If you follow horse racing, the Telegraph's new daily fantasy racing game is for you. 100 points are awarded if your horse finishes first, 50 for second and 25 for third. 200 points for first place), 10/1 or more and they'll be tripled, 20/1 of more and it'll be four times your basic score!
It figures that Charismatic would not go quietly into that good night. From his noble birth in Kentucky to his roller coaster of a career to his shocking death last week at Old Friends Equine because of a pelvic fracture, the shimmering chestnut spent most of his 21 years as a poster boy for the triumph and tragedy of the racing game. After taking forever to win a maiden race and running twice for high-priced claiming tags, no American Thoroughbred ever got more out of two winning races than Charismatic, who crept into the 1999 Kentucky Derby on tiptoe, won by a neck at 31-1, then proved it was no fluke two weeks later in the Preakness. And certainly, no American racehorse has ever inspired his
It is never straight-forward Nicky Henderson might have mused on Saturday. In the credit column at the conclusion of the last weekend of serious Cheltenham trials was a perfect racecourse gallop for his Champion Hurdle hope Brain Power and a victory in the Sky Bet Dovecote Novice Hurdle for River Wylde. Charli Parcs may have tarnished his status when falling two out in the Betbright Adonis Juvenile Hurdle, putting Barry Geraghty out of action, certainly temporarily, while neither of the trainer’s two runners in the Betbright Chase managed to complete the first circuit.