June 21, 2019

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Champion Day – radio & text

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  1. Buveur D’Air falls in uncover for third successive Champion Hurdle
  2. At present’s winners – 13:30: Klassical Dream (6-1); 14:10: Duc Des Genievres (5-1); 14:50: Beware the Non-public (10-1)
  3. Mullins trains first two winners; Henderson the third
  4. Hear to BBC Radio 5 Reside sports activities additional 13:15-18:00

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By Jonathan Jurejko

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    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

  2. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Melon is overtaken by Espoir D’Allen going into the final…

  3. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Apple’s Jade goes backwards. Melon silent leads with three to head…

  4. Buveur D’Air falls!

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    The hat-trick hope is out! Buveur D’Air falls. Gigantic gasp of difficulty from the crowds…

  5. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    In the occasion you esteem horses and fruit then you definately’ll be happy. Melon and Apple’s Jade leading…

  6. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    So will this be the three-horse ride many predict? Let’s look. A protracted-established tempo to launch up, Melon leading on the principle flip, a neck earlier than Apple’s Jade..

  7. WE’RE OFF!

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    That is the one… off we dawdle with out a blip.

  8. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    The Cheltenham grandstands are packed to the rafters, a sea of heads bobbing up and down in excitement for the day’s mountainous ride. And no longer a brolly in heed now…

  9. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Here’s one closing reminder of the subject. Living your bets…

    1 Mind Vitality– N Henderson – N De Boinville

    2 Buveur D’Air– N Henderson – B Geraghty

    3 Espoir D’Allen– G Cromwell – M P Walsh

    4 Global Citizen– B Pauling – D Bass

    5 Melon– W P Mullins – P Townend

    6 Sharjah– W P Mullins – P Mullins

    7 Silver Drag– E Williams – A Wedge

    8 Apple’s Jade– G Elliott – Jack Kennedy

    9 Laurina– W P Mullins – R Walsh

    10 Verdana Blue– N Henderson – N Russell

  10. Apple of Cornelius’ seek for

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    The seven pounds less weight to be carried by mares, including the excellent Apple’s Jade, would possibly maybe maybe additionally very properly be decisive, and I dawdle for her.

  11. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    The horses are circling in the paddock as they put together for the parade.

    Apple’s Jade trots out confidently, chin up, a sassy strut. And so she would possibly maybe. Four wins this season with a cumulative winning distance of 63 lengths…

  12. Put up update

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport at Cheltenham

    The weather at Cheltenham is almost as arduous to predict as
    certainly one of the indispensable tricky races with a total bunch runners.

    Tuesday AM– Punters ducked for quilt, clashed brollies
    and usually splodged around taking a stare a little bit of sorry for themselves.

    Tuesday PM– Solar comes out. The temper brightens – ah optimistic,
    Spring is in the air.

    Cheltenham weather

    Copyright: BBC Sport

    Cheltenham weather

    Copyright: BBC Sport

  13. ‘She’s flee brilliantly’

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports Extra

    Owner Michael O’Leary on Apple’s Jade:“She’s been a revelation this year. Gordon has completed a terrific job. She’s flee brilliantly.

    “She’s going to satisfy fascinating ground and Buveur D’Air loves gentle ground so this is succesful of maybe additionally very properly be fascinating.”

  14. She’s been superior all season – Elliott

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Apple’s Jadehas been higher than ever this season and confirmed she become totally
    efficient at two miles when romping home by 16 lengths in the Irish Champion

    “I become nervous earlier than the Dublin Racing Festival. All people become telling me –
    people you respect in racing and press people – that she would possibly maybe maybe additionally purchase a Champion
    Hurdle,” acknowledged trainer Gordon Elliott.

    “I ought to divulge myself that I didn’t know if she would possibly maybe maybe additionally worth the tempo she confirmed
    in Leopardstown.

    “She supreme confirmed how trustworthy she is. She become superior the final day and has been
    superior all season.”

  15. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    It looks unprecedented thatBuveur D’Airhas been hooved out of the manner in the case of leading the market. Alternatively it’s Apple’s Jade who’s being backed by these that know the most…

  16. ‘He is terribly, very slick’

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports Extra

    Nicky Henderson on Buveur D’Air:“He is in essentially trustworthy form – he’s no longer any longer had the credit he’s deserved. He wasn’t at his easiest final year. He can contaminated a drawback as fleet as imaginable. He is terribly, very slick.”

  17. A ancient hat-trick for Buveur D’Air?

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Hatton’s Grace. Sir Ken. Persian War. Peep You Then. Istabraq.

    Buveur D’Air?

    Nicky Henderson’s payment, with Barry Geraghty on board, is aiming so as to add his title to that infamous checklist and change into the sixth horse to narrative three successive victories in the Champion Hurdle.

    “I verbalize I’d be entirely overjoyed to divulge he’s as trustworthy as we procure had him all
    year,” acknowledged Henderson.

    “Barry got here and schooled him and then rode him in a little bit of of labor
    final week and concept he felt huge – most incessantly he tells me he would no longer.

    “It’d be huge if he would possibly maybe maybe additionally discontinue it as he would join historical previous if he would possibly maybe maybe additionally. I
    discontinue verbalize it’s more aggressive than final year, but I uncover no longer verbalize he become correct
    final year.”

    Buveur D'Air

    Copyright: Getty Pictures

  18. Put up update

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Who’re you taking a stare out for here?Apple’s Jade, LaurinaandBuveur D’Airare occupying most minds in the Cotswolds…

  19. Hunt to name home Apple’s Jade?

    Champion Hurdle (15:30 GMT)

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport at Cheltenham

    Commentator John Hunt expects to be calling home Apple’s Jade on
    BBC Radio 5 Reside because the winner of the Champion Hurdle (15:30).

    “I verbalize we’ll look Apple’s Jade build in an wonderful
    performance. She’s a monster,” he acknowledged.

    “Springtown Lake (16:50) has an every-method likelihood. He confirmed
    an supreme-attempting angle when winning at Sandown and has been frivolously raced since
    by trainer Philip Hobbs, who’s abet in invent after a flowery season.”

  20. Put up update

    Three down and now it’s time for the mountainous one….

    13:30 – Sky Wager Supreme Freshmen’ Hurdle Toddle 2m 87y –KLASSICAL DREAM

    14:10 – Racing Put up Arkle Project Trophy Steeple Jog 1m 7f –DUC DES GENIEVRES

    14:50 – Ultima Handicap Steeple Jog 3m 1f –BEWARE THE BEAR

    15:30 – Unibet Champion Hurdle Project Trophy 2m ½f

    16:10 – OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Toddle 2m 3f 200y

    16:50 – Shut Brothers Freshmen’ Handicap Jog 2m 4f 44y

    17:30 – National Hunt Jog (Beginner Riders’ Freshmen’ Jog) 3m 7f 147y

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