It was CINDERS AND ASHES 5 11-7 partner JASON MAGUIRE handler presenter? trainer Donald McCain for Dermot Hanalin and Phil Cunningham who scored to open Cheltenham Festival 2012 yesterday in the 1.30 William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle over 2m+ to pick up the £56,950 prize.
C4 ALICE (Saucy Minx) PLUNKETT (bloodhorse literate) opens broadcasting at 12.30pm taking us on a magical mystery tour to meet up with Team Nicholls Ditcheat to work alongside the handler riders' as they prep the runners' for this Festival, riding a swinging canter on the all weather track upsides handler rider CLIFFORD BAKER recently presented with the Godolphin Champion Award for ourstanding Bloodhorse Literate Achievement.
TEAM NICHOLLS DITCHEAT
The very same Team who won yesterday's Champion Hurdle with ROCK ON RUBY (IRE)
7 11-10 partner NOEL FEHILY for The Festival Goers at 11-1 from OVERTURN 8 11-10 partner JASON MAGUIRE . 20-1.
MORNING LINE PREVIEW DAY TWO
TODAY'S FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
DAY TWO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY MARCH 14th 2012
1.30. Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase (Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase) (Class 2) for 5yo+ over 4m. Fences? winner £
Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Registered As Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 2m5f. winner £
2.40. RSA Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 5yo+ over 3m+ winner £
3.20. sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 5yo+ over 2m. winner £
4.00. Coral Cup (A Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 2) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 2m5f. winner £
4.40. Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1) for 4 year olds over 2m+
5.15. Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race) (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 4 - 6 year olds over 2m+ winner £
MORNING LINE TEAM ARE-
MORNING LINE TEAM ARE-
NICK (Lord Snooty ) LUCK - With up to the minute info relating to this afternoons actionTED WALSH Dad in a million (Ruby's Dad) keeps us on our toes with bloodhorse literate clues that you cannot afford to miss ....
ANDREW LYNCH In and out of the saddle
Andrew brings us key bloodhorse literate clues that you cannot afford to miss .
ANDREW partners SIZING EUROPE (CD) 10-11-10 in today's 3.20 Feature Race, the Queen Mother Chase over 2m for trainer He De Bromhead (IRE) and owned by Ann and Alan Potts Partnership.
DAVY RUSSELL In and out of the saddle.
DAVY brings us key bloodhorse literate clues that you cannot afford to miss ....
DAVY partners MAKE YOUR MARK (IRE) 5 11-7 in the 2.05 Neptune Investment Novices' Hurdle 2m5f for trainer W P Mullins (IRE) and owner Gigginstown House Stud.
DAVY partners FIRST LIEUTENANT (IRE) 7 11-4 in the 2.40 RSA Chase over 3m+ for M F Morris (IRE) owners Gigginstown House Stud
DAVY partners CARLITO BRIGANTE (IRE) 6 11-12 for Gordon Elliott (IRE) and owner Gigginstown House Stud.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVY RUSSELL
JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK Out of the saddle introducing us to some fascinating people. Yesterday to Ronnie Corbett who told us he fancied CINDERS AND ASHES who won the 1.30 first race at 10-1.
LESLEY GRAHAM Out of the saddle, introduces us to Simon Claise the Clerk of the Course to check out the going conditions for this afternoon, and meets up with Noel Meade (IRE) trainer who runs MONKSLAND in the 2.05 Novice Hurdle. 19 runners in this, among which is Nicky Henderson trained SIMONSIG. Nicky tells us SIMONSIG has shown tremendous speed and talent and is seriously good. He was a bit sloppy with his jumping at times at Kelso, but perhaps I'd taken that for granted because he had been so good previously. Barry schooled him last week and he was electric. Barry's gut feeling is to go for this race."
BRENDAN POWELL JNR (5) In and out of the saddle
Brendan brings us key bloodhorse literate clues that you cannot afford to miss.
In the saddle this afternoon he partners DARK AND DANGEROUS (IRE) 4 11-0 for his Dad, trainer Brendan Powell and owners North South Alliance in the 4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle over 2m. 24 run so young Brendan will need to concentrate in every which way to keep DARK AND DANGEROUS out of trouble to be able to score here.
TANYA STEVENSON Out of the saddle introducing us to some fascinating people all of whom join up to make this festival a success.
REVIEW YESTERDAY'S WINNERS DAY ONE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
TUESDAY MARCH 13th 2012
1.30. CINDERS AND ASHES 5 11-7 partner JASON MAGUIRE handler presenter? trainer Donald McCain for Dermot Hanalin and Phil Cunningham
2.05. SPRINTER SACRE (FR) 6 11-7 partner BARRY GARAGHTY handler presenter? trainer Nicky Henderson for Mrs Caroline Mould 8-11f from CUE CARD 6 11-7
2.40. ALFIE SHERRIN 9 10-00 partner RICHIE McLERNON handler presenter? trainer Jonjo O'Neill for John P McManus 14-1`
3.20. ROCK ON RUBY (IRE) 7 11-10 partner NOEL FEHILY handler presenter? trainer Paul Nicholls for The Festival Goers 11-1
4.00. BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 8 10-9 partner RICHARD JOHNSON handler presenter? trainer Philip Hobbs for The Brushmakers 11-2