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MARSH NOVICES’ CHASE REVIEW 2021

Chantry House 18th March 2021 – Cheltenham – It was no surprise to hear Nicky Henderson state post-race that he will be going over three miles if he runs at Aintree. He appeared to be outpaced for much of this race before eventually staying...
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CHAMPION CHASE REVIEW 2021

Put The Kettle On 17th March 2021 – Cheltenham – Another brave performance from this really gutsy mare. After leading for most of the race she was finally headed by the favourite approaching the final fence and briefly appeared like she may get swamped...
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BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE REVIEW 2021

Bob Olinger 17th March 2021 – Cheltenham – The only doubts during the race were to do with him over travelling for much of this contest. It made no difference whatsoever as he simply had too much speed for two horses destined for fences...
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CHAMPION HURDLE REVIEW 2021

Honeysuckle 16th March 2021 – Cheltenham – Her jockey kicked her clear from off the final bend in similar fashion to her tactics in the mares hurdle last year. She had not looked like a Champion Hurdle horse until her recent win at the...
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ARKLE CHASE REVIEW 2021

Shishkin 16th March 2021 – Cheltenham – Maybe he did not jump with quite the panache he has shown recently; that said he was still very good over his obstacles. He did not convince as going best all the way through this race; however,...
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SUPREME HURDLE REVIEW 2021

Appreciate It 16th March 2021 – Cheltenham – This was a stunning looking performance from two out to the winning line. He jumped well throughout off what seemed to be a very strong pace. His winning margins were accentuated by the mistake of Ballyadam...
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CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP PREVIEW 2021

Often, I would have at least half-a-dozen horses on my shortlist for the Gold Cup at this stage of the season. However, now that the Cotswold Chase and the Irish Gold Cup are consigned to history, I am left with very few options on...
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TRIUMPH HURDLE PREVIEW 2021

There will almost certainly be a maximum of nine juveniles lining up for the first race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Of the nine I would suggest there are three social runners and two very inexperienced juveniles from the Willie Mullins...
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