2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

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2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by goldandblack » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:43 pm

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......................The 2022 CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL.

Another chance to lose the shirt of your back to the bookies,
Only 5 weeks to sign up for this competition, and spots are going quick :wink:

RACE DAYS.


Tuesday 15th MARCH ....…The Champion Hurdle. + 1 Feature Race.
Wednesday 16th MARCHThe Queen Mother Champion Chase. . + 1 Feature Race.
Thursday 17th MARCH ..…The Chase and Stayers' Hurdle.+ 1 Feature Race.
Friday 18th MARCH .....…The Cheltenham Gold Cup.+ 1 Feature Race.
…………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Rules for the 4 day Competition,
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Each Day you will receive £10.00,to bet on each of the chosen two races,

1 x Win Bet
1 x Each Way Bet
Or 1 x Win Bet plus a 1 x Each Way Bet.
(Each Way bets pay out on 1/4 the odds)
...........................................................................
Only the profit on your Winning bet/EW bets are counted. Does not include the stake money.
You cannot use any winnings in the following days bet, just the new £10.00,
The winner will be the person with the most profit after the 3 days,
……………………………………………………………………………………………….
if your choice is declared a Non Runner before the off, and before you can change the bet, your bet will go on the fav to win,
you can change your bet at any time before the race starts,
……………………………………………………………………………………………….
Each way bets paid out on
1 to 7 runners, first 2,
8 to 16 runners first 3,
17 or more runners first 4.
All at ¼ the odds,
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Post by goldandblack » Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:44 pm

5 Weeks to the start,
RACE DAYS.

Tuesday 15th ....…The Champion Hurdle. + 1 Feature Race.
Wednesday 16th …The Queen Mother Champion Chase. . + 1 Feature Race.
Thursday 17th ..…The Chase and Stayers' Hurdle.+ 1 Feature Race.
Friday 18th .....…The Cheltenham Gold Cup.+ 1 Feature Race



1…All White…………
2…Wolfie………………
3…Lucy …………………
4…Kerry Blue ………
5…Frosty…………
6 Charnwood………
7…MarkoRompsIt………………………………………
8…………………………………………
9…………………………………………
10………………………………………
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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by lucy » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:12 pm

I'm in. You may need to send me a reminder when it starts 🤣

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Post by goldandblack » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:24 pm

lucy wrote:
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:12 pm
I'm in. You may need to send me a reminder when it starts 🤣
sure will Lucy, your in,

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Post by goldandblack » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:40 pm

All the early tips for the festival.

Cheltenham Festival Tips 2022 – The Greatest Show On Turf
https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/
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2022 Champion Hurdle Ante-Post Preview – Ad Snap up the 40/1 on Classy Gio
https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/news ... lassy-gio/
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Queen Mother Champion Chase preview
https://www.sportinglife.com/racing/new ... iew/197833
2022 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Ante-Post Preview – Eric Can Slay The Field At 16/1
https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/news ... d-at-16-1/
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2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante-Post Preview – 14/1 Chantry Looks Safe as Houses
https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/news ... as-houses/

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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:16 pm

You can count me in 👍

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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by goldandblack » Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:40 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:16 pm
You can count me in 👍
OK Champ you've just crept in :wink:

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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:57 am

goldandblack wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:40 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:16 pm
You can count me in 👍
OK Champ you've just crept in :wink:

Phew !!!! That was close 😂😂😂

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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by Frosty » Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:00 pm

I love greyhound racing, count me in!

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Post by goldandblack » Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:58 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:57 am
goldandblack wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:40 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:16 pm
You can count me in 👍
OK Champ you've just crept in :wink:

Phew !!!! That was close 😂😂😂
:D was within minutes , :wink:

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Post by goldandblack » Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:00 pm

Frosty wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:00 pm
I love greyhound racing, count me in!
Your in Dave , we call the ones you pick Donkeys in this country not greyhounds, :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Charnwood » Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:55 pm

Count me in as long as I remember 🤣

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Post by goldandblack » Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:51 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:55 pm
Count me in as long as I remember 🤣
I will send out reminders Andy, :wink:

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Post by goldandblack » Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:47 pm

................Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 ante-post betting odds


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A Plus Tard is 10/3 favourite to win the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup
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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by Frosty » Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:04 pm

5 ew on protractor thanks John.

Thanks as always for making this comp happen mate. Hope all is good with you and the family.

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Post by goldandblack » Mon Feb 14, 2022 4:13 pm

Frosty wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:04 pm
5 ew on protractor thanks John.

Thanks as always for making this comp happen mate. Hope all is good with you and the family.
All good here and hope the same with you and yours Dave,
Bit of fun and enjoy doing it, am working on two newcomers on here to join in, although they don't know it yet, :wink:

I know NZ is ahead of us in time but the Gold Cup is still a month away, :lol: perhaps i will put a starting date up.

the traffic has increased down here in General Chat (alias the dark side) so should attract a few more contestants this year hopefully

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Post by goldandblack » Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:23 pm

Only 3 weeks to the start. and still time to sign up,
you don't need any knowledge on racing to enter as previous comps have proved, :lol: :lol:


RACE DAYS.

Tuesday 15th ....…The Champion Hurdle. + 1 Feature Race.
Wednesday 16th …The Queen Mother Champion Chase. . + 1 Feature Race.
Thursday 17th ..…The Chase and Stayers' Hurdle.+ 1 Feature Race.
Friday 18th .....…The Cheltenham Gold Cup.+ 1 Feature Race[/size][/b]



1…All White…………
2…Wolfie………………
3…Lucy …………………
4…Kerry Blue ………
5…Frosty…………
6 Charnwood………
7…BlueBalls ………………………………………
8…MarkoRompsIt………………………………………
9…………………………………………
10………………………………………
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Post by goldandblack » Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:22 pm

Only a fortnight to the start.
Still time to sign up.


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Days, Race, and Times. All the declared Runners, Riders and latest odds will be in advance of each day,


TUESDAY 16th March.. Cheltenham
Race One
14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)
Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Race Two.
15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)
Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
WEDNESDAY 17th March.. Cheltenham
Race One
14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)
Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race
Race Two
15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)
Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

THURSDAY 18th March.. Cheltenham
Race One
14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)
Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Festival Trophy) (GBB Race)
Race Two
15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)
Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

………………………………………………………………………………
FRIDAY 19TH March Cheltenham

Race One
14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle) (GBB Race)
Race Two
15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)
Wellchild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
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Post by goldandblack » Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:12 am

EACH WAY TIPS
Best each-way Cheltenham bets include 12-1 shot after Festival handicap weights revealed


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/be ... hp&pc=U531

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Post by goldandblack » Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:38 pm

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022: What time is the race, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?
Cheltenham Festival day four race times, TV channel and the latest odds for the Gold Cup 2022
When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022?
This year's race is on Friday, March 18 at 3.30pm.

What TV channel are the races on?
ITV will have live coverage fronted by Ed Chamberlin. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and return on the day to follow the race on our dedicated live blog.



Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 odds
All odds correct as of March 3, 2022.


A Plus Tard 5/2
Galvin 7/2
Minella Indo 5/1
Protektorat 7/1
Al Boum Photo 10/1
Conflated 12/1
Tornado Flyer 12/1
Chantry House 16/1
Royale Pagaille 16/1

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Post by goldandblack » Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:48 pm

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..........................................Only just over a week to go to the off.
.......................................A couple of changes to the Competition rules,

Anyone who is too busy in the week to pick the horses each day,this is a chance to still enter the competition,

1. You can choose to bet 10.00 on the Favourite to win, on every race,
Will be the favourite in the final result, via Racing Post.
If their should be a joint favourite then you receive half the winnings,

2. Or choose a lucky number for all the races, if you’re lucky number doesn’t run your money will go on the favourite in the final result, via Racing Post.


1…All White…………
2…Wolfie………………
3…Lucy …………………
4…Kerry Blue ………
5…Frosty…………
6 Charnwood………
7…BlueBalls …
8..MarkoRompsIt.............................
9...............................
10.............................
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Post by lucy » Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:29 am

if I chose a lucky number how many will there be to chose from

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Post by goldandblack » Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:34 pm

lucy wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:29 am
if I chose a lucky number how many will there be to chose from
some of the races have so many runners its best to either wait until they are declared ( probably Friday) or go for the favourites Lucy.
I will be putting all the races, runners and riders, up from Thursday, so best to wait until then.

I will put up a link tonight to each race, 8) it might help

these links are to all the races we are doing Lucy.
not all those horses will be running,

Day .1. TUESDAY..Cheltenham Festival
RACE .1...14:50 Cheltenham Festival Ultima Handicap Chase.
Current Odds Link
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... -gbb-race/

RACE.2. 15:30 Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle.
Current Odds Link.
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... on-hurdle/
……………………………………………….

Day .2. WEDNESDAY. Cheltenham Festival

RACE .1...14:50 Cheltenham Festival. Coral Cup Hurdle
Current Odds Link
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... up-hurdle/

RACE.2. 15:30 Cheltenham Festival. Champion Chase
Current Odds Link.
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... ion-chase/
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Day .3. THURSDAY. Cheltenham Festival
RACE .1...14:50 Cheltenham Festival. Ryanair Chase
Current Odds Link
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... air-chase/

RACE.2. 15:30 Cheltenham Festival. Stayers' Hurdle
Current Odds Link.
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... rs-hurdle/
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Day .4. FRIDAY. Cheltenham Festival Albert

RACE .1...14:50 Cheltenham Festival. Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Current Odds Link
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... -bartlett/

RACE.2. 15:30 Cheltenham Festival The Gold Cup
Current Odds Link.
https://www.racingpost.com/cheltenham-f ... -gold-cup/

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Re: 2022 Cheltenham Festival, Competition

Post by BlueBalls » Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:09 pm

So 2x races a day = 2x£10 a day?

I can stick all of the £10 on the nose for a race or decide £5 win + £5 ew or even just £10 ew?

Count me in.

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Post by goldandblack » Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:15 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:09 pm
So 2x races a day = 2x£10 a day?

I can stick all of the £10 on the nose for a race or decide £5 win + £5 ew or even just £10 ew?

Count me in.
Hiya BlueBalls,

Welcome to the Competition,
I've put the rules below to help. these are the main bits.

Both races are separate bets, so only the 10.00 can be used on each race.

Each day you have 2 x chosen races,
you have a maximum of 10.00 to bet on each race.
So you can bet 10.00 to Win.
or 5.00 each way.
or 5.00 Win + 2.50 Each Way. on each race,
you can split the 10.00 up, example 8.00 win + 1.00 Each Way. on each race.


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Rules for the 4 day Competition,
.........................................................................
Each Day you will receive £10.00,to bet on each of the chosen two races,

1 x Win Bet
1 x Each Way Bet
Or 1 x Win Bet plus a 1 x Each Way Bet.
(Each Way bets pay out on 1/4 the odds)
...........................................................................
Only the profit on your Winning bet/EW bets are counted. Does not include the stake money.
You cannot use any winnings in the following days bet, just the new £10.00,
The winner will be the person with the most profit after the 3 days,
……………………………………………………………………………………………….
if your choice is declared a Non Runner before the off, and before you can change the bet, your bet will go on the fav to win,
you can change your bet at any time before the race starts,
……………………………………………………………………………………………….
Each way bets paid out on
1 to 7 runners, first 2,
8 to 16 runners first 3,
17 or more runners first 4.
All at ¼ the odds,

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:12 pm

Ok that makes sense.

Do i PM my choices on the day or something?

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Post by goldandblack » Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:41 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:12 pm
Ok that makes sense.

Do i PM my choices on the day or something?
What i will be doing is putting up the 4 days on separate threads this week, when the horses are declared for each day you can post your choices in that thread up to an hour before the race, you can change your bet especially if its pulled out, if you don't have time to pick another your bet will go on the fav as a win bet,

have a look at the last competition in November. i think we only did the one race in that comp.
https://tractor-boys.com/forum/viewtopi ... =5&t=67882

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Post by goldandblack » Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:41 pm

Declared Runners and Riders

Declaration's Midday each day by the BHA.

SUNDAY for..... TUESDAY 15th
MONDAY for. WEDNESDAY 16th
TUESDAY for ..THURSDAY 17th
WEDNESDAY for.. FRIDAY 18th .



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Post by goldandblack » Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:09 pm

...................................................CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TRAINERS

Looking for information on the most successful trainers in the history of Cheltenham Festival? Well, look no further, because our expert writers and racing gurus have compiled all the information you need to read up on the best trainers to grace the Cheltenham races – past and present.

Scroll on down and see who the best trainers currently, and who holds the all-time records….

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...........................................................................Willie Mullins
The top trainer for the last three Cheltenham Festivals, Willie Mullins will bring over a team the envy of every trainer in Britain and Ireland. In half of the markets for the 28 races, Mullins holds either the outright or joint favourite. This unparalleled power may well guarantee him a fourth straight trainers’ title at the meeting, with the likes of Allaho, Facile Vega, Sir Gerhard and Vauban among his very best chances.

..........................................................................Gordon Elliott

Officially absent from last year’s Festival when Denise Foster briefly took the reins, Gordon Elliott will be looking to renew combat with Mullins for the trainers’ title. His yard claimed the most winners in both 2017 and 2018. Though he may not possess quite the number of favourites as his great rival, the likes of Minella Crooner, Pied Piper and Galvin could give him chances of significant success, especially on the Friday.

...............................................Henry De Bromhead

Henry De Bromhead was only pipped to the Top Trainer award in 2021 in the final race of the Festival. Galopin Des Champs’ victory in the Martin Pipe handicap hurdle secured a sixth win for Mullins that drew him level with De Bromhead. On countback, that was enough for Mullins to win, but De Bromhead claimed the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Gold Cup in 2021. A repeat of any of those successes would be a prized scalp once again for him.

.......................................................................Nicky Henderson
The main man tasked with restoring British pride after last year’s mauling is Nicky Henderson. He has won or shared the Top Trainer prize on nine occasions, the most recent when he saddles six winners in 2012. He would be lucky to see that number again this term, but the likes of Constitution Hill, Shishkin and Champ give him top chances in a few of the big races.

..........................................................................Paul Nicholls
Six time the Top Trainer at this meeting, Paul Nicholls is set to have his smallest team at Cheltenham for a number of years this season. He won the top prize every year from 2006 to 2009 in the glory days of Kauto Star and Denman. This season, the veteran Politologue and younger pretenders such as Stage Star and Bravemansgame join Hunter Chaser Bob And Co among his best chances.

Current Rankings – Top 25 Trainers in Cheltenham Festival History

78 Willie Mullins (Ire)

70 Nicky Henderson

46 Paul Nicholls

40 Fulke Walwyn

34 Martin Pipe

28 Fred Winter

27 Fred Rimell

27 Jonjo O’Neill

26 Tom Dreaper (Ire)

25 Gordon Elliott (Ire)

23 Vincent O’Brien (Ire)

23 Bob Turnell

22 Ivor Anthony

20 Philip Hobbs

19 George Beeby

18 Edward O’Grady (Ire)

17 David Nicholson

17 Nigel Twiston-Davies

15 Alan King

15 David Pipe
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https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/guide/trainers/

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Post by goldandblack » Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:42 pm

...................................................Top 5 Cheltenham Festival Jockeys 2022

Jump jockeys are a hardy bunch, that much we know. But with that toughness also comes no little skill in the saddle and we’ve seen some of not just horse racing’s, but sport’s best competitors in this field.

The Cheltenham Festival has been blessed in the past by the performances of the likes of Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh and all-time great AP McCoy.

Between them, those three jockeys landed leading Cheltenham rider titles 15 times over the years. Collectively, the trio steered home an incredible 130 winners.

Naturally, the top riders are also given the top jobs with the most prominent owners and trainers. With that in mind, we take a look at those competing to become the latest leading rider at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. Here are the potential top 5 as we see it.

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.........................................................Rachael Blackmore


Rachael Blackmore
Blackmore didn’t just finish up as 2021’s leading female rider, but was the top jockey overall. She almost won the Cheltenham Gold Cup just to put the final nail in everyone else’s coffin.

Her ability in the saddle is simply not in question. The Grand National-winning rider is nailed-on to be among the top Cheltenham Festival jockeys once more with a number of top rides already certain for some of the most powerful operations in the game.

Blackmore is hot property in National Hunt racing. This is important for leading rider backers as, even when she’s not riding for her regular trainers, she will no doubt be in high demand with every other handler at the festival if she were to become available.

Nico de Boinville
Kennedy is another leading rider contender owing to his associations with Gigginstown Stud and trainer Gordon Elliott. Of course, Elliott wasn’t allowed to train officially at the 2021 festival, but he’ll be back in 2022 and has been busy buying up a whole new string of potentially top-class animals.

Paul Townend
While it was down to rivals Jack Kennedy and Rachael Blackmore to ride out the finish of the Gold Cup in 2021, Kennedy ultimately on the winner, it was Paul Townend who rode the previous two aboard Al Boum Photo.

Heavily associated with the all-powerful Willie Mullins yard, Townend will once again have a very envious book of rides in 2022.

Mullins himself will be desperate to have leading fancies in just about every race during the week, Townend crucially getting first pick of just about all of them.

Rachael Blackmore

The positive rise of female riders continues at pace and Rachael Blackmore is amongst the pacesetters, joining the likes of Bryony Frost in proving themselves as exceptionally talented jump jockeys.

Blackmore burst on the Cheltenham scene when A Plus Tard romped to a novice chase success in 2019 and she doubled up with Minella Indo in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett that same season. Her alliance with Henry De Bromhead is strong and she provided a race-riding masterclass when steering Honeysuckle up the running rail to win the Mares’ Hurdle last Marsh, denying Townend and Benie Des Dieux in a Cheltenham thriller. She surely has strong claims of becoming the first female to be leading rider at The Festival during her career.

Harry Skelton
After getting embroiled in a battle for the British jockey’s title last season with Brian Hughes, it was interesting to see the support Harry Skelton garnered from many trainers away from his main job with his brother Dan.

He was handed leading rides left, right and centre until he successfully landed the title. A similar thing could yet happen during the festival as Skelton has proven his work ethic, as well as his skill and he, could be a fair outside squeak for leading rider honours.

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