A quality day of racing is in store at Cheltenham with nine quality renewals on the Festival Trials Day schedule as a whole host of stars come out to play.
The card has been beefed up with the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase – rescheduled after last weekend’s meeting at Ascot was abandoned because of frozen ground – as last season’s Champion Chase and Arkle winners, Energumene and Edwardstone, face off.
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Some clues will be dropped about the Gold Cup as Grand National hero Noble Yeats and Betfair Chase scorer Protektorat meet in the Paddy Power Cotswold Chase while the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle picture could also become a little clearer as Paisley Park faces Dashel Drasher and Gelino Bello in the Cleeve Hurdle.
The card begins with a red-hot renewal of the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle as Finale winner Comfort Zone faces Jupiter Du Gite and Scriptwriter while Dixon Cove reopposes. The likes of Henri The Second, Pembroke and Rock My Way will also bid to enhance their Cheltenham Festival prospects in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.
Delta Work, the winner of last year’s Cross Country Chase, shares top weight with 2021 Grand National scorer Minella Times in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase.
We’re also sponsoring the big betting contest of the afternoon as a maximum field of 17 runners are set to go to post in the Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase including course-and-distance specialist Coole Cody.
The latest horse racing odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham can be found below.
Our snazzy ‘Racecards‘ hub has all you need to know about the runners and riders competing at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day.
11:40: JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Finesse) (Grade 2)
12:10: Timeform Novices’ Handicap Chase
12:40: Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase
13:20: Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)
13:50: Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
14:25: Paddy Power Cotswold Chase (Grade 2)
15:00: Dahlbury Stallions At Chapel Stud Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2)
15:35: Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Classic) (Grade 2)
16:10: SSS Super Alloys Handicap Hurdle
Paddy Power News is your one-stop shop for Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham as we’ll have exclusive tipping columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman, former jockey Ruby Walsh and ace tipster Rory Delargy. 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 shouts for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Rory Delargy’s bets for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s best bets for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Horse Racing Tips: Frank Hickey’s bets for Saturday’s ITV Racing
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 nine races at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day.
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!
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