By HRI Foreign Staff — It is not unlike Cheltenham to stand out, even in the thick of a whole new season. The venue is known to host one of the biggest events of the year, so if they decide to do a throwback, we can only nod and enjoy the fun and excitement on offer.
The Festival was great and while we hope that fans can make it to the Royal Ascot stands for a memorable event, it will not be too bad to take a look back at the jump season that was, with a rare tribute by Cheltenham. The weekend will be in a mixed vibe as a cold day greets us for a jump race card in Cheltenham.
The going is expected to be good with modified rails that could affect distances. This one will be a late afternoon kickoff and should catch you just after work, thinking of how to unwind over the weekend.
The first run of the day is the visitcheltenham.com OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE, the first of two Class 5 races for the day. The race will be for horses five years old and above, taking on a distance of two miles and sixty-two yards. The pot will be at £4,600.
At half past the hour, the JOIN RACING TV NOW INTERMEDIATE POINT-TO-POINT HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE takes central stage as the first of a slew of Class 4 races. The distance to cover will be three miles and two feet, far from being the longest of the day but still the joint highest purse of the afternoon at £6,600.
Horses five years old and above will be participating in this one, no ratings considered. The KTDA OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE will get the new jour on the way with a three mile, one foot, and fifty-six yard run. Horses six years old and above will be the target, with £6,600 up for the taking.
The second race of the hour will be the JRL GROUP OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE, the third Class 4 run of the day, covering a distance of three miles, two feet, and seventy yards.
Thirteen horses of five years old and above will be in the mix to win £6,600. This will be the second longest distance of the day, and will be followed by the JUNIOR JUMPERS MARES’ OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE.
Another outing for five-year-olds, the race will run over a distance of three miles, one foot, and fifty-six yards. The purse will once again be £6,600. At a quarter past 7 PM, the longest run of the day will make its entrance, as the NOT GROVE OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE runs four miles and ninety-seven yards, for a purse of £6,600.
The race is another outing for Class 4 horses aged five years old and above. Deep into the evening, the last race of the day will come to close the curtain, with. £4,600 pot. The 100% RACING TV PROFITS BACK TO RACING OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE, will run over two miles, four feet, and a hundred and twenty yards.