Mount Benbulben has suffered a setback that has ruled him out of the Cheltenham Festival.
Owner Barry Connell revealed the Gordon Elliott-trained nine-year-old, a Grade One novice chase winner at the Punchestown Festival last April, had sustained a splint bone fracture which may be enough to keep him out for the rest of the season.
Cue Card has been sidelined for the rest of the season after it was discovered he has suffered a minor stress fracture of the pelvis.
Colin Tizzard ruled his stable star out of the Cheltenham Festival last week with what was thought to be pulled muscles, with further investigation revealing the underlying problem.
PINOTAGE (Wolverhampton, 8.30) bumped into a progressive horse last time and looks to have an easier task in Friday night’s finale.
Every Thursday we pick out some of the day’s best bet 365 Jollies and Rags bets. Jollies and Rags picks out selected fancied horses in a race (Jollies) and pitches them in a match bet against the remaining field (Rags). It is a fun way to liven up a day’s punting. Today, we focus on Kempton’s evening meeting with a 13/2 treble!!
Our in-house team has now reviewed the entries in our Paddy Power sponsored Cheltenham Festival Forum and the winners and our panel's reasoning are set out in our Festival section.