DUAL Cheltenham Festival-winner Cue Card will not run again this season, trainer Colin Tizzard revealed to the Racing Post on Thursday.
THE Ryanair Chase will be Al Ferof's target at the Cheltenham Festival next week, as the Paul Nicholls-trained chaser was removed from the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase entries on Thursday.
My Tent Or Yours is right back in the picture for Tuesday's Stan James Champion Hurdle after he was 100 per cent sound after two canters in Lambourn on Thursday morning.
IT WAS confirmed on Sunday night that Annie Power will take on four-time Ladbrokes World Hurdle champion Big Buck's at Cheltenham in 11 days' time, when she will be ridden by Ruby Walsh who rode Big Buck's to all of his festival victories.
THE going at Cheltenham was heading towards good to soft on Sunday but with as much as 9mm of rain forecast before Monday morning, there is unlikely to be any official going change from soft in the immediate future.
THE steroids controversy surrounding trainer Philip Fenton took a dramatic turn on Monday when the BHA revealed it is sending a drug-testing team to his County Tipperary stable.
PHILIP HOBBS is no stranger to success at Cheltenham in March and the master of Minehead is especially looking forward to taking one of his past festival heroes back to Prestbury Park next month.
SIRE DE GRUGY was on Monday eased by bookmakers to capitalise on the defection of reigning champ Sprinter Scare in next month's BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase.
SPRINTER SACRE'S defection from the BetVictor Champion Chase has compelled Henry de Bromhead to confirm the contest as Sizing Europe's Cheltenham target.
TRAINER Donald McCain has branded Corrin Wood a “serious challenger” for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 12.