Cheltenham Festival 2023
Cheltenham Preview Night
Our annual Weatherbys Racing Bank Cheltenham Preview Night took place on Thursday 2nd March.
The panel included:
- Richard Hoiles (host) – ITV Racing’s lead commentator
- Nicky Henderson – six times Champion Trainer and the second most successful trainer at the Festival with 70 winners
- Jane Mangan – former jockey and current Irish racing pundit for RTE and Racing TV
- Danny Mullins – leading Irish jockey who has won the Stayers’ Hurdle in 2021 & 2022 on Flooring Porter
- Paul Ferguson – author of “Jumpers to Follow” and the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide.
Henderson hails Constitution Hill’s ‘push button’ temperament; Shishkin all but confirmed for the Ryanair
Constitution Hill is seen by many as the ‘banker’ of the meeting and the master of Seven Barrows was full of praise for last season’s Supreme Novices’ winner: “His attitude to life is absolutely fantastic. He’s got such a good head and that’s the secret to him; he wastes no energy before or during the race.
“Somewhere in his anatomy there is a button, and when you press it, it works.”
Read the full article and comments from our other panellists by clicking the link below.