IT WAS a real disappointment to hear that dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air had suffered a setback earlier in the week. He’s a brilliant hurdler and even though he wasn’t at his most.. City A.M.
Trainer Nicky Henderson expressed relief after Buveur D’Air banished nagging doubt over his ability to win under pressure by retaining his Champion Hurdle title at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Buveur D'Air was made to pull out all the stops to successfully defend his crown in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Melon proved the biggest threat to the reigning champion. MailOnline Also reported by •BBC Sport
INCREDIBLY, seven of the last nine Unibet Champion Hurdles (3.30pm) have been won by either Willie Mullins or Nicky Henderson, and it’s long odds-on that it will be eight from 10 after today’s.. City A.M.
A BIG crowd assembled at the Reading South Grosvenor Casino last Tuesday for Grosvenorsport.com’s Cheltenham Festival preview night.
ITV Racing’s Oli Bell was joined by jockey Nick Scholfield,.. City A.M.
THERE are just four more sleeps until the best four days on the UK’s racing calendar get underway at Cheltenham and bookmakers are now offering a whole array of special bets on the meeting.
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TRADITIONALLY the English handicapper tends to punish the Irish-trained runners in the Festival handicaps by allotting them up to 10lbs more weight than their official domestic marks.
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A dual grade one winner over hurdles last season, Yanworth started favourite for the Champion Hurdle before passing the post eighth behind Buveur D'Air. But he is far from a natural over fences. MailOnline
NEWCASTLE hosts its biggest jumps card of the season tomorrow, but with final declarations for most of the races not known until later this morning, we can’t be sure who will be running.
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Connections of Apple's Jade have yet to discuss whether she will make the journey from Ireland to take on Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. MailOnline