The two-day Hennessy meeting at Newbury threw up plenty of high quality racing, with several horses putting in performances that offer excitement for the season ahead, particularly the big four days in March.
We’re fully immersed in the National Hunt season now, having been treated to some top class action over the past few weeks. On the back of this, I’m excited to take the plunge with my first ante post bet of the season.
The brilliant Cue Card landed Saturday’s Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock in devastating style, making it a hat-trick of wins for Haydock’s showpiece race. We also saw the reappearance of 2015 Gold Cup hero Coneygree, who was ultimately no match for Cue Card but arguably enhanced his Gold Cup claims.
The Cheltenham Showcase meeting was, for the most part, a great three days of National Hunt racing that offered plenty of early season excitement. However, as often is the case, there were some lows to match the highs. We’ll cover all the key talking points.