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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...
EFL Cup second round: West Ham face Cheltenham, Crystal Palace, Watford and Southampton all at home- draw in full

EFL Cup second round: West Ham face Cheltenham, Crystal Palace, Watford and Southampton all at home- draw in full

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All the details of the EFL Cup second round drawThursday, August 10, 2017Southampton will host Championship club Wolves in the EFL Cup second after Thursday’s confusing live draw.League One side Blackburn Rovers entertain Lancashire rivals Burnley at Ewood Park, with the draw regionalised.Newcastle host Nottingham Forest, while West Ham will travel to League Two side Cheltenham.The draw initially left several sides unsure whether they were home or away.The matches are due to take place in the week commencing August 21.Draw in fullSouth GroupQPR v BrentfordCrystal Palace v IpswichWatford v Bristol CityNorwich v CharltonCheltenham v West HamBrighton v BarnetCardiff v BurtonSouthampton v WolvesFulham v Bristol RoversMK Dons v SwanseaBirmingham v BournemouthReading v MillwallNorth GroupCarlisl