Cheltenham stages its second fixture of the National Hunt season with three bumper days of racing at the November Meeting.
It represents a significant increase in quality from last month’s Showcase with a number of Grade 2s, Listed action and a few Premier Handicaps on the schedule including the big one, the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
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Mouse Morris’ French Dynamite is among the favourites to score a rare victory for the Irish in the £160,000 contest on Saturday but he faces 15 rivals including the likes of 2020 hero Coole Cody and course winner Stolen Silver.
The November Meeting kicks off on Friday and the Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – officially registered as The Hyde Novices’ Hurdle so you don’t get it confused with the Cheltenham Festival race of the same name – looks like a proper puzzle for punters, despite a field of just seven runners going to post at 3.30pm. Hubrisko and Music Drive bring over a high level of form from Ireland while Weveallbeencaught looks a decent prospect and Hermes Allen scored a huge victory on his first try over flights.
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The action steps up a gear on day two and we’re sponsoring four of the afternoon’s seven races. Four races, Paddy? That’s insane! One of the most intriguing contests is the Grade 2 Paddy Power Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase as the likes of Banbridge, Monmiral, Pentland Hills and Tommy’s Oscar duke it out.
Sunday’s card is also high on quality with the Grade 2 Shloer Chase set to see the return of last season’s Arkle winner Edwardstone before Paul Nicholls’ hat-trick seeking Sonigino attempts to land the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.
Our snazzy ‘Racecards‘ hub has all you need to know about the runners and riders competing at Cheltenham over the next two days.
1:10: Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)
1:45: Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2:20: SSS Super Alloys Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase
2:55: Glenfarclas Veterans’ Handicap Chase
3:30: Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices’ Hurdle)
4:00: Valda Energy Novices’ Handicap Hurdle
12:35: JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2)
1:10: Jewson Tool Hire Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase
1:45: Paddy Power Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The November)
2:20: Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
2:55: Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle
3:30: Paddy Power Feel Like A Favourite Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
4:05: Stirrups Restaurant And Cocktail Bar Evesham Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race)
1:10: mallardjewellers.com Novices’ Chase
1:45: Shloer Chase (Registered As The Cheltenham Chase) (Grade 2)
2:20: Jewson Click And Collect Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
2:55: Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
3:30: Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Registered As The Sharp Novices’ Hurdle) (Grade 2)
4:00: High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race)
Paddy Power News is your one-stop shop for The Showcase at Cheltenham as we’ll have exclusive tipping columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman and ace trader Frank Hickey. You can also listen to our pundits talking through their best bets on our From The Horse’s Mouth podcast.
- Horse Racing Tips: Matt Chapman’s top picks for Cheltenham on Friday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s Friday fancies for the full card at Cheltenham
- Cheltenham Tips: Frank Hickey’s best bets for Friday at the November Meeting
- Horse Racing Tips: Ruby Walsh’s bets for Cheltenham on Friday
- Cheltenham Tips: Our pundits’ Cheat Sheet for Paddy Power Gold Cup day
- Horse Racing Tips: Matt Chapman’s top picks for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Rory Delargy’s top tips for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s Saturday picks at Cheltenham
- Horse Racing Tips: Ruby Walsh’s Cheltenham selections on Saturday
Cheltenham live stream
Did you know you can live stream racing from both sides of the Irish Sea completely free on paddypower.com and the Paddy Power app – and that includes all 19 races at Cheltenham’s Novemer Meeting.
All you have to do is sign in to your Paddy Power account, find the betting page for the race you want to watch, hit the ‘Watch Live’ button and then you’re good to go. You don’t even have to place a punt to watch. Result!
Speaking of results, you can find out if you’re bet is a winner in an instant by checking out our ‘Fast Results‘ feed. You can also see where every horse finished thanks to our in-depth ‘Results‘ page.
- Gallop over to Paddy Power News for all the latest racing tips
- Cheltenham November Meeting: Paddy Power’s 5 best-backed horses
- Cheltenham Tips: Timeform’s three best novices to note at the November Meeting