Angus Cheleda; “Getting a Cheltenham ride is massive”

We are now just a few days away from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, and while the preview shows are in full swing, I thought I’d catch-up with somebody who is going to be right in the thick of the action next week. Regular readers of my blog will be well aware of my involvement with…

Jumping Ahead: Haydock and Ascot

It’s full steam ahead for the jumps season this weekend as Haydock treats us to the first Grade One of the new campaign in the shape of the Betfair Chase. Gold Cup contenders are put to the test at the Merseyside track, while down at Ascot there’s an intriguing battle between Altior and Cyrname to…

Jumping Ahead: Cheltenham November Meeting Tips

Whatever the opposite of a rain dance is, that is what jumps racing fans have been doing at the back end of this week after racing was called off at Cheltenham on Friday due to a waterlogged track. Thankfully, a further inspection on Friday afternoon gave the all-clear for racing to recommence on Saturday with…

Jumping Ahead: Wincanton & Navan

The jumps season is alive and kicking and as we progress through November they’ll be plenty of stars returning and others already running for the second time this campaign. So far so good for some of the big names this season and I was lucky enough to witness the brilliant jumping display from Lostintranslation last…

Jumping Ahead: Wetherby, Ascot and a Racing Trip North

After Cheltenham and Aintree treated us to some cracking races last weekend, it feels like the jumps season is well and truly underway. November is where plenty of the big guns are set to return and with the clocks now back an hour, you can be confident that its all about the jumps season from…

Jumping Ahead: Cheltenham & Aintree Return

Nothing says the jump season is back like Cheltenham opening its gates for the first fixture of the new campaign, but throw in Aintree doing the same on Sunday and you’re in for jumps racing heaven. Cheltenham plays host to the two-day Showcase meeting this Friday and Saturday, while Aintree’s card is headlined by the…