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Punter’s £250,000 cash-out avoids the heartbreak of Envoi Allen fall at Cheltenham

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Punter Paul Dean proved to have made a wise decision yesterday when he opted for a partial cash out of £250,000 on his remarkable £5 accumulator.
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Rachael Blackmore shines again as magical Allaho leaves Willie Mullins ‘gobsmacked’

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
When legends of the game like Ruby Walsh and Tony McCoy are hailing her as the best jockey in the land, it must be true as Rachael Blackmore continued her scintillating Festival with yet another big-race double.
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‘Porter’ floors rivals to land Stayers’ prize after Mullins steps in late

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Lying would have been the easiest thing for Jonathan Moore to do, but passing himself fit to ride when he knew that was anything but the case was something he simply couldn’t contemplate and Danny Mullins was the one to profit from his selflessness with Stayers’ Hurdle glory aboard Flooring Porter (12/1).
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Blackmore dreaming of Gold Cup as crowning glory

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore was left “pinching” herself after a dream week at the Cheltenham Festival continued with a big-race double leaving her in pole position to be crowned leading jockey at the marquee meeting.
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Cheltenham Day Four: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Al Boum Photo bids for greatness

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 21:25
Near the parade ring at Cheltenham, there’s a statue of Dawn Run, which won the Gold Cup (3.05) for trainer Paddy Mullins in 1986 under Jonjo O’Neill and this incredible mare is still the only horse to do the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup double.
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Dominant Irish retain Prestbury Cup with nine races to spare

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 19:07
There was a time when the Irish ‘Banker of the Week’ was often the sole hope of an entire nation at the Cheltenham Festival but that tag doesn’t carry quite as much weight in the modern day as Ireland secured yet another Prestbury Cup this afternoon with nine races to spare.
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The Shunter wins €116k bonus for connections with victory in Paddy Power Plate

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 18:22
The Shunter won a £100,000 bonus for his connections when beating 20 rivals in the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Flooring Porter powers to all-the-way Stayers' Hurdle success

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 16:51
Danny Mullins finally got his first Cheltenham Festival winner when making the most of a chance ride on Flooring Porter in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.
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Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 15:20
Chantry House took the Marsh Novices’ Chase after Envoi Allen’s untimely and unexpected early exit in the opening race on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.
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Nolan: I’d prefer if I didn’t get as worked up in build-up to races

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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Cheeky Melon can land Ryanair spoils – his scope over fences puts him at a huge advantage

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
Envoi Allen has looked like the Nureyev of National Hunt racing these past three seasons. His dominance has been total as his record of 11 out of 11 attests. He is a joy to behold over a fence and everything seems to come gracefully to him.
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Michael Verney's Day Three guide - Paisley Park to earn Stayers' Hurdle redemption

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
It takes a special beast to regain his crown after tasting defeat and that’s exactly what 2019 winner Paisley Park attempts to do in today’s Stayer’s Hurdle at Cheltenham.
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‘Kettle’ comes to the boil as De Bromhead moves closer to rare treble

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
No mare had landed the Champion Chase before Put The Kettle On (17/2) bravely held on in the two-mile chasing showpiece at Cheltenham yesterday and that success leaves Henry de Bromhead on the brink of another piece of racing immortality.
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‘Have I imagined him coming up the hill in front? Oh Jesus, yes’

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
It started out as a kind of hayseed idea, an investment they reckoned might win the odd handicap in low-watt places like Kilbeggan or Roscommon.
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Tiger’s Grand National omission will rob us of chance to watch an icon become an immortal

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
Even if he cantered off today into a happy and supremely-indulged retirement, Tiger Roll would have nothing left to prove.
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‘Tiger’ could yet roll to Aintree for 2022 Grand National

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
The dream of securing three Aintree Grand National successes is off the cards for the mighty Tiger Roll next month, but the people's horse could return for the Liverpool showpiece next year after securing his fifth Cheltenham Festival victory yesterday.
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Honours even in online betting ring battle

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 03:30
Honours between backers and bookmakers remain level-pegging at the half-way point of the Cheltenham Festival.
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Cheltenham Day Three: Wayne Bailey's race-by-race guide as Royal Kahala challenges Mullins' mares

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 21:41
Established in 2016, the Grade Two Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (4.15) has only gone one way so far, and that’s to Willie Mullins.
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