Great sports festival in Cheltenham


At the Cheltenham Racecourse from Tuesday to Friday, 250,000 people are expected to return to the “normal” festival. But when we talk Cheltenham Festival, We are talking about an unusual topic. 4 days of racing, 14 group 1s, excellent English and Irish jumpers (often bred in France) and crazy atmosphere.

Last year, the Irish made a cardboard, 23 wins a week. An Irish woman, Rachel Blackmore, Made history as the first female jockey and her boss to top the meeting list with 6 wins Henry of BromheadThe combined Irish managed to win 3 of the 4 major events in the meeting Honeysuckle (Champion Hurdle), Put in the kettle (Queen Mother Champion Chase) And Minalla Indo (Gold Cup).

The British want to raise the bar this season, but their task against the battalions seems difficult. Will MullinsHenry D. Bromhead et al Gordon Elliott.

Tuesday, March 15th

Champion Hurd is the attraction of the opening day, and will see the participation of a great champion. Defending champion Honeysuckle is undefeated in 14 attempts, including 2 Group 1 at the festival, and each time the star rides Rachel Blackmore.

Facing her, Appreciate it He has not lost in the hurdles but has not been seen competing since winning In the Supreme Novices Hurdle Last March. Willie Mullins said he was confident in his student preparation level but had a hard time beating Honeysuckle.

The best English hope is the French Of EptonThe winner of this competition in 2020 is back in form this season with two wins, including Group 1 Christmas interruption In Kempton.

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Wednesday, March 16th

Always awesome, the Queen Mother Champion Chase Competed in the 3200m steeplechase and this year promises to be exciting with the return race Shishkin And Energize (Photo by). The two met in Ascot in January in a competition for many of the century! Shishkin maintained his invincibility in the Steeplechase at this point, but Energumen’s entourage hopes to avenge him.

Energy coach Willie Mullins also relies on it All for him Despite being the champion in Ireland, he never showed his true color in Cheltenham. This year, he will be there with more innovation, and may play the role of a third thief.

Wednesday is also Cross-Country Day, the only trained starter in France for the week. David Cottin Experienced the joy of success Glenfarclass Cross-Country Chase With Zealand In 2020, this time it will feature an outsider My PrestigeWhich way to mount Charlie Pritchard. His former crack, passed under training Jonjo O’NeillLike the veteran, he will be one of his rivals in this edition Tiger rollFive-time and two-time winner at the Cheltenham Festival Grand National d’Intree.

Thursday, March 17th

Thursday has not one, but two top matches Ryan Air Chase Who will see God Save his title. The “FR”, who won 12 months ago with 12 lengths, has won two of his games this winter and presented himself as the “Banker” (hits) of the week for the Anglo-Irish Punters.

40 minutes later, the In Stairs Hurd More open. Flooring Porter Last year it was a surprise to everyone, but this time it will be one of the favorites. Lisnagar Oscar He has not led this post since his success at this event in 2020, and he is trying his luck again like any other former winner, Paisley Park (2019 winner), won the preparatory stage at Cheltenham in January and showed his form at the age of ten.

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Friday, March 18th

It’s Friday Gold Cup Day ! The best hold steeplechasers will line up at Cheltenham Fences, put on a show and try to become British racing legends.

Once again, Ireland is well-equipped for the first three editions of the 2021 edition, Minalla Indo And see you later To Henry D. Bromhead, a double winner in 2019 and 2020, Photo by Al Baum Coached by Willie Mullins. We also pay attention to favorites GalvinThe resident of Gordon Elliott has shown himself to be at the highest level this season, especially by beating A Plus Tard in Group 1 at Leopard‌stown for Christmas.

Cheltenham Festival in Equidia

All matches will be televised live Equidia Racing6, And will broadcast two matches a day. Feel free to follow our social networks to experience the atmosphere of this extraordinary meeting.

Photos: JC Bryans

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