Cheltenham Preview Reports 2015: Quinlans Bar Cork
Thu, Feb 26th, 2015
Quinlansbar Blackpool, Cork hosted a Cheltenham Preview Night on Wednesday 25 February 2015. This report comes from our forum member The Porge. Check out our 2015 Cheltenham Preview Report thread for more including a full report last nights previews at Bangor and snippits from Kildare and The Hatton Pub.<< Back to Racing Headlines
Guest : Davy Russell (DR), Noel Hayes The Tote (NH), Phillip Enright (PE), Jonathan Burke , Patrick Mulcahy Ladbrokes (PM)
Supreme Novices :
(DR) Douvan never tested in grade company, Sizing John biggest threat.
(PE) Paddy Power money back special is enough. If Tell Us More wasn't beaten lot would be lot would be a lot shorter.
(JB) Sizing is fresh and raring to go.
(DR) Before they pulled UDS out of the hurdle race last year Davy was telling everyone to back it for next year's Arkle!!
(NH) josses Hill EW
(PE) If it jumps the ambulance won't keep up to Un De Sceaux
(JB) Smashing EW - definitely goes there
Champion Hurdle :
(JB) Takes on Faugheen. The New One has the form this year.
(DR) Nothing to choose between The New One, Faugheen and Jezki but edges towards Jezki
(PE) Faugheen will never have had to jump at this pace re Our Conor last year
Mares Hurdle :
host Emmet Kennedy heard from Rich Ricci that Annie Power WONT run here
(JB) If its soft Bitofapuzzle EW
(DR) Without Annie power its a tough race maybe Jennies Jewel EW
Neptune Hurdle :
(PE) liked Parlour Games
(JB) A big Outlander fan, but likes Beast Of Burden EW @ 25/1
RSA Chase :
(DR) If Conegree's trainer runs him in the Gold Cup, then he should have his licence taking away!!!!
Big debate as to whether Don Poli runs in this or the 4 miler.
(JB) Coneygree jumps and gallops.
(PE) Likes Kings Palace and The Young Master EW
So the whole debate around this race was based on a trip to Crumlins Children hospital Dublin, where Davey said that Barry Geraghty told everyone and anyone there that Sprinter Sacre would NOT be beaten. Russell said it wouldn't be Geraghty's form to be spouting off like that…
I asked (JB) would my favourite horse, Sizing Europe, be showing up he said he wasn't sure.
Lots of negatives re Pylononthepressure on account of its Sire…
Johnnie Burke was pushed about his potential mount Super Sunday, an ex Balding flat horse, and he said he was bred to win a derby and could win!!!
The rest of the panel fell in behind Moon Racer
JLT Chase :
(DR) Nothing there of the calibre of Vautour
Everone else agreed it was a match between Vautour and Apache Stronghold.. Story is that Dermot Weld is vey happy with the weight Apache has.
Ryaniar Chase :
(DR) Don Cossack finally the horse he thought it would be. Johns Spirit for value.
(PE) Cue Card tailor made for it.
(NH) NAPPED Taquin De Seuil as a Jonjo plot job. Jonjo said today he may go in a handicap!! If thats the case and Jonjo's willing to let him lumber top weight then Johns Spirit is a MONSTER!!
World Hurdle :
(DR) Annie Power and Lt Colonel have similar ways to get her (i.e. can't jump a fence etc)
If you want to buy money this year according to Davy lay Zarkandar!!!!!!
(PE) Questioned Davy with regards to his mount Jetson that was only beaten 1/2l by Lt Colonel!!
(JB) Rock on Ruby class horse with course form!!
Triumph Hurdle :
(DR) Spend quality time with the misses when this race is on!!!
(NH) Irish horse a poor lot
(JB) fancies Golden Doyan EW
(DR) like No More Heroes
We were then introduced to the owner of Value at Risk whose living the dream as a small owner with a live horse at Cheltenham. He said to back it for the RSA next year!! but that the horse is screaming for 3 miles. Has a racecourse gallop on Monday.
(PE) Said Adrian Heskin is very sweet on Montello Tower
Gold Cup :
The panel to a man tipped Lord Windermere and likewise bismarcked Holywell.
They also agreed that Silviniaco Conti would start vomiting when he saw the hill ahead of it!!!!
(DR) Taquin De Seuil
(NH) Edeymi in Pertemps
(PE) Clondaw Kaempfer Coral Cup
(JB) Pink Coat County Hurdle
Patrick Mulcahy from Ladborkes gave 2 in the Foxhunters Carrinstown Boy (16/1) & Seventh Sign (12/1) A Maguire horse.
(JB) Super Sunday (bumper)
(PE) The job is Right (NH chase)
(NH) Roi De Franc (Martin Pipe)
(DR) No More Heroes (Neptune or Albert Bartlett)
Great night, plenty of autograph and picture opportunities afterwards