2.05 County Hurdle tips - Midnight Game to score in Festival thriller15 March 2013
Nick gives his tips on the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday (2.05).
The County Hurdle looks one of the most puzzling contests of the week and 28 horses will battle it out in the famous handicap.
Cotton Mill (7/1, Boylesports) has to be massively respected after his second to...
2013 County Hurdle tips – No ifs and buts back O'Meara hurdler14 March 2013
The County Hurdle (2.05pm) is the sort of race bookies love with a big field of handicappers going hell for leather over two miles.
This has been a great race for the Irish in recent years with five of the last six renewals falling to them. First or second-season hurdlers have the best record...
Court Minstrel aiming for Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival28 January 2013
Trainer Evan Williams is eyeing the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival with his smart novice Court Minstrel.
The six-year-old last ran in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown in which he finished fourth to Melodic Rendezvous, tiring up the hill in the heavy going after...
2.05 Cheltenham tips - Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle preview16 March 2012
This year’s County Hurdle looks a typically competitive contest and as a result, the betting for the race looks wide open.
Jessica Harrington’s Citizenship (8/1, Paddy Power) heads the market despite a hike in the weights and the Irish raider is sure to be popular under the hands of Robbie Pow...
Ebor winner Dirar to be aimed at 2011 County Hurdle28 December 2010
Sensational Ebor winner Dirar could be set for a tilt at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival as trainer Gordon Elliott admitted he is considering running his stable star in the County Hurdle next March.
The six-year-old finished fifth in the Group Two Doncaster Cup and had finished behind Overturn in the...
County Handicap Hurdle Preview - Tips and advice on the 2010 Cheltenham Festival20 January 2010
Another formidable puzzle for punters to unravel, the County Hurdle is one of the most difficult handicaps to solve at the Festival.A large field will no doubt go to post and punters trying to fill their pockets ahead of the Gold Cup will have to earn their money finding the winner.Expect the pace ...
CountryHurdle Tips12 March 2009
Ran between five and 16 times over hurdles – 10 winners in 10 runnings
Started no bigger than 16/1 – 9/10
Ran in the last 35 days – 9/10
No previous festival form – 9/10
Top-four finish last time out – 8/10
Carried no more than 11st 1lb – 8/10
Finished first or second in ...
Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle Skybet paying out on 6 Places12 March 2009
Sky Bet’s ‘26 races, 26 offers’ Cheltenham betting promotion continues tomorrow for the final day of the Festival and the Harrogate-based firm has annoucned that they will be paying two extra places in the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2:05) by offering their customers 6 places instead of the usua...
Dream Could Go For The Double9 March 2009
Dave's Dream is a massive market mover for Friday's County Hurdle, after trainer Nicky Henderson stated that he was 'one degree' closer to running him following his victory in the Imperial Cup at Sandown last Saturday.
Dave's Dream was already well fancied for the race, however ante-post backers ...
Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle Preview5 March 2009
In a race that often goes to a young, progressive performer who is a step or two ahead of the handicapper, five and six-year-olds dominate the list of winners having taken 37 of the last 46 contests between them, so concentrate upon the junior divisions.
Horses carrying weights of 10-13 or less h...
Premiership football managers back European Dream2 March 2009
Sam Allardyce and Phil Brown may be at each other's throats in the premiership relegation battle but they will be on the same side at Cheltenham.
Blackburn boss Allardyce and Hull City manager Brown are among several football faces with an interest in the six-year-old jumper Europea...