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Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 25th January 2020

The final meeting before four days of extraordinary in March sees Cheltenham Festival contenders lay down their mark on a highly competitive Festival Trials Day. 

 

Finalise your choices for the big one at Festival Trials Day, before all roads lead to The Festival™ presented by Magners in March.

Gates Open

10:30

First Race

12:40

Last Race

4:10

Join us for our last raceday before The Cheltenham Festival. Huge crowds gather for an atmosphere full of anticipation as The Festival is within touching distance. 

 

Catch a glimpse of Festival contenders as they show the world what they're really made of. 

 

 

The racing highlight of Festival Trials Day is the Trial Cotswold Steeple Chase, often considered a trial for the Magners Gold Cup in March. Last year Definitly Red relished the wet ground conditions and flew home in front for connections.

 

The clue is in the name for our final raceday before The Festival. Three winners from this day all went on to score on Day Three of The Festival.

 

Popular Paisley Park cemented his place on the road in The Sun Racing Stayers’ hurdle with a convincing victory in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2), with Frodon backing up his December success here and winning the Trial Cotswold Chase (Grade 2).

 

Siruh Du Lac and Lizzie Kelly were too good for the field in the Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 3) winning for her Step Father, trainer Nick Williams.

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018

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race Schedule

Sponsors and race names are correct as of January 2019. These are subject to change.

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:40

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (A Juvenile Hurdle Race) (Grade 2)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

1:15

The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase

1:50

The Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Steeple Chase (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase

2:25

The Cotswold Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)

3m abt 1½f

Steeple Chase

3:00

The Ballymore Classic Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f 

Hurdle

3:35

The galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

4:10

The Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m abt 1f 

Hurdle

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