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Cheltenham Open Meeting Races
Tue, Nov 13th, 2012

The early season jumps feast that is the Cheltenham Open meeting is finally here.

The Cross Country is the official Friday highlight but we are really looking forward to two of the supporting races. In the Sharp Novices' Hurdle - Dodging Bullets, Tominator, and River Maigue are set to clash - and the Steel Plate and Sections Novice Chase has Dynaste, Fingal Bay and Unioniste declared. We don't think there have been better novice chase or hurdle races so far this season.

Saturday sees the clash of Grands Crus, Hunt Ball, Al Ferof, Walkon and 16 others in the Paddy Power Gold Cup taking centre stage.

The Racing Post Hurdle is Sunday's official feature but the return of Sprinter Sacre in the Shloer Chase will vy for top billing. Captain Conan puts his Arkle (or Jewson) credentials on the line in the Grade 2 chase on an interesting supporting card.

We have added stats and trends for the graded races within the Cheltenham Festival Section.

Follow the links below for discussion and stats.

Friday Races

Sharp Novices Hurdle

Steel Plate And Sections Novices´ Chase  

Cross Country Chase 

Saturday Races

Paddy Power Gold Cup Thread / Paddy Power Gold Cup Previous Winners 

Prestbury Novice Hurdle Stats 

Sunday Races

Racing Post Hurdle Thread / Racing Post Hurdle Previous Winners

Hyde Novices Hurdle Stats 

2 Mile Novice Chase (Grade 2) Stats 


Jumps ten to follow

If you are finalising your ten to follow entries check out our Stables Tours and Notes and Quotes sections for clues.There is an on going discussion on the best mix of horses to put in your ten to follow on the forum too.


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