Sam Rideout’s Gold Cup Preview

The Gold Cup Preview The betting for the 2021 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup would suggest we might be about to witness history. To run in three Gold Cups is a grand achievement in itself, but Al Boum Photo is set to try and win his third Gold Cup in a row, emulating the legendary Best […]

Sam Rideout’s Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Preview

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Preview The stayers of the novice division get their chance to shine in the 3-mile, Grade 1, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. This race has thrown up a few huge shocks over the years and in all honesty has been a bit of a head scratcher. Last year’s renewal produced arguably the […]

Sam Rideout’s Triumph Hurdle Preview

JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview The top young guns around get a chance to shine on Gold Cup day in The Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle for juveniles. National Hunt legends such as Tiger Roll have won the Triumph and this year’s renewal looks a high class one. Zanahiyr has long been all the rage for […]

Sam Rideout’s Stayers Hurdle Preview

Stayers Hurdle Preview This years Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle looks an absolute cracker! Paisley Park and Thyme will renew their rivalry having met twice this season, resulting in a win a piece. Last year’s Pertemps form comes to the fore as two-time Champion Sire De Berlais looks to make it three festival wins in a […]

Sam Rideout’s Ryanair Chase Preview

Ryanair Chase Preview Since its introduction in 2005, The Ryanair Chase has divided opinion as to whether it should even exist at The Festival but there can be no doubt surrounding the quality of this year’s edition. To my eye it looks an absolute cracker and a case can be made for plenty of runners. […]

Sam Rideout’s Marsh Novices’ Chase Preview

Marsh Novices’ Chase Preview Last year’s Irish banker of the meet and racings current poster boy, Envoi Allen, heads the betting for this year’s Marsh Novices’ Chase over the intermediate trip. Envoi Allen has taken to fences like a duck to water and is sure to go off a very short-priced favourite. Dan Skelton’s Shan […]

Sam Rideout’s Supreme Novice Hurdle Preview

Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Preview Unfortunately, there will be no Cheltenham roar this year but I for one will still be cheering when the flag goes down for this year’s Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The best week of the year kicks off with the 2 mile novices tearing around Prestbury Park in what […]

Sam Rideout’s Champion Bumper Preview

Weatherbys Champion Bumper Preview The final Grade 1 on Day 2 is the Weatherbys Champion Bumper which is a race I absolutely love! It’s a real glimpse into the future and not just for the winners of the race. The likes of Florida Pearl, Cue Card and more recently Envoi Allen have all won the […]

Sam Rideout’s Champion Chase preview

Champion Chase Preview My favourite race of the week and Day 2’s Championship race is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, where we have a red-hot favourite. Amazingly, Willie Mullins have never won the Champion Chase, but he heads the betting with Chacun Pour Soi who has been electric so far this season. Last season’s […]

Sam Rideout’s Brown Advisory Novice Chase Preview

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Preview The newly named Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase has a roll call as good as any at The Festival. The likes of Florida Pearl, Denman and Bob’s Worth have all tasted success in this over the years with both Denman and Bob’s Worth going on to win the Gold Cup the […]