopsis - Nicky Henderson is the all-time leading trainer at The Festival with 50 successes following four last year and a record seven in 2012 when he took The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the ninth time. He captured the Jump trainers’ championships in 1985/86 and 1986/87, and regained the title from Paul Nicholls last year.

Born – Lambeth, London, on December 10, 1950.

Background – The son of financier and amateur jockey John Henderson MBE, who founded Racecourse Holdings Trust, the forerunner for Jockey Club Racecourses, he was educated at Eton and the Royal Agricultural College.   He worked for stockbrokers Cazenove in London and Australia, where he gained experience riding work at Randwick, before devoting himself full-time to racing.   He first made his name in Britain as an amateur rider, finishing runner-up three times in the non-professional championship. His main wins as a jockey came on Happy Warrior in the 1977 Fox Hunters Chase at Aintree and on Acquaint in Sandown’s Imperial Cup in the same year.   Henderson recorded his 78th and final win on Rolls Rambler in the Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford in June, 1978.   He became assistant trainer to Fred Winter in 1974 and received his own training licence in July, 1978, taking over from Roger Charlton at Windsor House Stables in Lambourn, Berkshire. He moved to Seven Barrows, to the north of the village, in 1992, after swapping yards with Peter Walwyn.

First Winner As A Trainer – Dukery at Uttoxeter, October 14, 1978.

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Cheltenham Festival Wins (50)

Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1986 River Ceiriog, 1992 Flown) Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (1991 Remittance Man, 1993 Travado, 2000 Tiutchev, 2012 Sprinter Sacre, 2013 Simonsig) Festival Trophy Handicap Chase (2000 Marlborough) Stan James Champion Hurdle (1985, 1986 & 1987 See You Then, 2009 Punjabi, 2010 Binocular) Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (2013 Rajdhani Express) Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (2012 Simonsig) RSA Chase (2005 Trabolgan, 2012 Bobs Worth) BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase (1992 Remittance Man, 2012 Finian’s Rainbow, 2013 Sprinter Sacre) Coral Cup (2010 Spirit River) Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2012 Une Artiste) Ryanair Chase (2006 Fondmort, 2012 Riverside Theatre) Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1989 Rustle, 2000 Bacchanal) Byrne Group Plate (1985 & 1986 The Tsarevich, 2005 Liberthine, 2006 Non So) Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (1990 Master Bob, 2002 The Bushkeeper, 2005 Juveigneur) JCB Triumph Hurdle (1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success, 1999 Katarino, 2009 Zaynar, 2010 Soldatino) Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (1993 Thumbs Up, 1997 Barna Boy) Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (2011 Bobs Worth) Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (2011 Long Run, 2013 Bobs Worth) Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2009 Andytown) Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (2006 Greenhope, 2012 Bellvano) Cathcart Chase (1990 Brown Windsor, 1994 Raymylette, 1999 & 2000 Stormyfairweather)

Cheltenham Festival Wins by Year 1985: 3 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Stan James Champion Hurdle (See You Then), Byrne Group Plate (The Tsarevich), JCB Triumph Hurdle (First Bout) 1986: 3 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (River Ceiriog), Stan James Champion Hurdle (See You Then), Byrne Group Plate (The Tsarevich) 1987: 2 (The Irish Independent joint leading trainer at The Festival) – Stan James Champion Hurdle (See You Then), JCB Triumph Hurdle (Alone Success) 1988: no winners 1989: 1 – Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Rustle) 1990: 2 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (Master Bob), Cathcart Chase (Brown Windsor) 1991: 1 – Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (Remittance Man) 1992: 2 (The Irish Independent joint leading trainer at The Festival) – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1992 Flown), BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase (Remittance Man) 1993: 2 (The Irish Independent joint leading trainer at The Festival) – Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (Travado), Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Thumbs Up) 1994: 1 – Cathcart Chase (Raymylette) 1995: no winners 1996: no winners 1997: 1 – Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Barna Boy) 1998: no winners 1999: 2 – JCB Triumph Hurdle (Katarino), Cathcart Chase (Stormyfairweather) 2000: 4 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (Tiutchev), Festival Trophy Handicap Chase (Marlborough), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Bacchanal), Cathcart Chase (Stormyfairweather) 2001: no winners 2002: 1 – Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (The Bushkeeper) 2003: no winners 2004: no winners 2005: 3 – RSA Chase (Trabolgan), Byrne Group Plate (Liberthine), Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (Juveigneur) 2006: 3 – Ryanair Chase (Fondmort), Byrne Group Plate (Non So), Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Greenhope) 2007: no winners 2008: no winners 2009: 3 – Stan James Champion Hurdle (Punjabi), JCB Triumph Hurdle (Zaynar), Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle (Andytown) 2010: 3 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Stan James Champion Hurdle (Binocular), Coral Cup (Spirit River), JCB Triumph Hurdle (Soldatino) 2011: 2 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Bobs Worth), Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Long Run) 2012: 7 (The Irish Independent leading trainer at The Festival) – Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (Sprinter Sacre), Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Simonsig), RSA Chase (Bobs Worth), BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase (Finian’s Rainbow), Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Une Artiste), Ryanair Chase (Riverside Theatre), Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Bellvano) 2013: 4 – Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (Simonsig), Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Radjhani Express), BetVictor Champion Chase (Sprinter Sacre), Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Bobs Worth)  

Juvenile Hurdlers

Dawalan (FR) 4 gr g Azamour (IRE) – Daltawa (IRE) (Miswaki (USA)) Form: -4112 Owner: Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Breeder: HH Aga Khan   Summary *Azamour half-brother to multiple Group One winners Dalakhani and Daylami, but failed to win in four starts on the Flat for Alain de Royer-Dupre. *Fourth to Calipto over an extended two miles on hurdling debut at Newbury in November, but followed that up with two victories over the same course and distance on December 18 and January 15 respectively. BHA rating of 133. *Beaten a nose in a jumpers’ bumper on Polytrack at Kempton Park on January 31. Jump race record: Starts: 4; Wins: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £7,929   Entries at The Festival Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 4 ch g Kentucky Dynamite (USA) – Cap Serena (FR) (Highest Honor (FR)) Form: 832-41222 Owner: Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Breeder: Haras de Manneville   Summary *Failed to win on the Flat and in four starts over hurdles at Auteuil for Thomas Trapenard. *Facile 33-length winner on debut for new connections at Sandown in November, before a neck defeat in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at The International in December. *Finished second to Le Rocher in both the Grade One Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow over Christmas and the Grade Two JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham on January 25, beaten two and a half lengths and 10 lengths respectively. He has a BHA rating of 139. Jump race record: Starts 8; Wins: 1; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £48,731   Entries at The Festival JCB Triumph Hurdle Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 4 b g Galileo (IRE) – Adjalisa (IRE) (Darshaan)) Form: -1113 Owner: Triermore Stud Breeder: Adjalisa Stud   Summary *14-furlong winner on the Flat for Aidan O’Brien in Ireland. *Completed a hat-trick over hurdles in the Grade Two JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at The Open in November, beating subsequent Grade One winner Guitar Pete by three and three quarter lengths. *Beaten 16 lengths into third by Fox Norton on his latest start in a Grade Two contest at Doncaster on December 14. Jump race record: Starts: 4; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £40,147   Entries at The Festival JCB Triumph Hurdle

Novice Hurdlers

Captain Cutter (IRE) 7 b g Westerner – Hollygrove Samba (IRE) (Accordion (IRE)) Form:  132-111 Owner: J P McManus Breeder: Mrs S Brennan   Summary *Got the better of Kings Palace on debut in a Listed bumper at Ascot in December, 2012, and  was placed at Ascot and Punchestown. *Unbeaten over hurdles this term. Annexed minor events at Kempton Park and Market Rasen before a decisive four and a half length success in the Grade One Challow Novices’ Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at Newbury on December 28. Jump race record: Starts: 6; Wins: 4; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £35,996   Entries at The Festival Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Josses Hill (IRE) 6 b g Winged Love (IRE) – Credora Storm (IRE) (Glacial Storm (USA)) Form: -2112 Owner: Alan Spence Breeder: I W Moore   Summary *Purchased for £100,000 at the Brightwells Cheltenham Premier May Sale after chasing home Faugheen for Andy Oliver in a bumper at Punchestown on May 11. *Landed an Ascot bumper by four lengths in late November on first start for new connections. *Made a winning hurdling debut over two miles at Newbury on December 18, beating classy Flat performer Communicator by three lengths. *Beaten a half-length by stable companion Royal Boy in the rearranged Grade One williamhill.com Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle at Kempton Park on January 11. Jump race record: Starts: 4; Wins: 2; 2nd: 2; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £14,061   Entries at The Festival Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Royal Boy (FR) 7 b g Lavirco (GER) – Quintanilla (FR) (Royal Charter (FR)) Form: 1/23-311 Owner: Michael Buckley Breeder: Earl Haras Du Luy   Summary *Knocked down for €150,000 at Goffs’ Punchestown Sale in May, 2011, following a point-to-point win at Rathmorrissey in Ireland. *Second season novice over hurdles; two starts last season include a third behind Melodic Rendezvous in the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on January 5, 2013. *Disappointed on his chase debut at Kempton Park in November and switched back to hurdles at Ascot on December 20, when he scored comfortably by six lengths over two miles, six furlongs. *Dropped back to two miles for the rearranged Grade One williamhill.com Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle at Kempton Park on January 11, wearing down stable companion Josses Hill by a half-length. Jump race record: Starts: 5; Wins: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £30,895   Entries at The Festival Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Vaniteux (FR) 5 br g Voix Du Nord (FR) – Expoville (FR) (Video Rock (FR)) Form: -141 Owner: Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes Breeder: Jacques Cypres   Summary *Irish point-to-point graduate, finishing in the frame in his two starts. *Made a winning debut for current connections in an extended two-mile novice hurdle at Sandown Park on December 7, finishing powerfully to score by a length and a half. *Beaten favourite in warm novice hurdle at Kempton Park over Christmas, but bounced back when stepped up to just short of two and a half miles at Doncaster on February 6, scoring impressively by 12 lengths. Jump race record: Starts: 3; Wins: 2; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £10,765 Entries at The Festival Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Novice Chasers

Grandouet (FR) 7 b/br g Al Namix (FR) – Virginia River (FR) (Indian River (FR)) Form: 331/52113B/1F11/2F6-U22 Owner: Simon Munir Breeder: Dominique Le Baron. Summary *Top-class hurdler; raced in France before coming to England finished third in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival in 2011, before winning a Grade One contest at Punchestown. Also captured Grade Two StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham in December, 2011 & second in the same race after a year off in 2012. *Fell four out when travelling well in last year’s Stan James Champion Hurdle. *Unseated rider at the last when held on chasing debut at Sandown in November, but bounced back with a fast-finishing neck second to Hinterland in the Grade One Racing Post Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at the same course on December 7. *Proved no match for Dodging Bullets in Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park over Christmas, beaten 10 lengths. Jump race record: Starts: 19; Wins: 6; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £245,676   Entries at The Festival Racing Post Arkle Chase

Oscar Whisky (IRE)   9 b g Oscar (IRE) – Ash Baloo (IRE) (Phardante (FR)) Form: 1/1114/1131/F11151/112P4-2111 Owner: Walters Plant Hire Ltd Breeder: Stephanie Hanly   Summary *Won 10 of his 17 outings over hurdles, including the Grade One Aintree Hurdle over two and half miles in 2011 and 2012. *Effective from two miles to three miles. *Went down by a neck on chase debut by Taquin Du Seuil over two and a half miles at Cheltenham in November, but got off the mark at the same course in December, beating Wonderful Charm by a half-length. *Reversed form with Taquin Du Seuil in Grade Two Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices’ Chase on New Year’s Day, finishing three quarters of a length ahead, and completed a hat-trick in the Grade One Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown Park on February 1. Jump race record: Starts: 24; Wins: 16; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £472,998   Entries at The Festival JLT Novices’ Chase

Hurdlers

My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 7 b g Desert Prince (IRE) – Spartan Girl (IRE) (Ela-Mana-Mou)) Form: 122/121121-111 Owner: J P McManus  Breeder: Frank Dunne   Summary *Classy bumper performer, finishing second to The New One in Champion Bumper at Aintree in April, 2012. *Won four of his six starts over hurdles last term, including the Grade Three Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and a Grade Two at Aintree’s Grand National meeting. *The half-length runner-up to Champagne Fever in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at last year’s Festival. *Won two Grade One hurdles this season, capturing the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle in November before edging out The New One by half a length in the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. *Latest start resulted in an easy win in a two-mile jumpers’ bumper on Polytrack at Kempton Park on February 16. Jump race record: Starts: 12; Wins: 8; 2nd: 4; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £295,545   Entries at The Festival Stan James Champion Hurdle

Rolling Star (FR) 5 b g Smadoun (FR) – Lyli Rose (FR) (Lyphard’s Wish (FR)) Form:1165-100 Owner: Michael Buckley & the Vestey Family Breeder: Laurent Deniel    Summary *Won a maiden hurdle at Auteuil in October, 2012, for Tatiana Puitg. *Scored on British debut for new connections in Grade Two JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham in January, 2013, but was beaten favourite in the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival and at Aintree’s Grand National meeting. *Made winning return in intermediate hurdle over two miles at Haydock Park in November, before finishing 11th in Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot on December 21. *17th of 20 in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 8. Jump race record: Starts: 7; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £68,377   Entries at The Festival Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle

Chasers

Bobs Worth (IRE) 9 b g Bob Back (USA) – Fashionista (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) Form: 21/1111/1321/11-61 Owner: The Not Afraid Partnership  Breeder: Lois Eadie   Summary *Unbeaten in five starts at Cheltenham. *Extended winning sequence at the course to five with a gutsy seven-length success in last year’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Also enjoyed success at The Festival in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle in 2011 and the RSA Chase in 2012. *Disappointed on seasonal return in the Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on November 23, when beaten 40 lengths into sixth. *Bounced back with a one and a half length victory over First Lieutenant in the Grade One Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Jump race record: Starts: 14; Wins: 10; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £656,503   Entries At The Festival Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Captain Conan (FR) 7 b g Kingsalsa (USA) – Lavandou (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Form: 3411622/11151-3 Owner: Triermore Stud  Breeder: Woodcote Stud   Summary *French import; captured Grade One Tolworth Hurdle on his British debut in January, 2012. *Won four of his five starts in novice chases last season, including two Grade One contests at Sandown and the Grade One Betfred Manifesto Novices’ Chase over two and a half miles at Aintree in April. *Third on only outing this season to Sire De Grugy in the Grade One BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on December 7, beaten seven and a quarter lengths. Jump race record: Starts: 13; Wins: 6; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £178,352   Entries at The Festival BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase Ryanair Chase

Long Run (FR) 9 b/br g Cadoudal (FR) – Libertina (FR) (Balsamo (FR)) Form: 21211113/1211113/311/2213/2132-54U1 Owner: Robert Waley-Cohen Breeder: Marie-Christine Gabeur   Summary *Top-class over hurdles and fences for Guillaume Macaire before joining Nicky Henderson in 2009. He finished third in the RSA Chase at The Festival in 2010. *At the 2011 Festival, he became the first six-year-old to win the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup since Mill House in 1963. *Also a dual winner (2011 & 2012) of the Grade One King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. *Struggled on first three starts this season – fifth in the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on November 2 and fourth in the Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park later the same month. *Failed to complete for the first time in his career when unseating Sam Waley-Cohen at the last in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. *Had a confidence booster in the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase at Kelso when winning by six lengths from Knockara Beau over three and a quarter miles on February 13. Jump race record: Starts: 30; Wins: 15; 2nd: 7; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,527,715   Entries at The Festival Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

Riverside Theatre 10 b g King’s Theatre (IRE) – Disallowed (IRE) (Distinctly North (USA)) Form: 13/12114/3115F/121/11P/646-1U6 Owner: Jimmy Nesbitt Partnership Breeder: Goldford Stud   Summary *Classy hurdler; finished third behind Hurricane Fly in a Grade One novice event at Punchestown in April, 2009. *Top-class chaser, annexing back-to-back renewals of the Grade One Ascot Chase over an extended two miles and five furlongs in 2011 and 2012 respectively. *Captured the Ryanair Chase at The Festival in 2012, getting up in the dying strides under an inspired ride from Barry Geraghty. *Struggled in three starts last season, but returned this term with a gutsy victory in the Grade Two Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on December 12. *Unseated Barry Geraghty in a first-time hood and blinkers in the Grade One King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. *Sixth but well beaten in the Ascot Chase on February 15. Jump race record: Starts: 23; Wins: 11; 2nd: 2; 3rd 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £486,471   Entries at The Festival Ryanair Chase

Nicky Henderson’s entries for The Festival, 2014, except in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle and the CGA Foxhunter

11Mar14 1:30  Stand To Reason CHELTENHAM (Early closer), Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 11Mar14 1:30  Josses Hill CHELTENHAM, Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 11Mar14 1:30  Cup Final CHELTENHAM, Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 11Mar14 1:30  Vaniteux CHELTENHAM, Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 11Mar14 2:05  Grandouet CHELTENHAM, Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Grade 1 11Mar14 2:40  Hadrian’s Approach CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Triolo D’Alene CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Ma Filleule CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Une Artiste CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Shakalakaboomboom CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Top Of The Range CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 2:40  Hunt Ball CHELTENHAM, Festival Handicap Chase Grade 3 11Mar14 3:20  My Tent Or Yours CHELTENHAM, Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1 11Mar14 5:15  Ericht CHELTENHAM, Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) 11Mar14 5:15  Lough Kent CHELTENHAM, Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) 11Mar14 5:15  Top Of The Range CHELTENHAM, Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) 11Mar14 5:15  Une Artiste CHELTENHAM, Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) 12Mar14 1:30  Cup Final CHELTENHAM, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 12Mar14 1:30  Cocktails At Dawn CHELTENHAM, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 12Mar14 1:30  Captain Cutter CHELTENHAM, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 12Mar14 1:30  Oscar Hoof CHELTENHAM, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 12Mar14 1:30  Royal Boy CHELTENHAM, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 12Mar14 2:40  Une Artiste CHELTENHAM, Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 12Mar14 2:40  Whisper CHELTENHAM, Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 12Mar14 2:40  Lough Kent CHELTENHAM, Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 12Mar14 3:20  Sprinter Sacre CHELTENHAM, BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade 1 12Mar14 3:20  Captain Conan CHELTENHAM, BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade 1 12Mar14 3:20  Kid Cassidy CHELTENHAM, BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade 1 12Mar14 4:40  Kentucky Hyden CHELTENHAM, Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 12Mar14 4:40  Dawalan CHELTENHAM, Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 13Mar14 1:30  Oscar Whisky CHELTENHAM, JLT Novices’ Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 2:05  Utopie Des Bordes CHELTENHAM, Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) 13Mar14 2:05  Mister Dillon CHELTENHAM, Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) 13Mar14 2:40  Rajdhani Express CHELTENHAM, Ryanair Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 2:40  Riverside Theatre CHELTENHAM, Ryanair Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 2:40  Hunt Ball CHELTENHAM, Ryanair Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 2:40  Kid Cassidy CHELTENHAM, Ryanair Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 2:40  Captain Conan CHELTENHAM, Ryanair Chase Grade 1 13Mar14 4:00  Kid Cassidy CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Rajdhani Express CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Une Artiste CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Ma Filleule CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Triolo D’Alene CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Hunt Ball CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Top Of The Range CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Giorgio Quercus CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Ericht CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:00  Nadiya De La Vega CHELTENHAM, Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Grade 3 13Mar14 4:40  Roberto Goldback CHELTENHAM, Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders) 13Mar14 4:40  Shakalakaboomboom CHELTENHAM, Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders) 13Mar14 4:40  Ma Filleule CHELTENHAM, Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders) 14Mar14 1:30  Kentucky Hyden CHELTENHAM, JCB Triumph Hurdle Grade 1 14Mar14 1:30  Royal Irish Hussar CHELTENHAM, JCB Triumph Hurdle Grade 1 14Mar14 2:05  Cash And Go CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Master Of The Game CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Lough Kent CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Gibb River CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Nesterenko CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  First In The Queue CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Vasco Du Ronceray CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Snake Eyes CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Lyvius CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Makari CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Stand To Reason CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:05  Rolling Star CHELTENHAM, Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 14Mar14 2:40  Captain Cutter CHELTENHAM, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 14Mar14 2:40  Royal Boy CHELTENHAM, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Grade 1 14Mar14 3:20  Long Run CHELTENHAM, Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1 14Mar14 3:20  Triolo D’Alene CHELTENHAM, Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1 14Mar14 3:20  Bobs Worth CHELTENHAM, Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1 14Mar14 4:40  Mister Dillon CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Kentucky Hyden CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Full Shift CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Golden Hoof CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Beat That CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Snake Eyes CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Une Artiste CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Oscar Hoof CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Vaniteux CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Lough Kent CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Volnay De Thaix CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  One Lucky Lady CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 4:40  Master Of The Game CHELTENHAM, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 14Mar14 5:15  Ericht CHELTENHAM, Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Grade 3 14Mar14 5:15  Kid Cassidy CHELTENHAM, Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Grade 3 14Mar14 5:15  Tanks For That CHELTENHAM, Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Grade 3 14Mar14 5:15  French Opera CHELTENHAM, Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Grade 3 14Mar14 5:15  Anquetta CHELTENHAM, Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Grade 3  

The Festival 2014

Champion Day, Tuesday, March 11 (Old Course) 1.30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One) 2m ½f £120,000 2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Grade One) 2m £150,000 2.40 Festival Handicap Chase (Grade Three) 3m ½f £90,000 3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade One) 2m ½f £400,000 4.00 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race (Grade Two) 2m 4f  £85,000 4.40 Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase (Listed)     4m    £85,000 5.15 Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed)( 0-140) 2m 4½f      £60,000   Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 12 (Old Course) 1.30 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One)    2m 5f  £120,000 2.05 RSA Chase (Grade One)      3m ½f £150,000 2.40 Coral Cup (Grade Three Handicap Hurdle)    2m 5f  £80,000 3.20 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade One)      2m    £350,000 4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase     3m 7f  £50,000 4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three)  2m ½f £75,000 5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade One) 2m ½f £60,000   St Patrick’s Thursday, March 13 (New Course) 1.30 JLT Novices’ Chase (Grade One)     2m 4f  £120,000 2.05 Pertemps Network Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle)    3m    £80,000 2.40 Ryanair Chase (Grade One)   2m 5f  £275,000 3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade One)  3m    £275,000 4.00 Byrne Group Plate (Grade Three Handicap Chase)    2m 4f  £90,000 4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (0-145)      3m 1½f      £60,000 5.15 St Patrick’s Derby     1m 5f   Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 14 (New Course) 1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade One)     2m 1f £120,000 2.05 Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three)      2m 1f  £80,000 2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One)   3m    £120,000 3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade One)   3m 2½ f      £550,000 4.00 CGA Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup  3m 2½ f      £40,000 4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)    2m 4½ f      £50,000 5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup (Grade Three) 2m ½ f £90,000.