Champagne Fever looks a corking bet for further Festival success14 August 2013
A bit like Marmite, some horses just don't take to Cheltenham at all while others absolutely love the place.
Champagne Fever is definitely in the latter camp and with connections intent on going chasing with him this season, he's clearly an early candidate for Arkle Trophy honours in 2014 when, al...
2013 Arkle Trophy runners - Simonsig v Overturn11 March 2013
The Arkle Trophy is one of the most eagerly awaited races of the entire Cheltenham Festival, with Simonsig and Overturn set to do battle over the minimum trip.
The market is very much dominated by the pair of unbeaten chasers, with Simonsig a firm favourite at odds-on. That's understandable as the ...
2013 Arkle Trophy race guide & tips – Not so simple for Simonsig10 March 2013
The Arkle Trophy is the two mile championship for novice chasers and is the traditionally the second race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival (2.05).
High class hurdles form is a must with five of the last 10 winners being the highest rated hurdler, with that accolade falling to Overturn ...
Arkle Chase 2013 tips – Simonsig v Overturn at the Festival10 March 2013
Jon gives his expert tips on the Arkle Chase at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Simonsig can prove beyond doubt he is a steeplechasing superstar in the making by winning the Arkle Challenge Trophy at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Nicky Henderson’s flying grey possesses outstanding ability and is ever...
2013 Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase runners - Simonsig heads 12 declarations6 March 2013
Simonsig will face a maximum of 11 rivals in his bid to make it back-to-back Cheltenham Festival successes in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase on Tuesday.
Nicky Henderson’s grey is a hugely exciting prospect who romped to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at last season’s...
Simonsig latest gallop "simply fantastic" in build-up to 2013 Cheltenham Festival4 March 2013
Nicky Henderson has described Simonsig’s work on Monday ahead of his 2013 Cheltenham Festival appearance next week as “simply fantastic”.
Strongly fancied to win the Arkle Challenge Trophy having scored easily over hurdles at last year’s Festival, the grey and some stable companions had been due to...
Arkle Chase key horses20 February 2013
The Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase is race two of the Cheltenham Festival and the premier test of jumping at speed for novice fencers.
Run over two miles, the race is named after the legendary Irish steeplechaser who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times in the mid-1960s.
Although Arkle himself did...
Simonsig heading straight for Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Festival15 February 2013
Outstanding novice chaser Simonsig is set to head straight for the Arkle Challenge Trophy at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival after missing his intended prep race.
Nicky Henderson’s exciting grey had been earmarked to run in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury last weekend but was ruled out because of a s...
Donald McCain confident of Overturn-ing Simonsig at 2013 Cheltenham Festival13 February 2013
Trainer Donald McCain is confident Overturn will take plenty of pegging back in the Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival despite the ominous spectre of the mighty Simonsig.
Overturn extended his unbeaten record over fences to three with a typically assured round of jumping from the fro...
Simonsig among the 33 entries for 2013 Arkle Trophy24 January 2013
The current ante post favourite Simonsig heads the 33 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Nicky Henderson's chaser is already odds-on for the Tuesday showpiece after two bloodless victories over fences this season, following on from a stellar novice campaign ov...
McCain sounding confident over Overturn's Arkle chances11 January 2013
The hugely exciting Overturn made it 2-2 over fences at Doncaster this week and his trainer Donald McCain can't wait to run him at the Cheltenham Festival.
The Tarporley handler has been enthusing about last season's Champion Hurdle runner-up in his Betfair blog, and is planning to give the gelding...
Bangor soft ground worry for exciting novice Overturn12 December 2012
Classy hurdler turned exciting novice chaser Overturn has an entry at Bangor on Friday, but ground conditions could mean he stays in his box.
The eight-year-old was most impressive on his chasing debut at Sandown, prompting bookmakers to slash him in their Arkle Trophy betting, but has missed two e...
Paddy Power looking to bounce back in Champion Hurdle13 March 2012
Hurricane Fly takes on nine challengers as he bids to retain his Champion Hurdle crown on the opening day of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival
The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is commonly referred to as Champion Hurdle Day as that is the day's feature race. This year's renewal promises to be a...
2012 Arkle Trophy tips - Sprinter Sacre unstoppable at Cheltenham13 March 2012
Nick Wilby shares his tips ahead of the Arkle Trophy at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
One of the highlights on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Arkle Trophy with plenty of action for racing fans desperate to see Nicky Henderson’s sensational SPRINTER SACRE (10/11, Pa...
Arkle Chase Guide & Tips - Cheltenham Festival 201213 March 2012
The Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy has long promised to be one of the races of the Festival and it's unlikely to disappoint in that respect.
Sprinter Sacre leapt to the front of the betting after a demolition job over Champion Hurdle runner-up Peddlers Cross at Kempton o...