Welcome to the premiere of a new daily series Sports quality When we get down to the Cheltenham festival.
Every day, we are going to put together the latest news, mark your card with the best runners and races, reflect on the best performances and add some tips.
To kick off this year’s best National Chase Racing weekend at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown.
Once again it was the Willy Millins show, where the Irish champion coach won nine of the 15 matches of the reunion, including six of the eight 1 ranks.
‘S tastes All for himself (Champion Chase), Monkfish (Festival Novice Chase) Others enjoy it (Supreme) All have cemented their place as post favorites before the festival Gaylord du Mesnil And – perhaps the most remarkable of all – Kilkrut, Balimore and Champion Bumper, respectively.
Mullins’ filling is far from the buffet, HoneysuckleThe victory of the Irish champion hurdle was one of the most impressive performances of the weekend and the biggest impact of the festival.
Her show was reminiscent of another great woman, Apple’s Jade, on the same show two years ago, and ultimately convinced her connections to roll the dice and pick the champion hurdle at Cheltenham in the Mares competition. Honeysuckle seems to be going the same way – his owner’s racing director says there’s only one option left until March.
Weather conditions may have ruined most of this week’s matches, but Solarina Marres is presenting Year 3 on the Novice Hurdle this afternoon at the Fairyhouse Card. Willie Mullins Gaulois Cheltenham’s Marez Novice is Hurdle’s 5-1 favorite pt post, but at the time of writing he is expected to be released from second seed today. Royal Kahala, Won three times on the track but was one or two big in the festival bets.
This is not the case ConnectShe finished fourth yesterday behind the Congratulations to Leopardstown – her horse finished second behind Royal Kahala at the Fairy House last month, still 20-1 for the Novice Hurdle Des Mares in Cheltenham.