Big Buck's back in full work with hopes high for new season
Paul Nicholls paraded over 80 horses at a recent owners' day and staying hurdle legend Big Buck's naturally attracted plenty of attention.
The now nine-year-old has not been seen on a racecourse since winning the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury last December (his 18th consecutive win over hurdles),...
2014 Cheltenham Festival - Jewson Novices' Chase given Grade 1 status
The 2014 Cheltenham Festival will have an extra Grade 1 race after the Jewson Novices’ Chase was upgraded to the top-level status.
Formerly a Grade 2 contest, the Jewson is among four races that have been elevated along with two at the Aintree Grand National meeting and one at Sandown Park.
2014 World Hurdle odds - Big Buck's favourite to win on Cheltenham return
Big Buck’s, forced to abdicate his World Hurdle crown temporarily at least, is favourite to return triumphant from injury at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.
The four-time World Hurdle hero had to miss this year’s defence after suffering an injury following his seasonal debut at Newbury, in which he r...
2013 World Hurdle - Blue Square offering money back on Cheltenham runner-up
Day three of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival is known as St Patrick’s Thursday - and bookmaker Blue Square are running a great money-back offer on the feature event, the World Hurdle.
It’s been a fantastic Cheltenham Festival so far despite the freezing weather with the performances of Hurricane Fly, ...
1.30 Jewson Novices' Chase tips - Captain Conan to claim Jewson glory
Nick has expert tips on the Jewson Novices' Chase at 2.30 at Cheltenham on Thursday.
The 2013 Jewson Chase kicks off proceedings on Thursday and the presence of Dynaste (13/8, Paddy Power) has changed the whole complexion of the contest.
David Pipe’s market leader has been sent here rather than th...
2.05 Pertemps Final tips - Ballybough Pat to sink Sam Winner
Nick gives his expert tips on the Pertemps Final at 2.05 at Cheltenham on Thursday.
Sam Winner (5/1, William Hill) has been the long-time ante post favourite for the Pertemps and the fact he is thrown into the race has been the Festival’s worst kept secret in recent weeks.
Paul Nicholls’ Triu...
2.40 Ryanair Chase tips - For Non Stop to spring Ryanair surprise
Nick has expert tips on the Ryanair Chase at 2.40 at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.
After originally looking like one of the races of the meeting, the Ryanair Chase has now cut up to eight runners and First Lieutenant (11/4, Stan James) brings top class Irish from to Cheltenham.
3.20 World Hurdle tips - Solwhit to strike in Big Buck's absence
Nick gives his expert tips on the 2013 World Hurdle which takes place at 3.20 on Thursday.
The absence of Big Buck’s in this year’s World Hurdle has meant that the contest has a wide open feel to it for the first time in years and the bookmakers are struggling to split Oscar Whisky (4/1, BetVi...
4.00 Byrne Group Plate tips - Cantlow to claim Byrne Group Plate thriller
Nick gives his verdict on the Byrne Group Plate in the 4.00 Cheltenham on Thursday afternoon.
24 horses go to post for the Byrne Group Plate and Bayllynagour (4/1, Betfred) could be very well in for trainer David Pipe.
The seven-year-old landed a gamble for his new yard in a ten runner 2 ½ mi...