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2021 Cheltenham Festival News

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2021 Cheltenham Festival News. The latest breaking news regarding the Cheltenham Festival, which starts on Tuesday 16th March 2021.
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  • 2021 National Hunt Chase Odds - Royal Pagaille tops list of 16 entries
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 National Hunt Chase
    • The Boodles is the final race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 16 novice chasers remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Royal Pagaille is the 6/4 favourite with bet365
  • 2021 Mares' Hurdle Odds - Concertista tops list of 12 possible runners
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Mares' Hurdle
    • The Mares' Hurdle is the fifth race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 12 mares remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Concertista is Paddy Power's 6/5 favourite
  • 2021 Boodles Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Odds - 28 juveniles remain in the running
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Boodles Handicap Hurdle
    • The Boodles is the sixth race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 28 juveniles remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Houx Gris and Saint Sam are the 9/2 joint-favourites with Betfair
  • 2021 Champion Hurdle Odds - Favourite Honeysuckle could face 14 challengers
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Champion Hurdle
    • The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 14 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Happygolucky is the 9/4 favourite with race sponsors Unibet
  • 2021 Ultima Handicap Chase Odds - Happygolucky new favourite as 31 remain in running
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Ultima Handicap Chase
    • The Arkle is the third race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 31 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Happygolucky is the new favourite at 11/2 with bet365
  • 2021 Arkle Challenge Trophy Odds - Shishkin tops list of 12 entrants
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Arkle Challenge Trophy
    • The Arkle is the second race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 12 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Shishkin is the 10/11 favourite with Betfair
  • 2021 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Odds - Appreciate It could tackle 17 rivals
    • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
    • The Supreme is the first race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
    • 18 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
    • Appreciate It is the 11/8 favourite with Paddy Power
  • Cheltenham Festival could take place behind closed doors following third National Lockdown
    • Organisers are bracing themselves to hold the 2021 Cheltenham Festival behind closed doors
    • The Prime Minister announced a six-week national Lockdown would start on January 6th
    • The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is due to start on Tuesday 16th March
    • Cheltenham director says we can expect "at the very best, very small numbers"
  • Dan Skelton discusses plans for his Cheltenham Festival runners
    • Trainer, Dan Skelton has published some exclusive quotes on his Ladbrokes blog
    • Skelton says Nube Negra will go straight to Cheltenham for the Champion Chase
    • Shan Blue will drop back in trip and tackle Envoi Allen in the Marsh Novices' Chase
    • Allmankind will take on Shishkin in both the Kingmaker and the Arkle at Cheltenham
  • Russell ready to ride out but Cheltenham Festival may come too soon
    • We provide an injury update on top jockey Davy Russell
    • Russell have been out since early October after suffering spinal injuries
    • The 41-year-old told Sky Sports he hopes to get back in the saddle next week
    • A return to competitive action remains a "long way away"
    • The 2021 Cheltenham Festival starts in nine weeks time
  • A Plus Tard to skip Leopardstown and go straight to the Gold Cup
    • We bring you the news that A Plus Tard will go straight to the Cheltenham Gold Cup
    • Henry De Bromhead's chaser was last seen winning the Savills Chase over Christmas
    • Cheveley Park's managing director, Chris Richardson announced the move in an interview on Friday
  • Buveur D'Air set for Haydock return following "unreal" racecourse gallop
    • We bring you news that Buveur D'Air is set to make his return in the Grade Two at Haydock on Saturday 23rd January
    • The two-time Champion Hurdler has been out since suffering a splinter injury in the 2019 Fighting Fifth
    • Trainer, Nicky Henderson told the press his star has made a "remarkable" recovery
  • Cheltenham Festival not on the agenda for Eileendover
    • Pam Sly intends to skip the Cheltenham Festival with flying filly Eileendover
    • Eileendover is currently a 7/1 shot to win the Champion Bumper with Paddy Power
    • Sly claims the team will aim for the Mares' Flat Race at Aintree before running on the flat
  • Amateur jockeys could be banned from the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
    • We bring you the news that amateur and conditional jockeys will be banned from riding under rules from Saturday 23rd January
    • Under current government guidelines, only "professional" sports is allowed to take place
    • This means that amateur riders may not be able to ride at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
  • Honeysuckle team leaning toward Champion Hurdle if Leopardstown defence goes to plan
    • We bring you the news that Honeysuckle could run in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival
    • Henry De Bromhead's mare will attempt to defend her crown in the Irish Champion Hurdle this weekend
    • Unbeaten Honeysuckle won the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham last year
    • Peter Molony says the team are "edging towards the Champion Hurdle" this season
  • French Stayers' Hurdle hope Paul's Saga to make British debut at Warwick
    • Paul's Saga has been entered to run in the Listed Mares' Hurdle at Warwick on Saturday
    • French trainer David Cottin is using the race as her prep for the Stayers' Hurdle
    • Champion jockey Brian Hughes will take the ride on the 1/2 favourite
    • Cottin also provided a positive update on Cross Country favourite Easysland
  • Skelton seeks to clarify comments after views on Dublin Racing Festival branded "disrespectful"
    • Dan Skelton released a statement via his Ladbrokes blog on Thursday evening
    • Skelton had said that Willie Mullins horses were getting a "freebie" in Ireland during Nick Luck's podcast on Sunday
    • He was keen to clarify he meant no disrespect during that interview, but stood by some of his views
  • Tiger Roll removed from Cheltenham Festival betting after pulling up in Cross Country Handicap
    • Tiger Roll was removed from the Cross Country betting by Ladbrokes on Friday
    • This came after the two-time Grand National winner was pulled up before halfway in the Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham on Friday
    • Easysland could only finish fifth, and drifted out to 7/4 in the Cheltenham Festival betting
  • 2021 Cheltenham Festival News - Novice hurdle entries revealed
    • We take a look through the entries for the four novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival
    • Appreciate it headlines the Supreme Novices' Hurdle entries
    • Bravemansgame, Bob Olinger and Gaillard Du Mesnil could clash in the Ballymore
    • Stattler tops the market after the Albert Bartlett entries were revealed
    • Zanahiyr and French Aseel were both entered in the Triumph Hurdle
  • 2021 Cheltenham Festival News - Novice chase entries revealed
    • We take a look through the entries for the four novice chases at the Cheltenham Festival
    • Shishkin headlines the entries for the Arkle Challenge Trophy
    • 47 horses have been entered against Envoi Allen in the Marsh
    • Monkfish tops the betting for the Festival Novices' Chase
    • Galvin, Next Destination, Royale Pagaille and Secret Reprieve could all run in the National Hunt Chase
  • Faugheen and Douvan unlikely to make the Cheltenham Festival
    • We bring you the news that Faugheen and Douvan are both likely to miss the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
    • Former Champion Hurdle winner, Faugheen has suffered a set-back
    • Douvan remains in pre-training having not run competitively in well over a year
    • Patrick Mullins also revealed that Shewearsitwell is likely to miss the Mares' Novices' Hurdle
  • 2021 Champion Chase Odds and Entries - Chacun Pour Soi tops list of 31 for Queen Mother
    • We bring you the full list of Champion Chase entries in 2021
    • Politologue will bid to make it back-to-back Queen Mother wins
    • Chacun Pour Soi tops the ante-post betting
    • Altior, Nube Negra, Defi Du Seuil and Waiting Patiently have also been entered
  • Paddy Power go Non-Runner No Bet on all races at 2021 Cheltenham Festival
    • We bring you news that Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to go Non-Runner No Bet at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
    • Back any horse in any race at Cheltenham, and if it doesn't run in the race, you'll get your money back in cash
  • 2021 Champion Hurdle Odds and Entries - Epatante tops list of 27 Cheltenham Festival hopefuls
    • We bring you the full list of Champion Hurdle entries in 2021
    • Epatante will bid to make it back to back wins at the Festival
    • Sharjah and Saint Roi feature amongst Willie Mullins' nine entries
    • Silver Streak, Song For Someone and Abacadabras have also been entered
  • 2021 Stayers' Hurdle Odds and Entries - Paisley Park and Thyme Hill headline list of 51 entrants
    • We bring you the full list of Stayers' Hurdle entries in 2021
    • Lisnagar Oscar will run again after his shock victory last season
    • Paisley Park tops the betting ahead of Thyme Hill
    • Benie Des Dieux, Sire Du Berlais and Flooring Porter have been handed entries
  • 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds and Entries - Al Boum Photo heads list of 41 entries
    • We bring you the full list of Cheltenham Gold Cup entries in 2021
    • Al Boum Photo will go for a third-straight Gold Cup win, and he currently heads the betting
    • Santini, Lostintranslation and Delta Work will return for another crack at the Gold Cup
    • Minella Indo, Melon, A Plus Tard and Champ have also been handed entries
  • 2021 Cheltenham Festival News - Entries for the Handicap Hurdles revealed
    • The entries for the Handicap Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival were revealed today
    • Several leading Triumph Hurdle contenders have been entered in the Boodles
    • Grand Roi and Koshari headline the Coral Cup entries
    • Champagne Platinum and The Bosses Oscar head the betting for the Pertemps Final
    • Blue Lord could take on more experienced hurdlers in the County Hurdle
    • Wide Receiver looks to be Gordon Elliott's main Martin Pipe hope
  • 2021 Cheltenham Festival News - Handicap Chase Key Runners and Latest Odds
    • The entries for the Handicap Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival were revealed this week
    • Escaria Ten and Coko Beach could represent Gordon Elliott in the Ultima
    • Sky Pirate remains the Grand Annual favourite
    • Irish horses dominate the Paddy Power Plate entries
    • Run Wild Fred and Time To Get Up top the Kim Muir market
  • Patrick Mullins considering options after amateur riders banned from Cheltenham Festival
    • Amateur jockeys will not be allowed to take part in this year's Cheltenham Festival
    • Amateur sport is currently banned in the UK as part of the lastest Covid-19 lockdown
    • Patrick Mullins revealed he's considering turning pro to ride at the meeting
    • Mullins is the most successful amateur rider of all time and was due to ride plenty of good horses at Cheltenham
  • 2021 Cheltenham Festival Schedule – Dates, times and all four race cards
    • We take you through the schedule for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
    • The Cheltenham Festival will begin on Tuesday 16th March, and end on the Friday
    • Race times are slightly different from what racing fans might be used to
    • We’ve got all the Cheltenham Festival schedule information you need
  • Nicky Henderson Quotes - Ryanair could be an option for Altior
    • We bring you some key quotes from Nicky Henderson this morning
    • Henderson reported that Altior was fit and well following his defeat at Kempton over Christmas
    • The former Champion Trainer also told the Racing Post that Altior might be stepped up in distance
  • Moore unsure when Goshen will return after heart issue discovered at Cheltenham
    • Gary Moore spoke to the press about star hurdler Goshen earlier this week
    • Goshen finished last as the favourite in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday
    • Examinations found he was suffering from a fibrillating heart following his first outing of the season
  • O'Leary dismisses Tiger retirement talk with Grand National still the aim
    • Eddie O'Leary has dismissed the chances of Tiger Roll being retired before the spring
    • Tiger Roll was removed from the Cheltenham Festival betting after being pulled up on Friday
    • O'Leary told the press that his two-time Grand National winner will be retired "when Tiger Roll tells us he wants to retire"
  • Novices' Handicap Chase removed from schedule with new Mares' Chase taking place on Gold Cup day
    • We bring you news of major changes to the Cheltenham Festival schedule
    • The Northern Trust Novices' Handicap Chase has been removed from the meeting to make room for the new Mares' Chase
    • The Paddy Power Mares' Chase will take place on Gold Cup day
    • The Boodles Juvenile Handicap and the Grand Annual have moved days to plug the gaps left in the schedule

Cheltenham Festival 2021 News. The latest breaking news regarding the Cheltenham Festival, which starts on Tuesday 16th March 2021.