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Corrie’s Kevin Webster looks a long way from the cobbles in dapper Cheltenham Races get-up

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Coronation Street’s Kevin Webster is famous for his signature dark blue boiler suit. Michael Le Vell, the actor who plays him, is rarely seen wearing anything else. But when the 54-year-old arrived at the Cheltenham races on Friday wearing a sophisticated suit, he was barely recognisable. The actor was joined by his co-star Alan Halsall, who most will know as the character Tyrone Dobbs. The two looked fantastic in their formalwear, leaving the streets of Corrie behind them.Michael opted for a three-piece suit made from a checkered grey wool, with a long black overcoat. He allowed his salt and pepper beard to grow out, giving off a very dapper impression altogether. The dad-of-two paired the outfit with a peach striped tie and a traditional tweed paddy ca...
Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

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The 12-1 chance Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, put in a superb display to give trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.Mullins, the Festival's most successful trainer, had previously finished second six times in the prestigious race.Al Boum Photo had some anxious moments with his jumping but raced away to win by two-and-a-half lengths. Fellow Irish challenger Anibale Fly (22-1) was second with the grey Bristol De Mai (18-1) back in third."I can't believe it," an emotional Townend told BBC Radio 5 Live. "It means everything. It's the pinnacle and I can't believe I've won it. "I got in a beautiful rhythm. When you're going well, it just seems so simple."But there was ...
Cheltenham Festival: Native River romps to Gold Cup success

Cheltenham Festival: Native River romps to Gold Cup success

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Native River won a thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup after an epic duel with Might Bite.The 5-1 chance gave Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard his first victory in the race after some spectacular jumping under champion jockey Richard Johnson.Favourite Might Bite (4-1), seeking a historic Cheltenham Festival treble for trainer Nicky Henderson, was a gallant runner-up, beaten by four and a half lengths.Anibale Fly (33-1) finished third ahead of Road To Respect and Djakadam.Read more: 'Tizzard gives Cheltenham a gold top'Podcast: 'A Gold Cup that lived up to the hype'Read more: Jockey wins despite dislocated shoulderBut the race was all about the memorable battle between last year's third-placed horse Native River and King George VI Chase winner Might Bite.The pair led from the front, roared on by a se...
Coral Daily Download: Cheltenham Festival day three – Latest racing odds on St Patrick’s Thursday

Coral Daily Download: Cheltenham Festival day three – Latest racing odds on St Patrick’s Thursday

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Coral's Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil-less Sports Breakfast to round up the latest Cheltenham Festival odds.Day three is St Patrick's Thursday in Gloucestershire and, while Irish fans will be mouring Ruby Walsh's injury which ended his Festival on Wednesday, there is still plenty of racing action to enjoy, with the Ryanair Chase (2:50) and the Stayers Hurdle (3:30) the pick of the day’s races.Listen to the latest Coral Daily Download, above, for a lowdown on all the latest from Cheltenham, plus Premier League and Champions League odds!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfastLet's block ads! (Why?)
Altior fit for Douvan showdown at Cheltenham – Ladies' Day preview

Altior fit for Douvan showdown at Cheltenham – Ladies' Day preview

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Cheltenham FestivalVenue: Cheltenham Racecourse Date: 13-16 MarchCoverage: Full coverage on BBC Radio 5 live; continued on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text updates on BBC Sport websiteThe favourite Altior will bid to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday after overcoming a late fitness scare.Trainer Nicky Henderson said the horse was lame on Monday but will be fit.Rivals in one of the most eagerly-awaited contests of the meeting will include the talented Willie Mullins-trained duo of Douvan and Min.Meanwhile, jockey Bryony Frost seeks victory on Ladies' Day aboard Black Corton in the RSA Chase.Altior back on trackWinner of all 12 of his races over jumps, Altior beat Min in the Arkle Chase at the Festival last year."I'm pleased to report that Al...