Cheltenham quash speculation about fifth day at famous Festival meeting

• New chairman told ITV Racing track had not ruled out extra day
• Course reiterate meeting will remain on Tuesday to Friday

Cheltenham racecourse insisted on Wednesday that it has “no plans” to add a fifth day to its Festival meeting in March or switch to a Wednesday-to-Saturday format, in response to a newspaper column in which trainer Alan King suggested he had been won around to the idea of a five-day Festival following a “long chat” with the track’s new chairman, Martin St Quinton.

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