Racing previews and tips for Mares' Hurdle, Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Arkle Trophy and Neptune Novices' Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Festival Preview – Mares Hurdle 15/03/2016

The Mares Hurdle on the opening day at Cheltenham was introduced in 2008 when it was won by Donald McCain’s White Oak. For the next six years it became the property of Quevega, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh. She was retired in 2014 but Mullins... read more here

Cheltenham Festival Preview – Supreme Novices Hurdle 15/03/2016

The Supreme Novices Hurdle is the traditional curtain raiser to the Cheltenham festival. The two mile novices’ hurdle has been dominated by Willie Mullins in recent years with three successive well-backed winners. Champagne Fever, Vautour and Douvan all won in the... read more here

Cheltenham Festival Preview – Arkle Trophy 15/03/2016

The Arkle Trophy on the opening day of the festival is often won by future two mile Champion chasers. Past winners include Flagship Uberalles (1999), Moscow Flyer (2002), Sizing Europe (2010) and Sprinter Sacre (2012). Willie Mullins won the race for the first time... read more here

Cheltenham Festival Preview – Neptune Novices Hurdle 16/03/2016

The second day of the Cheltenham Festival opens with the Neptune Novices Hurdle over an extended two and a half miles. Despite the distance, this race has produced several Champion Hurdle winners including the great Istabraq (1997) and Faugheen (2014). The latter was... read more here

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