Sire De Grugy wins Queen Mother Champion Chase for Gary and Jamie Moore

By Simon Jackson. Sire De Grugy justified trainer Gary Moore’s faith when he stormed to a six length victory in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival. The victory was the biggest in the south east based trainer’s career and was made all the more sweet as the eight-year-old…

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Ruby Walsh fancies Hurricane Fly in Champion Hurdle

By Simon Jackson Ruby Walsh is upbeat about the chances of Hurricane Fly who bids to land his third Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham (3.20pm) on Tuesday. The Willie Mullins trained 10-year-old first won the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in 2011. He secured the double in 2013 and…

Cheltenham ground drying as Festival approaches

By Simon Jackson The ground conditions continue to quicken at Cheltenham on the eve of the 2014 Festival where the going is currently good to soft on all courses and expected to dry out more. Cheltenham is set to race on the Old Course for the first two days of the meeting on Tuesday and…

BHA clear Last Instalment to run in Cheltenham Gold Cup

By Simon Jackson The British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) has found no evidence that horses trained by Philip Fenton were administered anabolic steroids, clearing the way for Last Instalment to line up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Confirmation that 7-1 shot Last Instalment would line-up in the Gold Cup was delayed when the BHA instigated…