Ahead of one of the highlights of the Jump racing calendar - the Cheltenham Festival – check out our Virtual Cheltenham Festival Preview night video below, presented by Coral in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Boasting one of the best panels of industry professionals around, get the low down and expert opinions on the runners and riders due to hit the hallowed Cheltenham turf during The Festival 2021.
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Former Champion Jockey and always a player on a big day., Johnson has had 23 Cheltenham Festival wins to date, including winning two Gold Cups with Looks Like Trouble in 2000 and Native River in 2018. All being well, Native River will give it another shot this year with Johnson in the saddle.
One of the most successful Irish trainers and three-time winning trainer of the Grand National. Elliott already has one Gold Cup winner under his belt with Don Cossack in 2016 and has had an incredible 31 Festival winners during his career. After seven winner's at last year's Festival, he has an army to send to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, including stars like Envoi Allen.
The exceptional Gold Cup-winning Irish jockey and
partner to Tiger Roll of double Grand National fame. This former Irish champion
jockey has 25 Cheltenham Festival winners to his name, including a win in the
Gold Cup on Lord Windermere in 2014. Last year's winners included Envoi Allen and Samcro.
Davy rode a winner at the Cheltenham Festival for 13 successive years - beginning in 2006 with the Philip Rothwell-trained Native Jack. Although missing a win in 2019, he was back on winning form at the 2020 Festival. Just coming back from injury, he's fit and ready to take on The Festival 2021.
Welsh National winning trainer, trained his first, and only winner to date, at the Cheltenham Festival, High Chimes, in 2008.Fresh from winning the Coral Welsh Grand National in January with Secret Reprieve, he's planning on sending grey gelding and Christmas Hurdle-winner, Silver Streak, for another shot in the Champion Hurdle, where he finished third in 2019 at a starting price of 80-1.
Skelton scored his first Cheltenham Festival winner in 2016, with his charge, Superb Story, winning the County Hurdle and his brother Harry in the saddle. In 2018, Skelton enjoyed more Festival success in the same race, this time with Mohaayed, who battled through the testing ground to secure victory.
In 2019, it was another County Hurdle win with Ch’Tibello whilst Roksana took the Mares Hurdle and she will be back at Cheltenham this year.
Our host for the evening will be Sky Sports Racing’s Hayley Moore. An accomplished amateur jockey and broadcaster, Hayley has been surrounded by horses and racing her entire life, and is actively involved in her family’s hugely successful Cisswood Stables in West Sussex.