Henderson highlights his chances at the Festival

Tuesday Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Angels Breath is in about seven races this weekend, including the Dovecote. What I would like for him is just an ordinary novice hurdle with plenty [...]

Angels Breath to have plenty of options this week

Nicky Henderson remains keen to give Angels Breath another outing ahead of a likely tilt at the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. The Seven Barrows dogs have been barking the five-year-old’s [...]

No new positive cases of equine flu are found

The chances of racing resuming in Britain next week received a boost on Saturday as the BHA revealed there has been no new positive tests for equine influenza. Those desperate for normal service [...]

Buveur D’Air has third Champion in sights

Two weeks ago champion trainer Nicky Henderson was praying for “one or two nights with a hard frost” to exterminate any unwanted lurgies lurking among the troops at his Lambourn base. Well his [...]

Altior makes it 17 from 17 in Clarence House

Expectation can be a dangerous thing in sport but even when things are as one-sided as Saturday’s Clarence House Chase, Altior can be relied on to set the pulse racing. Admittedly, it was his [...]

Not an impossible task to win Champion Hurdle – Buckley

The rejuvenated Brain Power, who got his career back on track in last month’s International Hurdle at Cheltenham, heads to Haydock this Saturday in preparation for the Unibet Champion [...]

Jo Davis: action need to attract young people to work in racing

Trainer Jo Davis created a social media stir on Thursday with an impassioned look at how the stable staff crisis affects those operating at the smaller end of the spectrum. Her thoughts struck a [...]

All-weather prep for Verdana Blue Champion bid

The enemy could well come from within as Buveur D’Air targets a record-equalling third successive victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle after his stablemate and Christmas Hurdle conqueror [...]

Might Bite to have wind operation

Might Bite will have his soft palate re-cauterised and will not run again until the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 15, although trainer Nicky Henderson admitted he is unsure the operation [...]

Altior breezes to 16th successive win over jumps

Altior proved the one and only in so many ways as he extended his unbeaten run to 16, one short of the inestimable Big Buck’s for consecutive successes over jumps. In a Grade 2 race that [...]