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Category: Cheltenham Gold Cup

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Talking Horses: Power feels Lostintranslation is going under radar

Robbie Power feels his Gold Cup mount has been written off after one bad run, but has hopes for a better effort this timeIf only punters could get it right! Mere hours after Gordon Elliott referred to Delta Work as “a forgotten horse” it was the turn o…

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Delta Work lifts Irish Gold Cup for Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott

• Willie Mullins’ Kemboy is runner-up in Leopardstown feature• Faugheen rolls back the years with Grade One novice chase winDelta Work, the 5-2 second-favourite, stayed on best at the end of a gruelling race for the Irish Gold Cup here on Sunday, beati…

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Paisley Park odds-on for Cheltenham’s Stayers Hurdle after Trials Day win

• ‘He’s getting better,’ says Paisley Park’s trainer, Emma Lavelle• Santini wins Cotswold Chase to enter Gold Cup argumentPaisley Park went odds-on with most firms for a second Stayers Hurdle success after winning on Trials Day here with a performance …

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Bryony Frost and Frodon on Gold Cup trail after Kempton success

• Paul Nicholls’ chaser back to his best in Silviniaco Conti Chase• Frost: “Frodon’s jumping was just amazing”Frodon and Bryony Frost put themselves back in the winner’s enclosure for the first time since the famous day at the last Cheltenham Festival,…

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Legal team ‘optimistic’ for Kemboy despite owners being kicked out of racing

• Ruling body throws Supreme Racing Club out of sport• Former members hope to assert ownership of horsesA solicitor engaged by former members of the Supreme Horse Racing Club said on Thursday evening he was “very optimistic” the 29 horses it has hither…

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Legal team ‘optimistic’ for Kemboy despite owners being kicked out of racing

• Ruling body throws Supreme Racing Club out of sport• Former members hope to assert ownership of horsesA solicitor engaged by former members of the Supreme Horse Racing Club said on Thursday evening he was “very optimistic” the 29 horses it has hither…

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Nicky Henderson says Santini a King George doubt following Sandown win

• Trainer says: ‘He doesn’t look like a King George horse’• De Boinville hopes Santini is Cheltenham Gold Cup contenderSantini appears unlikely to tackle the King George VI Chase next month following a return to action that, in the understated words of…

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Talking Horses: Topofthegame out for the jumps season with leg injury

Paul Nicholls has revealed bad news about his Cheltenham Gold Cup candidate, a winner at the last Festival in MarchOne of the brightest talents in jump racing has been ruled out of the approaching season with the news that Topofthegame has sustained a …

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Paul Townend repays Al Boum Photo’s owners in gold for mistake | Chris Cook

Gold Cup-winning jockey had taken wrong course when heading for victory in a race at Punchestown last AprilIn the hard-nosed, results-driven world of horse racing jockeys who make a mistake cannot always count on getting the chance to redeem themselves…

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Al Boum Photo wins Willie Mullins his first Cheltenham Gold Cup

• Champion Irish trainer breaks his lengthening hoodoo • Anibale Fly goes one better than last year in secondWith a circuit of Cheltenham still to run here on Friday Willie Mullins’s hopes of filling the infuriating, Gold Cup-shaped hole in his record-…

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s dream will come true if Clan wins the Gold Cup

Former Man Utd manager may realise ultimate racing ambitionClan Des Obeaux runs in Cheltenham’s most prestigious eventMany owners get into racing as an escape from the pressures of their day job. Few have ever done so with as tough a day job as the man…

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Cheltenham Festival tips: Clan Des Obeaux can strike Gold for Paul Nicholls

Sir Alex Ferguson’s horse could add the crowning glory to a great Festival for the traner’s rejuvenated yardThe good times are back at Paul Nicholls’ yard, which has been celebrating the wins of Frodon and Topofthegame. Not since Kauto Star’s Gold Cup …

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Thrills of Cheltenham Festival week can’t mask racing’s uncertain future

Animal welfare is just one problem for a sport that will have its moment in the sun at the Cheltenham festivalThirty years ago this week, after Desert Orchid had winged up the Cheltenham hill as if auditioning for a role as Pegasus, the Observer’s Hugh…

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Thrills of Cheltenham Festival week can’t mask racing’s uncertain future

Animal welfare is just one problem for a sport that will have its moment in the sun at the Cheltenham festivalThirty years ago this week, after Desert Orchid had winged up the Cheltenham hill as if auditioning for a role as Pegasus, the Observer’s Hugh…

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Pat Kelly, quiet man of horse racing, could make big noise in Gold Cup

Irish trainer refuses to play the PR game and keeps himself to himself, but Presenting Percy could thrust him into the limelight at the Cheltenham FestivalDoes it matter if our sporting stars don’t talk to us? This is the question, or one of them, pose…

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Paul Nicholls insists no decision taken yet on Frodon’s Cheltenham target

• Trainer keeps open Gold Cup and Ryanair options for Frodon• Richard Johnson ‘just stiff and sore’ after Newbury tumblePaul Nicholls firmly sat on speculation that he had made a decision about Frodon’s target for the Cheltenham Festival, insisting the…

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Colin Tizzard has Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River top of Festival trio

• Last year’s winner has ‘best chance’ of three lined up for race• ‘Elegant Escape is a stayer – you can’t get away from that’Colin Tizzard made the most of his first success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season, when Native River outstayed Might Bit…

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Presenting Percy may run this weekend despite owner’s caution

• Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite could run at Fairyhouse• Philip Reynolds being ‘ultra, ultra careful’ with the horseThe need to be “ultra, ultra careful” with the horse of a lifetime was behind the late decision not to run Presenting Percy last weekend…

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Paisley Park gives Emma Lavelle that Cheltenham Festival fervour

• Odds cut for Stayers’ after 12-length win in Cleeve Hurdle• Owner Andrew Gemmell, a Prince fan, says: ‘Let’s go crazy’Paisley Park was a hugely popular winner of the Cleeve Hurdle and surely no horse will go into March’s Festival here with a greater …

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Native River and Might Bite dominate jumps ratings after Gold Cup duel

• Cheltenham Festival victor rated stone behind Kauto Star• Punchestown hero Faugheen given top-rated hurdler mantleNative River and Might Bite, who fought out a memorable duel around two circuits of Cheltenham in the Gold Cup in March, were the only s…