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In 2024 the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup will celebrate its Centenary. Cheltenham are organising a year’s worth of special events during the countdown to Gold Cup 100, and to celebrate the rich tapestry of Owners who have graced the Gold Cup winner’s enclosure during that time, we have taken a look at some of those famous names.

14 January 2024

John Hay Whitney (Jock) (1904-1982)

American owner of Easter Hero went onto be U.S. Ambassador to the UK

13 January 2024

Dorothy Paget (1905 - 1960)

The enigmatic Mrs Paget owned the legendary Golden Miller

12 January 2024

Ralph Beckett – 3rd Baron of Grimthorpe (1891 – 1963)

The third Baron Grimthorpe – Grandfather to the current Lord Grimthorpe and his cousin, trainer Ralph Beckett – was initially heavily involved in the National Hunt sphere, owning Fortina

11 January 2024

Sir David Brown (1904 – 1993)

Linwell's owner is synonymous with a different type of horsepower

10 January 2024

Anne, Duchess of Westminster (1913-2003)

“Every trainer’s dream owner” had every owner's dream horse!

09 January 2024

Raymond Guest (1907-1991)

L'Escargot became only the second horse to win the Gold Cup and Grand National - and owner Raymond Guest had already enjoyed Derby glory in the 1960s

08 January 2024

Charmian Hill (1918 – 1990)

The "Galloping Granny" tasted Festival glory with the legendary Dawn Run

07 January 2024

Paul Barber (1942 - 2023)

Farmer, Cheese tycoon - and multiple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner

06 January 2024

Jim Lewis (1934 - 2023)

Lucky Jim struck lucky with the mighty Best Mate

05 January 2024

Our Friends in the North

A syndicate win in the Gold Cup upset the Kauto v Denman narrative!

 

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Member's Marquee
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We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be hosting the hugely popular ROA Marquee for our members at the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March in 2024. 

Our marquee will be in a new location this season, which has given us the opportunity to provide a larger facility, allowing space for more members and their guests. For the 2024 Festival we will be based in the Courtyard, still just a short walk from the paddock, but closer to the racecourse viewing areas for those of you who enjoy watching the racing trackside. 

As in previous years, there will be hot and cold food on sale, a private cash bar, Tote facilities and numerous TV screens so you won't miss any of the action. Seats and tables are available, but please be aware that these cannot be reserved. 

We will also be holding a free to enter ‘champion tipster’ competition each day for everyone in the marquee. As always, numbers will be limited for the comfort and safety of everyone in attendance. Members can book places for themselves and up to three guests on each of the four days, but please note that only daily badges are available. The ROA marquee is always extremely popular, so we would urge you to book as soon as you are able.  
 
Access to the marquee requires Club admission, which is not included in the price of the marquee badge, but can be purchased directly from Cheltenham Racecourse. 

We ALWAYS sell out well in advance, so if you want to join us, please book early. Marquee badges will not be available for purchase on the day. 

The 2024 prices per day are: 

  • ROA MEMBERS: £65 and £75 for up to three guests 

  • RACEGOERS CLUB MEMBERS: £75 and £85 for up to three guests 

All prices inclusive of VAT. 

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Thinking ahead to Aintree?

We have also partnered with Racing Welfare for the Aintree Lunch for 2024. Taking place on the opening day of the Randox Grand National Festival on Thursday, 11 April 2024, the day features four Grade 1 races as well as the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase run over the Grand National fences. It provides a fantastic day’s racing with many rivals from Cheltenham re-opposing each other.

Find out more about Aintree

 

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General Information

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Schedule of the Week

DAY 1: CHAMPION DAY - TUESDAY 12 MARCH

Wait for the roar at 1.30! The Supreme kicks off the Festival, with the Champion Hurdle the day's feature.

TIME

RACE

DISTANCE

TYPE

TELEVISED

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

ITV

14:10

The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m

Chase

ITV

14:50

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

ITV

15:30

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

ITV

16:10

The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

ITV

16:50

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt 4½f

Chase

 

17:30

The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)

3m abt 6f

Chase

 

 

DAY 2: STYLE WEDNESDAY - WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase takes centre stage on day two of the Festival.

TIME

RACE

DISTANCE

TYPE

TELEVISED

13:30

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

ITV

14:10

The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt ½ f

Chase

ITV

14:50

The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

ITV

15:30

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

Abt 2m

Chase

ITV

16:10

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f

Chase

ITV

16:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)

2m abt ½f

Chase

 

17.30

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)

2m abt ½f

Bumper

 

 

DAY 3: ST PATRICK'S THURSDAY - THURSDAY 14 MARCH

One of the key dates for Cheltenham Festival 2023 is St Patrick's Day, as it marks the third day of racing.

 

TIME

RACE

DISTANCE

TYPE

TELEVISED

13:30

The Turners Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f

Chase

ITV

14:10

The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

ITV

14:50

The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 5f

Chase

ITV

15:30

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

ITV

16:10

The Magniers Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Chase

ITV

16:50

The Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f

Hurdle

 

17:30

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (sponsored JRL Group) (0-145)

3m abt 2f

Chase

 

 

DAY 4: GOLD CUP DAY - FRIDAY 15 MARCH

The focus of the day will be The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, as the name suggests. 

TIME

RACE

DISTANCE

TYPE

TELEVISED

13:30

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

ITV

14:10

The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

ITV

14:50

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

ITV

15:30

The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

ITV

16:10

St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Steeple Chase

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

ITV

16:50

The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase (Grade 2)

2m abt ½f

Chase

 

17:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)

2m abt 4½ f

Hurdle

 

 

Grade 1 Races

Unibet Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

Colonel Mustard (FR) 9 11 10 Mrs A.Frost/P.G. Davies/R.H. Fowler Mrs Lorna Fowler Ireland

Constitution Hill 7 11 10 Mr Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson

Echoes In Rain (FR) 8 11 3 Barnane Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fils d'Oudairies (FR) 9 11 10 Mr David Lestrange Gordon Elliott Ireland

First Street 7 11 10 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Nicky Henderson

Gala Marceau (FR) 5 11 3 Mr K. Alexander W. P. Mullins Ireland

Guard Your Dreams 8 11 10 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Irish Point (FR) 6 11 10 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Lossiemouth (FR) 5 11 3 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Love Envoi (IRE) 8 11 3 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates Love Envoi Harry Fry

Luccia 6 11 3 Pump & Plant Services Ltd Nicky Henderson

Nemean Lion (GER) 7 11 10 Mr Will Roseff Kerry Lee

Not So Sleepy 12 11 10 Lady Blyth Hughie Morrison

Pied Piper 6 11 10 Mr M. Roden Gordon Elliott Ireland

State Man (FR) 7 11 10 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Under Control (FR) 5 11 3 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Zanahiyr (IRE) 7 11 10 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Zarak The Brave (FR) 5 11 10 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

 

18 entries remain

10 Irish-trained

 

The following 4 entries have been scratched: Bob Olinger (IRE), Burdett Road, Impaire Et Passe (FR), Vauban (FR)

 

 

Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200y

Anna Bunina (FR) 8 11 5 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland

Ashroe Diamond (IRE) 7 11 5 Blue Blood Racing Club W. P. Mullins Ireland

Brandy Love (IRE) 8 11 5 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Brighterdaysahead (FR) 5 11 5 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Echoes In Rain (FR) 8 11 5 Barnane Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Gala Marceau (FR) 5 11 5 Mr K. Alexander W. P. Mullins Ireland

Hispanic Moon (FR) 7 11 5 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Lantry Lady (FR) 6 11 5 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Lossiemouth (FR) 5 11 5 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Love Envoi (IRE) 8 11 5 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates Love Envoi Harry Fry

Magical Zoe (IRE) 6 11 5 Patrick & Scott Bryceland Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Marie's Rock (IRE) 9 11 5 Middleham Park Racing XLII Nicky Henderson

Nurse Susan (FR) 7 11 5 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Party Central (IRE) 8 11 5 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Telmesomethinggirl (IRE) 9 11 5 Mr K. Alexander Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Theatre Glory (IRE) 7 11 5 Canter Banter Racing 2 Nicky Henderson

Under Control (FR) 5 11 5 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Visionarian (IRE) West Balboa (IRE) 8 11 5 Bullen-Smith & Faulks Dan Skelton

You Wear It Well 7 11 5 Sir Chips Keswick Jamie Snowden

Zenta (FR) 5 11 5 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

 

20 entries remain

13 Irish-trained

 

The following 5 entries have been scratched: Feet of A Dancer (FR), Jetara (IRE), Luccia, Pink In The Park (IRE), Saylavee (IRE)

 

 

Style Wednesday – Wednesday 13th March

 

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

Amarillo Sky (IRE) 8 11 10 Mr J. P. Romans Joe Tizzard

Appreciate It (IRE) 10 11 10 Miss M. A. Masterson W. P. Mullins Ireland

Boothill (IRE) 9 11 10 Brian & Sandy Lambert Harry Fry

Captain Guinness (IRE) 9 11 10 Declan Landy Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Editeur du Gite (FR) 10 11 10 The Preston Family, Friends & T Jacobs Gary Moore

Edwardstone 10 11 10 Robert Abrey & Ian Thurtle Alan King

El Fabiolo (FR) 7 11 10 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Elixir de Nutz (FR) 10 11 10 Mr Terry Warner Joe Tizzard

Ferny Hollow (IRE) 9 11 10 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Funambule Sivola (FR) 9 11 10 My Racing Manager Friends Venetia Williams

Gentleman de Mee (FR) 8 11 10 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jonbon (FR) 8 11 10 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Maskada (FR) 8 11 3 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Visionarian (IRE) 9 11 10 Mr Basil Holian Peter Fahey Ireland

 

14 entries remain

7 Irish-trained

 

The following 5 entries have been scratched: Dinoblue (FR), Dysart Dynamo (IRE), Fil Dor (FR), Greaneteen (FR), Nube Negra (SPA)

 

 

St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday 14th March

 

Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f 127y

Ahoy Senor (IRE) 9 11 10 Wymer & Russell Lucinda Russell

Appreciate It (IRE) 10 11 10 Miss M. A. Masterson W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ash Tree Meadow (FR) 8 11 10 Alymer Stud Ltd Gordon Elliott Ireland

Banbridge (IRE) 8 11 10 Mr R. A. Bartlett Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Capodanno (FR) 8 11 10 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 11 10 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Conflated (IRE) 10 11 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Editeur du Gite (FR) 10 11 10 The Preston Family, Friends & T Jacobs Gary Moore

Edwardstone 10 11 10 Robert Abrey & Ian Thurtle Alan King

El Fabiolo (FR) 7 11 10 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Envoi Allen (FR) 10 11 10 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Fastorslow (FR) 8 11 10 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Fil Dor (FR) 6 11 10 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

French Dynamite (FR) 9 11 10 Robcour M. F. Morris Ireland

Fugitif (FR) 9 11 10 Mr Carl Hinchy & Dr Emad Hussain Richard Hobson

Hitman (FR) 8 11 10 Mason, Hogarth, Ferguson & Done Paul Nicholls

Janidil (FR) 10 11 10 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jungle Boogie (IRE) 10 11 10 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Millers Bank 10 11 10 Millers Bank Partnership Alex Hales

Minella Drama (IRE) 9 11 10 Green Day Racing Donald McCain

Pic D'orhy (FR) 9 11 10 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Protektorat (FR) 9 11 10 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Dan Skelton

Seddon (IRE) 11 11 10 Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

Shan Blue (IRE) 10 11 10 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Stage Star (IRE) 8 11 10 Owners Group 044 Paul Nicholls

 

25 entries remain

14 Irish-trained

 

The following 7 entries have been scratched: Allaho (FR), Dysart Dynamo (IRE), Greaneteen (FR), Idas Boy (IRE), Jonbon (FR), Notlongtillmay, Sir Gerhard (IRE)

 

 

Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

Asterion Forlonge (FR) 10 11 10 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ballyadam (IRE) 9 11 10 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Beacon Edge (IRE) 10 11 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Blazing Khal (IRE) 8 11 10 Byrnes Bloodstock Ltd/F. McCarthy Charles Byrnes Ireland

Bold Endeavour 8 11 10 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Botox Has (FR) 8 11 10 John and Yvonne Stone Gary Moore

Buddy One (IRE) 7 11 10 E. Lynch/T.C.Quinn/John J. McGrath Paul John Gilligan Ireland

Champ (IRE) 12 11 10 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Crambo 7 11 10 Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd & Chris Giles Fergal O'Brien

Da Capo Glory (IRE) 7 11 10 Red Strand Syndicate Padraig Butler Ireland

Dashel Drasher 11 11 10 Mrs B Tully and Mr R Lock Jeremy Scott

Flight Deck (IRE) 10 11 10 The Steve, Joe and Steve Syndicate Deborah Cole

Flooring Porter (IRE) 9 11 10 Flooring Porter Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Good Time Jonny (IRE) 9 11 10 A Shiels/Donal Gavigan/Niall Reilly A. J. Martin Ireland

Home By The Lee (IRE) 9 11 10 Mr Sean O'Driscoll Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Irish Point (FR) 6 11 10 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Janidil (FR) 10 11 10 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Monkfish (IRE) 10 11 10 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Nemean Lion (GER) 7 11 10 Mr Will Roseff Kerry Lee

Noble Yeats (IRE) 9 11 10 Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Emmet Mullins Ireland

Nurse Susan (FR) 7 11 3 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Paisley Park (IRE) 12 11 10 Mr Andrew Gemmell Emma Lavelle

Proschema (IRE) 9 11 10 Empire State Racing Partnership Dan Skelton

Sir Gerhard (IRE) 9 11 10 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Sire du Berlais (FR) 12 11 10 Mr John P. McManus Gordon Elliott Ireland

Teahupoo (FR) 7 11 10 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Theleme (FR) 7 11 10 JDG Bloodstock Services A. Chaille-Chaille France

Third Wind 10 11 10 Mouse Hamilton-Fairley Hughie Morrison

West Balboa (IRE) 8 11 3 Bullen-Smith & Faulks Dan Skelton

 

29 entries remain

16 Irish-trained

1 French-trained

 

The following 7 entries have been scratched: Ahoy Senor (IRE), Ashdale Bob (IRE), Impaire Et Passe (FR), Langer Dan (IRE), Millers Bank, Shanbally Kid (IRE), Thedevilscoachman (IRE)

 

 

Gold Cup Day – Friday 15th March

 

Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y

Ahoy Senor (IRE) 9 11 10 Wymer & Russell Lucinda Russell

Bravemansgame (FR) 9 11 10 Bryan Drew Paul Nicholls

Conflated (IRE) 10 11 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Corach Rambler (IRE) 10 11 10 The Ramblers Lucinda Russell

Fastorslow (FR) 8 11 10 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Galopin des Champs (FR) 8 11 10 Mrs Audrey Turley W. P. Mullins Ireland

Gentlemansgame 8 11 10 Robcour M. F. Morris Ireland

Gerri Colombe (FR) 8 11 10 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Hewick (IRE) 9 11 10 Mr T. J. McDonald John Joseph Hanlon Ireland

Jungle Boogie (IRE) 10 11 10 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Henry de Bromhead Ireland

L'homme Presse (FR) 9 11 10 DFA Racing (Pink & Edwards) Venetia Williams

Monkfish (IRE) 10 11 10 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Nassalam (FR) 7 11 10 John and Yvonne Stone Gary Moore

Protektorat (FR) 9 11 10 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Dan Skelton

Shishkin (IRE) 10 11 10 Mrs J Donnelly Nicky Henderson

The Real Whacker (IRE) 8 11 10 Neville, Mann, Duffus, Dennis-Price Patrick Neville

 

16 entries remain         

8 Irish-trained

 

The following 4 entries have been scratched: Datsalrightgino (GER), Envoi Allen (FR), Royale Pagaille (FR), Stay Away Fay (IRE)

 

 

Grade 1 Novice Races

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (2m 87y)

Absurde (FR) 6 11 7 H. O. S. Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Anotherway (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Asian Master (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs M. Costello W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ballyburn (IRE) 6 11 7 R.A.Bartlett/David Manasseh W. P. Mullins Ireland

Beat The Bat (IRE) 6 11 7 Twelfth Man Partnership 6 Harry Fry

Billericay Dickie (IRE) 5 11 7 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Booster Bob (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs Diana L. Whateley Olly Murphy

Daddy Long Legs (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

D Art D Art (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Ciaran John Mooney Thomas Cooper Ireland

Favour And Fortune (IRE) 6 11 7 Hemmings Racing Alan King

Firefox (IRE) 6 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Gold Dancer (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Helnwein (IRE) 6 11 7 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates Helnwein Alan King

Helvic Dream (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs Caroline Hendron/Mrs M.Cahill Noel Meade Ireland

Ile Atlantique (FR) 6 11 7 Tony Bloom W. P. Mullins Ireland

Intense Approach 5 11 7 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland

Jango Baie (FR) 5 11 7 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Jeriko du Reponet (FR) 5 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Jigoro (FR) 5 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jimmy du Seuil (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Edward J. Ware W. P. Mullins Ireland

King of Kingsfield (IRE) 6 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Kings Hill (IRE) 5 11 7 PNT Partnership Paul John Gilligan Ireland

Lookaway (IRE) 7 11 7 Peter Beadles Neil King

Mistergif (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Mystical Power (IRE) 5 11 7 J. P. McManus/Mrs.J Magnier/Mrs S Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

No Flies On Him (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr John P. McManus E. J. O'Grady Ireland

No More Bolero 5 11 7 Simon Hunt and Bob Wilson David Bridgwater

Primoz (IRE) 6 11 7 Aim Equestrian Ltd & Russell Lucinda Russell

Recoup 5 11 7 R Hames and H Redknapp Fergal O'Brien

Shoot The Blues 7 11 7 Mr Barry Connell Barry Connell Ireland

Slade Steel (IRE) 6 11 7 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Supersundae (FR) 5 11 7 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Tellherthename (IRE) 5 11 7 The Megsons Ben Pauling

Tullyhill (FR) 6 11 7 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Western Diego (IRE) 7 11 7 Clipper Logistics Group Ltd W. P. Mullins Ireland

Brighterdaysahead (FR) 5 11 0 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Dysart Enos (IRE) 6 11 0 The Good Stock Syndicate Fergal O'Brien

Kimy (FR) 4 10 4 Mrs Rita Byrne Thomas Mullins Ireland

 

38 entries remain

26 Irish-trained

 

 

My Pension Expert Arkle Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

Authorised Speed (FR) 7 11 7 Gallagher Bloodstock Limited Gary Moore

Blood Destiny (FR) 5 11 7 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Colonel Harry (IRE) 7 11 7 The GD Partnership Jamie Snowden

Djelo (FR) 6 11 7 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Facile Vega (IRE) 7 11 7 Hammer & Trowel Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Found A Fifty (IRE) 7 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Gaelic Warrior (GER) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Hunters Yarn (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Il Etait Temps (FR) 6 11 7 Hollywood Syndicate & Barnane Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

JPR One (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr J. P. Romans Joe Tizzard

Marine Nationale (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Barry Connell Barry Connell Ireland

Master Chewy (IRE) 7 11 7 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Matata (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies

My Mate Mozzie (IRE) 8 11 7 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Quilixios 7 11 7 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Senecia (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr L. Halley Vincent Halley Ireland

Sharjah (FR) 11 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Zanahiyr (IRE) 7 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

 

18 entries remain

12 Irish-trained

 

 

National Hunt Chase (Grade 2) 3m 5f 201y

Bowtogreatness (IRE) 8 11 7 Harry Redknapp & Sophie Pauling Ben Pauling

Broadway Boy (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr D. M. Proos Nigel Twiston-Davies

Chianti Classico (IRE) 7 11 7 Sir Francis Brooke & R A Pilkington Kim Bailey

Conkwell Legend 10 11 7 Mrs Sarah Keys Neil Mulholland

Cool Survivor (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Corbetts Cross (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Emmet Mullins Ireland

Embassy Gardens 8 11 7 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan W. P. Mullins Ireland

Favori de Champdou (FR) 9 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Flooring Porter (IRE) 9 11 7 Flooring Porter Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Henry's Friend (IRE) 7 11 7 Elizabeth and Oliver Troup Ben Pauling

Kilbeg King (IRE) 9 11 7 M.R.Chapman, E.Jones & H.Kingston Anthony Honeyball

Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr P. Byrne W. P. Mullins Ireland

Minella Cocooner (IRE) 8 11 7 Mr David Bobbett W. P. Mullins Ireland

Mr Vango (IRE) 8 11 7 Cracker and Smodge Partnership Mark Bradstock

Nick Rockett (IRE) 7 11 7 Stewart & Sadie Andrew W. P. Mullins Ireland

Salvador Ziggy (IRE) 8 11 7 William Hurley/Mrs Aisling Hurley Gordon Elliott Ireland

Three Card Brag (IRE) 7 11 7 McNeill Family/Patrick & Scott Bryceland Gordon Elliott Ireland

Apple Away (IRE) 7 11 0 Old Gold Racing 14 Lucinda Russell

 

18 entries

10 Irish-trained

 

Style Wednesday – Wednesday 13th March

 

Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

Asian Master (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs M. Costello W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ballyburn (IRE) 6 11 7 R.A.Bartlett/David Manasseh W. P. Mullins Ireland

Beat The Bat (IRE) 6 11 7 Twelfth Man Partnership 6 Harry Fry

Billericay Dickie (IRE) 5 11 7 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Bowenspark (IRE) 6 11 7 Hemmings Racing Henry Daly

Butcher Hollow (IRE) 5 11 7 Ciaran John Mooney/John Francis Ryan Thomas Cooper Ireland

Captain Teague (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Chapeau de Soleil (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Croke Park (IRE) 6 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Daddy Long Legs (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Dr Eggman (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Gentle Slopes 7 11 7 Mr Anwar Badri Nicky Henderson

Gidleigh Park 6 11 7 The Eyre Family Harry Fry

Gold Dancer (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Handstands (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr T. P. Radford Ben Pauling

Ile Atlantique (FR) 6 11 7 Tony Bloom W. P. Mullins Ireland

Intense Approach 5 11 7 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland

Irish Panther 7 11 7 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan E. J. O'Grady Ireland

James's Gate (IRE) 7 11 7 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Jango Baie (FR) 5 11 7 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Jigoro (FR) 5 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jimmy du Seuil (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Edward J. Ware W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jingko Blue (FR) 5 11 7 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Johnnywho (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Josh The Boss 5 11 7 Mr J. D. Neild Nigel Twiston-Davies

Lecky Watson (IRE) 6 11 7 Slaneyville Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lookaway (IRE) 7 11 7 Peter Beadles Neil King

Lucky Place (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs G. Van Geest & Mr M. George Nicky Henderson

Mahon's Way (IRE) 6 11 7 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Mercurey (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Mistergif (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Moon D'Orange (FR) 6 11 7 Ian Stuart Griffiths and Gary Evans Fergal O'Brien

Mystical Power (IRE) 5 11 7 J. P. McManus/Mrs.J Magnier/Mrs S Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

No Flies On Him (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr John P. McManus E. J. O'Grady Ireland

No More Bolero 5 11 7 Simon Hunt and Bob Wilson David Bridgwater

O'Moore Park (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Peaky Boy (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr O. S. Harris Nicky Henderson

Phantomofthepoints (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs Jo Tracey,K Alexander, P&S Bryceland David Pipe

Predators Gold (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Readin Tommy Wrong (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Search For Glory (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shoot The Blues 7 11 7 Mr Barry Connell Barry Connell Ireland

Slade Steel (IRE) 6 11 7 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Spread Boss Ted 7 11 7 Mr R. S. Brookhouse W. P. Mullins Ireland

Staffordshire Knot (IRE) 6 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Stellar Story (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Tellherthename (IRE) 5 11 7 The Megsons Ben Pauling

The Grey Man 5 11 7 Mr Mark James Harriet Dickin

The Jukebox Man (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Harry Redknapp Ben Pauling

What's Up Darling (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Brighterdaysahead (FR) 5 11 0 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

 

51 entries remain

32 Irish-trained

 

 

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 3m 110y

Brave Kingdom (FR) 8 11 7 Graeme Moore, Kate & Andrew Brooks Paul Nicholls

Broadway Boy (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr D. M. Proos Nigel Twiston-Davies

Embassy Gardens 8 11 7 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan W. P. Mullins Ireland

Facile Vega (IRE) 7 11 7 Hammer & Trowel Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fact To File (FR) 7 11 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Favori de Champdou (FR) 9 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Firm Footings (IRE) 6 11 7 Ms Rachel Carthy Gordon Elliott Ireland

Gaelic Warrior (GER) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ginny's Destiny (IRE) 8 11 7 Gordon & Su Hall Paul Nicholls

Giovinco (IRE) 7 11 7 Thunder Holdings Ltd & The Young Ones Lucinda Russell

Grey Dawning (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Robert Kirkland Dan Skelton

Idalko Bihoue (FR) 6 11 7 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Imagine (FR) 6 11 7 Barratt Racing Harry Derham

Kilbeg King (IRE) 9 11 7 M.R.Chapman, E.Jones & H.Kingston Anthony Honeyball

Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr P. Byrne W. P. Mullins Ireland

Minella Cocooner (IRE) 8 11 7 Mr David Bobbett W. P. Mullins Ireland

Monty's Star (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Nick Rockett (IRE) 7 11 7 Stewart & Sadie Andrew W. P. Mullins Ireland

Salvador Ziggy (IRE) 8 11 7 William Hurley/Mrs Aisling Hurley Gordon Elliott Ireland

Sandor Clegane (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs K.Browne & Mrs Anne Coffey Paul Nolan Ireland

Stay Away Fay (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Chris Giles & Mr Dave Staddon Paul Nicholls

Three Card Brag (IRE) 7 11 7 McNeill Family/Patrick & Scott Bryceland Gordon Elliott Ireland

Trelawne 8 11 7 The Real Partnership Kim Bailey

Walking On Air (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs Doreen Tabor Nicky Henderson

Jamaico (FR) 5 11 3 Prof. Caroline Tisdall David Pipe

Apple Away (IRE) 7 11 0 Old Gold Racing 14 Lucinda Russell

 

26 entries remain

13 Irish-trained

 

St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday 14th March

 

Turners Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 2m 3f 168y

American Mike (IRE) 7 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Authorised Speed (FR) 7 11 7 Gallagher Bloodstock Limited Gary Moore

Colonel Harry (IRE) 7 11 7 The GD Partnership Jamie Snowden

Djelo (FR) 6 11 7 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Facile Vega (IRE) 7 11 7 Hammer & Trowel Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fact To File (FR) 7 11 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Found A Fifty (IRE) 7 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Gaelic Warrior (GER) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ginny's Destiny (IRE) 8 11 7 Gordon & Su Hall Paul Nicholls

Giovinco (IRE) 7 11 7 Thunder Holdings Ltd & The Young Ones Lucinda Russell

Grey Dawning (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Robert Kirkland Dan Skelton

Idalko Bihoue (FR) 6 11 7 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Il Est Francais (FR) 6 11 7 Kelvin-Hughes & Haras De St Voir N. George & A. Zetterholm France

Il Etait Temps (FR) 6 11 7 Hollywood Syndicate & Barnane Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Imagine (FR) 6 11 7 Barratt Racing Harry Derham

Iroko (FR) 6 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Le Patron (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs E. Avery Gary Moore

Letsbeclearaboutit (IRE) 9 11 7 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell

Marble Sands (FR) 8 11 7 DL Adams, JA Adams & G McPherson David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Sharjah (FR) 11 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Unexpected Party (FR) 9 11 7 O'Reilly MacLennan Tynan Carthy Shanahan Dan Skelton

Zanahiyr (IRE) 7 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Blood Destiny (FR) 5 11 5 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jamaico (FR) 5 11 5 Prof. Caroline Tisdall David Pipe

 

24 entries remain

10 Irish-trained

1 French-trained

 

 

Gold Cup Day – Friday 15th March

 

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y

Anzadam (FR) 4 11 2 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Bottler'secret (IRE) 4 11 2 Mr Patrick Sheanon Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Bright Legend (IRE) 4 11 2 J.Carthy/Paul Byrne/Patrick John O'Brien Denis G. Hogan Ireland

Bunting (FR) 4 11 2 Tony Bloom W. P. Mullins Ireland

Burdett Road 4 11 2 The Gredley Family James Owen

Casheldale Lad (IRE) 4 11 2 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Ethical Diamond (IRE) 4 11 2 H. O. S. Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Givemefive (IRE) 4 11 2 Smash Racing Harry Derham

Golden Maverick (FR) 4 11 2 RaceShare - Golden Maverick Jamie Snowden

Golden Move 4 11 2 Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons Paul Nicholls

Highwind (FR) 4 11 2 Mrs Audrey Turley W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ithaca's Arrow 4 11 2 The Agincourt Partnership Dominic Ffrench Davis

Kalif du Berlais (FR) 4 11 2 Ferguson, Mason, Hales & Done Paul Nicholls

Karafon (FR) 4 11 2 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lark In The Mornin (GER) 4 11 2 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Liari (FR) 4 11 2 Neil Smith & Alfie Smith Paul Nicholls

Maasai Mara 4 11 2 Mr K. W. Bell John O'Shea

Majborough (FR) 4 11 2 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Mighty Bandit (IRE) 4 11 2 Jim and Claire Limited Warren Greatrex

Mr Le Philosophe 4 11 2 The Horse Watchers & Robin Oliver Rebecca Menzies

Nurburgring (IRE) 4 11 2 Bronsan Racing Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Peking Opera (IRE) 4 11 2 S. Packham, A. Austin and B. Austin Gary Moore

Salvator Mundi (FR) 4 11 2 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Salver (FR) 4 11 2 Mr Keith Graves Gary Moore

Sir Gino (FR) 4 11 2 Mrs J Donnelly Nicky Henderson

Star Mood (IRE) 4 11 2 Alberta Capital Ltd T. Gibney Ireland

Storm Heart (FR) 4 11 2 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Szafran (FR) 4 11 2 Mr J. Grassick James Grassick France

Fratas (IRE) 4 10 9 Mr R. McMahon Michael Mulvany Ireland

Kala Conti (FR) 4 10 9 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Kargese (FR) 4 10 9 Mr K. Alexander W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kimy (FR) 4 10 9 Mrs Rita Byrne Thomas Mullins Ireland

Wodhooh (FR) 4 10 9 The Sundowners Partnership Gordon Elliott Ireland

 

33 entries remain

19 Irish-trained

1 French-trained

 

 

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

Alcedo (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Answer To Kayf 8 11 7 Mr Denis A. O'Connor Terence O'Brien Ireland

Better Days Ahead (IRE) 6 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Bowenspark (IRE) 6 11 7 Hemmings Racing Henry Daly

Butcher Hollow (IRE) 5 11 7 Ciaran John Mooney/John Francis Ryan Thomas Cooper Ireland

Captain Teague (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Chapeau de Soleil (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Chigorin (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr P. Davies Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Chosen Templar (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Mark E. Smith D. J. Jeffreys

Croke Park (IRE) 6 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Dancing City (FR) 7 11 7 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Dr Eggman (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Dripsey Moon (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr J. Fyffe John McConnell Ireland

Gidleigh Park 6 11 7 The Eyre Family Harry Fry

Great Pepper (FR) 6 11 7 Mills Racing Syndicate ONE James Moffatt

Haiti Couleurs (FR) 7 11 7 The Brizzle Boys Rebecca Curtis

High Class Hero 7 11 7 Sullivan B'Stock Ltd/N Hughes/P Crowley W. P. Mullins Ireland

Inox Allen (FR) 6 11 7 Richard & Katherine Gilbert Lucinda Russell

Irish Panther 7 11 7 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan E. J. O'Grady Ireland

Jingko Blue (FR) 5 11 7 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Johnnywho (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Largy Hill (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lecky Watson (IRE) 6 11 7 Slaneyville Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lucky Place (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs G. Van Geest & Mr M. George Nicky Henderson

Mercurey (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Mint Boy (IRE) 6 11 7 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Mt Fugi Park (IRE) 6 11 7 Tanzanite Jonjo O'Neill

My Trump Card (IRE) 6 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

O'Moore Park (IRE) 7 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Readin Tommy Wrong (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Search For Glory (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shanagh Bob (IRE) 6 11 7 Mrs J Donnelly Nicky Henderson

Shannon Royale (IRE) 6 11 7 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Spread Boss Ted 7 11 7 Mr R. S. Brookhouse W. P. Mullins Ireland

Stellar Story (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

The Jukebox Man (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Harry Redknapp Ben Pauling

Transmission (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr Paul McKeon Neil Mulholland

Welcom To Cartries (FR) 6 11 7 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Westerninthepark (IRE) 6 11 7 The Box 8 Partnership & Avon Racing Ltd Anthony Charlton

Will Do (IRE) 7 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Meyo 6 11 0 Alberta Capital Ltd T. Gibney Ireland

 

41 entries remain

24 Irish-trained

Handicap Weights

2:50 pm Ultima Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 3m 1f

Corach Rambler (IRE) 10 12 0 The Ramblers Lucinda Russell

Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 11 12 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Eldorado Allen (FR) 10 11 8 J P Romans & Terry Warner Joe Tizzard

Al Dancer (FR) 11 11 8 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas

Aye Right (IRE) 11 11 7 Geoff and Elspeth Adam Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Ain't That A Shame (IRE) 10 11 7 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Ireland

James du Berlais (FR) 8 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jungle Boogie (IRE) 10 11 7 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Bronn (IRE) 7 11 6 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Le Milos 9 11 5 The Jolly Good Partnership Dan Skelton

Run Wild Fred (IRE) 10 11 4 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Minella Cocooner (IRE) 8 11 3 Mr David Bobbett W. P. Mullins Ireland

Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7 11 3 Watch This Space Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Stumptown (IRE) 7 11 3 Furze Bush Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Monbeg Genius (IRE) 8 11 2 Barrowman Racing Limited Jonjo O'Neill

Favori de Champdou (FR) 9 11 2 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

The Goffer (IRE) 7 11 2 Mr Allan Snow Gordon Elliott Ireland

Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 11 2 Mr P. Byrne W. P. Mullins Ireland

Embittered (IRE) 10 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Giovinco (IRE) 7 11 1 Thunder Holdings Ltd & The Young Ones Lucinda Russell

Chambard (FR) 12 11 1 David & Carol Shaw Venetia Williams

Minella Crooner (IRE) 8 11 1 KTDA Racing/Nick Courtney/Cillian Moran Gordon Elliott Ireland

Glengouly (FR) 8 11 1 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kitty's Light 8 11 1 R J Bedford & All Stars Sports Racing Christian Williams

Gevrey (FR) 8 11 1 Denis Gallagher Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Eklat de Rire (FR) 10 11 1 Mr P. Davies Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Victtorino (FR) 6 11 0 Martians Racing Venetia Williams

Busselton (FR) 7 11 0 Mr Michael Hilary Burke Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Empire Steel (IRE) 10 11 0 Alan Wight Sandy Thomson

Inothewayurthinkin (IRE) 6 11 0 Mr John P. McManus Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Trelawne 8 10 13 The Real Partnership Kim Bailey

Highland Hunter (IRE) 11 10 13 Nic Brereton and Lindsey Brennan Fergal O'Brien

Annual Invictus (IRE) 9 10 13 Mr Thomas Michael Smith Chris Gordon

Twig 9 10 12 Mrs G. Morgan Ben Pauling

Chianti Classico (IRE) 7 10 12 Sir Francis Brooke & R A Pilkington Kim Bailey

Fakir d'Alene (FR) 9 10 12 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shakem Up'arry (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Harry Redknapp Ben Pauling

Ontheropes (IRE) 10 10 12 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Shan Blue (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Amirite (IRE) 8 10 11 Patrick Hale Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Cloudy Glen (IRE) 11 10 11 Hemmings Racing Venetia Williams

Diol Ker (FR) 10 10 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Macs Charm (IRE) 9 10 10 Macs Charm Syndicate Colm A. Murphy Ireland

Found On (IRE) 9 10 9 Mr Oliver Ryan Martin Keighley

Crebilly (IRE) 7 10 9 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Lord du Mesnil (FR) 11 10 9 Mike and Mandy Smith & Mr Paul Porter Richard Hobson

Excello (FR) 5 10 9 Mrs Angela Yeoman Nicky Henderson

Iron Bridge (IRE) 8 10 9 Hemmings Racing Jonjo O'Neill

Cepage (FR) 12 10 9 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

Flegmatik (FR) 9 10 9 Exors of the late Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton

Firm Footings (IRE) 6 10 9 Ms Rachel Carthy Gordon Elliott Ireland

Life In The Park (IRE) 7 10 8 Mr Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Famous Bridge (IRE) 8 10 8 Hemmings Racing Nicky Richards

City Chief (IRE) 7 10 7 Mrs J Donnelly Nicky Henderson

Chavez (IRE) 8 10 7 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark W. P. Mullins Ireland

Frontal Assault (IRE) 9 10 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Rapper 10 10 7 The Home Farm Partnership Henry Daly

The Big Breakaway (IRE) 9 10 6 Syd Hosie Syd Hosie

Cool Survivor (IRE) 7 10 6 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Theatre Man (IRE) 8 10 6 Burkes & Syders Richard Bandey

Apple Away (IRE) 7 10 6 Old Gold Racing 14 Lucinda Russell

Farceur du Large (FR) 9 10 5 RC Syndicate II Jamie Snowden

Autonomous Cloud (IRE) 8 10 4 Mr Terry Warner & The McNeill Family Fergal O'Brien

Weveallbeencaught (IRE) 7 10 3 Jimmy & Susie Wenman Edward & Jane James Nigel Twiston-Davies

Undersupervision (IRE) 8 10 3 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bowtogreatness (IRE) 8 10 2 Harry Redknapp & Sophie Pauling Ben Pauling

Rock My Way (IRE) 6 10 1 Nick Case, Syd Hosie, John Romans Syd Hosie

Git Maker (FR) 8 10 1 Sheep As A Lamb Syndicate Jamie Snowden

Castle Robin (IRE) 9 10 1 Mrs Fitri Hay Charlie Longsdon

Demnat (FR) 7 10 1 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Grozni (FR) 8 10 0 EFEX Racing Club James Owen

Java Point (IRE) 9 9 13 Mr N T Griffith & H M Haddock Henry Oliver

Back On The Lash 10 9 13 Maughan, Redknapp, Ryan, Salters Martin Keighley

Dom of Mary (FR) 8 9 10 Mr P. J. Cave David Bridgwater

Risk And Roll (FR) 10 9 6 Mr B. Preece James Evans

Jamaico (FR) 5 9 3 Prof. Caroline Tisdall David Pipe

 

 

4:50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) 2m 87y

 Nurburgring (IRE) 4 11 12 Bronsan Racing Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Kala Conti (FR) 4 11 8 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Liari (FR) 4 11 7 Neil Smith & Alfie Smith Paul Nicholls

Ndaawi 4 11 7 Mr Niall Michael Earls Gordon Elliott Ireland

Batman Girac (FR) 4 11 6 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Wodhooh (FR) 4 11 3 The Sundowners Partnership Gordon Elliott Ireland

Cossack Chach (IRE) 4 11 3 Rectory Road Holdings Limited Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Miss Manzor 4 11 3 Mr K. Alexander W. P. Mullins Ireland

Givemefive (IRE) 4 11 2 Smash Racing Harry Derham

Eagle Fang (IRE) 4 11 0 Mr William Durkan William Durkan Ireland

Karia des Blaises (FR) 4 11 0 Barnane Stud & Owen Heffer W. P. Mullins Ireland

Milan Tino (IRE) 4 10 13 Mr John P. McManus N. George & A. Zetterholm France

An Bradan Feasa (IRE) 4 10 13 Mrs Mary-Ann Middleton Jack Jones

Ose Partir (FR) 4 10 13 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Nara (FR) 4 10 13 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Mordor (FR) 4 10 12 Mr Ray Stokes Gordon Elliott Ireland

Pigeon House (IRE) 4 10 11 J.P.O'Flaherty/Phelan/Harrington/Galway Mrs J. Harrington Ireland

Eagles Reign (IRE) 4 10 10 Mr T J Ward Ross O'Sullivan Ireland

Balboa 4 10 9 Mrs Kate Kenyon Seamus Mullins

Kourosh (GER) 4 10 9 Stockley and Partners Dan Skelton

Lark In The Mornin (GER) 4 10 9 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Les Loyautes (FR) 4 10 9 Mr N. A. Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies

Roaring Legend (FR) 4 10 9 Mr Alan Peterson Olly Murphy

Palamon (IRE) 4 10 8 Capital Racing Syndicate Paul Nolan Ireland

Harsh 4 10 8 Gigginstown House Stud Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Bright Legend (IRE) 4 10 8 J. Carthy/Patrick John O'Brien Denis G. Hogan Ireland

Latin Verse 4 10 7 Mr P Arms and Mr S Harvey Syd Hosie

Teorie (IRE) 4 10 7 McNeill Family & Stone Family Fergal O'Brien

Pacini 4 10 7 KTDA Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Kaleosun (FR) 4 10 6 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Timeless Piece (IRE) 4 10 6 Edelle Logan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Royal Way (FR) 4 10 6 Mr Keith F. J. Loads Gary Moore

Through The Ages 4 10 6 Barry & Baroness Noakes Gary Moore

Mojo Ego (IRE) 4 10 4 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Mojo Harry Derham

Roboreti (IRE) 4 10 4 Mr K. Prendergast Gordon Elliott Ireland

Barrier (FR) 4 10 3 Gordon Elliott Gordon Elliott Ireland

Spinning Web (IRE) 4 10 3 Barrow Vale Syndicate Ms Margaret Mullins Ireland

Kimy (FR) 4 10 1 Mrs Rita Byrne Thomas Mullins Ireland

Churchwarden (IRE) 4 9 12 John McConnell John McConnell Ireland

Torneo (FR) 4 9 11 Torneo Syndicate Jamie Snowden

Kartoon And Co (FR) 4 9 10 Mr P. H. Betts Dan Skelton

Ithaca's Arrow 4 9 10 The Agincourt Partnership Dominic Ffrench Davis

Hamsiyann (IRE) 4 9 10 Mr P. Davies A. J. Martin Ireland

Spiced Rum 4 9 10 Mr D. A. Olver Stuart Kittow

Tranquil Sea (IRE) 4 9 10 Anne Coffey & Susan Spence Paul Nolan Ireland

Hey Whatever (IRE) 4 9 3 David Maughan/G King/C Brett/N Courtney Gordon Elliott Ireland

Evening's Empire (IRE) 4 9 3 Fearghal & Bronagh Eastwood Eddie & Patrick Harty Ireland

 

 

Style Wednesday – Wednesday 13th March

 

 

2:50pm Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) 2m 5f

Thedevilscoachman (IRE) 8 12 0 Mr John P. McManus Noel Meade Ireland

Hiddenvalley Lake (IRE) 7 11 13 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Blueking d'Oroux (FR) 5 11 10 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Ballyadam (IRE) 9 11 9 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Maxxum (IRE) 7 11 7 Mr P. Rabbitt Gordon Elliott Ireland

Da Capo Glory (IRE) 7 11 7 Red Strand Syndicate Padraig Butler Ireland

Springwell Bay 7 11 7 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Magic Tricks (FR) 8 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Gordon Elliott Ireland

Beacon Edge (IRE) 10 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Seddon (IRE) 11 11 6 Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

Hollow Games (IRE) 8 11 6 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Call Me Lord (FR) 11 11 6 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

Encanto Bruno (IRE) 6 11 5 Mr D. Kierans Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Hispanic Moon (FR) 7 11 5 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

First Street 7 11 5 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Nicky Henderson

Sonigino (FR) 7 11 5 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Paul Nicholls

Nusret 5 11 4 Jayne McGivern Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Might I (IRE) 8 11 4 Brian & Sandy Lambert Harry Fry

Brazil (IRE) 6 11 4 Mr John P. McManus Padraig Roche Ireland

Finest Evermore (IRE) 8 11 4 The Turner Family P. Hennessy Ireland

Shecouldbeanything (IRE) 7 11 4 Mr M. J. Hanrahan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Mark of Gold 7 11 3 Stevie Fisher & Friends Gary Moore

Langer Dan (IRE) 8 11 3 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Theatre Glory (IRE) 7 11 3 Canter Banter Racing 2 Nicky Henderson

Jigoro (FR) 5 11 3 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

No Ordinary Joe (IRE) 8 11 2 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Anna Bunina (FR) 8 11 2 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland

Sa Majeste (FR) 6 11 2 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Party Central (IRE) 8 11 2 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Quai de Bourbon (FR) 5 11 2 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Better Days Ahead (IRE) 6 11 2 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Western Fold (IRE) 5 11 2 Weld-Spec (Glasgow) Ltd/Dee L'Estrange Gordon Elliott Ireland

Built By Ballymore (IRE) 6 11 1 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Cuthbert Dibble (IRE) 6 11 1 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Walking On Air (IRE) 7 11 1 Mrs Doreen Tabor Nicky Henderson

Cleatus Poolaw 6 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jay Jay Reilly (IRE) 8 11 1 Mr John J Reilly Dan Skelton

Jeff Kidder (IRE) 7 11 1 Albert Dravins/Exors Of Eamonn Scanlon Noel Meade Ireland

Spirit d'Aunou (FR) 5 11 1 Heart of the South Racing 130 Gary Moore

Benson 9 11 1 J Fyffe & S Townshend Sandy Thomson

Prairie Dancer (IRE) 6 11 0 Sean Sweeney/Kieran O'Hare Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Yeats Star (IRE) 5 11 0 Mr B. Mannion Gordon Elliott Ireland

Franciscan Rock (IRE) 7 11 0 Michael O'Flynn/John F O'Flynn M. F. Morris Ireland

Lucky Place (FR) 5 10 13 Mrs G. Van Geest & Mr M. George Nicky Henderson

Get A Tonic (IRE) 8 10 13 Cherry Knoll Farm, M&T Ward & D Skelton Dan Skelton

What's Up Darling (IRE) 7 10 13 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Guard Your Dreams 8 10 13 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Anyharminasking (IRE) 7 10 12 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Petit Tonnerre (FR) 6 10 12 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Angels Breath (IRE) 10 10 12 Walters Plant Hire & Ronnie Bartlett Sam Thomas

Presentandcounting (IRE) 10 10 11 The Turner Family Donald McCain

The Wallpark (IRE) 6 10 11 Mr F. Mangan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Nurse Susan (FR) 7 10 11 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Shanbally Kid (IRE) 7 10 10 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lombron (FR) 5 10 9 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

West To The Bridge (IRE) 11 10 9 Mr J. Tierney Dan Skelton

Ocastle des Mottes (FR) 5 10 9 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Sequestered (IRE) 6 10 8 Paul Lyons/T.C.Quinn Paul John Gilligan Ireland

Doddiethegreat (IRE) 8 10 8 Mr K. Alexander Nicky Henderson

Cobblers Dream (IRE) 8 10 7 Lady Jane Grosvenor Ben Case

Rambo T (IRE) 7 10 7 Mpb Contractors Limited Olly Murphy

King Alexander (IRE) 6 10 6 Mr John I Neocleous Nicky Henderson

Samui 5 10 6 Mr Allan Snow Gordon Elliott Ireland

Making Headway (IRE) 6 10 5 Mr Malcolm B. Jones Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Moon D'Orange (FR) 6 10 5 Ian Stuart Griffiths and Gary Evans Fergal O'Brien

Supreme Gift (IRE) 7 10 5 Sir T. Pilkington & Mr R. A. Pilkington Henry Daly

Black Bamboo (IRE) 7 10 4 Threedownoneup Syndicate John Joseph Murphy Ireland

The Tide Turns 6 10 4 Let's Go Partnership Gordon Elliott Ireland

Mothill (IRE) 6 10 4 Mr J. Gray Neil Mulholland

Bad (FR) 5 10 2 Mr D. P. Howden Ben Pauling

Zanndabad (IRE) 5 9 7 Mr P. Davies A. J. Martin Ireland

 

NOT QUALIFIED: Tactical Affair (FR)

 

 

4:50pm Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 1m 7f 199y

 

Dancing On My Own (IRE) 10 12 0 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Tommy's Oscar (IRE) 9 11 12 Mr Ian Hamilton Ann Hamilton

Saint Roi (FR) 9 11 10 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Maskada (FR) 8 11 8 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

My Mate Mozzie (IRE) 8 11 8 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Master Chewy (IRE) 7 11 8 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Solness (FR) 6 11 7 Bronsan Racing Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Enniskerry (IRE) 10 11 6 Mr Barry Connell Barry Connell Ireland

Malystic 10 11 5 Clova Syndicate and Mr P. D. Niven Peter Niven

Embittered (IRE) 10 11 4 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Saint Felicien (FR) 7 11 4 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Sa Fureur (IRE) 7 11 3 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Fils d'Oudairies (FR) 9 11 2 Mr David Lestrange Gordon Elliott Ireland

Pembroke 7 11 1 Jon and Julia Aisbitt Dan Skelton

Madara (FR) 5 11 1 Bryan Drew and Friends Sophie Leech

Flanking Maneuver (IRE) 9 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade Ireland

Calico (GER) 8 11 1 Mr John J Reilly Dan Skelton

Path d'Oroux (FR) 7 11 0 French Connection Partnership Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Harper's Brook (IRE) 8 10 12 The Megsons Ben Pauling

Mighty Tom (IRE) 9 10 11 Mr N Collins Cian Collins Ireland

Libberty Hunter 8 10 11 Mr & Mrs William Rucker Evan Williams

Unexpected Party (FR) 9 10 10 O'Reilly MacLennan Tynan Carthy Shanahan Dan Skelton

Triple Trade 8 10 10 SJS Racing Joe Tizzard

Pinkerton (IRE) 8 10 10 Mr P. L. Polly Noel Meade Ireland

Saint Segal (FR) 6 10 9 Culverhill Racing Club V Mrs Jane Williams

In Excelsis Deo (FR) 6 10 9 Mr John P. McManus Harry Fry

Arclight 5 10 8 Fortnum Racing Nicky Henderson

Gunsight Ridge 9 10 7 Mrs Diana L. Whateley Olly Murphy

Gemirande (FR) 8 10 6 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

Straw Fan Jack 9 10 5 Mr Graham Wilson Sheila Lewis

The Folkes Tiara (IRE) 8 10 5 DWPJ Investments Ltd Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Frere d'Armes (FR) 7 10 5 Belbroughton Racing Club Dan Skelton

Frero Banbou (FR) 9 10 5 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Demnat (FR) 7 10 4 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Hardy du Seuil (FR) 7 10 4 The Hardy Souls Jamie Snowden

The King of Prs (IRE) 6 10 4 Mr Damien Dillon Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Pats Choice (IRE) 7 10 3 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Guy (IRE) 9 9 12 W.G. & A.G. Vestey Nigel Twiston-Davies

 

 

St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday 14th March

 

 

2:10pm Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) 2m 7f 213y

Farouk d'Alene (FR) 9 12 0 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Springwell Bay 7 11 5 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Flight Deck (IRE) 10 11 4 The Steve, Joe and Steve Syndicate Deborah Cole

Chantry House (IRE) 10 11 3 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Bold Endeavour 8 11 3 Countrywide Park Homes Ltd Nicky Henderson

Le Milos 9 11 2 The Jolly Good Partnership Dan Skelton

Icare Allen (FR) 6 11 2 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Gowel Road (IRE) 8 11 2 Options O Syndicate Nigel Twiston-Davies

Anna Bunina (FR) 8 11 0 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland

Mill Green 12 11 0 Mrs Rita Brown Nicky Henderson

Itchy Feet (FR) 10 11 0 The Sherington Partnership Olly Murphy

Cleatus Poolaw 6 10 13 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Cuthbert Dibble (IRE) 6 10 13 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Prairie Dancer (IRE) 6 10 12 Sean Sweeney/Kieran O'Hare Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Monmiral (FR) 7 10 12 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Paul Nicholls

Emitom (IRE) 10 10 11 The Spero Partnership Ltd Alan King

Gaoth Chuil (IRE) 6 10 10 Mr Michael A Ryan T. M. Walsh Ireland

Hyland (FR) 7 10 9 The Ten From Seven Nicky Henderson

Hector Javilex (FR) 7 10 7 Mr David Mason Charlie Longsdon

Gabbys Cross (IRE) 9 10 7 Mr R. S. Brookhouse Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Judicial Law (IRE) 7 10 6 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Popova (IRE) 7 10 6 Mr D. Maughan Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Foxy Jacks (IRE) 10 10 5 Ms Rachel Carthy M. F. Morris Ireland

Kyntara 8 10 5 Lady Dulverton Mel Rowley

Cobblers Dream (IRE) 8 10 5 Lady Jane Grosvenor Ben Case

Alpesh Amin (IRE) 7 10 4 Ms Olivia Long Eric McNamara Ireland

Noble Birth 7 10 3 In Bounds Syndicate Eric McNamara Ireland

J'Ai Froid (IRE) 11 10 3 Dream Team Partnership L J Morgan

White Rhino (IRE) 8 10 3 The Rhino Syndicate Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Shallow River (IRE) 8 10 2 The Second Chance Partnership Anthony Charlton

Beachcomber (FR) 6 10 1 Mrs E. J. Wills Jonjo O'Neill

Young Butler (IRE) 8 10 1 Beyond Redemption Syndicate Harry Derham

Goshhowposh (IRE) 7 10 1 Mrs P. Bosley Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dubrovnik Harry (IRE) 8 10 0 Manhole Covers Ltd Harry Fry

Loup de Maulde (FR) 7 9 13 Martin Redman & Maurice Thomas Robbie Llewellyn

Lord Snootie (IRE) 7 9 13 Lord Snootie and his pals Christian Williams

Starzov (IRE) 7 9 13 Mr James Guilfoyle P. J. Rothwell Ireland

Supremely West (IRE) 6 9 12 Fifty shades ovhay partnership Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Emancipator (IRE) 8 9 9 Terenceobrien Racing Syndicate Terence O'Brien Ireland

Curley Finger (IRE) 7 9 8 Club Racing Curley Partnership Rebecca Menzies

 

SCARCHED: Franciscan Rock (IRE)

 

NOT QUALIFIED: Alaphilippe (IRE), Cato's Revenge (IRE), Conkwell Legend (GB), Final Orders (GB), Glimpse of Gala (GB), Good Time Jonny (IRE), Ladybank (GB), Lady Rita (IRE), Maxxum (IRE), Meyo (GB), Minella Blueway (IRE), Stuzzikini (IRE), Thanksforthehelp (FR), The Tide Turns (GB), Walking On Air (IRE), Will Do (IRE)

 

 

4:10pm Trustatrader Plate Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 2m 4f 127y

Ash Tree Meadow (FR) 8 12 0 Alymer Stud Ltd Gordon Elliott Ireland

Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 11 12 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ga Law (FR) 8 11 11 The Footie Partnership Jamie Snowden

Minella Drama (IRE) 9 11 9 Green Day Racing Donald McCain

Letsbeclearaboutit (IRE) 9 11 8 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell Ireland

James du Berlais (FR) 8 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Saint Roi (FR) 9 11 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Le Milos 9 11 5 The Jolly Good Partnership Dan Skelton

Seddon (IRE) 11 11 4 Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

Sharjah (FR) 11 11 4 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7 11 3 Watch This Space Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 11 2 Mr P. Byrne W. P. Mullins Ireland

Embittered (IRE) 10 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Il Ridoto (FR) 7 11 1 Giles, Hogarth, Mason, McGoff & Ferguson Paul Nicholls

Glengouly (FR) 8 11 1 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Saint Felicien (FR) 7 11 1 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Sa Fureur (IRE) 7 11 0 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shan Blue (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Mars Harper 8 10 12 Pioneer Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Flanking Maneuver (IRE) 9 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade Ireland

Pembroke 7 10 12 Jon and Julia Aisbitt Dan Skelton

Shakem Up'arry (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Harry Redknapp Ben Pauling

Riaan (IRE) 7 10 11 Philip J. Reynolds Gordon Elliott Ireland

Excello (FR) 5 10 11 Mrs Angela Yeoman Nicky Henderson

Watch House Cross (IRE) 7 10 10 The Waffler Partnership Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Madara (FR) 5 10 10 Bryan Drew and Friends Sophie Leech

Firm Footings (IRE) 6 10 9 Ms Rachel Carthy Gordon Elliott Ireland

Flegmatik (FR) 9 10 9 Exors of the late Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton

Crebilly (IRE) 7 10 9 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Life In The Park (IRE) 7 10 8 Mr Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Pinkerton (IRE) 8 10 7 Mr P. L. Polly Noel Meade Ireland

Unexpected Party (FR) 9 10 7 O'Reilly MacLennan Tynan Carthy Shanahan Dan Skelton

Chavez (IRE) 8 10 7 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark W. P. Mullins Ireland

Triple Trade 8 10 7 SJS Racing Joe Tizzard

Hereditary Rule (IRE) 9 10 7 CF Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

In Excelsis Deo (FR) 6 10 6 Mr John P. McManus Harry Fry

Raffle Ticket 10 10 6 Countess Cathcart Mel Rowley

Theatre Man (IRE) 8 10 6 Burkes & Syders Richard Bandey

Cool Survivor (IRE) 7 10 6 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Fighter Allen (FR) 9 10 6 Mr D. Pipe David Pipe

Shantreusse (IRE) 8 10 5 Mr Anthony Head Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Ciel De Neige (FR) 9 10 4 Mr John P. McManus Ben Haslam

Arctic Bresil 7 10 4 Mr P. Davies Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Presentandcounting (IRE) 10 10 4 The Turner Family Donald McCain

Bill Baxter (IRE) 8 10 4 Glassex Holdings Ltd Warren Greatrex

Do Your Job (IRE) 10 10 3 Mr Mark Dunphy Charlie Longsdon

Idalko Bihoue (FR) 6 10 3 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Gemirande (FR) 8 10 3 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

Straw Fan Jack 9 10 2 Mr Graham Wilson Sheila Lewis

Lounge Lizard 7 10 2 Arnold, Lukas, Leitao and Wrigley Henry Daly

Grandeur d'Ame (FR) 8 10 2 Syders & Burkes Alan King

Frero Banbou (FR) 9 10 2 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Demnat (FR) 7 10 1 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Hardy du Seuil (FR) 7 10 1 The Hardy Souls Jamie Snowden

The King of Prs (IRE) 6 10 1 Mr Damien Dillon Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Killer Kane (IRE) 9 9 13 Mr J. P. Romans Joe Tizzard

Torn And Frayed (FR) 10 9 13 Mrs Caroline Beresford-Wylie Nigel Twiston-Davies

Jamaico (FR) 5 9 5 Prof. Caroline Tisdall David Pipe

 

 

5:30pm Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase (Sponsored by the JRL Group) 3m 2f

Ash Tree Meadow (FR) 8 12 0 Alymer Stud Ltd Gordon Elliott Ireland

Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 11 12 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ga Law (FR) 8 11 11 The Footie Partnership Jamie Snowden

Minella Drama (IRE) 9 11 9 Green Day Racing Donald McCain

Letsbeclearaboutit (IRE) 9 11 8 Alymer Stud Ltd Gavin Cromwell Ireland

James du Berlais (FR) 8 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Saint Roi (FR) 9 11 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Le Milos 9 11 5 The Jolly Good Partnership Dan Skelton

Seddon (IRE) 11 11 4 Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

Sharjah (FR) 11 11 4 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7 11 3 Watch This Space Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 11 2 Mr P. Byrne W. P. Mullins Ireland

Embittered (IRE) 10 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Il Ridoto (FR) 7 11 1 Giles, Hogarth, Mason, McGoff & Ferguson Paul Nicholls

Glengouly (FR) 8 11 1 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Saint Felicien (FR) 7 11 1 Robcour Gordon Elliott Ireland

Sa Fureur (IRE) 7 11 0 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shan Blue (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Mars Harper 8 10 12 Pioneer Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Flanking Maneuver (IRE) 9 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade Ireland

Pembroke 7 10 12 Jon and Julia Aisbitt Dan Skelton

Shakem Up'arry (IRE) 10 10 12 Mr Harry Redknapp Ben Pauling

Riaan (IRE) 7 10 11 Philip J. Reynolds Gordon Elliott Ireland

Excello (FR) 5 10 11 Mrs Angela Yeoman Nicky Henderson

Watch House Cross (IRE) 7 10 10 The Waffler Partnership Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Madara (FR) 5 10 10 Bryan Drew and Friends Sophie Leech

Firm Footings (IRE) 6 10 9 Ms Rachel Carthy Gordon Elliott Ireland

Flegmatik (FR) 9 10 9 Exors of the late Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton

Crebilly (IRE) 7 10 9 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Life In The Park (IRE) 7 10 8 Mr Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Pinkerton (IRE) 8 10 7 Mr P. L. Polly Noel Meade Ireland

Unexpected Party (FR) 9 10 7 O'Reilly MacLennan Tynan Carthy Shanahan Dan Skelton

Chavez (IRE) 8 10 7 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark W. P. Mullins Ireland

Triple Trade 8 10 7 SJS Racing Joe Tizzard

Hereditary Rule (IRE) 9 10 7 CF Syndicate John McConnell Ireland

In Excelsis Deo (FR) 6 10 6 Mr John P. McManus Harry Fry

Raffle Ticket 10 10 6 Countess Cathcart Mel Rowley

Theatre Man (IRE) 8 10 6 Burkes & Syders Richard Bandey

Cool Survivor (IRE) 7 10 6 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Fighter Allen (FR) 9 10 6 Mr D. Pipe David Pipe

Shantreusse (IRE) 8 10 5 Mr Anthony Head Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Ciel De Neige (FR) 9 10 4 Mr John P. McManus Ben Haslam

Arctic Bresil 7 10 4 Mr P. Davies Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Presentandcounting (IRE) 10 10 4 The Turner Family Donald McCain

Bill Baxter (IRE) 8 10 4 Glassex Holdings Ltd Warren Greatrex

Do Your Job (IRE) 10 10 3 Mr Mark Dunphy Charlie Longsdon

Idalko Bihoue (FR) 6 10 3 Anne-Marie & Jamie Shepperd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Gemirande (FR) 8 10 3 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

Straw Fan Jack 9 10 2 Mr Graham Wilson Sheila Lewis

Lounge Lizard 7 10 2 Arnold, Lukas, Leitao and Wrigley Henry Daly

Grandeur d'Ame (FR) 8 10 2 Syders & Burkes Alan King

Frero Banbou (FR) 9 10 2 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Demnat (FR) 7 10 1 Mr P. Davies Venetia Williams

Hardy du Seuil (FR) 7 10 1 The Hardy Souls Jamie Snowden

The King of Prs (IRE) 6 10 1 Mr Damien Dillon Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Killer Kane (IRE) 9 9 13 Mr J. P. Romans Joe Tizzard

Torn And Frayed (FR) 10 9 13 Mrs Caroline Beresford-Wylie Nigel Twiston-Davies

Jamaico (FR) 5 9 5 Prof. Caroline Tisdall David Pipe

 

 

 

Gold Cup Day – Friday 15th March

 

 

2:10pm County Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) 2m 179y

Pied Piper 6 12 0 Mr M. Roden Gordon Elliott Ireland

Fils d'Oudairies (FR) 9 11 8 Mr David Lestrange Gordon Elliott Ireland

Colonel Mustard (FR) 9 11 4 Mrs A.Frost/P.G. Davies/R.H. Fowler Mrs Lorna Fowler Ireland

Zenta (FR) 5 11 3 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Magic Tricks (FR) 8 11 3 Mr John P. McManus Gordon Elliott Ireland

Magical Zoe (IRE) 6 11 2 Patrick & Scott Bryceland Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Encanto Bruno (IRE) 6 11 1 Mr D. Kierans Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Iberico Lord (FR) 6 11 1 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

First Street 7 11 1 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Nicky Henderson

Shecouldbeanything (IRE) 7 11 0 Mr M. J. Hanrahan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Lisnagar Fortune (IRE) 6 11 0 Denis Fitzgerald W. P. Mullins Ireland

Hansard (IRE) 6 11 0 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates Hansard Gary Moore

Nusret 5 11 0 Jayne McGivern Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Jigoro (FR) 5 10 13 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Mighty Tom (IRE) 9 10 13 Mr N Collins Cian Collins Ireland

King of Kingsfield (IRE) 6 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Party Central (IRE) 8 10 12 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Quai de Bourbon (FR) 5 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Luccia 6 10 12 Pump & Plant Services Ltd Nicky Henderson

Westport Cove (FR) 6 10 11 Mr Cathal Hughes W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jeff Kidder (IRE) 7 10 11 Albert Dravins/Exors Of Eamonn Scanlon Noel Meade Ireland

Spirit d'Aunou (FR) 5 10 11 Heart of the South Racing 130 Gary Moore

Bialystok (IRE) 6 10 11 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Benson 9 10 11 J Fyffe & S Townshend Sandy Thomson

Rare Edition (IRE) 7 10 11 Pay The Bill Syndicate Charlie Longsdon

Under Control (FR) 5 10 10 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Absurde (FR) 6 10 10 H. O. S. Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Favour And Fortune (IRE) 6 10 10 Hemmings Racing Alan King

Risk Belle (FR) 5 10 9 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Guard Your Dreams 8 10 9 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Aucunrisque (FR) 8 10 9 Goodwin Racing Ltd Chris Gordon

What's Up Darling (IRE) 7 10 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Too Friendly 6 10 8 The Gredley Family James Owen

Anyharminasking (IRE) 7 10 8 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Gin Coco (FR) 8 10 8 David's Partnership Harry Fry

Geromino (FR) 8 10 8 Mr G. E. Fitzpatrick Donald McCain

Petit Tonnerre (FR) 6 10 8 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Faivoir (FR) 9 10 8 Mrs Suzanne Lawrence Dan Skelton

L'Eau du Sud (FR) 6 10 7 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Dan Skelton

Knickerbockerglory (IRE) 8 10 7 Chelsea Thoroughbreds - Knickerbocker Dan Skelton

Lump Sum (FR) 6 10 7 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas

Jungle Jack 8 10 6 Mr T. G. Leslie Donald McCain

Impose Toi (FR) 6 10 6 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Comfort Zone (IRE) 5 10 5 Mr John P. McManus Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Ocastle des Mottes (FR) 5 10 5 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

So Scottish (FR) 7 10 5 Mr John P. McManus Emmet Mullins Ireland

Sans Bruit (FR) 6 10 4 Mr Andy Peake Paul Nicholls

Ascending (IRE) 5 10 4 C. Jones Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Brucio 6 10 4 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford Northern Ireland

Parramount 8 10 4 Andrew Fox-Pitt Charlie Longsdon

Playful Saint (FR) 9 10 3 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Dan Skelton

Teddy Blue (GER) 6 10 3 Hale Sargent Evans Clifton Gary Moore

Altobelli (IRE) 6 10 3 Charlie Walker and Jonny Craib Harry Fry

Bingoo 8 10 2 Kevin & Anne Glastonbury and Neil Bibby James Moffatt

Samui 5 10 2 Mr Allan Snow Gordon Elliott Ireland

By Your Side 5 10 1 Mr Kieron Gammell Gordon Elliott Ireland

Go Dante 8 10 1 Mrs Barbara Hester Olly Murphy

Afadil (FR) 5 10 1 Mr P. J. Vogt Paul Nicholls

Black Bamboo (IRE) 7 10 0 Threedownoneup Syndicate John Joseph Murphy Ireland

Kihavah 7 9 13 JAB Adrian Keatley

Nibiru (IRE) 9 9 13 Mr John Breslin A. J. Martin Ireland

Panjari (IRE) 6 9 13 Neil Smith & Alfie Smith Paul Nicholls

Media Naranja (IRE) 5 9 12 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Bad (FR) 5 9 12 Mr D. P. Howden Ben Pauling

Into The Park (IRE) 5 9 12 Mr Allan Stennett Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Salsada (IRE) 7 9 12 Geoff & Sandra Turnbull & Partner Brian Ellison

Mr Freedom 5 9 11 The Affordable (3) Partnership Sheena West

Jason The Militant (IRE) 10 9 9 Mr G. Nicholson Philip Kirby

Williethebuilder (IRE) 5 9 9 Mrs Susan Carsberg Dan Skelton

Norman Fletcher 5 9 8 Rushmoor Stud & Mario Stavrou Nigel Twiston-Davies

Moveit Like Minnie (IRE) 7 9 8 Mr F. J. Mills Nigel Twiston-Davies

Rare Middleton 5 9 7 Bryan Drew and Diana L Whateley Paul Nicholls

Zanndabad (IRE) 5 9 3 Mr P. Davies A. J. Martin Ireland

 

NOT QUALIFIED: Cannock Park (GB)

 

 

5:30pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 56y

Springwell Bay 7 11 12 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Maxxum (IRE) 7 11 12 Mr P. Rabbitt Gordon Elliott Ireland

Magic Tricks (FR) 8 11 12 Mr John P. McManus Gordon Elliott Ireland

Call Me Lord (FR) 11 11 11 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

Hollow Games (IRE) 8 11 11 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

First Street 7 11 10 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Nicky Henderson

Search For Glory (IRE) 7 11 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Encanto Bruno (IRE) 6 11 10 Mr D. Kierans Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Hispanic Moon (FR) 7 11 10 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Sonigino (FR) 7 11 10 Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales Paul Nicholls

Nusret 5 11 9 Jayne McGivern Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Finest Evermore (IRE) 8 11 9 The Turner Family P. Hennessy Ireland

Lisnagar Fortune (IRE) 6 11 9 Denis Fitzgerald W. P. Mullins Ireland

Shecouldbeanything (IRE) 7 11 9 Mr M. J. Hanrahan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jigoro (FR) 5 11 8 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Langer Dan (IRE) 8 11 8 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Stellar Story (IRE) 7 11 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Western Fold (IRE) 5 11 7 Weld-Spec (Glasgow) Ltd/Dee L'Estrange Gordon Elliott Ireland

No Ordinary Joe (IRE) 8 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Quai de Bourbon (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Sa Majeste (FR) 6 11 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Party Central (IRE) 8 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Better Days Ahead (IRE) 6 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Cleatus Poolaw 6 11 6 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jeff Kidder (IRE) 7 11 6 Albert Dravins/Exors Of Eamonn Scanlon Noel Meade Ireland

Jay Jay Reilly (IRE) 8 11 6 Mr John J Reilly Dan Skelton

Cuthbert Dibble (IRE) 6 11 6 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Rare Edition (IRE) 7 11 6 Pay The Bill Syndicate Charlie Longsdon

Spirit d'Aunou (FR) 5 11 6 Heart of the South Racing 130 Gary Moore

Built By Ballymore (IRE) 6 11 6 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil Ireland

Walking On Air (IRE) 7 11 6 Mrs Doreen Tabor Nicky Henderson

Franciscan Rock (IRE) 7 11 5 Michael O'Flynn/John F O'Flynn M. F. Morris Ireland

Yeats Star (IRE) 5 11 5 Mr B. Mannion Gordon Elliott Ireland

Answer To Kayf 8 11 4 Mr Denis A. O'Connor Terence O'Brien Ireland

Guard Your Dreams 8 11 4 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies

Lucky Place (FR) 5 11 4 Mrs G. Van Geest & Mr M. George Nicky Henderson

What's Up Darling (IRE) 7 11 4 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Get A Tonic (IRE) 8 11 4 Cherry Knoll Farm, M&T Ward & D Skelton Dan Skelton

Anyharminasking (IRE) 7 11 3 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Geromino (FR) 8 11 3 Mr G. E. Fitzpatrick Donald McCain

Petit Tonnerre (FR) 6 11 3 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Angels Breath (IRE) 10 11 3 Walters Plant Hire & Ronnie Bartlett Sam Thomas

Stuzzikini (IRE) 6 11 3 Vcs Ltd & Francis Foran Gordon Elliott Ireland

Nurse Susan (FR) 7 11 2 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

Presentandcounting (IRE) 10 11 2 The Turner Family Donald McCain

Lump Sum (FR) 6 11 2 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas

The Wallpark (IRE) 6 11 2 Mr F. Mangan Gordon Elliott Ireland

Shanbally Kid (IRE) 7 11 1 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Lombron (FR) 5 11 0 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Waterford Whispers (IRE) 6 11 0 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead Ireland

West To The Bridge (IRE) 11 11 0 Mr J. Tierney Dan Skelton

Comfort Zone (IRE) 5 11 0 Mr John P. McManus Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Ocastle des Mottes (FR) 5 11 0 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Brucio 6 10 13 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford Northern Ireland

Sequestered (IRE) 6 10 13 Paul Lyons/T.C.Quinn Paul John Gilligan Ireland

Doddiethegreat (IRE) 8 10 13 Mr K. Alexander Nicky Henderson

Sans Bruit (FR) 6 10 13 Mr Andy Peake Paul Nicholls

Rambo T (IRE) 7 10 12 Mpb Contractors Limited Olly Murphy

Will Do (IRE) 7 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Teddy Blue (GER) 6 10 12 Hale Sargent Evans Clifton Gary Moore

Mel Monroe (IRE) 6 10 12 KTDA Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Samui 5 10 11 Mr Allan Snow Gordon Elliott Ireland

Bingoo 8 10 11 Kevin & Anne Glastonbury and Neil Bibby James Moffatt

King Alexander (IRE) 6 10 11 Mr John I Neocleous Nicky Henderson

Moon D'Orange (FR) 6 10 10 Ian Stuart Griffiths and Gary Evans Fergal O'Brien

Fiveonefive (IRE) 6 10 10 Salvatore Giannini/Tony Lagan Cian Collins Ireland

Making Headway (IRE) 6 10 10 Mr Malcolm B. Jones Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Go Dante 8 10 10 Mrs Barbara Hester Olly Murphy

The Tide Turns 6 10 9 Let's Go Partnership Gordon Elliott Ireland

Mothill (IRE) 6 10 9 Mr J. Gray Neil Mulholland

Black Bamboo (IRE) 7 10 9 Threedownoneup Syndicate John Joseph Murphy Ireland

Bad (FR) 5 10 7 Mr D. P. Howden Ben Pauling

Your Honor (IRE) 5 10 7 Michael O'Flynn/John F O'Flynn James A. Nash Ireland

Into The Park (IRE) 5 10 7 Mr Allan Stennett Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Thanksforthehelp (FR) 7 10 6 Mr John P. McManus David Pipe

Shared 5 10 6 Mr Colm Donlon Harry Derham

Idy Wood (FR) 6 10 6 Mr Erik Penser & Mr G Lennart Perlhagen Jamie Snowden

Foster'sisland 9 10 5 The Oakwood Nobels Micky Hammond

Jason The Militant (IRE) 10 10 4 Mr G. Nicholson Philip Kirby

Welsh Charger (IRE) 6 10 4 Jones, Spiers & Hartwell Alastair Ralph

Russian Ruler (IRE) 7 10 3 Unique Financial Racing Partnership Nicky Henderson

Zanndabad (IRE) 5 9 12 Mr P. Davies A. J. Martin Ireland

In From The Cold (IRE) 7 9 12 Clancy, Colthart, Spurway & Wells-Burr Grace Harris

 

 

NOT QUALIFIED: Gentle Slopes (GB), Hamsiyann (IRE), Tactical Affair (FR)

 

Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, Weatherbys Champion Bumper & St. James's Place Festival Hunters' Chase

Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 3m 5f 56y

4.10pm, Wednesday 13th March

Annual Invictus (IRE) 9 11 7 Mr Thomas Michael Smith Chris Gordon

Back On The Lash 10 11 7 Maughan, Redknapp, Ryan, Salters Martin Keighley

Bodhisattva (IRE) 7 11 7 The 119 Partnership John McConnell Ireland

Busselton (FR) 7 11 7 Mr Michael Hilary Burke Joseph Patrick O'Brien Ireland

Coko Beach (FR) 9 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Conflated (IRE) 10 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Delta Work (FR) 11 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Didero Vallis (FR) 11 11 7 Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop Venetia Williams

Diesel d'Allier (FR) 11 11 7 The French Link Richard Bandey

Escaria Ten (FR) 10 11 7 Promanco Ltd Patrice Quinton France

Fameaftertheglory 8 11 7 Mick & Molly Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Farceur du Large (FR) 9 11 7 RC Syndicate II Jamie Snowden

Foxy Jacks (IRE) 10 11 7 Ms Rachel Carthy M. F. Morris Ireland

Francky du Berlais (FR) 11 11 7 Mr Roddy Owen Peter Bowen

Galvin (IRE) 10 11 7 Mr R. A. Bartlett Gordon Elliott Ireland

Highland Hunter (IRE) 11 11 7 Nic Brereton and Lindsey Brennan Fergal O'Brien

0Minella Indo (IRE) 11 11 7 Mr Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Singing Banjo (IRE) 14 11 7 Mr J. P. Walsh Barry John Walsh Ireland

Stattler (IRE) 9 11 7 Mr R. A. Bartlett W. P. Mullins Ireland

Streets of Doyen (IRE) 10 11 7 The 119 Partnership John McConnell Ireland

Vernon Subutex (FR) 7 11 7 Mr C. R. Leech Sophie Leech

 

21 entries

12 Irish-trained

1 French-trained

 

 

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) 2m 87y

5.30pm, Wednesday 13th March

Ami Bondhu (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs R. Gifford Nick Gifford

Argento Boy (IRE) 5 11 7 Mrs Audrey Turley W. P. Mullins Ireland

Bill Joyce (IRE) 5 11 7 Dan Walker Jonjo O'Neill

Brechin Castle (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr R. S. Brookhouse B F Brookhouse

C'Est Ta Chance (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Cantico (IRE) 5 11 7 Mrs Audrey Turley W. P. Mullins Ireland

Celtic Dino (FR) 5 11 7 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas

Farland (IRE) 5 11 7 Neil Smith & Alfie Smith Paul Nicholls

Fishery Lane (FR) 5 11 7 Bryan Drew W. P. Mullins Ireland

Half A Chance (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr James Flynn John Joseph Hanlon Ireland

Horaces Pearl (FR) 6 11 7 Matt & Sally Burford Fergal O'Brien

Inn At The Park (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jalon d'Oudairies (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Jasmin de Vaux (FR) 5 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Joystick (FR) 5 11 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kingston Pride (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr O. S. Harris Nicky Henderson

Lieutenant Mayne (IRE) 5 11 7 Stone Family/McNeill Family John McConnell Ireland

Mister Meggit (IRE) 6 11 7 Hemmings Racing Jonjo O'Neill

Quebecois (FR) 5 11 7 McNeill Family, Stevens,McKenzie&Flowers Paul Nicholls

Romeo Coolio 5 11 7 KTDA Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland

Royal Infantry (IRE) 5 11 7 Craig & Laura Buckingham Dan Skelton

Sixmilebridge (IRE) 5 11 7 The Megsons Ben Pauling

Sounds Victorius (IRE) 5 11 7 Bruton Street Partnership W. P. Mullins Ireland

Strong Foundations (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr Anthony R.Hunt Samuel Drinkwater

Teeshan (IRE) 5 11 7 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

The Yellow Clay (IRE) 5 11 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Tripoli Flyer (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr Ismail El Magdoub Fergal O'Brien

Union Avenue (IRE) 5 11 7 Mr Thomas Gardner James Moffatt

You Oughta Know (IRE) 6 11 7 Luke McMahon W. P. Mullins Ireland

Aurora Vega (IRE) 6 11 0 Hammer & Trowel Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Flashaway (IRE) 5 11 0 Mr Nelius O'Keeffe W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fleur Au Fusil (FR) 6 11 0 P. Reilly/C. Reilly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Junta Marvel (FR) 6 11 0 The Turner Family W. P. Mullins Ireland

Maughreen (IRE) 5 11 0 Closutton Racing Club W. P. Mullins Ireland

Dirty Den 4 10 11 Mrs Kate Kenyon & Mr Syd Hosie Syd Hosie

Real Empire 4 10 11 Ms Rachel O'Neill John Joseph Hanlon Ireland

Stavvy (IRE) 4 10 11 Harlequin Direct Ltd Jane Chapple-Hyam

 

37 entries

20 Irish-trained

 

 

St. James's Place Festival Hunters' Chase 3m 2f 70y

4.10pm, Friday 15th March

Billaway (IRE) 12 12 0 The Turner Family W. P. Mullins Ireland

D'Jango (FR) 11 12 0 Miss Sarah A. Dawson Miss V. Collins

Ferns Lock 7 12 0 R. Nicholas D. M. Christie Ireland

Focus Point (IRE) 8 12 0 Mrs T. Hyde T. E. Hyde Ireland

From The Heart (IRE) 10 12 0 Mrs Sarah Spottiswoode Mrs L. Jones

Hardline (IRE) 12 12 0 Mrs Janet Williamson Gordon Elliott Ireland

Its On The Line (IRE) 7 12 0 Emmet Mullins/C.C.R. Racing Syndicate Emmet Mullins Ireland

Marcle Ridge (IRE) 12 12 0 Mr C. J. Bennett Mrs Lucy Smith

Premier Magic (IRE) 11 12 0 Mr Julian Sherriff Bradley Gibbs

Quintin's Man 7 12 0 The High Rollers J. Heard

Ramillies (IRE) 9 12 0 Ramillies & Christie Family Syndicate D. M. Christie Ireland

Samcro (IRE) 12 12 0 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Secret Investor 12 12 0 Mr C. J. Hitchings Paul Nicholls

Shantou Flyer (IRE) 14 12 0 Mr Paul Nicholls S. Loxton

Time Leader (IRE) 10 12 0 G&S Capper M&C Kennerley M Loran Miss Hannah Roach

Vaucelet (FR) 9 12 0 Samuel John Hegarty/Miss Jennifer O'Kane D. M. Christie Ireland

Highway Jewel (IRE) 10 11 7 The Little Jewel Partnership Bradley Gibbs

Miss Seagreen 11 11 7 Mr C. J. Bennett Mrs Lucy Smith

Sine Nomine 8 11 7 Mr R. Tate Fiona Needham

 

19 entries

8 Irish-trained

Mares Races

Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 179y

 

Thursday 14th March

 

Birdie Or Bust (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Brighterdaysahead (FR) 5 11 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Fun Fun Fun (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jade de Grugy (FR) 5 11 7 Mr K. Alexander W. P. Mullins Ireland

Pawapuri 5 11 7 Sullivan Bloodstock Limited Nicky Henderson

Queens Gamble (IRE) 6 11 7 Mr A Frost and Mr E Galvin Harry Derham

Aston Martini 5 11 5 HP Racing Aston Martini Nicky Henderson

Brucio 6 11 5 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford Northern Ireland

A Penny A Hundred (FR) 5 11 2 Mr Brendan T. O'Sullivan W. P. Mullins Ireland

Casa No Mento 6 11 2 TS Equine Nigel Twiston-Davies

Cuta des As (FR) 7 11 2 Martin Dodd/M. Songer/M. Hill/T. Dodd W. P. Mullins Ireland

Dysart Enos (IRE) 6 11 2 The Good Stock Syndicate Fergal O'Brien

Either Or (IRE) 6 11 2 Canter Banter Racing Nicky Henderson

El Elefante (IRE) 6 11 2 The Tuskars Lucinda Russell

Golden Ace 6 11 2 Mr I. F. Gosden Jeremy Scott

Iris Emery (FR) 6 11 2 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Jeune Belle (IRE) 6 11 2 Mr James Summers Lucy Wadham

Joyeuse (FR) 5 11 2 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Jubilee Girl 5 11 2 Mrs Belinda Keighley Martin Keighley

Judicieuse Allen (FR) 5 11 2 Thurloe Thoroughbreds Ireland Limited W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kiltealy Park (IRE) 5 11 2 Browne Bros Partnership Paul Nolan Ireland

Lily du Berlais 8 11 2 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford Northern Ireland

Little Miss Dante 6 11 2 Mrs Barbara Hester Olly Murphy

Lunar Discovery 7 11 2 Kevin & Anne Glastonbury James Moffatt

Majestic Force (IRE) 6 11 2 Mr Duncan Angove Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Mollys Mango 6 11 2 Barratt Racing Harry Derham

My Chiquita 5 11 2 Mr R. S. Brookhouse B F Brookhouse

Only By Night (IRE) 6 11 2 Mrs J. M. Russell Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Ooh Betty (IRE) 6 11 2 Butler, Langford, Paterson & Tory Ben Clarke

Rosy Redrum (IRE) 6 11 2 Mark & Maria Adams Anthony Charlton

Smiling Getaway 7 11 2 James & Jean Potter Ltd Nigel Twiston-Davies

Spindleberry (IRE) 6 11 2 Fearghal & Bronagh Eastwood W. P. Mullins Ireland

Springtime Promise (IRE) 7 11 2 Keeping The Dream Alive Fergal O'Brien

Theatre Native (IRE) 6 11 2 Mr K. Alexander Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Titanium Moon 6 11 2 Zen Racing Donald McCain

Trinita (FR) 5 11 2 Mr Gildas Blain/Mr Florian Bellemere F. Bellemere France

Victoria Milano (IRE) 6 11 2 Mr Bill Hawkins Alastair Ralph

Wyenot 5 11 2 StrachanSalweyGrifithGrahamInkinThompson Henry Daly

Wodhooh (FR) 4 10 11 The Sundowners Partnership Gordon Elliott Ireland

 

39 entries

17 Irish-trained

1 French-trained

 

Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f 127y

 

Friday 15th March

 

Allegorie de Vassy (FR) 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Brides Hill (IRE) 7 Brides Hill Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Carole's Pass (FR) 6 Charles Auld & Partner Amy Murphy

Dinoblue (FR) 7 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fantastic Lady (FR) 9 Mr E. R. Hanbury Nicky Henderson

Found On (IRE) 9 Mr Oliver Ryan Martin Keighley

Harmonya Maker (FR) 7 Mr T. O'Driscoll Gordon Elliott Ireland

Instit (FR) 6 Bruton Street Partnership W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kestrel Valley 10 Mrs Jan Johnson Nigel Twiston-Davies

Limerick Lace (IRE) 7 Mr John P. McManus Gavin Cromwell Ireland

Marsh Wren 8 Far Bihoue Partnership Stuart Edmunds

Mayhem Mya 7 Mr G. Thompson Chris Honour

Panic Attack (IRE) 8 Bryan Drew David Pipe

Pink Legend 10 Mr Francis Mahon Venetia Williams

Plenty of Time (IRE) 8 Mr Robert Frosell Syd Hosie

Riviere d'Etel (FR) 7 Bective Stud Gordon Elliott Ireland

Tweed Skirt 7 Just Four Men with Rose Tinted Glasses Nicky Henderson

 

17 entries

7 Irish-trained

 

 

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OWNERS IN THE NEWS

Having a runner at Cheltenham is the pinnacle of Ownership. Hear the stories behind those lucky enough be represented at previous Festivals as we look back in the archives:

Olly Harris - Perseus Way

As the voice of Owners, the ROA are consistently promoting the impact and benefits of ownership whilst working to make ownership more rewarding.

 We are proud sponsors of the Cheltenham Festival Leading Owner Award as well as the daily ROA Owner of the Day award, both of which will be championing Owners’ successes and their contributions to the sport.

 Today’s (Friday 18 March) ROA Owner of the Day is Olly Harris from Leatherhead. He owns Porticello, who contests the JCB Triumph Hurdle (1.30pm), the opening race on Cheltenham Gold Cup day.

 There were no British-trained horses at all in the first Festival contest on Thursday, the Turners Novices’ Chase, but despite the presence of Vauban, Pied Piper and Fil Dor in Friday’s opening race, a few owners and trainers are stepping up to the plate.

 To say the Triumph Hurdle of two years ago could have been a luckier race for Gary and Jamie Moore is an understatement, with the jockey extremely unfortunate to be unseated at the last when ten lengths clear and favourite backers about to cheer them home.

 The duo are back for more here with Olly’s Porticello, who will be joined in the Grade 1 line-up by stablemate Teddy Blue, the mount of Jamie’s brother Josh.

 Porticello looks set to go off the shortest-priced of the British challengers, having proved a shrewd private purchase by Olly and his trainer after winning at Auteuil for David Cottin last April.

 The son of Sholokhov has won three of his four starts, including the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow, and was a close second to fellow Triumph challenger Knight Salute at Doncaster on the other occasion.

 Due to Covid-19 restrictions, his owner was unable to be at Chepstow for his top-flight success over Christmas, though was elated all the same, but there’s nothing like being there and, like all owners, Olly is hopeful we have seen the worst of the pandemic and its effects on everyday life and sport. 

 Olly, speaking from Cheltenham on Thursday lunchtime, where he has been enjoying the racing all week, says: “Porticello has been doing really well and to be doing what he’s doing at his age is phenomenal, as he is more of a long-term staying chaser prospect.

 “To win first time out at Auteuil, when he was so big and weak, was incredible, and all he’s done all season is improve, as he fills out and grows, and Gary has done a great job with him.

 “With the watering and the rain, I think he’s got a massive chance. The Mullins and Elliott horses [Vauban, and Pied Piper and Fil Dor] have got a bit more tactical flat speed, and realistically our horse’s future does lie over further - two miles will be a bit sharp for him - but it’s a stiff track and soft ground, and he’s not slow. If they go a right good clip, which they normally do in that race, I think he will be bang there.

 “He’s my first runner at the Festival, we’ll be at the track nice and early and go and see him, and hopefully he runs a big race.”

 Olly has had 13 individual horses run in Britain in his yellow and dark blue silks this season, while he had seven run on the Flat in 2021. Funding his racing passion is his job as a fund manager, as the owner of a private equity firm.

 He has been an owner for six years, and an ROA member for three, and with business having gone well he has been able to enhance his hobby by improving the quality of horse he has had.

 “I’ve got three trainers, Joseph Parr does all my Flat horses, and then there’s Neil Muholland and Gary over jumps, and the horses are all Tote-sponsored,” he says.

 “Tomorrow will be Porticello’s last run of the season - we’d never run him on good ground - but In The Air, who won at Newbury, might go to Aintree. 

 “I’ve also got a couple more French horses I purchased who haven’t been out yet. One of them, Iskar D’Airy, is running at Kempton on Saturday, but I’m happy to give my horses plenty of time and be patient.”

The collection of four-year-olds gathering at Cheltenham on Friday for the Triumph will mainly have their best days ahead of them. Porticello is certainly one such, but a second Grade 1 win as a juvenile hurdler before he is put away to fill his frame would be celebrated like there is no tomorrow. And what a result that would be for an owner with his first Festival runner.

 

The Megson's, Global Citizen

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Once again we will be hailing our popular “ROA Owner of the Day” for the Aintree Grand National Festival, which showcases an owner with a runner at the meeting. We are also proud sponsors of the Aintree Festival Leading Owner Award. Both initiatives will be championing Owners’ successes and their contributions to the sport.  

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Today’s (Thursday 7 April) ROA Owner of the Day is the Megson family from Leeds. They own Global Citizen, who was due to contest the Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase (4.40pm), the final event of ITV Racing’s coverage of day one of the Grand National meeting at Aintree. Unfortuately the gelding has knocked a joint and is now a non-runner.

The Megson’s remain our Owner of the Day for Thursday. They also have a runner on Friday, with Severance lining up in the final race on the card, the Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle. We wish them the best of luck! Read more about their ownership journey below.

Five years on from costing his owners an eyewatering sum, Global Citizen brought tears of joy to the Megson family when triumphant in the Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Could he do it again at Aintree?

The Ben Pauling-trained ten-year-old kept on strongly under Kielan Woods to spring something of a surprise at Cheltenham, the 28-1 shot beating favourite Andy Dufresne by three lengths. In doing so he was chalking up a seventh victory for the Megsons - he won his bumper and has mixed and matched successfully over hurdles and fences - while he also has a handful of placed efforts to his name.

He faces another big-field handicap chase assignment on the first day of the Grand National meeting, but looks set to be among the market leaders this time.

The big spring festivals would certainly have been on the mind of his owners from the get-go, given it cost them £275,000 to acquire him from Willie Murphy - for whom he had landed a point-to-point at Bellurgan Park by four lengths - at the 2017 Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham April Sale.

Recalling the purchase, Andrew Megson says: “Matt Coleman from Stroud Coleman had seen him. We watched his point-to-point in Ireland on a video - which looked like it had been filmed on a hand-held mobile! - and he had won it very impressively.

“We weren’t at the sales but Matt was there, with Jonjo O’Neill, who we were with at the time, and we were dialling in. I was on the phone, and we had the live stream on, but that’s about 30 seconds behind what is actually happening.

“As the price was going up, I popped into a different room from where my wife was watching. She didn’t think it sounded too bad but I could hear the numbers rocketing up! We got him on the last bid and were delighted to.

“It was a slight shock to Jane when I said how much we’d paid. We thought the maximum he would go for was £175,000, and clearly we were £100,000 out!”

Global Citizen couldn’t have made a better start for his new connections, winning a Worcester bumper by seven lengths, but, as is almost inevitable over the course of a 23-race career thus far, there have been some downs to go with plenty of ups. 

Megson says: “When you pay that sort of money you’re expecting a really good horse. He started off fantastically well, winning the Dovecote in 2018, which stands out as he took apart a really strong field.

“He’s won The New One Hurdle, the Wayward Lad Chase, but whilst he looks as strong as a bull, he needs to be on form. He’s not a horse who can give his best if he doesn’t feel quite right. 

“He ran well in the 2020 Arkle Chase and came a really creditable fourth, especially considering Brewin’upastorm fell in front of him. But that obviously took a lot out of him, because last season he just didn’t finish a race. He ran only three times and ended up in the County Hurdle, in which he was pulled up after about a mile.

“However, Ben was convinced there was still a really nice horse there, he’s been so patient with him, nurtured him back. He’d lost his confidence.”

His owner continues: “He started this season by running okay at Ascot, where he showed plenty of speed, and then moving on he did well at Haydock in a Grade 2, coming second to Tommy’s Oscar, who went on to run in the Champion Hurdle, and was then third to Goshen at Sandown, where he would have been second but for hitting the second-last flight, which was no disgrace.

“Ben then said he wanted to put him back over fences and into the Grand Annual, as he thought he was off a great mark. Which of course culminated with that run.

“We did expect a big run. Did we expect him to win that well? No. It was a day I will never, ever forget. It was unbelievable and I actually cried when he’d won.

“Jane and our daughter Lily, and her partner Tom, were there. Lily doesn’t watch, and her older sister doesn’t go jump racing as she can’t bear to see it. Lily just looks away, but then when she realised we were jumping and screaming she joined in.”

A Cheltenham Festival winner would be pretty hard to beat but, having started favourite for the Grade 1 Top Novices’ Hurdle at the National meeting in 2018, there might even be a sense of unfinished business at Aintree and a follow-up victory would be sure to spark more delirium.   

“He’s come out of Cheltenham fantastically well, where he won on ground that really didn’t suit him,” reports Megson. “Ben thinks he might even be in better form. He’s a lot stronger horse than he was two or three years ago, and we still think he’s off a favourable mark.

“But it’s a competitive race and he’s 7lb higher. We’d expect him to run the same race under Kielan Woods, who we believe is a fantastic jockey.

“Ben has worked miracles getting him back to where he is, and we’re very excited but still nervous. It will be incredibly nerve-racking come Thursday morning.”

The Megsons have a Doncaster-based business, My Pension Expert, a financial services company, and live in north Leeds, so win, lose or draw at Aintree, they won’t have far to go. 

That applies to Friday too as Global Citizen's stablemate Severance contests the conditional jockeys’ and amateur riders’ handicap hurdle. 

“He came fourth in the Morebattle last time, where his wind caught him out and he’s had an op since,” reports Megson.

So that’s Thursday and Friday at Aintree - will they attempt to get the hat-trick up on Saturday?

“I have been to the National in previous years but we’re not going this time -  there’s only so much the liver can take!” answers Megson.

The family has several horses with Pauling, and their thirst has certainly not yet been quenched.

Megson says: “We’ve got Harpers Brook, who has had a few issues but we think is a really nice horse. We’ve also just bought a horse from Willie Murphy, who sold Global Citizen, called Rock On Cowboy, who we’re hopeful about, and one from Adrian and Sabrina Maguire, Joe Dadancer, who fell in his point-to-point but had looked a winner all the way.”

Winners or decent runs aside, asked what other aspects of ownership particularly appealed, Megson replies: “The relationship with the trainer and the yard is really important. There’s an awful lot said about horseracing, but the horses love it. It is great fun and you do meet some fantastic people.”

 

MY FESTIVAL WINNER

What could be better than a winner at the Cheltenham Festival? We ask some of those Owners who have been lucky to experience triumph at the Festival about their day.

08 March 2023

Patricia Pink and L'Homme Presse - 2022 Brown Advisory Chase

Patricia Pink and her husband Peter were no stranger to Cheltenham Festival runners, as their Nordance Prince had lined up at three Festivals in the early 2000s. But, as she explains, not even the weather could dampen the thrill of owning a winner there last year!

28 February 2023

Mouse Hamilton Fairley and Third Wind, 2022 Pertemps Final

ROA Board member Mouse Hamilton-Fairley tasted success in the ultra-competitive Pertemps Final with her homebred gelding Third Wind

28 February 2023

Nigel Roddis and Teaforthree - 2012 National Hunt Chase

Nigel Roddis enjoyed a famous Festival winner back in 2012. We asked him to reminisce on the victory, and how Teaforthree helped to introduce a new audience to racing.

PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

A look back at previous festival winners to get you in the mood for the big week. 

Cheltenham Rewind

Mister Donovan - JP McManus

JP McManus' Cheltenham CV is littered with household names and includes an astonishing nine Champion Hurdle victories, and seven cross country titles. 

His first-ever Festival winner was with Mister Donovan in the 1982 Sun Alliance Novices' Hurdle. A victory that, by his own account, got him "out of all sorts of trouble" after what he described as a "disastrous first day" of gambling at the 1982 meeting. 

 

 

Best Mate - Jim Lewis

The Cheltenham Festival is a mere four weeks away, and every Tuesday in the run-up to the meeting we will be delving into the archives to look back on some memorable successes for Owners at Prestbury Park.

Today we feature Best Mate’s owner, Jim Lewis. It had been a long journey from his boyhood in Birmingham where Jim once earned his pocket money keeping customers waiting for their newspaper delivery as he thumbed through the racing section before pushing the papers through the letterboxes.

Jim admitted that before Nakir won the Arkle in 1994, although he had “played football at a fairly high level and was in amateur cup finals, walking through the gates my legs were like jelly that day!”.

After two Festival victories for Edredon Bleu and Best Mate’s trio of Gold Cup victories, we hope he acclimatised over the years!

You can watch Best Mate’s famous third Gold Cup triumph below

 

 

Dawn Run - Charmian Hill

The Cheltenham Festival is a mere six weeks away, and every Tuesday in the run-up to the meeting we will be delving into the archives to look back on some memorable successes for Owners at Prestbury Park.

Today we celebrate the "galloping Granny" Charmian Hill. Her mare Dawn Run remains the only horse ever to do the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup double.

Dawn Run was ridden in her first three flat races by her then 62-year-old owner. Trainer Paddy Mullins once quipped that Hill "needed more handling than the horse did" but it was a classic Irish association and celebration after the race.

You can watch the race below.

 

 

Denman - Paul Barber

The Cheltenham Festival is a mere three weeks away, and every Tuesday in the run-up to the meeting we will be delving into the archives to look back on some memorable successes for Owners at Prestbury Park.

Were you in the Kauto or Denman camp? In a highly-anticipated match-up with great stablemate Kauto Star, Denman proved relentless from the front in an emphatic front-running display in the 2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup for owners Paul Barber and Margaret and Harry Findlay.  You can watch and enjoy the full race again below.

It was Paul's second win in the race after See More Business' triumph in 1999, and he featured in a recent issue of The Finish Line in Owner Breeder magazine, where he also reminisced about his first good horse - Artifice who twice finished runner up behind Badsworth Boy in the Champion Chase.

Read The Finish Line here

 

 

Anne, Duchess of Westminster

A much-loved figure on the Turf, "Nancy" Westminster had spotted Arkle in August 1960 as an unbroken three-year-old. She bought him for 1,150 guineas and named him after a mountain near one of the Westminster estates in Sutherland.

Eight years later Arkle retired after winning 27 out of his 35 races, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup three years in a row (1964-66) and every other big National Hunt race except the Grand National - in which the Duchess refused to risk him. "Anyway," she said later, "I knew he could win it, so what's the point in running."

When the Duchess visited him at the yard of his trainer Tom Dreaper, he would come galloping across the field for his sugar. "He knew my voice," she recalled. "He'd go bang, bang, bang on the stable door. But I think he knew my car as well. He'd go thump, thump, thump - knowing there was a sugar lump." She would ride him during their mutual summer holidays in Ireland ("He took great care of me"), and in retirement she indulged his every whim. 

Let's remember Arkle's second and third Gold Cups in this You Tube clip.

 

 

 

Cheltenham - Champion Owners

Leading current owners at The Festival 

  • 66 winners J P McManus
  • 29 Gigginstown House Stud 17 Susannah Ricci
  • 13 Andrea & Graham Wylie 11 Trevor Hemmings
  • 8 John Hales
  • 8 The Moulds
  • 8 The Stewart Family
  • 7 Hammer & Trowel Syndicate 6 Jim Lewis
  • 6  Jared Sul livan/ Pot ensis/ Sullivan  Bloodstock Lim it ed 6 Terry Warner
  • 5 Paul Barber
  • 5 Michael Buckey
  • 5 Simon Munir
  • 5 Ann and Alan Potts/Ann & Alan Potts Limit ed 5 Clive Smith
  • 5 Robert Waley-Cohen

 

 

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STABLE TOURS

Willie Mullins

Monday 12 February

By Ben Cox

Defending champion Galopin Des Champs set to be joined by Monkfish in Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup

Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins opened the doors to his famous Closutton stables in County Carlow for a media visit organised by The Jockey Club ahead of The Cheltenham Festival next month,

Mullins is the most successful trainer in Cheltenham Festival history with 94 successes at Jump Racing’s Olympics.

The Closutton team in 2024 is headed by Galopin Des Champs, who will be bidding to defend his crown in the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup. Chasing’s Blue Riband celebrates its centenary in 2024.

Mullins said: “Galopin des Champs has come out of his last race very well and I am very happy.

“It’s going to be a tip-top Gold Cup I think and we are in great form.

“I totally think he has enjoyed being ridden off the pace in this last two starts. I had wanted him ridden off the pace for the two years before that because he was too keen and I felt he would get drawn into a battle which didn’t happen last year.

“This year I don’t mind (how he is ridden) because he stronger and more mature now and he will be up to it.

“We also have Monkfish in the Gold Cup as well as the Stayers’ Hurdle and I am thinking if enough rain comes and the ground is nice, then we will seriously have to consider him for the Gold Cup. He has got the class and I was happy that he came back in good order at Gowran, albeit over hurdles.

“At the moment, I’d say I am going to prepare him for the Gold Cup. We’ll have a word with Rich (Ricci, owner) and see what his preference is but Monkfish is in great order and hopefully we will have two runners in the Gold Cup this year.”

Talking about the likely field for the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, Mullins added: “Nicky Henderson is pitching in Shishkin who won very well the other day and my neighbour Shark Hanlon has Hewick who was running great last year until he came down and likes good ground if we get that. Gordon Elliott has Gerri Colombe too so it’s not going to be a given.”

Referring to State Man who is his principal contender for the Unibet Champion Hurdle, Mullins said: “State Man goes for the Champion Hurdle and I think he is great order.

“I thought his performance at Christmas was huge and more competitive than when he won the other day.

“Nicky Henderson has a habit of getting everything right for Cheltenham. We are stronger this year but I don’t know if we are better. I think we are going to have one hell of a race. I’ll leave the tactics to Paul (Townend, jockey) but I am happy to have him in the form he is in and I hope he is the same for Cheltenham. 

“The Champion Hurdle winner is the Champion Hurdle winner (Constitution Hill) and he (State Man) hasn’t won one yet. He’ll have a crack this year and maybe next year but he has a bit to catch up, doesn’t he?

“He certainly doesn’t have the pizzazz of Faugheen or the speed of Hurricane Fly but he has other things that work - he jumps well, he’s so consistent at home. Anyhow he met Constitution Hill last year so hopefully we can turn the tables this year.”

Asked if State Man will be Closutton’s only Unibet Champion Hurdle contender next month, Mullins went on: “Well we took out Impaire Et Passe which was disappointing but at the moment he’s the only one we have that’s that good.

“I don’t think there’s any point in going there with Echoes In Rain. I don’t know though, she might go there, we’ll see. You don’t know what way the Champion Hurdle could cut up. What we have in is what we have in and we’ll make our mind up later on.

Lossiemouth hasn’t done anything wrong and I know a lot of people would like her to go down the Champion Hurdle route but even if there was no Mares’ Hurdle as she is only a five-year-old I am not sure we go that route. Five-years-olds win every 25 years or so and usually in a bad year.

“She did everything right the other day and will have a chance in the future to go for the Champion Hurdle.”

In Wednesday’s highlight, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, Mullins is set to be represented by the current antepost market leader El Fabiolo.

Mullins said: “El Fabiolo’s prep runs this year have been very good. If he can reproduce them and have a clear round in the Champion Chase, he’ll be the one at the top of the market.”

 

OTHER KEY CONTENDERS

Allegorie De Vassy – “She had been disappointing but we changed a few things and she won well last time. She goes back for the Mares’ Chase.”

Absurde - “He ran a cracker the other day. I think he’s very ground dependant – he’ll want good ground. There’s every chance he might go or we could just keep him at home. He’d be a player if he went but that’s a tough two miles and he might just be better off keeping our powder dry for Fairyhouse and Punchestown but once again I’ll have a word with HOS (syndicate ownership group) and they might prefer to stay at home so we’ll see what they say.”

Appreciate It – “He has been disappointing this year and hopefully we can get him back for the Ryanair Chase.”

Ashroe Diamond – “She won nicely at Doncaster and goes for the Mares’ Hurdle. She has improved by more than I expected.”

Asian Master – “He has been very impressive in his two wins and I imagine he’ll take his chance in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. He as every right to as he is a slick hurdler and has shown a lot of ability. On pedigree he looks like he should be a hunter chaser but his been a revelation since he came here.”

Ballyburn – “Ballyburn has been very impressive. Pedigree-wise, you’d be thinking Baring Bingham and looking at his race record you’d be thinking Supreme. His owners have no preference and we’ll leave it open.”

Billericay Dickie - “I’m not sure Cheltenham would suit him. I’m not sure the ground would be right. At the moment he’s on the list but I don’t think we’ll go. I was surprised he won on that ground the other day – I think he’ll need way better ground.”

Capodanno – “He is only in the Ryanair Chase and we are looking at it but there are other options like Aintree to consider.”

Dancing City – “I suppose he had been disappointing me up until his last win then everything came right. A step up in trip and nicer ground helped and he goes for the Albert Bartlett for Joe and Marie Donnelly who also have State Man and Shishkin going for them.”

Dinoblue – “She didn’t miss a beat at Leopardstown against El Fabiolo and she had been working so well. I hope she’ll improve again. She made a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes last year in the Grand Annual and goes back for the Mares’ Chase this year.”

Embassy Gardens – “At the moment I would be favouring the National Hunt Chase although he is also in the Brown Advisory. It’s up for discussion but is in good shape and has come out of Naas in great order. You’d have to say at the moment that unless something happens or Paul Nicholls doesn’t want to go for that race (the Brown Advisory with Stay Away Fay) you’d have to think the National Hunt Chase would be better.”

Facile Vega – “He has been a disappointment. I’ve been training him differently but still haven’t decided on a target for him as he is still in the Arkle, Brown Advisory and Turners.”

Fact To File – “His speed figures are fantastic, two speed experts have told me. He is in the Brown Advisory and the Turners. He’s done everything right and run a huge trial for both races. I think we might be leaning more towards the Brown Advisory.”

Fun Fun Fun - “She was very good the other day. She was keen. I’m not sure Cheltenham would be her ideal stop but we’ll have a think about it. She just might be too keen and too lively in the parade ring for her. There might be easier options at home. There’s a Grade One race at Fairyhouse so maybe we’ll keep her fresh for that.”

Gaelic Warrior – “Going left-handed didn’t seem to suit him last time but he did get agitated beforehand and ran too free. He was very disappointing. He seems alright now if a bit quiet in himself. Like boxers, these good horses don’t like it when they get beat! The Turners was what we had in mind but we are where we are and he still has all the options.”

Gala Marceau – “She goes for the Mares’ Hurdle again. She ran well in it last year and on her last run but has a big task ahead of her.”

Ile Atlantique – My preference all along has been the Baring Bingham. I am very happy and I thought he put up a tremendous performance in Naas when he was beaten by Readin Tommy Wrong as he did all the donkey work and got pounced on. Cheltenham will be a different race.”

Il Etait Temps – I imagine he is Arkle-bound. Danny (Mullins, jockey) got on great with him at the Dublin Racing Festival (when winning the Grade One Irish Arkle Novice Chase).”

Jade De Grugy – “She has been very impressive and goes for the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. She jumps well and there doesn’t seem to be any chink in her armour. I’m very happy with how she is.”

Jasmin De Vaux – “He will be our bumper horse and I imagine there will be a few others to join him.”

Kargese – “I imagine he will go for the Triumph.”

Majborough – “Ran a cracker the other day and goes for the Triumph Hurdle. He looks very well developed for a juvenile hurdle and should progress well.”

Mistergif - “Yeah he’ll go (to Cheltenham). He won the same day (as Billericay Dickie). At the moment he’s on the list and every chance he’ll go.”

Mystical Power – “I have been very pleased with what he has shown and has shaped more like a two-miler. Like his mother (Annie Power) he has been a late developer and this fellow is improving all the time. You’d have to think Supreme Novices.”

Nick Rockett - “I was a little disappointed (after being beaten at Navan on Sunday 11th February) but then again against American Mike who was also having his first run over three miles – to me he’s a fair machine on his day but obviously he had a bad day over Christmas. I don’t think he’s qualified for the National Hunt Chase (horses need to have had four runs). That was his third run and I won’t be running him again before Cheltenham.”

Minella Cocooner (who finished third in the same race at Navan on Sunday 11th February). “I just think the way the race played out, Danny (Mullins, jockey) had planned to make it and had Gordon’s horse (Favori De Champdou) on the inside. If Danny was to ride the race he probably wanted to ride, but he couldn’t give your man 10 or 15 lengths round the inside, he had to keep him within tow and I think it cost Danny whatever chance he had. I could see what was going on inside Danny’s head. As a professional jockey he had to keep an eye on that in case he got it wrong. He wasn’t wrong to go around the outside but he got sucked into going too fast around the outside, so I’m putting a line through that run and I’m just thinking that it was just the way the race worked out for Danny. However, I’m not sure Cheltenham would be his cup of tea either. He might be better off staying at home as he gets very wound up.”

Predators Gold – “He could go for the Baring Bingham. He ran too keen last time and we could look at some different headgear,. The faster pace should help.”

Readin Tommy Wrong – “He’s in the Baring Bingham and Albert Bartlett. I don’t know I am at the moment and he could go for either race as he has stamina and class. It’s a nice position for (owners) Simon (Munir) and Isaac (Souede) to be in.”

Sharjah – “I’d imagine he will go to Cheltenham again as he always runs well there and could go for the Arkle or the Turners.”

Sir Gerhard – “I think are diverting Sir Gerhard back to the Stayers’ Hurdle. He ran a cracker last time. We know he is able to win around Cheltenham, we know he stays and we know he jumps hurdles way better than he jumps fences. He was Just a little sore after his last escapade over fences but he’s coming round.”


Legendary trainer Willie Mullins stands on the verge of history next month, needing just six winners to bring up a century of Cheltenham Festival successes.

The feat has never been achieved before. In fact, no one has ever come close. But in a revealing interview about success, the fear of failure and how his famous Closutton operation produces superstar after superstar, the 67-year-old has admitted he never wanted more than 100 horses in his yard.

With 94 career Cheltenham Festival winners - three of them in the prestigious Grade One Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup – Mullins and his close-knit team could be forgiven for taking success for granted at horseracing’s equivalent of the Olympics.

However, he insists the annual pilgrimage to Jump racing’s most famous amphitheatre is always more in hope than expectation and that triumphing in even one of the 28 races during Festival week is just as hard as it has ever been, even if the racing world expects him to dominate over the four days.

Speaking during a media visit to his yard organised by The Jockey Club, he explained: “We’re very lucky to have the team we have but we buy horses from a selection of areas – France, English point-to-pointers, we buy Irish point-to-pointers, the odd Bumper horse and some ‘stores’ and those horses are available for everyone.

“Maybe we just get a bit luckier and maybe our riding team is just really good but it’s not as if we just go and plunder all the best horses in France or out of England or the point-to-points – clearly not and we very seldom partake in those sales, so I don’t know what to say.

“We just do what we do and it’s cyclical isn’t it? England are not having the best time of it at the moment. There are some brilliant trainers there and some very good horses going to Cheltenham but I’m amazed at the amount of horses we have.

“I didn’t want this amount of horses and I didn’t ever imagine having this many horses, but the opposition kept putting up this number of horses so I said to stay relevant in the game I have to go and get as big as the opposition.

“That’s in Ireland. I don’t know what the stable sizes are in England but to stay on par in Ireland we built more stables. I didn’t want to. I was very happy where I was with 100-plus horses but it’s grown way bigger than I ever envisaged and it’s a lot of work.”

Mullins is passionate about a range of sports and finding the magic recipe for success and staying at the very top is never too far from his mind.

He continued: “My theory in life is that if you’re not going up then you’re going down and I try and learn lessons from other sports, from other trainers over the years. I’m always amazed how some trainers get to a pitch and then it goes wrong and I say ‘why – what did they do wrong?’ Then I look at that and analyse it and then we come up with our own answers and you look at teams in any sport.

“Why do they reach a plateau and then go down? I look at that and then try to put that into our game and try to get around that which I think has been working so far. That’s why we are where we are. The same options are open to everyone else but we just happen to be the team on top at the moment but I’m sure that’ll change.”

With dozens of top quality horses to choose from and only a small number of horses currently missing this year’s Festival through injury – Energumene and Allaho being the most high profile – Mullins is once again looking forward to The Festival.

He added: “I couldn’t be happier. We have some fantastic horses going over, from the stars like Galopin Des Champs the whole way through to horses in the different types of races down to the Bumper and we’re strong in most divisions.

“I think it’ll be probably 60-plus horses. Who knows what’s going to happen in the next few weeks but we’ve been very lucky this year. We’ve had very few injuries and most of the horses are getting there at this point in time.

“It won’t all be decided until we get nearer to The Festival. We’ve got lots of options when you consider the Supreme, the Baring Bingham, the Turners’ and the Brown Advisory. Even Monkfish is in the Gold Cup and he’s also in the Stayers’ Hurdle, although I’m edging towards the Gold Cup with him, all being well…

“I just find we’ve got such a team going over and we’re just hoping that most of them can run a true run race because sometimes you go over there and they just can’t take the occasion or they lose a shoe the night before.

“I think about everything that’s ever happened before going to Cheltenham – the different reasons for having non-runners or failing to give their full performance so I’m more into just trying to get the team there in good order.

“I say every year that we find it extraordinary ourselves that they keep coming and we’re delighted.”

While the name on the training license reads WP Mullins, there is absolutely no suggestion that the yard’s success is down to one man.

Mullins himself laughed at the suggestion that taking so many horses across the Irish sea presents a “logistical headache”. He admitted: “None whatsoever for me! I’m better off just leaving the team to it otherwise half the horses wouldn’t get there if I had anything to do with it!

“The team we have at home here take the workload from me, starting with my wife Jackie and then Patrick, my son, and David Casey, Ruby Walsh, Grainne in the office who does all the logistics and declarations and Dick out in the yard. Everyone has their job, everyone knows their job.

“They do all that for me and then when we get to Cheltenham, Ian Renton (The Jockey Club’s Managing Director who runs Cheltenham Racecourse) and his staff over there make our jobs so much easier. Any time we have any little problem it’s solved but I’d have to say there are very few problems as they run such an efficient operation there too.”

Asked whose advice he takes on board he went on: “I have my own judgement. And then I have Patrick (Mullins), David (Casey), Ruby (Walsh), Paul (Townend) and all those people throw in their tuppence worth.

“Some of the things are so obvious but it’s good to toss it around and listen to people’s reasons and then make your final decision.”

Just six short of the magic 100 Festival winners, Mullins could quite easily be planning a celebratory week in the Cotswolds, but the most decorated trainer in the event’s history is not one who takes anything for granted.

He explained: “It’s not something I think anyone in racing ever thought of so I don’t know. People talked about it last year and thought I might go by that mark last year but often getting to that mark can be very hard. We’ve gone one or two days without a winner at Cheltenham and no one is gifted winners at Cheltenham.

“It’s only when you go back every year – you sort of forget how hard it is to win there. Everyone is so hyped up when you get to Cheltenham so we don’t go there expecting to win. We hope to win, I always say.

“If we go there with 12 favourites it’s great. I always say any day with a winner is a good day but at least six of those will be beaten. I don’t know which ones - I’d just be delighted if six of them won, but it doesn’t always work out. Last year we got six (winners) but at least we got the right one (the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup) which sort of papered over the cracks, because it might have been a disappointing week otherwise.”

Asked if the fear of failure drives him on he added: “Of course it does. That’s the pressure and the incentive. How do I handle it? It’s just part of the job and the weeks before Cheltenham, the weeks before the Dublin Racing Festival and the weeks before Christmas … this year we had a very quiet autumn and you look at the talent out there (in the yard) and you think cripes, these better fire, but they did fire and we had a brilliant Christmas.

“But I suppose it’s like a team going into a knockout stage or a final - you’ve got to perform. But I don’t sit here thinking ‘we’ll have four winners on the first day and three winners on the second day’.

“We went into Christmas this year with no winner at Leopardstown on the first day with a lot of fancied horses and you’re coming home thinking ‘ah’. And that could happen, that you just have a blowout for some reason. You might have something, which we did actually last Christmas. We had a bad batch of straw which wasn’t right but we got that out of the way. So something externally can happen outside of your knowledge and they’re the things you worry about and you’re looking all the time to see what’s different, what’s going wrong, and hopefully the team are as well. That’s my big fear.

“Once the race meeting starts and we get a winner it settles everyone’s nerves I think. But it’s not turning up and expecting winners – at least I don’t turn up expecting winners.”

The conversation turned briefly to football when Mullins was asked about Jurgen Klopp’s recent decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season and whether he ever worries about burn out in his own role. But he laughed: “Of course I’m going to say no! I’m very happy doing what I do.”

Asked if he still has the same energy for the sport, he added simply: “I do because I love it.”

As for The Festival itself, Mullins seems as besotted with Jump racing’s most high profile event as he ever has been.

He concluded: “The Irish National Hunt fans love it, so do the English, the French, we met some people from Australia last year and some others from America who are coming back again this year. They can’t get over the atmosphere.

“The buzz in Cheltenham is amazing. The amount of people I meet who are Flat racing people but happen to be in Cheltenham - they all want a horse to go back to Cheltenham. They can’t get over the atmosphere and buzz that Cheltenham generates compared to any other meeting around the world.”

Shark Hanlon

Hanlon considers new Gold Cup tactics for Hewick and admits: “You’d travel the world to get a horse like him!”

by Ben Cox

 Trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon has admitted he would “travel the world” to find a superstar racehorse like his Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Hewick and still cannot believe he found him in a local sale “five minutes down the road”.

Hanlon describes the nine-year-old, who cost his owner TJ McDonald just €850 (around £800) but has already won more than £600,000 in prize money, as “tough as nails”.

And as he and his team plot a second bid for Gold Cup success after his fall in last year’s race two fences from home, the trainer says his whole team get a buzz from having such a top-class chaser in their yard.

County Carlow-based Hanlon only bought Hewick at a sale in nearby Goresbridge after the horse he had intended to buy was not there. Since then he has won the American Grand National, the Grade Two bet365 Oaksey Chase at Sandown Park and the Grade One Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

Speaking at a media event today which was organised by The Jockey Club, Hanlon said: “He has a great temperament – you can do what you like with him and travelling doesn’t bother him. We probably won’t go to Cheltenham until Wednesday.

“He is tough as nails and has never let us down. To have a horse like him makes such a difference to the yard and gives us such a buzz. You would travel the world to get a horse like him and he came from only five minutes down the road!

“The extra two and a half furlongs in the Gold Cup (compared to Kempton Park) will help him and after Cheltenham, there is the English Grand National to consider. There is also a race in Australia I was considering but there are no flights which fit in with the quarantine schedule so he won’t be able to go.”

 In last year’s renewal of Jump racing’s Blue Riband event, Hewick raced prominently and was still in with a chance of a famous victory when parting company with rider Jordan Gainford two fences from home.

Since last March, the now nine-year-old has gone on to further success in the Grade Two bet365 Oaksey Chase at Sandown Park in April and on his most recent start in the prestigious Grade One Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.

Hanlon continued: “The horse is in real good form and came out of the King George very well. He will probably go and do a piece of work in a schooling bumper at Naas on Wednesday, as he did before the King George. He is not a big horse and it is easy enough to get him fit.

“He ran well in it (the Gold Cup) last year and there is no reason he won’t run well in it again this year. We might just change our tactics as last year we made a lot of use of him and there is no need to as with Hewick, you can make the running, sit in second or sit in last.

“He always hits a flat spot and he did last year when he got crowded on the inside and horses came around him. Hopefully this year, with a clearer round of jumping, he won’t be far away.”

When Hewick won the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase on Boxing Day last year it was on his first start in more than four months, but Hanlon insists the son of Virtual is not a difficult horse to train.

However, one concern is the ground, with Hewick showing a distinct preference for top of the ground and he explained: “He had a little cut on his leg before he came back in this season and we only had seven weeks before Kempton so I was afraid he wasn’t going to be fit enough. But he is not a big, huge horse who needs a lot of galloping – a couple of gallops puts our lad right and he is easy enough to keep sound.

“The ground is most important for him – he doesn’t want soft ground. Galopin des Champs is obviously a very good horse but I’d love to meet him on proper good ground. There is more than one horse in the race and every horse is there to be looked at – it is always going to be a good race.”

With Hewick’s regular partner Jordan Gainford currently out injured, Hanlon is considering his options, with Gavin Sheehan - who rode him to success at Kempton Park - and Rachael Blackmore – his partner at Sandown Park - both potentially available.

Hanlon added: “Jordan is injured and I don’t know if he will be back but Rachael and Gavin have both ridden a winner on him and so we just have to see. It doesn’t really matter who rides him as he is that kind of a horse.

“I spoke to Gavin last night and I know he would love to ride him again so that is not a bad sub to have and I’m sure Rachael wouldn’t mind throwing her leg over him again!”

Henry de Bromhead

HENRY DE BROMHEAD

Captain Guinness (Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase)

“He ran great in the Champion Chase last year but had an atrial fibrillation when he ran at Christmas, which was disappointing. It was something he had as a novice and he has had all the tests done on him.

“We rode him the last day to see where we were with him and I would say he maybe lacked a bit of confidence. It was lovely to see him finish his race out well.

“It is always going to be in the back of your mind but his run last year was savage so he could be there at a big price and pick up the pieces if anything goes wrong with the big guys.

“It was great to get him back and see him so good again.”

 

Envoi Allen (Ryanair Chase)

“I thought he ran really well at Down Royal and was just unlucky to get caught. We nearly pulled it off.

“There is a fair difference between Down Royal and Cheltenham but he is already a course and distance winner in the Ryanair Chase.

“He’s had the same number of runs beforehand as last year but it was just a bit earlier this year. He is really well now and runs well fresh. He loves Cheltenham.”

 

Minella Indo (Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase)

“He loved the Cross Country course in December and this time it’s a conditions chase.

“We felt we had to go for the Cross Country race in December to give him a taste to it as it would be tough to go for it first time at The Festival. Gavin Sheehan had schooled him at the previous meeting and was delighted with him and Rachel was delighted with him in the race. He had top-weight but you couldn’t have asked for a better run.

“He is in mighty form. It seems a good route to the Grand National as Gordon (Elliott) and others have proved.

“He has always enjoyed Cross County and was doing it even when he was running in the Gold Cup. He just loves it.

“It’s lovely and good fun for a horse like him to prolong his career.”

 

Monty’s Star (Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase)

“I am delighted with him and this is what I always hoped he would be doing.

“He is a big horse and didn’t show up last year – he and Hiddenvalley Lake both had a hard race around a month before at Clonmel and neither showed up at Cheltenham.

“He had a setback before Christmas last season and we had to rush him but he has had a good preparation this time with lovely two runs.

“He stays well and is classy. I think he’ll improve for better ground being by Walk In The Park.”

 

Slade Steel (Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle or Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle)

“He looks nice. I thought he ran well the other day after he’d had two sort of slogs and I didn’t want to go again over two and a half on heavy ground. It was nice to run over two miles and I thought he acquitted himself really well. The winner (Ballyburn) looked good.

“He will improve for better ground. We don’t really want to take on Ballyburn again and he is in both the Supreme and Baring Bingham so we’ll see. We will keep all options open and see what everybody else is doing.”

 

Quilixios (My Pension Expert Arkle Novices’ Hurdle)

“Quilixios goes for the Arkle and is in really good form.

“We made a mistake stepping him up to three miles after he won over two and a half but he was really good in Naas last time.

“He has the form of winning the Triumph Hurdle around Cheltenham and jumps really quick. The faster they go, the better for him and it looks an open race.”

 

Telmesomethinggirl (Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle)

“We went chasing last year and it just looked she wasn’t going to get to the level she got to over hurdles so we decided to come back over hurdles.

“She was a big rusty on her first run back but I was very happy with her at Naas when she jumped really well. She stayed at it really well and I was delighted with her.

“We know she’ll be better on nicer ground and she sets a level in the Mares’ Hurdle – if they are better than that, fair play.”

Emmet Mullins

Corbetts Cross (National Hunt Chase)

“He seems none the worse physically (he fell last time out at Fairyhouse) and we will take our time and we won’t be schooling him for a bit of time. He should be none the worse hopefully.

“He is JP’s (McManus) only entry in the National Chase and I’d say he would be keen enough going there.”

 

Noble Yeats (Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle)

“He is bouncing. He definitely improved a lot between his run at Limerick over Christmas, which he needed, and the Cleeve Hurdle. He should come on again and ir was good to see him win the Cleeve.

“The Stayers’ Hurdle was always the plan. He came in late after his busy campaign last spring and I said to Robert (Waley-Cohen, owner) back in October that we were put in our place in the Gold Cup last season and I couldn’t see a way past those horses this time so 0we have changed direction and although I’m not saying he’d win it, he can hopefully run a big race.

“The Stayers’ Hurdle is a target in its own right and won’t be as demanding as the Gold Cup (before he goes back to Aintree for the Randox Grand National, which he won in 2022).”

Paul Nicholls

The 14-times champion Jump trainer Paul Nicholls opened the doors to Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, Somerset, today for a media visit organised by The Jockey Club ahead of next month’s Cheltenham Festival (Tuesday 12th March-Friday 15th March inclusive).

Looking ahead to the biggest week in Jump racing, Nicholls said: “I think we have some good chances but as is always the case, it all has to go right for you whatever you run. It’s always hard to win and always competitive up against the likes of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott.

“I think we’ll have around a dozen runners over the course of the week and I’ve learnt over the years it’s better to have a small but select team where they all have good chances.

“In particular, I think our chasers all have chances and should be thereabouts.

“I had been training eight years before I had a Cheltenham winner and then I had three in a week which was just amazing.

“We’re up to 48 Cheltenham winners now and it would nice to get the 50 up this year.”

There will be an added for poignancy for the whole team at Manor Farm Stables this year following the tragic passing of staff member Keagan Kirkby, who was killed in a point-to-point on February 4th.

Nicholls said: “We have his funeral next week and it has been a very tough time for everyone from the day he died.

“Everyone has knuckled down and worked hard and every winner we have had, everyone has been thinking of Keagan.

“It’s been a tough year for me with also losing Mr (Paul) Barber at the start of the season and having him not around.

“We’ve kept the winners flowing and I know Keagan will be up there watching us. He loved Cheltenham and everything to do with horses. He loved the game.”

 

Leading Festival contenders

 

Bravemansgame (Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup)

“Obviously he was second in the Gold Cup last year and ran an absolutely screaming race.

“This season just hasn’t worked out brilliantly for him. The first day he went to the Charlie Hall, as did the previous year when he won on ground that suited him. This season the ground was heavy and he had a harder race – he probably wasn’t quite 100 per cent ready and just got a bit tired at the back of the last. He still ran a solid race.

“Bryan Drew (owner) was then quite keen to go to the Betfair Chase, which was also run on testing, ground and then I didn’t have a lot of time to get him to his absolute best for Kempton.

“At Kempton, I thought he actually ran a really good race. In my view, he and Shishkin would have been first and second. Cobden (Harry, jockey) has his view and Nicky (Henderson, trainer of Shishkin) has his.

“I don’t think there is much between him and Shishkin He picked up and galloped all the way to the line and Harry thought he ran a good, solid race.

“I don’t think we seen him at nowhere near his best so far this season but he is right back there now. Harry schooled him last Tuesday and he jumped brilliantly. We are taking four for an away day at Kempton tomorrow and he will work with Captain Teague.

“I am actually very happy with him now and saw he was 20-1 which after finishing second last year and running solidly this season looks massive.

“Obviously Galopin Des Champs is the one we all have to beat and I think us, Shishkin and Fastorslow are all much of a muchness.

“If he runs like last year, he will be thereabouts again.”

 

Captain Teague (Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle)

“He won his bumper last year and then finished third in the Cheltenham bumper, when he wasn’t beaten far.

“We sent him hurdling and he won a small novices’ hurdle at Chepstow and then was second at Cheltenham when we learned a lot about him.

“He then went to the Grade One Challow Hurdle at Newbury over Christmas, when he stayed on dourly and won very nicely. He’s smart horse.

“He’s going to Kempton tomorrow and will work with Bravemansgame. It won’t be anything flashy, just for a day out.

“He is in two races but if the ground is like it usually is at Cheltenham I think I would be slightly leaning towards the Albert Bartlett but I will leave the decision until late. I am convinced the trip and coming up the hill in the Albert Bartlett will suit him well given the way he stays on is his races. There is plenty of stamina in his pedigree.”

 

Ginny’s Destiny (Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, Turners Novices’ Chase)

“He must be one of the most improved horses in training, arguably.

“He has won his last three races, all at Cheltenham, and was very good on New Year’s Day and on Trials Day when the New Course suited him well.

“He’s made all on his last three runs, jumped well and stayed on well up the Cheltenham hill.

“The owners sent him to us from Tom Lacey and he was so backward and needed his first run for us. He’s improved massively and is a good, solid horse, who jumps and gallops well.

“I’d say he is one of our best chance and I think he is still improving. He’s very straightforward and a proper horse.

“He is very talented and we are looking forward to running him. I think he is nearly favourite for the Turners and is ready to go in it.”

 

Hitman (Ryanair Chase)

“He was third in the Ryanair Chase last year, when he ran very well, and goes in it again.

“He had a wind op in the late autumn and needed the run at Cheltenham on Trials Day. He then ran a blinding race when second to Shishkin in the Denman Chase at Newbury which I was delighted with.

“He has got loads of talent and it was arguably one of his best runs the other day.

“If the ground is good to soft in the Ryanair I’d say he’d have an outside chance. He doesn’t win very often but always runs a good race.”

 

Liari (Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, JCB Triumph Hurdle)

“He’s juvenile that has run three times this year and has won all three.

“He won at Wincanton first time out, then a Listed race at Aintree on very heavy ground and then at Musselburgh three weeks ago when he won another Listed race when he made all.

“He has two options, off 134 in the Boodles or in the Triumph. I expect if we go anywhere it will be the Boodles off of that mark or we could look at the Triumph if it looks like being a small field. Or we could wait and maybe go to Aintree.

“He’s a smart horse who I don’t think we have seen the best of. He’s got plenty of speed and jumps well.”

 

Quebecois (Weatherbys Champion Bumper)

“He is a nice young bumper horse and will go to Kempton tomorrow to work with Stay Away Fay as he hasn’t run for a while.

“He is a half-brother to Brindisi Breeze and was second in an Irish point-to-point last year.

“We always liked him and he went and won at Exeter without coming off the bridle and hasn’t done anything wrong. We really like him.”

 

Sonigino (Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle, Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle)

“He is in the Coral Cup and the Martin Pipe off of 143.

“I’d favour running him in the Martin Pipe with Freddie Gingell riding him.

“He’s won two nice handicaps already this season, including at Aintree off of top weight. Harry said they never went quick enough for in the Lanzarote as he needs a fast run race and the Martin Pipe should suit him.

“He’ll be chasing in the autumn and that’s when I think we’ll see the best of him.”

 

Stage Star (Ryanair Chase)

“Obviously he won the Turners last year and needs to be fresh.

“He has a few little issues and is not the easiest to train but when he is right he is very good.

“He won the Paddy Power Gold Cup off top weight very nicely despite making a mistake at the last. He galloped all the way to the line.

“I wish now I hadn’t run him at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day. The ground was against him as it was absolutely bottomless, he made a couple of mistakes and I don’t think he was quite at his best. I as just struggling to get a run into him going left-handed in this country before Cheltenham and he needs a gap between races.

“He’s since had lots of physio and is back where we want him. He doesn’t need an away day as he goes well fresh and schooled well last week. I’d say he is right back to his best.

“If he hadn’t run on New Year’s Day I’d say he’d be favourite for the Ryanair. He loves the New Course and hopefully goes there with a great chance – Chloe who rides him every day is going round with a smile on her face which is good! Good to soft ground would be perfect.”

 

Stay Away Fay (Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase)

“He won the Albert Bartlett last year and has had a good season novice chasing.

“He improved enormously from when he got beaten at Doncaster last year and Cheltenham and hopefully he will do the same again for his run on Trials Day this year ahead of the Brown Advisory.

“He won first time out at Exeter and won very well at Sandown. He also ran well in the Cotswold Chase, which was a bit of a muddling race and turned into a bit of a sprint. It did give him valuable experience against older horses though and we were pleased with that. He stayed on strongly late on and I think the Old Course in the Brown Advisory will suit him better.

“He goes to Kempton tomorrow which should put him just right. He is a good solid jumper and stays strong.”

 

Teeshan (Weatherbys Champion Bumper)

“He won an Irish point-to-point in the autumn very impressively and Tom Malone bought him for Johnny de la Hey.

“He had loads of time to acclimatise. He made his debut for us at Exeter last month and cantered round and absolutely bolted in.

“He goes for the bumper and is obviously a talented horse but who knows what he has beaten.

“Last year we were in a similar position with Captain Teague, who had won his bumper and then finished third at Cheltenham and won a Grade One hurdle this year. We’ll know more about him after he’s run in the Cheltenham bumper. He loves soft ground and travelled well at Exeter.

“Hopefully, he can follow what Captain Teague has done and follow a similar route. He looks a smart young horse.”

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Wednesday 28 February

ATTHERACES PREVIEW NIGHT
Online only; will not be broadcast on Sky Sports Racing
Starts: 7.30pm
Chair: Sean Boyce
Panel: Matt Chapman, Jamie Codd, Kevin Blake
Where to watch: Atthewraces Megasite, Attheraces Facebook Page, Attheraces You Tube Channel
 

MARCH

Tuesday 5 March

LONDON RACING CLUB
Holiday Inn, Wrights Lane, Kensington, W8 5SP
Panel: Lydia Hislop, Matt Tombs
Booking: No need to pre-book

OLD GOLD RACING CLUB
Via Zoom
Starts: 7pm til 8pm
Chair: Francesca Cumani
Panel: Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, Lucinda Russell, Peter Scudamore, Jane Mangan, David Yates
Price: Free for Old Gold Racing Members, £2.50 non-members
Booking: Click Here

WEST BERKSHIRE RACING CLUB
Owners & Trainers Suite, Newbury Racecourse RG14 7PN
Doors Open:  7pm for a 7.30pm start
Panel: Colin Brown (Chair), Charlie Longsdon, Jerry McGrath, James Burn & Dan Horsford
Price: Members £5 Non-Members £10
Booking: No need to book. Everyone welcome.
In aid of racing charities

 

Wednesday 6 March

BANBURY CRICKET CLUB
The Pavillion, White Post Road, Bodicote, OX15 4BN
Doors open: 7pm for 7.45pm
Panel: Richard Hoiles, Charlie Longsdon, Tom Messenger, Paul Jones, Martin Chapman
Price: £15
Sponsored by: Star Sports
Tickets: Andrew Hook - 07900 692154, [email protected]
Raising money for: Graham Lee Fund

HEXHAM RACECOURSE
Tynedale Farmer Function Suite, Hexham Auction Mart, NE46 3SG
Doors open: 7pm 
Panel: Rebecca Menzies, Henry Brooke, Tim Reed, Andrew Thornton, Gordon Brown.
Price: £12.00 (discount for Annual Members)
Tickets: Click Here
Raising money for: Graham Lee Fund

 

Thursday 7 March

MARKET HARBOROUGH CONSERVATIVE CLUB
Fairfield Rd, Market Harborough, LE16 9QQ
Starts: 7pm for 7.30pm. 10pm finish. Bar open to 11pm.
Panel: Tim Peters (Chair), Tom Messenger, Dave Massey, Andrew Mount
Price: £12
In aid of: Injured Jockeys Fund
Tickets: Contact @TrendHorses by direct mail for more details

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL BLOODSTOCK PREVIEW
Webinar - register here: https://shorturl.at/qvCK9
Starts: 6.30pm
Panel: Jess Stafford (Chair), Jane Mangan, Bertrand Le Metayer, Victor Connolly, David Futter
Tickets: Free

 

Monday 11 March

CHELTENHAM TOWN FC
Completely-Suzuki Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 5NA
Starts: 7.30pm
Panel: Davy Russell, Dave Crosse, Michael Shinners, Richard Johnson, Ed Quigley
Sponsored by: Skybet
In aid of: Graham Lee Fund
Tickets: Contact Mark on 07702 895482 or [email protected]

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Tote Preview Evening

Get ready for the 2024 Cheltenham Festival by getting some of the best horse racing tips in the business from Tote ambassador and two-time Festival winning jockey Danny Mullins, IrishRacing.com's Emma Nagle, Trends expert Andrew Mount and Head of Tote Fantasy Jamie Benson. Hosted by Luke Parkinson, the panel give their picks for each division starting with the novice hurdlers and later in the preview share their best bets and dark horses for this year's Cheltenham Festival.

Download the digital preview evening booklet and print out to make notes of those all-important tips!

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Danny and Shark

This week, Tote ambassador Danny Mullins is on tour to catch up with the Shark, John Joseph Hanlon. He has Hewick lined up for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after his £800 purchase added the King George VI Chase at Kempton to his glittering CV, that also includes a Tote Galway Plate and an American Grand National. Danny stakes a claim for the Cheltenham Gold Cup ride by taking Hewick for a spin, finds out where the 'Shark' nickname comes from and plenty more in this exclusive interview.