With less than a week to go until the tape rises for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Luke Elder and Calum Madell are joined by special guest and twice Cheltenham Festival winning jockey Nick Scholfield to cover the four Championship races at this year’s meeting. Nick also answers questions put to him about his likely rides including leading Triumph Hurdle contender Zubayr and other horses at the yard of champion trainer Paul Nicholls.
After various issues involving BT and a lack of internet for the past couple of weeks, here is our first preview for the 2016 Cheltenham Festival covering the three main Novice Hurdles with our special guest Tom Stanley of Racing UK. Our next preview takes place later today at 8pm when we are joined by regular Cheltenham guest Nick Scholfield to cover the four Championship races.
OnTheOtherHoof is back after an enforced absence due to a lack of internet. Join Luke Elder and Michael Andrews as they cover the weekend’s action from Doncaster and Newbury with several key Grand National trials to sink their teeth into including the Grimthorpe Chase where The Last Samuri and The Druid’s Nephew are on show and the Greatwood Gold Cup featuring Shutthefrontdoor. Away from the Channel 4 action, last year’s hero Many Clouds faces Unioniste and Perfect Candidate in the Premier Chase at Kelso and we also have Super Saturday at Meydan, the final meeting before Dubai World Cup night with some of the key contenders showcasing their well-being.
Luke Elder, Calum Madell and Adam Webb return this week to preview an underwhelming Super Saturday with the main attraction being the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with 22 runners heading to post including Modus who has looked to have been laid out with this race in mind since early in the season. Warwick also stages an interesting renewal of the Kingmaker in which L’Ami Serge bids to cement his unbeaten record over fences and book his place at the Cheltenham Festival. Good luck if you’re having a bet tomorrow!
Here is tonight’s bumper preview in which Luke Elder, Adam Webb and Calum Madell look at the Channel 4 action from Sandown featuring the Grade One Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase, Ffos Las which has the abomination that is the West Wales National, Wetherby that hosts the Grade Two Towton Novices’ Chase and the Irish Gold Cup from Leopardstown. We also talk about the other Grade One action from Leopardstown. Good luck tomorrow!
Adam – Maximiser – 2:25 Sandown
Luke – Jer’s Girl (E/W) – 12:55 Leopardstown
Calum – Cold As Ice – 1:45 Lingfield
After Champions Day last week and our National Hunt preview (see below), we return to cover a mammoth ten races on Channel 4 tomorrow from Doncaster, Cheltenham and Newbury with the feature being the Group One Racing Post Trophy where Foundation attempts to build upon his form so far and cement his position as a Classic contender for 2016.
Luke – Vazirabad – 2:40 Saint-Cloud
Adam – Fou Et Sage – 2:45 Cheltenham
Calum – Argus – 3:10 Doncaster
We also recorded our National Hunt season preview which can be viewed here
The QIPCO British Champions Day marks the official end of the 2015 Flat season with four Group Ones, a Group Two and a highly competitive Balmoral Handicap to close the card.
Luke Elder, Adam Webb and Calum Madell take you through the meeting and give their views and opinions of the day’s racing. Good luck if you’re having a bet tomorrow!
Luke – Agent Murphy – 12:45 Ascot
Adam – Muharrar & Jack Hobbs Double – Ascot
Calum – Kodi Bear – 2:30 Ascot
After Golden Horn’s superb win in the Arc last weekend, we return to cover the Channel 4 action from Newmarket and York which features the mouthwatering clash between Ballydoyle’s Air Force Blue and Godolphin’s Emotionless with both of them looking supremely impressive so far. We also have the Betfred Cesarewitch with 34 going to post, a competitive nursery and the Group Three Autumn Stakes where Ibn Malik bids to gain Group success after chasing home Emotionless at Doncaster in the Champagne Stakes.
York features an interesting 20 runner handicap where George Bowen bids to gain revenge on Tatlisu after the Ayr Silver Cup, a three year old handicap over a mile where Arthenus goes for the hat-trick of wins, a mile and a quarter handicap where Memorial Day tries to get back on the winning bandwagon and a Listed contest for two year olds over six furlongs.
We also give a mention to Chepstow’s two day fixture with the return of National Hunt racing and we also have a special guest appearance from Calum’s Mum near the end of the video!
Luke – Rosina – 2:50 York
Adam – The Liquidator – 4:30 Chepstow
Calum – Gracious John – 2:50 York
A full house on the panel tonight with Luke, Adam & Calum taking you through the Channel Four action from Newmarket and Market Rasen. Newmarket hosts two Group Ones for two year olds over six furlongs in the Cheveley Park Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes. They also a Group Two over a mile in the Royal Lodge and the big betting heat of the day, the Betfred Cambridgeshire with a maximum field of 35 going to post with Bronze Angel bidding to make history by becoming the first horse to win three times.
Luke – Deauville/Besharah (Double)
Adam – Dungannon – 3:55 Haydock
Calum – Besharah/Cymric (Double)
A full house on the panel tonight covering the Channel Four action from Ayr and Newbury, the feature event being the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup where Richard Fahey fields the unbeaten Don’t Touch who could potentially be a cut above these rivals. We also have the Silver Cup where Fahey fields another favourite in George Bowen who still looks well ahead of the assessor after an easy success at the Curragh last Sunday. The two year old fillies also get their chance in the Group Three Firth Of Clyde Stakes with Clive Cox’s effortless maiden winner Priceless heading the market and there’s a decent Listed race over ten furlongs where Mutakayyef bids to improve on his seasonal reappearance in the Strensall Stakes at York when second to Mondialiste.
Down at Newbury, the Arc Trial sees Eagle Top return after finishing second to Postponed in the King George by a narrow margain. He faces a field of five including the lightly raced Ooty Hill, Sky Hunter and The Corsican. The Mill Reef features a small field with the Gimcrack second and third, Ribchester and Raucous re-opposing whilst Steps looks to add to his win last week in the Portland in the Group Three World Trophy. There’s also a highly competitive handicap featuring the impressive Haydock winner Cymro who will appreciate the testing ground at Newbury and still looks ahead of his mark.
Luke – Top Tug – 2:50 Newbury
Adam – Cymro – 2:50 Newbury
Calum – Pyjama Party – 5:35 Newmarket