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Nicky Henderson bids for historic Cheltenham Festival treble in Gold Cup

The Lambourn trainer has already won the Champion Hurdle and Champion Chase and runs the favourite in Friday’s big raceIn the weeks running up to the Cheltenham Festival, when horses from his stable were firmly entrenched at the top of the betting for …

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Altior fights off Min to win Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival

• Nicky Henderson-trained winner triumphs at even money• Douvan falls after injured Ruby Walsh is replaced on boardAltior claimed a dramatic renewal of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham to remain unbeaten over jumps.In the process he was wi…

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Buveur D’Air wins Champion Hurdle after thrilling battle with Melon

• Winner follows up last year’s victory for Nicky Henderson• Former winner Faugheen well beaten after taking early leadBuveur D’Air won his second Champion Hurdle as the first day of the Cheltenham Festival turned into a fine one for favourite-backers….

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A Cheltenham Festival run on heavy going will test horses and punters

The centrepiece meeting of the season always delivers a few surprises, but backers have had things fairly easy in recent yearsSo much has changed at the Cheltenham Festival in recent decades as it has grown to become one of the essential fixtures in th…

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A Cheltenham Festival run on heavy going will test horses and punters

The centrepiece meeting of the season always delivers a few surprises, but backers have had things fairly easy in recent yearsSo much has changed at the Cheltenham Festival in recent decades as it has grown to become one of the essential fixtures in th…

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Cheltenham trainers warn of testing, ‘puddingy’ ground for Festival

• Alan King: ‘Ground showing signs of having taken a hammering’• Nicky Henderson speaks of ‘puddingy’ conditionsCompetition for the inside line could be even greater than usual when the Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesdayon Tuesday, on the softest gr…

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Talking Horses: Brain Power is one to consider, reckons Nicky Henderson

Nothing has gone right for the novice chaser, who could be overpriced at 16-1 for Cheltenham’s Arkle TrophyBrain Power was one of the names I had rattling around in my head after yesterday’s media morning at Nicky Henderson’s yard. It has become a disa…

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Nick Henderson readies Altior for return to action at Newbury

• Altior will run on Saturday as long as going is suitable, says trainer• Henderson: ‘If it stays good to soft/soft, he’ll be declared’The spectacular Altior – unbeaten in 11 races over jumps – is in line to make his eagerly awaited reappearance on Sat…

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Nicky Henderson hopes to have news on sidelined Altior by the weekend

• Chaser faces race against time to be fit for Cheltenham• Altior was odds-on for Champion Chase before setbackNicky Henderson said on Wednesday he could know as soon as this weekend whether an operation in November has cured a wind problem affecting A…

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Nicky Henderson hopes to have news on sidelined Altior by the weekend

• Chaser faces race against time to be fit for Cheltenham• Altior was odds-on for Champion Chase before setbackNicky Henderson said on Wednesday he could know as soon as this weekend whether an operation in November has cured a wind problem affecting A…

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Might Bite wins King George VI Chase at Kempton for Nicky Henderson

• Winner puts in excellent round of jumping to justify favouritism• Nico de Boinville’s mount holds off Double Shuffle in closing stages“He likes to say ‘look at me’,” Nicky Henderson said of Might Bite after the King George VI Chase here on Tuesday, a…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Tom Scudamore distraught after Starchitect suffers Cheltenham fatal injury

• ‘I haven’t seen a replay of it and I’m not going to,’ says jockey• My Tent Or Yours wins International Hurdle for Nicky HendersonA thrilling battle between those two old stagers My Tent Or Yours and The New One revived what had become a joyless day a…

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Talking Horses: Thursday’s best bets at Taunton and Chelmsford

Top Notch (2.45) should take the Peterborough Chase at Taunton for trainer Nicky Henderson with a minimum of fussThere seemed to be some glimmers of optimism overnight that one or both of the meetings under threat from the weather would survive, but bo…

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Trainers joust over King George prospects of Bristol De Mai and Might Bite

• Nigel Twiston-Davies and Nicky Henderson talk up hopes of top two in betting• Sizing John ruled out and next appearance in Britain will be at CheltenhamThe King George VI Chase may be a fortnight away but the next running of the great race seemed to …

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On The Blind Side remains unbeaten after impressive Sandown victory

• Nico De Boinville’s mount won Winter Novice Hurdle by nine lengths• Henderson will target Challow Hurdle at Newbury on 30 DecemberOn The Blind Side maintained his unbeaten record with an impressive display in the Ballymore Novice Hurdle at Sandown.Th…

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Nicky Henderson launches defence of Altior breathing problem statements

• Cheltenham Festival favourite had wind operation on Friday• Trainer defends issuing bulletins through bookmakers’ websiteNicky Henderson, jump racing’s champion trainer, launched an angry defence of his conduct here on Friday in the face of continuin…