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‘The Greatest Show On Turf’, ‘Jump Racing’s Olympics’ or simply ‘The Best Four Days Of National Hunt Racing’ are often how the Cheltenham Festival is referred to each year, and as we draw ever closer to the 2018 meeting this year will be no different!

As a horse racing fan the excitement for the Cheltenham Festival never dwindles and with bundles to look forward to again this year let’s all strap ourselves in for what is simply the best four days of jump racing on the planet – FACT!

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So, yes, it’s that time of year again (well almost) as jump racing fans lock themselves in over the four day Cheltenham Festival with work, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and family in general all put very much on the backburner.

The tapes go up on Tuesday 13th March – which is now around 2 WEEKS away – so here at TRAINERS-QUOTES we wanted to make sure you are as prepared as we are.

In our NEW blog section on the site we’ve already got plenty of Cheltenham content to get stuck into – with key ‘big race’ trends, plus top trainer and jockey talk – Check it out here

TRAINER Q&A: Plus – as a bit of fun leading up to the Festival we’ve also asked two of our top National Hunt yards – Tim Vaughan and Jamie Snowden – what their bankers and value bet are, and also thrown in some fun questions so we can all get to know them a bit better –

Find out how they got into racing, their horses to look out for, plus what they like to get up to outside of racing – See them below………………all for free!

So many Cheltenham conundrums …………………….

Who will be top jockey? After being out injured for much of the season, is Ruby worth taking on?

Can Willie Mullins win back his top trainers’ title, after losing out to Gordon Elliott last season?

How many winners will the Irish get – last year they amassed a staggering 19?

Will the ‘so-called’ good things in Altior, Buveur D’ Air, Apple’s Jade & Samcro ALL dot-up? Did you know a four-timer on the that quartet pays around 7/1 (if you shop around)!

These are just some of the questions we’ll be finding the answers too next month, but despite this year having a slightly more competitive feel to it we still think Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh will be hard to topple again – we’ll see!!

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Like this one from Jamie Snowden (Friday 23rd Feb)

“Kalahari Queen – Won her novice hurdle well and was second under a penalty the last day when she found Catterick a bit sharp. Trip and track should suit better today and as long as it’s not dried out too much she should have a decent chance here on handicap debut.” JAMIE SNOWDEN 1ST 10/3

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“Not Never – Trappy little race. Up in grade but won well last time here so on a track which we know suits. Well after a small break – Look to have Henry’s (Doc Carver) as the danger, but should have every chance.” GARY MOORE 1st 5/4“Normandy King – Better than what he showed last time at Towcester – the softer ground will suit him more here and the horses are generally running better now. Down to a mark of 93 and in a race that seems to lack depth hopeful we head here with a decent e/w chance with Wood Pigeon looking the one to beat.” TIM VAUGHAN 1ST 11/2

“THE FLYING SOFA did not run so well here at Fontwell after a decent effort at Ascot in listed company. I like to think that the ground conditions and inexperience rather ‘found him out’ so I expect to see a better performance today on ground that should not be so testing as before.” GARY MOORE 13/8

“Jersey Bean – After being second and then first in his bumpers Bean hasn’t exactly had much luck so far over hurdles. His first run was good, he finished third at Wetherby on pretty horrible ground. He then all but got brought down at the first at Fontwell when unseating the jockey and then made an error at Ludlow at a crucial time, causing him to lose his confidence and Conor just let him come home in his own time. Due a bit of luck now, he’s had a small break and is fresh and full of himself. Bean is a cheeky horses, but he enjoys his work and is a popular member of the string. Looks to have e/w claims here with the horses running well at the moment.” OLIVER SHERWOOD 1ST 11/2

 “Corazon Espinado – Probably still progressing and more aggressive tactics suited him last time when he got the run of the race at Kempton. Remains in good form and should go well again if handling conditions here and cannot be ruled out in a tight event.” SIMON DOW 1ST 9/2

“Kalahari Queen – Won her novice hurdle well and was second under a penalty the last day when she found Catterick a bit sharp. Trip and track should suit better today and as long as it’s not dried out too much she should have a decent chance here on handicap debut.” JAMIE SNOWDEN 1ST 10/3

“Tanit River – Been very disappointing since winning last January. Nothing much has come to light so we’ve given him 6 weeks to freshen up again and he’s also dropping to a very decent mark. Is now 4lbs lower than last win and we get weight from all-bar-one of the others here. Will love the ground and hoping a change of track (1st run here) will help. Seems a lot better at home now too, so certainly capable of going well in a race like this and looking well handicapped at the moment. Competitive race with several in there with similar chances, but can’t put you off him and would not be surprised if he ran better today. Each-way chance.” TIM VAUGHAN 1ST 16/1

 “Big Lachie was unlucky in running last time out, but unfortunately seems to run better when coming off the pace, so we have to always hope for a bit of luck in running! Ben Curtis couldn’t ride today, so Andrew Mullen is on board & he rides Newcastle very well so is a good deputy. We know the conditions are all fine, so if there is a good pace for us to run at then we think he should be involved again today.” MARK LOUGHNANE 1ST 4/1

“Twenty Eight Guns – Has been paying the price for a good time of it last season. Back to her last winning mark now though and back in grade is more realistic for her. Trip and ground will be fine, plus sports the cheekpieces for the first time. Trappy race, but should be thereabouts.” MICHAEL SCUDAMORE 1ST 4/1

“Point Of Principle – Decent sort. Looks between the first three in the betting, but I’d not be surprised if our horse was capable of mixing it up with them. Yes, has a bit to find at the weights, but will love the ground and also the stiff finish, plus heads here fit and well. Might be a tough ask winning, but couldn’t rule out a top three finish.” TIM VAUGHAN 1ST 12/1

“Carolinae – I think these conditions today are perfect for this horse. She will love the track and the 7f is also spot-on for her. There also seems to be plenty of pace in the race which will suit, so hopeful of a nice run in a decent race. Solid Each-way.” CHARLIE FELLOWES 7/1

“First Experience – Really we’ve all got Gary’s to beat here, but still feel we’ve got a solid each-way chance. Dropped in class to a 0-60 for the first time will help. Good draw in 2 and Charlie, who claims 3lbs, keeps the ride. CD winner here so no track issues. All-in-all might be a struggle to win, but hopeful we’ll not be far away and looks a cracking e/w option in the race.” LEE CARTER 1ST 12/1

“Brother Tiger – Been running really well of late without winning. Dropped a pound from his last run when a close fourth here, while the drop back to 5f is fine. In really good order at home and draw 1 a bonus. Hopeful of a really good run with top jockey – Fran Berry – booked to ride.” DAVE GRIFFITHS 1ST 7/4

“Scorpion Sid – Won well on rules debut at Chepstow. He looked impressive that day and is built to defy a penalty. This look tougher with Oxwich Bay looking useful, but I couldn’t be happier with our chap.” JAMIE SNOWDEN 1ST 10/11

 “Ar Mest: Ran very well last time at Huntingdon – has come out of that race very well. If handling the ground here today, should go close.” GARY MOORE 1ST 9/4

“Oud Metha Bridge – As I said before his last run, this is a horse we like. He works very well at home and we were delighted with his first run for us when second here. This looks a nice opportunity for him and if he has a bit better luck in-running then I think he will again be thereabouts as we are 2lbs better off with Lacan, who beat us last time. Each-way.” JULIA FEILDEN 1ST 7/2

“Age Of Wisdom – Won a very weak seller last time at Lingfield. Hoping getting his head in front there will give him a confidence boost. Looks a competitive race but should have a good chance.” GARY MOORE 1ST 11/4

“Dark Alliance was very unlucky not to win last time out, but just got no luck in-running and ended up running on well to take 3rd. The horse remains in cracking form at home and Eddie Greatrex knows him well, so our only unknown is taking him above the mile. If he is as effective with the extra distance then we expect him to go close again.” MARK LOUGHNANE 1ST 15/8

“Rayvin was being a bit of a plonker at the start of his last race when nearly depositing Tom as the tapes went up, he then did get rid of him at the first fence. He jumped pretty nearly every fence loose and passed the post in front so he thinks he won and has been as fresh as paint since. There are only four runners today so he will pick up prize money with a clear round, the ground won’t be as soft as he would prefer but if you’re not in it you can’t win it. He has the cheek-pieces back on today which he didn’t have on last time. OLIVER SHERWOOD 5/1

“Native Fighter – Ran well on both starts for us since arriving from Germany. This track should suit him better and likely to go well again if in the same form, looks to have a leading chance.” SIMON DOW 1ST 3/1

“Best Tamayuz – Well out of the weights last time, so we can ignore that run. Remains well in himself though and a fine draw in 8. Loves the track and in an open race looks to have place claims.” SCOTT DIXON 1ST 10/1

“Steps And Stairs: First run for us – was formerly with the Jonjo O’Neill yard. Has settled in well and this looks a good place to start him off in what doesn’t look the best of races. Working well and had loads of work so we are really pleased with him. Trip might be a tad on the sharp side, but in a weak contest hopeful running well and we’d be disappointed if he wasn’t in the first three – anything else a bonus.” HENRY OLIVER 1ST 9/4


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“Kalahari Queen – Won her novice hurdle well and was second under a penalty the last day when she found Catterick a bit sharp. Trip and track should suit better today and as long as it’s not dried out too much she should have a decent chance here on handicap debut.” JAMIE SNOWDEN 1ST 10/3

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Trainers Q&A
JAMIE SNOWDEN

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL BANKER – Buveur D’Air

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OUTSIDER (VALUE BET) – Thebannerkingrebel (that’s one of mine!!) in the Champion Bumper!

1. Tell us about your first winner as a trainer?

March Court won a novice hurdle at Fontwell on 4th October 2008.

2. How did you become a horse racing trainer?

Having ridden from an early age, I began Point-to-Point race riding when I was 16 years old, and I was lucky enough to ride many winners in that sphere.  Whilst at Radley College, I rode out for Nigel Twiston-Davies, and during my gap year I worked as an Assistant Trainer for a flat yard in New Zealand.  I continued to work ride for many trainers while at Newcastle University including Sue Smith and Chris Grant.

After commissioning from The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst I joined the Kings Royal Hussars and was lucky enough to win the Grand Military Gold Cup on 4 occasions and the Royal Artillery Gold Cup a further 4 times.   As it all progressed I rode more under rules, and I rode many good winners as an amateur, however training was always the long-term objective.

After a season as pupil assistant for champion trainer Paul Nicholls, I then worked for three seasons as assistant trainer and amateur jockey for Nicky Henderson before branching out on my own in 2008.

3. What’s the best horse you’ve trained?

Tricky question as how do you define the word ‘best’?  The highest-rated horse was a horse called Val de Law who was Grade 1 placed, but Present View won at the Cheltenham Festival.

However, we have a few that might be even better at present…..

4. How do you relax after work – is there anything outside the world of racing you enjoy?

I love all sport, but it’s tricky to play much sport after work as running your own business tends to take up most hours in the day.

I have a lovely young family, so if I’m not working I tend to try and spend as much time with them as possible.

We always try to have a week off during the summer, and head up to Scotland to go fishing.

5. What is your favourite sport outside of racing……..do you follow any teams?

I’m a big sports fan but enjoy playing tennis, golf and fishing.  I love watching rugby when I can as I used to play county rugby, and I follow Arsenal as their chairman has horses with us.

6. Can you give us a few horses in your yard to look out for?

Four time chase winner Double Treasure would be the highest rated of ours at the moment with an OR of 150.  He’s one for the Festivals and I’d love to see him in the National next year.

Champion Bumper 6th, Dans Le Vent will go for the 3m Grade 1 novice at the Aintree Festival.

Lingfield Derby Trail 2nd, Carntop will be aimed at some big novice hurdles this spring – he’s in the Supreme Novice Hurdle.

Three Ways might be one for the 4 mile novice chase at the Festival.

Dual bumper scorer, Thebannerkinrebel will head to the Champion Bumper and Some Day Soon looks one for the Aintree Bumper – and there is still one share available in him!

7. What is your favourite and least favourite racecourses?

Cheltenham is without doubt my favourite racecourse – there is no better track to train a winner at.

Least favourite – tricky to say really, but Lingfield lacks a bit of character.

8. What’s your best racing memory as a trainer?

Without doubt its training a Cheltenham Festival winner……..

9. What is your favourite horse of all time?

Desert Orchid winning the 1989 Gold Cup was a very early memory of mine, and sowed a seed of hope……

10. If you could train any horse (in training now), which one would it be?

Buveur D’Air or Altior…..or both!

11. What’s your favourite food, drink and music (type or band name) to listen to?

Steak and chips, with a glass or two of wine! 

Music –  radio 2!

12. What’s the funniest and most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

It was a wet day at the South Dorset Point-to-Point, when Dom Alers-Hankey and I were both carted down to the start in the maiden.  We did a whole circuit of the track and got a cheer passing the stands.  When I managed to pull up, I hacked back to the start, and was carted with again!  I did another complete circuit, passed Dom going back the other way, and got another cheer passing the stands!

13. What was your first ever job?

I started riding out for John Dufosee in my school holidays when I was 16 years old.  I couldn’t believe you could get paid to ride horses!

14. Favourite holiday destination?

Scotland for fishing and Antigua for sun.

15. Three famous people you’d have over for dinner and why?

Vincent O’Brien as he was a master of his trade and an inspiration to us all.

Sir Mark Prescott as he is a master story teller!

And my wife – perhaps not famous, but she’s a fabulous cook and great company.   

 

TIM VAUGHAN

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL BANKER – Altior and Samcro

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OUTSIDER (VALUE BET) – Dadsintrouble e/w (Pertemps)

1. Tell us about your first winner as a trainer?

My first runner was a winner and he was called Lonesome Man at Aintree.  I only had him for about 6 weeks. I entered him and Dave Roberts (the jockeys agent) called me to book Richard Johnson to ride him. He won 22 lengths and Richard said if I ever wanted him to ride again, please ask Dave. Richard has ridden for me ever since.  It was the most amazing feeling.

2. How did you become a horse racing trainer?

I was a point to point jockey for about 10 years and decided to train a few point to pointers with my wife Abbi. We had a few winners and I decided to take out a full trainers’ licence in 2007. We managed to buy a redundant yard and built it up from scratch.

3. What’s the best horse you’ve trained?

I think the most talented horse was Beshabar who won the Scottish grand national for us but unfortunately, he was troubled with injuries throughout his whole life.  Saint Are was a dream to train and gave us our first grade one winner.

4. How do you relax after work – is there anything outside the world of racing you enjoy?

As a racehorse trainer you get very little time to spend outside of work. What time I do get I love spending with our children watching them compete in pony racing and shows. Our two eldest children (9 & 10 yrs old) love the ponies / horses.

5. What is your favourite sport outside of racing……..do you follow any teams?

Not really but I enjoy watching any top sporting event and occasionally go to the rugby internationals at the millennium stadium.

6. Can you give us a few horses in your yard to look out for?

Debece is an extremely talented horse but has had niggly injury problems this season. I am hoping that he could develop into top class staying chaser in time.  Point of Principle appears to be a very progressive horse and I hope that we have yet to see the best of Theligny and Dadsintrouble. Clondaw Ace is a new horse to the yard but looks a lovely big staying chaser for the future.

7. What is your favourite and least favourite racecourses?

Aintree has always been very lucky for me and I don’t like any tracks that we don’t get a winner at!

8. What’s your best racing memory as a trainer?

It is definitely my first Cheltenham winner with Master Dancer. Closely followed by my first winner, lonesome man, my first grade one winner with saint are and the Scottish grand national winner with Beshabar.

9. What is your favourite horse of all time?

Kauto Star as he was just so tough and consistent throughout his whole career.  As a trainer you appreciate just how hard it is to find a horse of this nature.

10. If you could train any horse (in training now), which one would it be?

Altior, he looked absolutely fantastic on his recent comeback and two mile chasers are incredibly exciting.

11. What’s your favourite food, drink and music (type or band name) to listen to?

Chinese takeaway washed down with a lager shandy.  I rarely drink alcohol and am not much of a music fan.  Whenever I travel to / from the races I am usually on the phone updating everyone on their horses progress!

12. What’s the funniest and most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

I was on Get in with Luke Harvey and Jason weaver one night and they asked me a pile of questions about Wales.  I am not certain that I was able to answer any of them and felt a right plonker!

13. What was your first ever job?

I worked for my dad in the holidays cutting grass and planting trees on the driveways into quarries for a contract he had.  I did this from the age of 13.

14. Favourite holiday destination?

Pollenca, Mallorca . We try and go there for a week in the summer.

15. Three famous people you’d have over for dinner and why?

Martin Pipe, as he revolutionised jump racing and I find his thought process extremely fascinating.  John Magnier for his knowledge on breeding and extensive business acumen in so many areas and Theresa May to discuss so many ideas I have for her on how to run the country!