The Cheltenham Festival is fast approaching and Timeform have recorded four preview podcasts to help find you some winners...
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Festival showpiece and it looks like being a cracker this year, the likes of Bobs Worth, Sir Des Champs and Long Run all set to clash, while the Champion Chase sees the imperious Sprinter Sacre aim to continue his unbeaten record over fences. Alan Dudman is joined by Timeform's Head of Editorial, Simon Walker, for a thorough assessment of the National Hunt senior chasing divisions. Henry de Bromhead joins the team live on the line and there are contributions from Nicky Henderson, Willie Mullins, and Martin Keighley.
Alan Dudman is joined by Dan Barber, National Hunt Editor at Timeform, as the 2013 renewals of both the World Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle are the focus of this Cheltenham Festival Preview Podcast. Paul Nicholls, Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson, and Donald McCain are just a few of the trainers to offer their thoughts in anticipation of some thrilling contests at the home of jump racing.
The Novice Chasers
Alan Dudman and Timeform Chase Handicapper Phil Turner preview the headline Novice Chase races to be run at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, including the eagerly-awaited clash between Overturn and Simonsig in the Arkle. David Pipe, Tom Taaffe, Nicky Henderson, and Dessie Hughes are some of the leading trainers to offer insight into how their horses have prepared for this, the showpiece meeting of the National Hunt season.
The Novice Hurdlers
The countdown to the 2013 Festival continues with an in-depth preview examining the Novice Hurdle races set to be staged at Prestbury Park next week. Alan Dudman hosts proceedings with Timeform's Chief Reporter Martin Dixon providing expert analysis. Trainers Jessie Harrington, John Quinn, Rebecca Curtis, and Jeremy Scott all give us the inside track on their preparations.