History can often repeat itself and connections of Cue Card will be hoping that is the case at next month’s Cheltenham Festival following his impressive success in the Betfair Ascot Chase today. After winning the Grade One prize in 2013, the Colin Tizzard-trained gelding went on to strike in the Ryanair Chase at Prestbury Park, and while that race is not on the agenda this term a second tilt at the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup most certainly is. Placed just behind the pace-setting Royal Regatta, the market leader jumped boldly throughout before producing a magnificent leap at the fourth-last to join forces with the long-time leader.
Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form ARCADIA, Calif. -- A change of surface and a small field helped Wild At Heart win the first stakes of her career in Saturday's Grade 3 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. The $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes was scheduled for turf, but switched to the main track early Saturday after several inches of rain fell on Friday and early Saturday. Wild At Heart was graded stakes-placed on dirt in two races last year, but eighth in her only previous start on turf. In the Buena Vista, Wild At Heart ($5) had an ideal trip under leading jockey Flavien Prat to end a four-race losing streak in the one-mile race. The win erased the disappointment of a fourth-place finish in the
There’s a number of horses scheduled to run at the weekend, in what could be one of the last chances for horses and jockeys alike to stake a claim for the festival in March. Oddschecker, in partnership with Yahoo Sport UK, have handily picked out the possible Cheltenham runners from the weekend’s races and we’ve highlighted the ones most likely to move the markets below. The meetings this weekend are held at Ascot, Haydock, Wincanton and Navan.