The Cream of the Crop will race at The Cheltenham Festival
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Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed today at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D'Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last year on the first day, Champion Day, of The Festival™ presented by Magners.
Gordon Elliot gave updates on his leading contenders for The Festival™ presented by Magners.
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Elliott has won The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award at The Festival for the last two years, saddling six winners in 2017 and enjoying a record-equalling eight successes in 2018.
His total of 22 wins at The Festival include Don Cossack's victory in the 2016 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Cullentra handler has emerged as the chief challenger to Willie Mullins for the Jump trainers' championship in Ireland in recent seasons.Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce todaythat National Hunt Breeders supported by Tattersalls is the new title of the G2Mares' Novices' Hurdle at The Festival(TM) presented by Magners.The £90,000 G2 contest takes place over an extended two miles and is the sixth race(4.50pm) on St Patrick's Thursday, March 14