Forget the Champions League, Premier League and the General Election — this is the most important week of the year!To anyone with an interest in horseracing, the Cheltenham Festival means everything. It was no disgrace to be beaten by Tea For Two at the top level in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, and both today’s four-mile distance and the return to racing anti-clockwise – he jumped left last time out – are expected to show this improver in his best light yet. Thirteen days before Christmas, he again showed his aptitude for a test when landing Doncaster’s Grade 2 December Novices’ Chase by 13 lengths. Southfield Royale - 6/1 Noble Endeavor - 7/1 Native River - 7/1 Pont Alexandre - 8/1 Minella Rocco - 9/1 Warrantor - 9/1 Minella Rocco - 9/1 Measureofmydreams - 10/1 Definitly Red - 14/1 Local Show - 16/1 Vicente - 16/1 Vieux Lion Rouge - 28/1 Shantou Flyer - 33/1 Pleasant Company - 40/1 Bally Beaufort - 66/1 Waldorf Salad - 66/1 Warrantor - 66/1 Vintage Vinnie - 80/1 Viva Steve - 80/1 Johnny Og - 100/1 How About It - 125/1 *Odds collected from Stan James and are subject to change.
“She just keeps working better than you think she is.
“She’s been working very well – probably the best of our horses.” “Willie Mullins said:: Her work during the week was awesome – we all wondered whether we’d put the right mare in the Champion Hurdle!