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Getting near the time for these events again. Anyone know of dates/ venues /lineups for any of these at this early stage?
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Report ChildOfMine2 February 8, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
There's a preview in the Goat next Wednesday.
Report DECALEC February 13, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
28TH FEB 8PM PREVIEW IN ARMAGH CITY HOTEL SPONSOR'S TOALS BOOKIES TICKETS £10 WHICH INCLUDES £10 FREE BET WITH SPONSOR'S TICKETS AT THE HOTEL PRIOR TO OR ON THE NIGHT OR FROM TOAL'S BOOKIES
PANEL:TONY MARTIN
      ANDY OLIVER
      STUART CRAWFORD
      OLIVER BRADY
JOCKEY'S ANDREW LNYCH
         JJ SMYTH
         RONAN MC NALLY
BOOKIE'S REP ARCHIE DEVLIN
CHAIRED BY   JARLATH DEVLIN  PROCEEDS TO LISLEA COMMUNITY CENTRE AND DONATION TO CANCER RESEARCH
ALSO TELEPHONE LINK WITH DAVID PIPE AND PAUL NICHOLLS
Report ChildOfMine2 February 14, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
Was at the Goat Preview tonight. Real good preview, nice and snappy and some great insight.

Charity Bets

Patrick Mullins - Clondaw Court
Gary O'Brien - Salsify
Daryl Jacob - Sam Winner (Pertemps)
Charlie Chawke - Champagne Fever (Supreme Novices) - On Patrick's advice Happy
Kevin O'Ryan - Sir Des Champs
Nicky Henderson - Captain Conan (Jewson)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 14, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
SOME OF THESE WILL BE ON THIS AGAIN THIS YEAR......Confirmations closer to the dates please.


Wed. 13th Feb 2013DUBLIN 14, The Goat, Kilmacud Road, Goatstown.
Patrick Mullins, Gary O'Brien, Daryl Jacob, Charlie Chawke, Kevin O'Ryan, Nicky Henderson.


Mon.25th.Feb.2013
CO.KILDARE, Paddy Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace. 8pm.
All proceeds going towards Temple Street Hospital. Free Entry & Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. MC: Pat Nolan Panel: Andrew Lynch, Gordon Elliot, 'Shark' Hanlon, Damien McElroy, Fran Flood, Paddy Aspell, Darragh Fitzpatrick & Paddy Power representative.
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CO.DUBLIN, Strand Bar, Rush. 8pm.
€10. In aid of Pieta House. Panel Denis Kirwan (MC), Oliver Brady, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan BUT NO Sam Maguire Cup this year.


Wed.27th.Feb.2013
DUBLIN 15, Westmanstown Sports & Conf. Centre, 8pm SHARP. NOW moved to 6th March.
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CO.MEATH, Ratoath GAA Club. 8pm.
Tickets €15. (Incl. finger food and free €10.00 “match bet” sponsored by Bruce Betting).
Des Scahill (MC), Paul Carberry, Nina Carberry, Andrew Lynch, Robbie Hennessy, Patrick Mullins (with other panellists to be announced). Db1974???
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CO.KILDARE, Osprey Hotel, Naas. 8pm.
Cheltenham Festival Quiz. In aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. €40 for a table of 4.


Thurs.28th.Feb.2013
WATERFORD, Woodland Hotel. 8pm.
Proceeds to Vincent de Paul and Waterford Branch of Alzheimer’s Society.
Panel John Francome, Jim McGrath (Channel 4), Nick Luck, Mike Cattermole, Noel O'Brien, Tom Segal (aka Pricewise), Jessica Harrington, Ted Walsh, Davy Russell and Hayley O'Connor (Sadblokes sponsors). Tickets €20.

Co. ARMAGH, Armagh City Hotel. 8pm.
Sponsor's Toals Bookmakers. Tickets £10 which includes £10 free bet with sponsor's tickets at the hotel prior to or on the night. Panel: Tony Martin, Andy Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady,  Andrew Lynch, JJ Smyth, Ronan McNally, Archie Devlin (Toals), Jarlath Devlin (Chair). Proceeds to Lislea Community Centre and donation to Cancer Research. Telephone link with David Pipe and Paul Nicholls.


Fri.1st.March.2013
Co. TIPPERARY, The Village Inn, Moyglass. 8pm.
Free entry and Raffle in Association with Moyglass National School Parents Association.
Panel Ken Whelan MC, Philip Fenton, Thomond O’Mara, Philip Enright, Mark Boylan to sing The Festival Live and Hayes Bookmakers.
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DUBLIN 15, St.Peregines GAA Club, Blanchardstown. 7.30pm.
Panel Denis Kirwan MC, Paul Carberry, Robbie Hennessy, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy and Donal McCarthy (Star Sports). €15 incl. free bet and a goody bag.
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Co. MEATH, Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club. 8pm.
In Aid of the Arkle Memorial Statue Fund. Panel Tony O'Hehir (Rte, Compere), Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Brian Flanagan (Star) and other special guests. Tickets €20 (incl.free bet with Sponsors Bambury Bookmakers).
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Co. KERRY, Killarney Racecourse is NOT on this year - no sponsor apparently.


Sun.3rd.March.2013
DUBLIN 22, The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Rd.
The Tote??? ANY DETAILS??? soapp???
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DUBLIN 18, The Stillorgan Park Hotel. 7.45pm.
In aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH)
Matt Chapman MC, Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessica Harrington, Tony Mullins, Henry de Bromhead, Leo Powell, Noel O’Brien & Barry Orr (Betfair). €20 incl. finger food.
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Co. LIMERICK, Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare.
Nick Luck (MC), Tom Segal, Philip Hobbs, Tim Sherwood, Andrew McNamara, Richard Johnson and more €32 (ticket only) includes full dinner.


Mon.4th.March.2013
GALWAY, Salthill Hotel.
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley, Davy Russell, Hector, Paul Kealy, Matt Williams, Anthony Bromley & Nicky Henderson(live conference)
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mulholland’s and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity.
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LIVERPOOL, Old Railway Club, Melling Road, Aintree. 7.45pm.
Panel: Charlie Longsdon, John Parrot, Ben Pauling (assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson), Andy Holding, John Morris Chairman (jumping prospects.com). Prizes and raffles, for info please contact Chairman (info@...)
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BELFAST, Europa Hotel. 8pm.
Gary O'Brien, Gordon Elliot, Paul Townend, Richard Hoiles, Mark Winstanley, Paddy Wilmott, Brian Graham & Ronan Graham. £10 includes £5 free bet with Sean Graham.
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Co. KILDARE, Kavanagh's Pub, Naas.
Jessica Harrington, Paul Carberry, Niall Cronin, Leon Blanche.


Tues.5th.March.2013
Co. MONAGHAN, Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney. 7.30pm Sharp.
In aid of Heart Cardiac Research. Presented by Shabra Charity Foundation with Sponsors Paddy Poor & The Racing Post. €20.00 including free €5.00 Paddy Poor bet & entry into draw for €500.00 bet.
Panel Matt Chapman (MC), D.K. Weld, Johnny Ward, Oliver Brady, Henry De Bromhead, John Cullen, Patrick W Mullins, Peter Casey, Tony Martin, Frank Berry, Paddy Poor, Michael Hourigan, Des Scahill and Special Guest Tommy Bowe.
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Co. DUBLIN, Brady’s of Shankill, Main Street, Shankill. 6.30pm.
In Aid of what charity????? Denis Kirwan (TV3) (MC) Robbie Power, Gordon Elliott, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy, Dave Keena Special VIP Guest – to be announced on the night


Wed.6th.March.2013
Co. TYRONE, Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown. 8pm.
Panel AP McCoy, Shark Hanlon & Danny Mullins.
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DUBLIN 15, Westmanstown Sports & Conf Centre. 8pm
Panel: Jonathan Mullin, Racing Post Editor (MC), Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Tom ‘Pricewise’ Segal, Paddy Power (Bookmaker), Henry De Bromhead and live Conference Call with Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Garda Long Shadow (Manager).
All proceeds in aid of ‘Paul Kennedy Appeal Fund’ and the ‘Sean Chew Trust’, Tickets €20 including €10 matched Bet, Racing Post Cheltenham Preview Book, Free Finger Food. Raffle with a host of prizes including an all expenses paid day trip for two to the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tickets available at (01) 8207888 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) and selected Paddy Power shops.
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Co. LAOIS, Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise. 8pm.
All proceeds going towards Autism Laois/Offaly.
Free Entry with Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. Panel Pat Nolan MC, Robbie McNamara, Andrew Leigh, Andrew Lynch, Martin Murphy (HRI), Darragh Fitzpatrick, Justin O'Hanlon & Paddy Poor rep.
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DUBLIN 18, The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse.
NO PLANS to run a preview night again this year.
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Co. KILDARE. Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth.
Dessie Hughes, Jim McGrath, Andrew Lynch, Gordon Elliot, Tony O'Heir, Noel O'Brien, Damien McElroy, Nina Carberry. Tickets: €20 with €20 free bet.


Thur.7th.March.2013
Co. KILDARE, Bridgewater Inn, Sallins. 8pm.
All proceeds going towards Sallins Primary School. Free Entry with Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. Panel Pat Nolan MC, Robbie McNamara, Andrew Leigh, Andrew Lynch, Martin Murphy (HRI), Brian Flanagan, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Justin O'Hanlon & Paddy Poor rep.
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DUBLIN 6, Francis McKenna’s Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge. 8pm.
In Aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association.
”COVERING THE HANDICAPS”. Panel yet to be finalised but usually include Patrick Mullins, Roger Loughran, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Ryan McElligott (Irish Field) and other SPECIAL GUESTS !
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DUBLIN 2. Café en Seine, Dawson Street. 6.30pm.
Panel Denis Kirwan MC, Barry Geraghty, Donn McClean, Gary O’Brien, Dave Keena and Kevin O’Ryan.
Free entry, complimentary food served, all welcome. Sponsored by Bet daq.
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Co. WICKLOW, Mac’s Lounge, Powerscourt Arms Country House, Enniskerry Village.
Matt Chapman (MC) Panel of top jockeys and trainers incl. Graham Bradley & David Casey
Free €25 ‘matching bet’ on the night with Star Spreads.
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Co. KERRY, Quane’s Pub, Blennerville, Tralee. 7pm.
Proceeds to Blennerville National Schooh. Facebook site info. Tom Cooper, BJ Cooper, Philip Enright, Gerry Hannon ATR, Pat Healy, Murt Murphy.
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“The Murty McMahon’s one is on every day...great spot for the 4 days of Cheltenham. Bookie next door...and the free food unequalled during the day”. Kavvie.
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Report kavvie February 14, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
there will be more  good tips and knowledge in murtys than any of the above!
Report DECALEC February 14, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
ShockedWILL SNAP BE THERE THENLaugh
Report kavvie February 14, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
he might!!
Report snap crackle and pop February 14, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
meself and snap might head down kavvie mate......never got to meet in clonmel for a pint.....when is it on??? the famous murtys is just outside ennis isnt it....?? are u goin over for the week.....??
Report kavvie February 14, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
ill be in murtys for the week!!
Report kavvie February 14, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
i sent u a pm re that yoke in wolv tomoro eve...if you come to murtys in ennistymon you wont be dissapointed!!
Report snap crackle and pop February 14, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
i replied to ur message kavvie......thats only a few mins outside ennis isnt it?  meself and snap might go.....whens it on?
Report kavvie February 16, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
round the 12th march..its 20 min fr ennis
Report grade 1 February 19, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
Ruby and Pat Keane http://www.fatjockey.com/cheltenham-festival/featured_cheltenham_races.php?C...
Report BJG February 19, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
Wednesday 13th of February 2013
Goat bar and Grill, Goatstown Dublin, 14.
Kevin O Ryan, Gary O Brien, Paddy Mullins and Daryl Jacob.
Tickets are only 5 euro
Thursday 21st of February 2013
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway
Denis O’Regan, Charlie Swan, Damien McElroy, Irish Field columnist Aidan Coleman.
Tickets are €20 and include a €10 free bet and finger food.
Wednesday February 27th 2013
Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co Dublin, 8.30pm.
Panel: Davy Russell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, Peter Casey, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan (Irish Daily Star) & Denis Kirwan (TV3) as MC
Admission: €10, includes FREE €5 Paddy Power bet & FREE Pint of Guinness
All proceeds in aid of Pieta House (centre for prevention of suicide and self harm)
Contact: David Coughlan (01 4903479
Thursday February 28th 2013
Armagh City Hotel,8pm.
Trainers : Tony Martin, Andrew Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady.
Jockeys : Andrew Lynch, JJ Smith, Ronan McNally. Toal’s Bookmakers: Archie Devlin. Chaired by : Jarlath Devlin.
Admission £10, Includes Free £10 Bet courtesy of Toal’s Bookmakers
Proceeds in aid of Lislea Community Care, Donation to Cancer Research.
Thursday 28th February, 2013
Clanard Hotel, Athy, County Kildare.
Panel to be announced.
Proceeds will go towards the Lions Club charities.
Thursday February 28th 2013
Waterford Cheltenham Preview will be held on Thursday in Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford.
Panel: John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Nick Luck, Davy Russell, Tom Segal (Pricewise) Mike Cattermole, Noel O’Brien, Hayley O’Connor. A few surprise guests will also come along to the evening. Tickets €20 from Woodlands Hotel.

Friday, 1st March
Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club
Tony O’Hehir, Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper,Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince
SPECIAL GUEST ON THE NIGHT PETER CASEY the event is kindly sponsored by BAMBURY BOOKMAKERS
tickets are on sale now @ €20(INCL.€10 FREE BET)
Sunday 3rd March 2013
Tote.com Cheltenham preview night.
In aid of The National Rehabilitation Hospital in The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Newlands Cross at 7.45 sharp. Doors open at 7pm. Admission only €15 which includes programme and finger food (served from 7pm to 7.30pm)
Super Panel of Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessie Harrington, Tony Mullins, Robert Power, Niall Quinn and Matt Chapman as MC. Tickets available from Paul on 087 249 6074 or Louis Fitzgerald Hotel 01 403 3300
Monday 4th March 2013
Salthill Hotel, Galway
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley & Davy Russell
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mullollands and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity
Monday 4th March 2013
Paddy Murphys, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Wicklow
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Shark Hanlon, Gordon Elliot, Fran Flood, Damien McElroy, Paddy Aspell & Darragh Fitzpatrick (MD Betting)
Free entry & free €10 bet for everybody in attendance.
All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Monday 4th March 2013
Nenagh Arts Centre (Old Town Hall), Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Panel:Tom Hogan, Bryan Cooper, Denis Hogan, Kevin Blake (The Irish Field), Ned Tierney (Nenagh Guardian), Darren Sheridan (Sherco Sports Bookmakers) Info: Tickets:€15 includes two free €5 matched bets for Sherco Sports Bookmakers(Nenagh)
Monday 4th March 2013
Europa Hotel, Belfast
Tickets £10 (includes £5 Free Bet with Sean Graham)
Panel; Gary O’Brien, Mark Winstanley, Richard Hoiles, Paddy Wilmott, Gordon Elliott, Brian Graham, Ronan Graham
Monday 4th March 2013
Shabra Charity Foundation fundraising Cheltenham Preview
The Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney Co. Monaghan @ 7.30pm sharp
Presenter: Des Scahill, Our Special Guest Panel include: Oliver Brady
Paddy Power, Frank Berry, John Carr, Robbie Power, David Casey, Noel O’Brien, Tony Martin, The Shark J Hanlon, Peter Casey, Michael Hourigan, David Jennings.
Tuesday 5th March 2013
Kerins late Ngt bar Fermoy, Co Cork 8.30 pm
Panel:Davy Russell,m.c Kevin O”Ryan, Gary O’Brien Attheraces, Pat Keane Irish Examiner, Patrick Mullins, Leon Blanche ****
Admission 15 euro – All proceeds go to st Joseph’s autism – Limited tickets contact 087 9366083
Tuesday, 5th March
Bakers Corner Pub, Kill O’The Grange, Dublin – Noel Meade, Jessica Harrington, Jim Culloty, Donn McClean, Dave Keena, Damien McElroy, Denis Kirwan (MC). Admission €15. Free pint of Beamish. Finger food. Free match bet up to €50. Sponsored by Star Sports.
Thursday, 7th March
Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin  -  7pm – Admission Free – Barry Geraghty, Noel Meade, Gary O’Brien, Donn McClean, Leon Blanche, Dave Keena, Kevin O’Ryan. Denis Kirwan (MC). Sponsored by ****.
Thursday March 7th
Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise
Guest MC Matt Chapman (At The Races), Panel includes, Katie Walsh, Danny Mullins, Andrew Leigh, Niall Cronin (Evening Herald Racing) and Representative from Paddy Power. Admission is €15 and includes €5 matched bet from Paddy Power, free pint of Guinness and €5 discount to Kavanaghs Cheltenham Challenge.
Thursday – 7th March
Francis Mckennas Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge, Dublin, 8pm
Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake.
Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only)
Limited Tickets €20 – incl entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754
Friday, 8th March
The Bridgewater inn, Sallins, Co. Kildare
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Andrew Leigh, Justin O’Hanlon, Martin Murphy (HRI) & Paddy Power Bookmakers.
Free entry & €5 bet for everybody in attendance. All proceeds going towards Sallins National School.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 19, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
You've missed a few Surprised
Report tipptop February 19, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
One in the Mill Bar in Thurles on Feb 28 @ 8pm in aid of Oesophageal Cancer! €20 Tickets!

Panel; Arthur Moore, Barry Geraghty, Gordon Elliot, Patrick Mullins, Pat Keane and Kevin O Ryan as far as I know.
Report soapp February 19, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
The Dublin Racing Club are doing one in Peadar Kearneys Dame St Thursday 28th. Eye Mall Inn, The Shark Hanlon Paudi Hassett and others are on it.

Normally I go to their meetings but I have always done the one in Francis McKenna's HX rd inthe past. Looking at the line up there I think I better buy a ticket FAST what with Pricewise being there and also it being a week nearer the festival.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 21, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
Pricewise and KL too soapp Wink
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 21, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
SOME OF THESE WILL BE ON THIS AGAIN THIS YEAR......Confirmations closer to the dates please.


Wed. 13th Feb 2013
DUBLIN 14, The Goat, Kilmacud Road, Goatstown.
Patrick Mullins, Gary O'Brien, Daryl Jacob, Charlie Chawke, Kevin O'Ryan, Nicky Henderson.

Thurs.21st.Feb.2013
Co. GALWAY. Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea.
Denis O’Regan, Charlie Swan, Damien McElroy, Irish Field columnist Aidan Coleman.
Tickets are €20 and include a €10 free bet and finger food.

Mon.25th.Feb.2013
CO.KILDARE, Paddy Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace. 8pm. ?????
All proceeds going towards Temple Street Hospital. Free Entry & Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. MC: Pat Nolan Panel: Andrew Lynch, Gordon Elliot, 'Shark' Hanlon, Damien McElroy, Fran Flood, Paddy Aspell, Darragh Fitzpatrick & Paddy Power representative.
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CO.DUBLIN, Strand Bar, Rush. 8pm. ?????
€10. In aid of Pieta House. Panel Denis Kirwan (MC), Oliver Brady, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan BUT NO Sam Maguire Cup this year.

Wed.27th.Feb.2013
Co. DUBLIN. Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. 8.30pm.
Panel: Davy Russell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, Peter Casey, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan (Irish Daily Star) & Denis Kirwan (TV3) as MC
Admission: €10, includes FREE €5 Paddy Poor bet & FREE Pint of Guinness
All proceeds in aid of Pieta House. Contact: David Coughlan 01 4903479
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CO.MEATH, Ratoath GAA Club. 8pm. ?????
Tickets €15. (Incl. finger food and free €10.00 “match bet” sponsored by Bruce Betting).
Des Scahill (MC), Paul Carberry, Nina Carberry, Andrew Lynch, Robbie Hennessy, Patrick Mullins (with other panellists to be announced). Db1974???
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CO.KILDARE, Osprey Hotel, Naas. 8pm. ?????
Cheltenham Festival Quiz. In aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. €40 for a table of 4.

Thurs.28th.Feb.2013
WATERFORD, Woodland Hotel. 8pm.
Proceeds to Vincent de Paul and Waterford Branch of Alzheimer’s Society.
Panel John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Nick Luck, Mike Cattermole, Noel O'Brien, Tom Segal (aka Pricewise), Davy Russell and Hayley O'Connor (Sadblokes sponsors). A few surprise guests will also come along to the evening. Tickets €20 from Woodlands Hotel.
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Co. ARMAGH, Armagh City Hotel. 8pm.
Sponsor's Toals Bookmakers. Tickets £10 which includes £10 free bet with sponsor's tickets at the hotel prior to or on the night.
Panel: Trainers - Tony Martin, Andy Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady. Jockeys - Andrew Lynch, JJ Smyth, Ronan McNally. Archie Devlin (Toals) & Jarlath Devlin (Chair). Proceeds to Lislea Community Centre and donation to Cancer Research. Telephone link with David Pipe and Paul Nicholls.
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Co. KILDARE. Clanard Hotel, Athy. ?????
Panel to be announced. Proceeds will go towards the Lions Club charities.
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DUBLIN 2. Peadar Kearney’s, Dame Street. 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
In aid of the Belarussian Orphanage Project. Guest MC: David Jennings, Racing Post. Panellists: Danny Mullins, Shark Hanlon, Johnny Ward, Paudie Hassett Sponsor: Spoilsports €10 including €5 free bet. Free finger food. Raffle: Prizes will include €350 in free bets from Spoils Tickets: Available Spoils Camden Street, Parnell Street and Dame Street and will also be available on the door.

Fri.1st.March.2013
Co. TIPPERARY, The Village Inn, Moyglass. 8pm. ?????
Free entry and Raffle in Association with Moyglass National School Parents Association.
Panel Ken Whelan MC, Philip Fenton, Thomond O’Mara, Philip Enright, Mark Boylan to sing The Festival Live and Hayes Bookmakers.
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DUBLIN 15, St.Peregines GAA Club, Blanchardstown. ?????
Panel Denis Kirwan MC, Paul Carberry, Robbie Hennessy, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy and Donal McCarthy (Star Sports). €15 incl. free bet and a goody bag.
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Co. MEATH, Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club. 8pm.
Panel Tony O'Hehir (Rte, Compere), Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper, Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince SPECIAL GUEST on the night PETER CASEY. Tickets €20 (incl. €10 free bet with Sponsors Bambury Bookmakers).
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Co. KERRY, Killarney Racecourse is NOT on this year - no sponsor apparently.

Sun.3rd.March.2013
DUBLIN 22, The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Rd. 7.45 sharp.
Doors open at 7pm. Admission only €15 which includes programme and finger food (served from 7pm to 7.30pm) Tote.com Cheltenham preview night. In aid of The National Rehabilitation Hospital.
Panel: Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessie Harrington, Tony Mullins, Robert Power, Niall Quinn and Matt Chapman as MC. Tickets available from Paul on 087 249 6074 or Louis Fitzgerald Hotel 01 403 3300.
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DUBLIN 18, The Stillorgan Park Hotel. ?????
In aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH)
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Co. LIMERICK, Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare ?????
Nick Luck (MC), Tom Segal, Philip Hobbs, Tim Sherwood, Andrew McNamara, Richard Johnson and more €32 (ticket only) includes full dinner.

Mon.4th.March.2013
GALWAY, Salthill Hotel.
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley, Davy Russell, Hector, Paul Kealy, Matt Williams, Anthony Bromley & Nicky Henderson (live conference)
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mulholland’s and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity.
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LIVERPOOL, Old Railway Club, Melling Road, Aintree. 7.45pm.
Panel: Charlie Longsdon, John Parrot, Ben Pauling (assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson), Andy Holding, John Morris Chairman (jumping prospects.com). Prizes and raffles, for info please contact Chairman (info@...)
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BELFAST, Europa Hotel. 8pm.
Gary O'Brien, Gordon Elliot, Paul Townend, Richard Hoiles, Mark Winstanley, Paddy Wilmott, Brian Graham & Ronan Graham. £10 includes £5 free bet with Sean Graham.
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Co. WICKLOW. Paddy Murphys, Ballymore Eustace ?????
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Shark Hanlon, Gordon Elliot, Fran Flood, Damien McElroy, Paddy Aspell & Darragh Fitzpatrick (MD Betting). Free entry & free €10 bet for everybody in attendance.
All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
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Co. TIPPERARY. Nenagh Arts Centre (Old Town Hall), Banba Square, Nenagh.
Panel: Tom Hogan, Bryan Cooper, Denis Hogan, Kevin Blake (The Irish Field), Ned Tierney (Nenagh Guardian), Darren Sheridan (Sherco Sports Bookmakers) Info: Tickets:€15 includes two free €5 matched bets for Sherco Sports Bookmakers (Nenagh)
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Co. MONAGHAN, Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney. 7.30pm Sharp.
In aid of Heart Cardiac Research. Presented by Shabra Charity Foundation with Sponsors Paddy Poor & The Racing Post. €20.00 including free €5.00 Paddy Poor bet & entry into draw for €500.00 bet.
Presenter: Des Scahill, Our Special Guest Panel include: Oliver Brady
Paddy Power, Frank Berry, John Carr, Robbie Power, David Casey, Noel O’Brien, Tony Martin, The Shark J Hanlon, Peter Casey, Michael Hourigan, David Jennings.
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Tues.5th.March.2013
Co. DUBLIN, Brady’s of Shankill, Main Street, Shankill. ?????
In Aid of what charity????? Denis Kirwan (TV3) (MC) Robbie Power, Gordon Elliott, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy, Dave Keena Special VIP Guest – to be announced on the night
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Co. CORK Kerins Bar, Fermoy. 8.30 pm
Panel:Davy Russell,m.c Kevin O”Ryan, Gary O’Brien Attheraces, Pat Keane Irish Examiner, Patrick Mullins, Leon Blanche.
Admission 15 euro – All proceeds go to st Joseph’s autism – Limited tickets contact 087 9366083
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Co. DUBLIN. Bakers Corner Pub, Kill O’The Grange.
Noel Meade, Jessica Harrington, Jim Culloty, Donn McClean, Dave Keena, Damien McElroy, Denis Kirwan (MC).
Admission €15. Free pint of Beamish. Finger food. Free match bet up to €50. Sponsored by Star Sports.
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Wed.6th.March.2013
Co. TYRONE, Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown. 8pm.
Panel AP McCoy, Shark Hanlon & Danny Mullins.
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DUBLIN 15, Westmanstown Sports & Conf Centre. 8pm
Panel: Jonathan Mullin, Racing Post Editor (MC), Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Tom ‘Pricewise’ Segal, Paddy Power (Bookmaker), Henry De Bromhead and live Conference Call with Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Garda Long Shadow (Manager).
All proceeds in aid of ‘Paul Kennedy Appeal Fund’ and the ‘Sean Chew Trust’, Tickets €20 including €10 matched Bet, Racing Post Cheltenham Preview Book, Free Finger Food. Raffle with a host of prizes including an all expenses paid day trip for two to the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tickets available at (01) 8207888 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) and selected Paddy Power shops.
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Co. LAOIS, Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise. ?????
All proceeds going towards Autism Laois/Offaly.
Free Entry with Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. Panel Pat Nolan MC, Robbie McNamara, Andrew Leigh, Andrew Lynch, Martin Murphy (HRI), Darragh Fitzpatrick, Justin O'Hanlon & Paddy Poor rep.
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DUBLIN 18, The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse.
NO PLANS to run a preview night again this year.
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Co. KILDARE. Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. ?????
Dessie Hughes, Jim McGrath, Andrew Lynch, Gordon Elliot, Tony O'Heir, Noel O'Brien, Damien McElroy, Nina Carberry. Tickets: €20 with €20 free bet.

Thur.7th.March.2013
Co. KILDARE. Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise.
Guest MC Matt Chapman (At The Races), Panel includes, Katie Walsh, Danny Mullins, Andrew Leigh, Niall Cronin (Evening Herald Racing) and Representative from Paddy Power. Admission is €15 and includes €5 matched bet from Paddy Power, free pint of Guinness and €5 discount to Kavanagh’s Cheltenham Challenge.
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DUBLIN 6, Francis McKenna’s Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge. 8pm.
In Aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. ”COVERING THE HANDICAPS”. Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake. SPECIAL GUESTS KL ! Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only) Limited Tickets €20 – incl. entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754
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DUBLIN 2. Café en Seine, Dawson Street. 7pm
Admission Free – Barry Geraghty, Noel Meade, Gary O’Brien, Donn McClean, Leon Blanche, Dave Keena, Kevin O’Ryan. Denis Kirwan (MC). Sponsored by ?.
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Co. WICKLOW, Mac’s Lounge, Powerscourt Arms Country House, Enniskerry Village. ?????
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Co. KERRY, Quane’s Pub, Blennerville, Tralee. 7pm.
Proceeds to Blennerville National Schooh. Facebook site info. Tom Cooper, BJ Cooper, Philip Enright, Gerry Hannon ATR, Pat Healy, Murt Murphy.
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Fri. 8th.March.2013
Co. KILDARE. The Bridgewater Inn, Sallins.
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Andrew Leigh, Justin O’Hanlon, Martin Murphy (HRI) & Paddy Poor Rep. Free entry & €5 bet for everybody in attendance. All proceeds going towards Sallins National School.
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***The Murty McMahon’s one*** is on every day...great spot for the 4 days of Cheltenham.
Bookie next door...and the free food unequalled during the day”. Kavvie.

E&OE
© CM iyc Devil
Report ChildOfMine2 February 21, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
With the festival now only weeks away, we have a list of the 2013 Cheltenham preview nights in Ireland, there are usually around 20 so we are still awaiting on a lot of dates and venues.
Wednesday 13th of February 2013
Goat bar and Grill, Goatstown Dublin, 14.
Kevin O Ryan, Gary O Brien, Paddy Mullins and Daryl Jacob.
Tickets are only 5 euro
Thursday 21st of February 2013
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway
Denis O’Regan, Charlie Swan, Damien McElroy, Irish Field columnist Aidan Coleman.
Tickets are €20 and include a €10 free bet and finger food.
Wednesday February 27th 2013
Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co Dublin, 8.30pm.
Panel: Davy Russell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, Peter Casey, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan (Irish Daily Star) & Denis Kirwan (TV3) as MC
Admission: €10, includes FREE €5 Paddy Power bet & FREE Pint of Guinness
All proceeds in aid of Pieta House (centre for prevention of suicide and self harm)
Contact: David Coughlan (01 4903479
Thursday February 28th 2013
Armagh City Hotel,8pm.
Trainers : Tony Martin, Andrew Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady.
Jockeys : Andrew Lynch, JJ Smith, Ronan McNally. Toal’s Bookmakers: Archie Devlin. Chaired by : Jarlath Devlin.
Admission £10, Includes Free £10 Bet courtesy of Toal’s Bookmakers
Proceeds in aid of Lislea Community Care, Donation to Cancer Research.
Thursday 28th February, 2013
Clanard Hotel, Athy, County Kildare.
Panel to be announced.
Proceeds will go towards the Lions Club charities.
Thursday February 28th 2013
Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford.
Panel: John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Nick Luck, Davy Russell, Tom Segal (Pricewise) Mike Cattermole, Noel O’Brien, Hayley O’Connor(Ladbrokes). A few surprise guests will also come along to the evening. Sponsored by Ladbrokes, Tickets €20 from Woodlands Hotel.
 
Friday, 1st March 
Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club
Tony O’Hehir, Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper,Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince
SPECIAL GUEST ON THE NIGHT PETER CASEY the event is kindly sponsored by BAMBURY BOOKMAKERS
tickets are on sale now @ €20(INCL.€10 FREE BET)
Sunday 3rd March 2013
Tote.com Cheltenham preview night.
In aid of The National Rehabilitation Hospital in The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Newlands Cross at 7.45 sharp. Doors open at 7pm. Admission only €15 which includes programme and finger food (served from 7pm to 7.30pm)
Super Panel of Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessie Harrington, Tony Mullins, Robert Power, Niall Quinn and Matt Chapman as MC. Tickets available from Paul on 087 249 6074 or Louis Fitzgerald Hotel 01 403 3300
Monday 4th March 2013
Salthill Hotel, Galway
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley & Davy Russell
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mullollands and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity
Monday 4th March 2013
Paddy Murphys, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Wicklow
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Shark Hanlon, Gordon Elliot, Fran Flood, Damien McElroy, Paddy Aspell & Darragh Fitzpatrick (MD Betting)
Free entry & free €10 bet for everybody in attendance.
All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Monday 4th March 2013
Nenagh Arts Centre (Old Town Hall), Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Panel:Tom Hogan, Bryan Cooper, Denis Hogan, Kevin Blake (The Irish Field), Ned Tierney (Nenagh Guardian), Darren Sheridan (Sherco Sports Bookmakers) Info: Tickets:€15 includes two free €5 matched bets for Sherco Sports Bookmakers(Nenagh)
Monday 4th March 2013
Europa Hotel, Belfast
Tickets £10 (includes £5 Free Bet with Sean Graham)
Panel; Gary O’Brien, Mark Winstanley, Richard Hoiles, Paddy Wilmott, Gordon Elliott, Brian Graham, Ronan Graham
Monday 4th March 2013
Shabra Charity Foundation fundraising Cheltenham Preview
The Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney Co. Monaghan @ 7.30pm sharp
Presenter: Des Scahill, Our Special Guest Panel include: Oliver Brady
Paddy Power, Frank Berry, John Carr, Robbie Power, David Casey, Noel O’Brien, Tony Martin, The Shark J Hanlon, Peter Casey, Michael Hourigan, David Jennings.
Tuesday 5th March 2013
Kerins late Ngt bar Fermoy, Co Cork 8.30 pm
Panel:Davy Russell,m.c Kevin O”Ryan, Gary O’Brien Attheraces, Pat Keane Irish Examiner, Patrick Mullins, Leon Blanche ****
Admission 15 euro – All proceeds go to st Joseph’s autism – Limited tickets contact 087 9366083
Tuesday, 5th March
Bakers Corner Pub, Kill O’The Grange, Dublin – Noel Meade, Jessica Harrington, Jim Culloty, Donn McClean, Dave Keena, Damien McElroy, Denis Kirwan (MC). Admission €15. Free pint of Beamish. Finger food. Free match bet up to €50. Sponsored by Star Sports.
Wednesday 6th March
Westmanstown sports centre, Dublin 15
PANEL: Jonathan Mullin, Racing Post (MC), Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Tom ‘Pricewise’ Segal, Paddy Power (Bookmaker), Henry De Bromhead and Conference Call with Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Information: All proceeds in aid of ‘Paul Kennedy Appeal Fund’ and the ‘Sean Chew Trust’, Tickets €20 including €10 matched Bet
Thursday, 7th March
Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin  -  7pm – Admission Free – Barry Geraghty, Noel Meade, Gary O’Brien, Donn McClean, Leon Blanche, Dave Keena, Kevin O’Ryan. Denis Kirwan (MC). Sponsored by ****.
Thursday March 7th
Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise
Guest MC Matt Chapman (At The Races), Panel includes, Katie Walsh, Danny Mullins, Andrew Leigh, Niall Cronin (Evening Herald Racing) and Representative from Paddy Power. Admission is €15 and includes €5 matched bet from Paddy Power, free pint of Guinness and €5 discount to Kavanaghs Cheltenham Challenge.
Thursday – 7th March
Francis Mckennas Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge, Dublin, 8pm
Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake.
Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only)
Limited Tickets €20 – incl entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754
Friday, 8th March 
The Bridgewater inn, Sallins, Co. Kildare
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Andrew Leigh, Justin O’Hanlon, Martin Murphy (HRI) & Paddy Power Bookmakers.
Free entry & €5 bet for everybody in attendance. All proceeds going towards Sallins National School.
If you are organising a preview night and would like to be mentioned please send us an email on info@sportsnewsireland.com
Comments
Report kavvie February 21, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
imagine going to a preview night tonight?jeez its too far away ...more an ante post preview
Report soapp February 21, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
Francis McKenna's only have 100 places. 42 gone already.

First up best dressed.

7th March Harold's Cross.

Sean Quinn gave Countrywide Flame a e/w chance last year. 33/1. His pop trained it.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 22, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
Thurs.21st.Feb.2013

Co. GALWAY. Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea.
Denis O’Regan, Charlie Swan, Damien McElroy, Irish Field columnist Aidan Coleman.
Tickets are €20 and include a €10 free bet and finger food.



ANYONE GO ?
Report ChildOfMine2 February 23, 2013 11:42 PM GMT
Heard Russell say that he'll wear a Galway jersey if Hurricane Fly gets beat Happy
Report moneypenny February 24, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
he said the same thing in Waterford two years ago :)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 24, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
////////////////ChildOfMine2/////////////

/////////////is Paddy poor rep///////////


FOOK OFF


tks Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 25, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
Is this the next one on

Wed.27th.Feb.2013

Co. DUBLIN. Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. 8.30pm.
Panel: Davy Russell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, Peter Casey, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan (Irish Daily Star) & Denis Kirwan (TV3) as MC
Admission: €10, includes FREE €5 Paddy Poor bet & FREE Pint of Guinness
All proceeds in aid of Pieta House. Contact: David Coughlan 01 4903479
Report CheltenhamRoar February 26, 2013 10:28 AM GMT
20 quid into McKenna's??Think i'll pass on that one.
Report Ballydoyle February 26, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
Anyone actually got any updates on what has been said?
Report soapp February 26, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
cheltenhanroar, admission includes a pint and I think a free tenner or fiver bet.

Pricewise is the best in the business.
So what you do is, bring your laptop and anything he fancies on the night back it and lay it back later after word gets out. That will certainly cover the admission price alone and probably a lot more as well.
Report Ballydoyle February 27, 2013 9:45 AM GMT
Pricewise is the best in the business? Tom Segal? You havin a laugh?
Report mrtopnotch February 27, 2013 11:26 AM GMT
Ganleys in Morden
(opposite Morden Tube station, London)
Cheltenham Preview Night
Richard Johnson
Denis O'Regan
Mick Fitzgerald
Luke Harvey

7th March 7pm : Admission Free
Report soapp February 27, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
Don't forget the Dublin Racing Club hold theirs tomorrow night in Peadar Kearneys Dame St.

The Shark, Danny Mullins and Eye Mall Inn among others down there. They also have Spoils taking bets. Spoils won't want to embarass themselves so it's likely they will take ton's monkey's and maybe grand's.

So get on down there for a good evening.
Report thefly10 February 27, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
Going to head to one next Wednesday night in Ratoath.

If anyone is interested..

Ratoath GAA club are hosting their annual Cheltenham Preview night on Wednesday 6th March at 8.30pm.

Sponsored by Bruce Betting Ratoath, the panel up for the night will feature Noel Meade, Nina Carberry, Robbie Power, Paul Carberry, Robbie Hennessy, Kevin Blake (At the Races) and Ross White (Bruce Betting).

With tickets just Eu20, this is a night not to be missed ... as you will also get a free Eu10 match bet from Bruce Betting. A great night's entertainment with complimentary finger food on the night.

On the night, you will also receive a Eu50 Free Match bet from Star Sports (for all new accounts)
Report BraveInca2006. February 27, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
Soapp - you gave me a good laugh with the below comment

They also have Spoils taking bets. Spoils won't want to embarass themselves so it's likely they will take ton's monkey's and maybe grand's.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 12:29 PM GMT
Thurs.28th.Feb.2013

WATERFORD, Woodland Hotel. 8pm.
Proceeds to Vincent de Paul and Waterford Branch of Alzheimer’s Society.
Panel John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Nick Luck, Mike Cattermole, Noel O'Brien, Tom Segal (aka Pricewise), Davy Russell and Hayley O'Connor (Sadblokes sponsors). A few surprise guests will also come along to the evening. Tickets €20 from Woodlands Hotel.
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Co. ARMAGH, Armagh City Hotel. 8pm.
Sponsor's Toals Bookmakers. Tickets £10 which includes £10 free bet with sponsor's tickets at the hotel prior to or on the night.
Panel: Trainers - Tony Martin, Andy Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady. Jockeys - Andrew Lynch, JJ Smyth, Ronan McNally. Archie Devlin (Toals) & Jarlath Devlin (Chair). Proceeds to Lislea Community Centre and donation to Cancer Research. Telephone link with David Pipe and Paul Nicholls.
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Co. KILDARE. Clanard Hotel, Athy. ?????
Panel to be announced. Proceeds will go towards the Lions Club charities.
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DUBLIN 2. Peadar Kearney’s, Dame Street. 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
In aid of the Belarussian Orphanage Project. Guest MC: David Jennings, Racing Post. Panellists: Danny Mullins, Shark Hanlon, Johnny Ward, Paudie Hassett Sponsor: Spoilsports €10 including €5 free bet. Free finger food. Raffle: Prizes will include €350 in free bets from Spoils Tickets: Available Spoils Camden Street, Parnell Street and Dame Street and will also be available on the door. Room in Sharks' Jeep if anyone wants a drive back from Thurles, leavin after his does the bookies in the 4.55 Devil
Report lapsy pa February 28, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
Very good interview on ATR with Ted Walsh and Matt Chapman,Ted gave his thoughts on a fair few races. Worth a look to anyone who missed it,should be on video at the site tomorrow.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
LIVE on Twitter - from Peadar Kearneys, Dame Street in Dublin.

"Clondaw Court may not run if the ground drys up"

"David Jennings has gone for Le Vent D'Anton in the bumper"

"The Shark is concerned that Golantilla won't have settled with the change of yard in time for Cheltenham".

ALSO other preview on BBC5 live now !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
BBC5


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r2rfj
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
Bye Bye Miss American Pie on BBC now
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
Don.....on Irish Winners - more than 6.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
TRIUMPH - The Shark also gives Our Conor the nod here #DRC says Bryan Cooper has never been so bullish about a horse.

Spoil sports are going 6/1 for #DRC members tonight for Our Conor !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
Tonight's preview guests are Shark Hanlon, Danny Mullins, Paudie Hassett & Johnny Ward.
Proceeds in aid of Belarusian Orphanage.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
If you want the views from the Cheltenham Preview night in Waterford follow @Emmet_Kennedy on Twitter Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/Emmet_Kennedy
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
BBC5
Have a look at Godsmejudge 12/1 (A.King) in the 1.30 John Oaksey National Hunt Chase (1st on Wed).



Boston Bob (6), Harry Topper (8), Rival DEstruval (8), Buddy Bolero (10), Back In Focus (12), Godsmejudge (12), Goulanes (12), Merry King (14), Vesper Bell (14), Lyreen Legend (16), Terminal (16), Hawkes Point (20), Sire Collonges (20), Tofino Bay (20), Tour des Champs (20), Make A Track (25), Real Milan (25), Same Difference (25), Sea Of Thunder (25), Alpine Breeze (33)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
Alan King has pinpointed Godsmejudge as one of his best hopes to get on the scoreboard at next month's Cheltenham Festival. The Barbury Castle trainer expects to have only "10 or 11" runners at a meeting he has enjoyed great success at in the past.

After just losing out in a pulsating battle for the Classic Chase at Warwick, Godsmejudge returned to the same course to win a novice event and is being aimed for the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase.
"He'll get the four-mile trip well, although he wouldn't want it to dry up too much," King said.
"Warwick takes a lot of jumping and I think he'd have to be one of my best chances of the week."

McVicar and King Of Dudes are likely to represent the yard in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle rather than L'Unique, while the smart Smad Place has another crack at the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.
"I've been pleased with him," King said. "I had him in at Fontwell on Sunday but I thought it was a bit close, but he worked very well this morning."

While former Festival winner Bensalem has been ruled out for the season, last year's top-class juvenile Grumeti will also miss Cheltenham, but not the whole season.
"He's fine - he's not going to be ready for Cheltenham but he'll probably go for the Scottish Champion Hurdle," he said.

Other King runners include Walkon (Byrne Group Plate) and Kumbeshwar (Grand Annual).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
Fri.1st.March.2013


DUBLIN 15, St.Peregines GAA Club, Blanchardstown. 7.30pm.
Panel Denis Kirwan MC, Paul Carberry, Robbie Hennessy, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy and Donal McCarthy (Star Sports). €15 incl. free bet and a goody bag.
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Co. MEATH, Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club. 8pm.
Panel Tony O'Hehir (Rte, Compere), Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper, Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince SPECIAL GUEST on the night PETER CASEY. Tickets €20 (incl. €10 free bet with Sponsors Bambury Bookmakers).
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Co. TIPPERARY, The Village Inn, Moyglass. 8pm. ?????
Free entry and Raffle in Association with Moyglass National School Parents Association.
Panel Ken Whelan MC, Philip Fenton, Thomond O’Mara, Philip Enright, Mark Boylan to sing The Festival Live and Hayes Bookmakers.
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Co. KERRY, Killarney Racecourse is NOT on this year - no sponsor apparently.
Report DECALEC March 1, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
PREVIEW ARMAGH CITY HOTEL 28TH FEB 13
PANEL STUART CRAWFORD (SC)
       ANDY OLLIVER (AO)
       OLLIE BRADY (OB)
       TONY MARTIN (TM)
       RONAN MC NALLY (RM)
       ANDREW LYNCH (AL)
       ARCHEY DEVLIN (AD)
                          SUPREME PICKS (AO)(TM)DODGING BULLETS (OB)(SC)(RM)(AD) ALL JETSKI (AL)MTOY'S
                          RSA OB AL TM AO ALL CHOSE BACK IN FOCUS RM & SC DYNASTE
                          CHAMPION OB AL TM SC AO ALL THE FLY AD RM BOTH GRANDEUT
                          NEPTUNE OB AL TM RM PONT ALEX SC AO NEW1 AD TAQUIN SEUIL
                          BUMPER TONY MARTIN SPOKE AT LENGTH THAT BLACKMAIL WOULD RUN WELL AND HAS
                          EXPERIENCE OF 3 RUN'S WASN'T SO UPBEAT FOR GOLANTILLA BUT HE WAS A BETTER
                          HORSE THAN BLACKMAIL BUT LACK'S EXPERIENCE PANEL PICKS AL OB TM RM ALL BLACKMAIL EW
                          AD VENT DANTAN SC UNION DUE AO CLONDAW COURT
                          TRIUMPH ALL WENT FOR OUR CONOR
                          GOLD CUP A MIX OF S CONTI BOB'S OR LONG RUN
                          STAYER'S, AD STATED THERE'S LOT OF MONEY FOR 543 IN LAST WEEK IF ON BETFAIR YOUD KNOW
                          THIS, WELL I DIDN'T KNOW AND DONT CARE THAT I DIDN'T THEY WENT MONKSLAND X3 PEDLERS X2 AND 543
                          CHARITY BETS £100 WIN PROFIT SPLIT FOR EACH CHARITY OLLIE BRADY SIZING W/O SPRINTRE @4/1
                          IF ABS ON OUR CONOR @6/1 ANDREW LYNCH ALL OVER SALSIFY £100 ON IT HARVEY CHAMPION COURT IN
                          RYANAIR RONAN MAC £100 THE FLY 3/1 ARCHEY RIVAL D'STRUVAL NHC ANDY OLLIVER JARLATH DEVLIN
                          (CHAIR)BOTH DODGING BULLET'S STUART CRAWFORD BALLYNAGUR WHEREVER IT RUNS IT WENT UP 21LB
                          RECKONS IF WENT UP 40 WOULD STILL WIN
                                                     NOT A BAD NIGHT BUT IF BRADY HADN'T BEEN THERE IT WOULD OF BEEN
                                                     FECKING AWFUL SOME OF THEM TOALS 1'S THEIR HEADS THAT FAR UP THEIR
                                                      OWN @RSE THEY CAN'T SEE OUT Laugh
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 1, 2013 10:50 AM GMT
Dec,
Ballynagour entries...14 to 16/1 generally except

JLT Specialty Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 
Coral Cup (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 3) 
Thu, 14th Mar 4.00 Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3)...5/1 fav against maybe Hunt Ball (8), Vino Griego (12), Alderwood (14) & Toner Doudairies (14), etc.   
Vincent O`Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys H`Cap Hurdle
Johnny henderson Grand Annual Chase (Grade 3)
Report DECALEC March 1, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
THATS RACE TAUT IT WOULD GO FOR (BGP)AND I LIKE VINO GRIEGO IN THISCrazy
Report ChildOfMine2 March 1, 2013 12:07 PM GMT
Really good word for Alderwood (Grand Annual) & Colour Squadron (Coral Cup) at the Kearneys Preview last night. Union Dues now looks the Mullins number one Bumper horse with doubts surrounding Clondaw Court.
Report ChildOfMine2 March 1, 2013 12:09 PM GMT
BTW, that should read Colour Squadron in one of the novice h'cap chases.
Report Teletext Addict March 1, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
DECALEC out of curiosity was there many at that preview night in Armagh city? cheers in advance
Report DECALEC March 1, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
about 200 roughly TA
Report SoYouThink March 1, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
Really good one in Woodlands in Waterford last night. What a legend John Francome is. Every time he picked up the microphone he had the audience in fits of laughter.

Great panel as well....all top names.

Segal was very keen on the chances of Get Me Out Of Here in the Stayers. Overturn has no chance. Taquin De Seuil one of the bets of the Festival. Dosen't like Silviniaco Conti's chanes in the Gold Cup.

Davy hadn't much time for Arvika Legionnaire. Called him a camel. Confirmed Moyle Park wouldn't run in the Bumper....would wait for the Land Rover. The Rule The World of now is of similiar ability to First Lieutenant two years ago....didn't think much of the Irish RSA runners. Patrick and Emmet Mullins like Clondaw Court the most out of Willies Bumper runners. Barry Geraghty would ride Blackmail. Solwhit's aim this season is Aintree but if Charles did travel him to Cheltenham, take note....Word out of Mullins yard is that they can't get enough of Ballycasey. Hates the Triumph. Paul Barber told Paul Nicholls there'll be an inch and a half of rain next week and not to mind the weather forecasters on the telly.

Mick Fitz was negative on the chances of River Maigue..Ryanair is made for First Lieutenant. Didn't sound too sweet on Oscar Whiskey in the Stayers. Rolling Star has a big future regardless what happens in the Triumph.

Jessy Harrington confirmed Jezki's well being and seemed to lean towards a trip to Fairyhouse for Oscars Well.

John Francome said Reve De Sivola was the banker of the meeting. Thinks Overturn is battle hardened and that will stand to him. Dynaste would be too good.

Nick Luck was keen on Hidden Justice in the Triumph....didn't believe too much in ratings and didn't think Long Run had regressed 10lbs since Gold Cup win. Noel O'Brien later won this argument.

Brian Gleeson seemed to forget Hayley was one of the panellists which I thought was unfair. Nevertheless Hayley got her word in and was sweet on Zarkandar and Silviniaco Conti. Pointed out that Jezki and Cinders and Ashes were the worst results in their respective races.

Henry De Bromhead didn't know where Sizing Europe would run despite lots of encouragement from Jimmy Nesbitt to stick to the Queen Mother. Gave favourable mentions to Sizing Gold in the AB, and the Potts had high hopes for Sizing Tennessee in the Bumper. Gave his charity bet as his horse in the Cross Country.

Catt couldn't have Long Run. Can't see Hurricane Fly winning. Far West works well with Zarkandar.

Noel O'Brien put up Rebel Fitz as a CH outsider. Davy confirmed he wouldn't run, would go to Mallow next week instead. Noel O'Brien said he'd win in Mallow in that case. Preferred the 171 rated Bobs Worth to the 175 rated Silviniaco Conti. Dynaste 7/8lbs better than the Irish. Our Conor by far the best of the Irish in the Triumph on ratings.
Report Cupwinkcook March 1, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
Noel O'Brien couldn't tip a wheelbarrow.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 1, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
Fri.1st.March.2013

DUBLIN 15, St.Peregines GAA Club, Blanchardstown. 7.30pm.
Panel Denis Kirwan MC, Paul Carberry, Robbie Hennessy, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy and Donal McCarthy (Star Sports). €15 incl. free bet and a goody bag.
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Co. MEATH, Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club. 8pm.
Panel Tony O'Hehir (Rte, Compere), Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper, Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince SPECIAL GUEST on the night PETER CASEY. Tickets €20 (incl. €10 free bet with Sponsors Bambury Bookmakers).


ANY TWITTERS out tonight ?
Report workrider March 1, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
Very interesting SoYouThink .....Thanks....
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 1, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
By Beaker1 on boards.ie ©

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL PREVIEW EVENING at BANGOR-ON-DEE RACEOURSE
Thursday, February 28th
Leading trainer Donald McCain (DM), Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide author Paul Jones (PJ), Jumping Prospects author John Morris (JM) and broadcaster and commentator Stewart Machin.

Darren Owen acted as the genial host. As we covered Stewart’s comments from Warwick last week and the same races were analysed and he did not deviate from his views, there is no real point to simply repeat his thoughts.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

DM:I’m a big fan of Melodic Rendezvous and would love to see Jeremy Scott have a Festival winner as he is a hell of a trainer. My Tent Or Yours only won a handicap last time and McCoy can make one look better than they are. I sometimes question what a strong-travelling Henderson horse will find off the bridle. He has so many high class horses with a high cruising speed but I just wonder if they battle? Am I being unfair? Melodic Rendezvous is not ground dependant and will do for me.

PJ: My Tent Or Yours is already rated 10lbs above the figure Cinders And Ashes recorded when winning the Supreme last year and I can see him winning easily. However, history tells us the Supreme hasn’t been a great race for supposed good things and I would rather look at Dodging Bullets each-way, who is only 5lbs behind the favourite and has impressed at the course twice this season for a yard with two recent wins in the race.

JM: My Tent Or Yours is too short. I didn’t think they went a great pace early on at Newbury so he was well positioned and I felt many of them gave up in the straight. I felt that Jezki was the real deal before My Tent Or Yours overtook him as favourite and see no reason to desert him now he is a bigger price as a result. I think a lot of Melodic Rendezvous bit will stick with Jezki who blew away a good field a Christmas.

Racing Post Arkle Trophy

DM:We decided before the start of the season that Overturn had to school exceptionally to go chasing and if he made one error at home he would go back to hurdling. He was very good on his chase debut at Sandown but running him over 2m4f at Doncaster meant we couldn’t see him at his best. It was only until Musselburgh that Jason could really put the gun to his head and we expected Tetlami to go with us for longer but he was out of his comfort zone at the pace Overturn was going early on. Overturn and Simonsig are like chalk and cheese. Simonsig does everything on the bridle and as far as I could see he has only had two schools in his races this season as Hinterland was not put in the Kempton race. He might be a superstar but he will never have been in a race like this before and it will be interesting to see what he finds when he has to come off the bridle, which he will do here.

PJ:As much as I love Overturn I think he is a horse vulnerable when taking on the very best and Simonsig could be exceptional. Much will depend on when Maguire decides to throw in a huge leap and kick immediately after it and take advantage of freewheeling downhill like in last year’s Champion Hurdle but I don’t think Simonsig will have any problems sitting within five lengths of Overturn and I’m not sure that will be enough. I can’t have Arvika Ligeonneire on my mind at all.

JM:Simonsig is 8/11 and Overturn is 11/4 so there can only be one bet. Overturn is a complete natural over a fence whereas I am not sure yet whether Simonsig is and we know he is more battle-hardened than the favourite and we don’t yet know what Simonsig finds when asked. As a punter, at those prices it can be only be Overturn.

Stan James Champion Hurdle

DM:Cinders And Ashes has not had the opportunity to show what he can do since he won the Supreme as the ground has been all against him. He worked very nicely here yesterday. I wouldn’t be as confident as I was when Peddlers Cross and Overturn finished second in the race but I do feel he represents good each-way value as you can put a line through Newcastle as the main aim was to get a run into him on virtually unraceable ground and the ground was then very testing at Kempton. We pinched a Grade 2 on heavy ground as a novice but Jason told me afterwards not to run him on it again. I was against Hurricane Fly the year he won and even more against him when I saw him in the paddock but I am now his biggest convert and I don’t think any of the British runners will beat him. I think both he and Peddlers Cross had an off year last season off the back of their battle in this race two years ago.

PJ:I was a big Grandouet fan until he missed the Kingwell but I like everything to go smoothly ahead of a championship race so one run in 15 months has to be considered far from ideal and I’d rather the yard were talking him up rather than Binocular. Hurricane Fly is just a little short for me and I’m worried whether Zarkandar will be as effective on the Old Course as he is the New Course where he won the Triumph and International by outstaying his rivals. I don’t think you can kick Rock On Ruby out of the three on his overall form, Cheltenham profile and being much better in bigger fields so 6/1 makes each-way appeal but I am thinking of making him my main bet of the race to place only at odds-against as I can’t see three horses finishing ahead of him.

JM:I’ve been so impressed with Hurricane Fly who looks back to his very best. I saw Cinders And Ashes gallop yesterday and that was the best he has looked when I have seen him this season. I have time for Zarkandar who is unbeaten this season and I think will improve again but Hurricane Fly is going to take all the beating.   

Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle

DM:I’ve got to be honest I’ve not seen Pont Alexandre. I’ve been impressed with Taquin Du Seuil though who is improving with every run though he does have quite a high knee action. Whether he needs it deep, I don’t know.

PJ:No strong view except that I will be surprised if one of the front three in the market doesn’t win. Hard not to be impressed with Pont Alexandre but his two wins for Willie Mullins have been dominating tiny fields in heavy ground so this will be a different experience. Jonjo O’Neill is adamant that despite his high knee action that Taquin Du Seuil will improve for better ground but all 13 Challow runners to run here have been beaten. Oddly enough I was more impressed with The New One’s defeat at Cheltenham when outstayed by At Fishers Cross than his easyWarwickwin and he would have won at Cheltenham with a better timed ride. His turn of foot could be the telling factor if used at the right time.

JM:The Irish won’t hear of defeat for Pont Alexandre and he will be well backed and start favourite for a race in which favourites traditionally have a good record. Taquin Du Seuil is an improving sort and Jonjo’s best chance of the meeting but he will have to be very good indeed to beat Pont Alexandre.

RSA Chase

DM:We booked Derek O’Connor three weeks ago for Super Duty for the Kim Muir but there is a chance he could still run here if the field was to weaken like if Dynaste goes for the Jewson. Take out Dynaste who is the obvious one and after him it’s a very open race. If Super Duty was to run here, he is the type that usually runs well in the race and he deserves his place.

PJ: Dynaste would be bucking a couple of serious trends if successful, the main one being the last 49 winners ran in the same calendar year. He could outclass them but we’ve seen so many obvious form horses get turned over in the RSA so, as a punter, I have to look elsewhere. I have gradually been leaning towards Boston Bob despite just two runs over fences who I didn’t think was right in the Albert Bartlett last year and did well to win over an inadequate 2m5f last time for a stable that know how to win this race. Unioniste may only be five but he has been running in the same races the stable’s other two RSA winners contested and I respect his chance too.

JM: Dynaste won the Feltham easily but the record of winners in that race is not brilliant. Back In Focus would be interesting if he ran here. Boston Bob hasn’t looked a natural to me so it might be worth taking a chance of Chartreux each-way if he runs as he is the type to run into the frame.

Sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase

DM:Sprinter Sacre is some tool. I was devastated when he beat Peddlers Cross at Kempton last season but don’t feel so bad about it now. I’d love to see a horse get him off the bridle one day.

PJ:As they let Sprinter Sacre kick on when he jumps to the front I just wonder if he will already be clear heading downhill with connections’ sights firmly intent in recording a monster official figure hoping to surpass Master Minded. If Cue Card runs here, then I would fancy him to be second but even further behind than he was when second in last year’s Arkle.

JM:I have no intention of taking on Sprinter Sacre so this is a race to watch, admire and then applaud him all the way back to the winner’s enclosure. If I was given a free bet I’d back Cue Card each-way.

Ryanair Chase

DM:No real view to be honest. I was the under-bidder forChampion Courtso I have always liked him and followed him closely. He is a solid, tough, professional horse but I am not sure he is quite good enough to win.

PJ:We’re still in limbo as we are not sure yet which race the front three in the betting head for. The one thing I do know is that I don’t fancy any of those that are confirmed for the race at present like Champion Court, Menorah, Riverside Theatre and Albertas Run. If First Lieutenant runs here, which he should do as he doesn’t fully the stay the Gold Cup trip at top level, then he is my idea of the most likely winner as I think the race is made for him under a positive ride. If he heads for the Gold Cup and Sizing Europe runs here then I would fancy the former Champion Chaser. My gut feeling is Cue Card is marginally more likely to run in the Queen Mother.

JM:It’s very hard until we know where the main players are going to run. I can see Roi Du Mee running a big race as feel he is an under-rated horse and the owner sponsors the race.

Ladbrokes World Hurdle

DM: Peddlers Cross is grand form and he is as good a work horse now as he ever has been. At Musselburgh he travelled great and jumped brilliantly but idled in front but that is what he does. I was looking over him afterwards to see what might be wrong but Jason told me to stop worrying and that he gave him the feel he wanted. I am as much in the dark as anyone about three miles but the Cleeve isn’t great form so this is a winnable race for a horse with real class like Peddlers. I would say there are only two class horses in the race, the other being Oscar Whisky. The Champion Hurdle was never on the agenda. The ground will make a big difference to how this race will be run but it’s a very open contest.

PJ:I think Richard Johnson will wind it up from earlier than in the Cleeve on Reve De Sivola, especially if it is run on better ground, in a bid to expose the stamina chinks in the armour of Oscar Whisky and Peddlers Cross and I fancy him to outstay them. He is the strongest stayer in the race and just keeps on going. Get Me Out Of Here has stamina to prove but he is potential improver for a first try at 3m and has been second at the last three Festivals so lovesCheltenhamin the spring so he could be the fly in the ointment. I don’t think the Irish form is good enough.

JM:I have heard that Reve De Sivola is having training problems. It would be great if Peddlers Cross came back to his best. Bog Warrior is better over hurdles than fences so I respect him and especially if it comes up soft. Wonderful Charm wouldn’t be out of this if they ran here rather than the Coral Cup.

JCB Triumph Hurdle

DM:The ground matters more for this race at the Festival than any other. I’m aFar Westfan. Paul Nicholls was worried about his lack of tactical speed but he quickened well atAscotlast time. Hidden Justice’s form is working out well and I think he is the each-way value. I know Amanda Perrett’s yard always though he would make a super hurdler.

PJ:Our Conor should be clear favourite. I thought he was devastating when winning a Grade1 inIrelandlast time that supplied last year’s Triumph 1-2 and that even came off missing his Christmas engagement through coughing so you would think that there is more to come. I am not sure Rolling Star is the ‘now’ horse you look for in the Triumph being more of one for the future.

JM:There is only one winner – Our Conor. He destroyed a good field at Leopardstown with his jockey playing with them coming out of the back straight and, when asked, he just when whoosh! Back him.

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

DM:Utopies Des Bordes beat She Ranks Me at Sandown last time and I’m not sure that form is good enough. I like three horses very much; Gevrey Chambertin, Coneygree and African Gold. They may not be brilliant horses but they are real solid who are tough and genuine which is what you need for a race like this. Coneygree was a bit disappointing last time but you should see a better horse moving back up to 3m.

PJ:Utopies Des Bordes is already rated high enough to go close and receives a handy 7lbs mares’ allowance so I respect her chance as I do the tough Our Vinnie and I would prefer to take that pair at double figures over the favourites on value grounds. I hear from a colleague who interviewed Mullins two days ago that Champagne Fever could switch from the Supreme to this race and join Ballycasey in the same ownership. Though if it’s very soft, the Supreme would probably go favourite again.

JM:Gevrey Chambertin’s jumping is a big plus and he will run a big race if Pipe chooses this route. Ballycasey looks the pick of the Irish. I like the way Utopie Des Bordes won at Sandown and she is dangerous getting the allowances.

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

DM:Bobs Worth is as tough as nails and Silviniaco Conti has impressed in all three wins this season but I’m a Sir Des Champs fan. We’ve been waiting a while for a crop of young horses to arrive on the scene and three have arrived all at once.

PJ:I’m of the opinion The Giant Bolster will run another big race returning to the New Course at Cheltenham where he has looked so good twice before and I don’t think he was anyway near fit enough on both starts behind Silviniaco Conti this season and you can forget the King George blip. He still rates good each-way value. Gun to the head and it would be Sir Des Champs who is being brought along steadily and will appreciate a longer trip, better ground and a return to Cheltenham where he has twice stormed up the hill. If he is within a length at the final fence, I think he’ll win. I don’t like just one run this season for Bobs Worth and it still niggles me they wanted to bypass Cheltenhaml ast season with Silviniaco Conti who looks so good on flat tracks.   

JM:Bobs Worth will have been off the track for 104 days but remains a worthy favourite who is made for Cheltenhamw here he is unbeaten in four runs. I don’t think Sir Des Champs was ridden to best advantage on his first two defeats this season but his jumping was better under different tactics last time. I have a slight doubt in my mind whether Silviniaco Conti will enjoy Cheltenham having avoided the place with him.

Shoulder Races
Donald McCain then ran through some of his other likely runners.
DM:Son of Flicka is only 2lbs higher than when he won the Coral Cup last year but we don’t know yet which race he goes for as is the case for the four horses we plan to run in the handicap hurdles as the ground will be a factor. Bourne and Hollow Tree will also run somewhere. Our Mick is an obvious one for the JLT having been third in the race last year as a novice. He would have be raised if finishing second at Cheltenham so maybe it was a blessing in disguise Jason fell off. I’ve successfully persuaded the owner not to run him again since to protect his mark. Kruzhlinin goes for the Pulteney and I think he is a big price and good each-way value.Cloudy Lane always needs two runs and the plan is to go to the Foxhunters but if we are slightly unhappy with him we will wait for Aintree. Hellorboston goes for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper but I don’t think he’s good enough. Diamond King is also in the race and he was more impressive than I expected when he won on debut. We like him but Cheltenham is not the be-all and end-all.

Naps
DM: Overturn (Arkle)
PJ: Our Conor (Triumph)
JM: Our Conor (Triumph)
SM: Cottage Oak (Foxhunters)
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Good panel there.....Tom Segal, Francombe, Davy, Henry DeB and featuring Jimmy Nesbitt (owner of Riverside Theatre - 2012 Ryanair winner).

@Davy Russell says Arvika Ligeonniere is a camel and he wouldn't even lead him up in the Arkle. "The ambulance comes 3rd in this" #cheltfest
Tom Segal says you can't back MTOY @ 6/4 in Supreme John tips MR @ 10/1 Henry gives Champagne Fever a big shout.
Panel in agreement that Simonsig is a cert, but too short. Baily Green talked up e/w @ 40/1
Noel O'Brien and Davy Russell trade insults over Overturn. Davy says he has no chance.
Tom Segal opposes Hurricane Fly and really likes Rock On Ruby. @nickluck disagrees strongly. "Hurricane Fly will win the Champion Hurdle".
Jessica Harrington likes Hurricane Fly and doesn't rate Zarkander. Mick Fitzgerald has backed Gradnouet.
Davy Russell - "It's obvious Hurricane Fly wasn't right last year. I really, really, really think Hurricane Fly is going to win".
Jimmy Nesbit has ordered more wine! #cheltfest
Mick Fitz and Jessica Harrington are talking up Pont Alex. Tom Segal thinks Taquin Du Seuil is one of the best bets of the #cheltfest
@Emmet_Kennedy Nick, Jessie and Davy talking sense I see!
Tom Segal "Unioniste is the best jumper in the field and will improve a lot for his last run". #RSA
Panel in agreement that Dyaste will be very hard to beat.
Henry thinks Back In Focus will run in the 4 miler and Boston Bob will go for the RSA.
Quote from Mike Cattermole "David Casey says Hurricane Fly is working much better than last year".
Davy Russell is now abusing BIG MAC! "If he was here, people would be leaving because they would be sick of listening to him".
Keen on Our Conor in the Triumph. Everyone saw what he did LTO and I expect more to be forthcoming. #cheltpreview
Henry hasn't decided what race Sizing Europe will run in. "Maybe if Henderson gives SS one of those funny injections..." #ChampionChase
Henry's Nicky joke gets a mixed reaction from the crowd. Leaning towards Ryanair as he thinks he is better over further these days.
Tom Segal says SS is the SECOND best chaser he has ever seen after Jessica Harrington rightly corrects him! #MoscowFlyerTheGreatestEver
Davy Russell says the Queen Mother Champion Chase is a farce of a race. Only Sizing Europe can challenge him. Begs Henry to run him.
Davy Russell says Moyle Park doesn't run in the Champion Bumper. Goes for the Landrover. He's heard Clondaw Court is Mullins best runner.
Davy Russell picks Liz Doyles Le Vent D'Antan and says "he was not for sale for any price".
@nickluck Likes Union Dues in the Champion Bumper. Davy Russell endorses his selection. Doesn't rate the English challenge.
Tom Segal is interested in Empiracle for the Bumper.

Ryanair

Grand Crus has had stomach ulcers and John Francome fancies him to bounce back in the Ryanair.
Noel O'Brien is sweet on First Lieutenant who he describes as "different class" #Ryanair
Davy Russell "No word of lie, there's no decision on First Lieutenant's race". Worked this morning under Brian Cooper.
Jimmy Nesbitt "Clearly FL is a Gold Cup horse. It's what Mouse wants. It's what the People want. It's what I ****g want!" #RyanairChase
Davy Russell clearly is desperate for FL to run in the Ryanair and doesn't think he has the stamina for the 3m2f trip of the Gold Cup.
Davy Russell - "Brian Cooper is a grand fella but if he think's he's riding FL in the Ryanair Chase he can **** right off!" #RyanairChase
Mick Fitz is very strong on FL.
Henry "If our lad goes for it I'd be very keen". #SizingEurope
Mike Cattermole says no decision has been made on Cue Cards target.
Jimmy Nesbitt is trying to persuade everyone to run their horse's in everything but the Ryanair.
Henry "We'll scare them all away Jimmy"


World Hurdle
Tom Segal – Get Me Out Of Here is a great price for the World Hurdle. A cracking each way bet. #cheltfest Tom Segal hates Monksland. Thinks Peddlers Cross is interesting. #WorldHurdle
Francome makes Reve De Sivola @ 5/1 his bet of the meeting
Nick Luck likes Smad Place @ 20/1 for the World Hurdle and Mick Fitz agrees. Mick says "Its worrying that I agree with Nick".

Triumph

John Francome is very sweet on Our Conor. "Nice way of going, neat jumper and will handle any going'.
Noel O'Brien "Our Conor head and shoulders the best of the Irish".
"I would rather pull my fingernails out with a rusty vice grip then talk about this race. Ould second rate flat horses."- Davy Russell
I'd rather ride Cathy Barry - and I'm told she's not pretty - then ride something in this. Ould yokes." - Davy Russell on the Triumph
Davy Russell sold last years Triumph Hurdle winner... That night explain why he's so bitter. #cheltpreview

Albert Bartlett

Francome rates At Fishers Cross very highly in the AB. The one to beat. Tom Segal tips African Gold.
Jimmy Nesbitt announces to the crowd that he has fallen in love with Davey Russell.
Henry will run Sizing Gold in the AB and he likes him. #cheltfest
Davy Russell talks up Road To Riches but says the Mullins team can't get enough of Ballycasey. #LumpOn #cheltfest

Gold Cup

Davy Sir Des Champ put on loads of condition, has been trained all season for this race.
Davy says Sir Des Champs is his best ever chance of winning a Gold Cup.
Davy talks about the fact Long Run has been dropped 10lbs, seems to think he is regressing. "Ratings really matter".
Noel O'Brien & Nick Luck are rowing about Long Run's rating. Nick says LR can't have deteriorated 10lbs and still be able to win G1s
John Francome says its not Long Run regressing, it's his jockey! Everybody laughs. This should be shown on Comedy Central.
Henry - "Sir Des Champs has been trained for the race and will be hard to beat".
Mike Cattermole can't have Long Run. Tips Bobs Worth and so does Mick Fitz.
Tom Segal thinks its a coin flip between SDC and BW.(Tom Segal sided with SDC)
The panel is split and its 50/50 for Sir Des Champs and Bobs Worth. @hayleyladbrokes tips SC #GoldCup
Davy Russell is asked who will win the Gold Cup "Ask Brian Cooper!"
Jimmy Nesbitt tips First Lieutenant for the Gold Cup to much applause and laughter. Davy wasn't amused.


Handicaps

Handicap selections: Alderwood is tipped by Mike and Henry
Mick says @PFNicholls has plotted up Saphirdeu for the Fred Winter.
Jessica Harrington tips Tennis Cap who goes for the County Hurdle and her horse Bostons Angel in the Cross Country.
Tom Segal tips Donald McCains Super Duty with Derek O'Connor booked to ride. - Kim Muir


Charity Bets
Mike - Zarkander
Henry - Sizing Europe
Mick - Dynaste
@hayleyladbrokes - Pont Alex
@nickluck - Module in the Jewson
Davy Russell says his best ride is First Lieutenant in the Ryanair. (Jimmy Crazy  )
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Thanks to all for the input, much obliged.
Report silvergreaser March 2, 2013 8:22 AM GMT
So Henry is tipping Sizing Europe, which suggests he won't be taking on Sprinter Sacre then?, as for Segal tipping "Get me out of Here" didn't he tip that one last year too?, does like to tip O'Neill previous non triers that he thinks are been laid out for the festival.

He'll probably tip up a few more of O'Neill's during the course of the festival?.
Report workrider March 2, 2013 9:47 AM GMT
Once again you come up trumps Catch me.....well done and thanks .Its always interesting to hear what others ave to say....
Report johntucker March 2, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
Great notes Catch Me.  Very informative. Excited
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 2, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
Could easily see young Cooper take Davy's title in a while, although the longer he stays with Dessie the better !
Report workrider March 2, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
it all depends on what you call awhile ....maybe in 3 yrs ....
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 3, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
Donn McClean blog:
Cheltenham from A to Z
March 1st, 2013 by Donn McClean

I don’t think I’ve ever done up an A to Z of anything before, so here goes. Just 11 days to go now. (After this, London will be a doddle …)

A is for Albert, as in Bartlett, potato merchant (I had to look it up too) and for AP, as in McCoy, seventeentuple champion (I didn’t). A is also for Arkle, obviously, the race or the legend (Himself), decide at 2.15 on Tuesday afternoon, determined by whether you are eight bars richer or 11 bars poorer.

B is for Boston, and for Bob, and for Back for that matter, as in, In Focus, and for Big chances in the staying novice chases. (See also W below.) B is also for Barry, as in Geraghty, five winners last year and with a book of rides this year for which you would probably trade a solid gold marble.

C is for Cleeve Hill, overseeing everything, like the wise old oak that presides over all that goes on in the deep dark wood. C is also for Champagne Fever who, Cudicini-like (another C), lost his place on the Neptune Hurdle team and now can’t get it back because Pont Alexandre (Cech – this one is all about the Cs really) is dynamite.

D is for Dessie, as in Hughes as opposed to Orchid, Monksfield’s rider, Hardy Eustace’s trainer, whose Our Conor has a massive chance in the Triumph Hurdle and whose Lyreen Legend could surprise one or two people.

E is for Europe, as in Sizing, and for Electric at his fences, and for Every chance if he runs in the Ryanair Chase, and for Extremely difficult task if he takes on Sprinter Sacre in the Queen Mum.

F is for Fatcatinthehat, and for Fred Winter Hurdle. You think that’s a coincidence?

G is for Gigginstown House, and for Gold Cup, which is appropriate given that War Of Attrition was the last Irish-trained winner of the blue riband and that Sir Des Champs or First Lieutenant could be the next.

H is for Hill, which you should run up at least once, then imagine what it feels like to do it after running your lungs out and jumping your legs off for three and a quarter miles.

I is for Irrigation, the artificial type, about which Simon Claisse was obviously joking when he said that it might be necessary after the wettest 12 months that the world has witnessed since Noah was a lad.

J is for Jezki, and for Jessica, as in Harrington, and for Just remember the turn of foot that he displayed at Leopardstown over Christmas before you go thinking that My Tent Or Yours is certain to be JP’s best in the Supreme. J is also for Ja remember Captain Cee Bee and Binocular?

K is for potassium.

L is for Long, as in, way from the third last flight on the New Course to the winning line, and wait since last March, and way from winning a handicap off a mark of 149 to the Champion Hurdle, and Run, still unfashionable (see U below), although it is fashionable now to say that his rider gets a lot of undeserved stick.

M is for Mullins, as in Willie and Tom and Tony and Danny and Emmet and Mags and Patrick, but mainly Willie, more dominant in Ireland than the cats of Kilkenny and set to unleash the deepest raiding party that has ever been sent forth from one Irish yard to the Cotswolds.

N is for Noel, as in Meade, for whom you root every single year because of all the near misses before and after Sausalito Bay, because of Hill Society and Native Dara and Harbour Pilot and Harchibald, and whose Monksland is a real player in the World Hurdle this time.

O is for Oh my God we’re almost there (and it’s early).

P is for Pressure, which is really for tyres. (See also T below.)

Q is for Quevega, and Queen, and Quite flummoxed if she doesn’t win.

R is for Ruby, as in Walsh and Rock On. One of them could dominate the week and one of them could have to relinquish his crown. R is also for Russell, riding easily under his Irish crown, brimming with confidence and optimism.

S is for Sprinter, and for Sacre, and for Simonsig, and for Sertainty. And for Seven Barrows, incidentally, where there probably won’t be a party if those two don’t collect.

T is for Tent, mine or yours, we’re not really sure, but we’ll know after the curtain-raiser on Tuesday. T is also for Tyres. (See also P above.)

U is for Unfashionable, which is what Long Run is, which is why, a Gold Cup winner and a dual King George winner, he is only fourth favourite this year.

V is for Vent D’Antan, as in Le, who will bid to tread the path from Liz Doyle’s yard in Wexford to Cheltenham’s winner’s enclosure, just like Al Ferof and Cheltenian have done before him, only he won’t be going via Paul Nicholls or Philip Hobbs.

W is for Willie, and for Wylie, and for Wily, for that matter. It’s all about the staying novice chases for this combo. Until we do the Grand National A to Z next month anyway.

X is for Xtraordinary, which usually describes the week, and for which X apparently always stands in these things if you can’t mould the subject matter in such a way so as you can squeeze X-ray or Xylophone in. X is also for X-Country Chase, which is Excel (Xcel?) spreadsheet speak for Cross-Country Chase. (This one would have been much easier the year that Xenophon won the Coral Cup.)

Y is for Yielding, the ground on the first day, although they will call it good to soft. Y is also for Yacht, the thing that you will buy when your ante post Lucky 15 cops.

Z is for Zarkandar, biggest danger to Hurricane Fly, and for Zs, the sound that will come from your room on Gold Cup night when there are only 361 days to go.
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Panel here should include Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessica Harrington, Tony Mullins, Niall Quinn, Robert Power & Matt Chapman

Robbie power and Jessica Harrington sweet on Jezki in the Supreme

Barry Geraghty says Simonsig has more speed than sprinter Sacre at home
Geraghty sweet on sprinter sacre & simonsig

The jury is mixed on hurricane fly's chances #cheltenham preview in the @LouisFitzHotel
Panel agree hurricane fly too short and value has to be rock on ruby.Robert power put forward cinders & Ashes e/w value

Davy Russell thinks rule the world isbest thing since sliced bread in Neptune. Jess harr likes World too
Robbie Power reckons Pont Alexandra is the Irish banker
Puffin billy identified as each way alternative to pont Alex in Neptune.

Matt Chapman phones David Pipe to ask him about Dynaste!
If Dynaste runs in RSA then close the book. #cheltfest says Barry Geraghty

#championbumper blackmail put up by Davy,wasn't impressed with gonatilla after racing today

In jewson chat,2 panelists mentioned Texas jack a value e/w.but if dynaste runs he wins #cheltfest
BJG : disregard last day, schooling really well.but arkle a possibility #captain Conan He said he'd be discouraging connections from taking on simonsig

#ryanairchase next @_Davy_Russel_ says first lieutenant not sure to run in it,it depends on the ground
Russell swear s there's 100% no decision made on whether first lieutenant will run in ryanair or gold cup

Jessie Harrington fancies cue Card in the Ryan air

Russell says Bog Warrior needs soft/heavy ground to run in the world hurdle (thinly veiled I have another ride now in Solwhit)
#worldhurdle question marks about reve de sivola,one of the panel said he might be injured
World hurdle ground dependent. Power & Russell like bog warrior on soft, Barry sweet on fav Oscars whiskey

Triumph
Barry sweet on rolling star #massivechance
Tony Mullins fancies Our Conor,he worked well after racing today
Panel agree triumph hurdle between far west, our Conor & rolling star

#albertbartlett road to riches has an each way chance for Davy Russell
Ballycasey been well supported by connections for Albert Bartlet, so says a panel member!

#goldcup Barry reckons Bobs worth is better than his Hennessy run,long run is his danger
#goldcup Davy thinks bobs worth is the danger to Sir Des Champs
#goldcup panel agree bobs worth worthy fav but long run a big big danger. #cheltfest

with thanks to Old Vic Wink
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From boards.ie

Couple of notes i took from the tote chelt preview in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel.

Panel includes Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessie Harrington, Tony Mullins, Robert Power and Matt Chapman as MC

Supreme
JH - Doesn't fancy MTOY's jumping. Plan was always to be fresh with Jezki.
TM - interesting stat taken from irish feild. 72 horses ran in a handicap race before running in the supreme. Now one of them went on to win the supreme. MTOY is the lay of the meeting.
DR - Un Atout will be in the first four.
BG - River Maigue has e/w chance. Oppose MTOY. Jezki is the one to beat. Not impressed with Melodic Rendezvous.
MC - Picks Melodic Rendezvous.

Later in the night BG and i think DR were sweet about chatterbox's chances.

Arkle
BG - Simonsig has more speed then SS at home
DR - Simonsig is spectacular to watch. 4/6 not a bad price! His Excellency e/w chance at 50/1
JH - e/w Baily green

Champion Chase
JH - Cant get excited about Zarkander. ROR main danger.
BG - Zarkander hasn't got the pace. ROR biggest threat.
DR - Not convinced with HF first year ever, but deserves to be fav.
TM - Willie says HF is at his best ever. Better then the year he won it.
RP - cinders and ashes e/w, HF to win
MC - Rock on Ruby value.

Neptune
DR - Rule the world very similar to First Lieutenant. Pont alexandre best since slice bread.
MC - Champagne Fever to go to Albert Bartlet.
RP - Pont Alexandre banker of the week.
BG - Puffin Billy e/w 14/1 value.

RSA
BG - Dynaste, close your book!!! Lyreen Legend value
DR - Irish not good enough.
TM - Boston Bod is too short for what he is
JH - hard to evaluate.
MC - if Dynaste runs, he will win.

Jewson
BG - Captain Conan could go to arkle.
DR - Dynaste wins all day if he runs
GB - Dynaste beatable over 2m5
RP - Texas Jack e/w 16/1

Ryanair
DR - No decision made. Rain, First Lieutenant goes here. No rain it's 50/50
BG - Good ground Finnians rainbow, but grounds not good enough. Riverside on slower ground.

World Hurdle
BG - Oscar Whiskey not ground dependant. Gave as freebet at end of night
DR - Reve de Sivola struggling with Injuries. Tom segal very sweet on get me out of here.

Triumph
DR - Our Conor - Unproven Sire at Chelt
BG - Rolling Star working well. Will be in first 3
TM - Our Conor worked brilliant
MC - Rolling star

Albert Bartlett
DR - Road to riches exception horse. Has a chance
TM - Ballycasey very well backed by yard for months for this race!!!
MC - African Gold

Bumper
DR - Blackmail
TM - Union Dues - Improving, but didn't think he was top class when he sold him to willie.
JH - Regarding Le Vent DAntan, very hard race for four year olds.
MC - Liz Doyle said the same about four year olds in this race

Gold Cup
BG - fears long run the most
TM - SDC wont jump fast enough and not a gold cup winner. Long run the biggest danger
JH - Bobs worth is a proper race horse.
RP - First Lieutenant
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Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 4, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
Adare Preview

Alan King, Dan Skelton, Nick Luck, Andrew McNamara, Tom Segal, Dan Skelton and bookie Willie Power on the panel here in Adare, more later..

Simon Claisse by phone here in Adare: 3/4inch of rain expected between now and start of Festival - "every chance of starting on soft ground"

Andrew McNamara on the Arkle: there's nothing between Overturn and Simonsig so Overturn's accuracy oven fences swings it in his favour

Tom Segal on the Champion Hurdle: despite Hurricane Fly winning in '11, I'm not sure about him on the track. It's Rock On Ruby for me

Willie Power on Pont Alexandre: we won't be laying him at 3-1 or bigger, he looks good

Dan Skelton: 10-1 about Unionist is massive for the RSA. He needed the run at Newbury and I'd be fairly bullish about him

Derek O'Connor on the Champion Bumper: Union Dues looks the best of Willie Mullins', I don't see Golantilla having the form to win this

Pushed by Alan King to confirm the rumour, Dan Skelton says that it's true that Coral Cup fav Wonderful Charm COULD switch to the World Hdle
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 4, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
Mon.4th.March.2013

GALWAY, Salthill Hotel.
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley, Davy Russell, Hector, Paul Kealy, Matt Williams, Anthony Bromley & Nicky Henderson (live conference)
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mulholland’s and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity.
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LIVERPOOL, Old Railway Club, Melling Road, Aintree. 7.45pm.
Panel: Charlie Longsdon, John Parrot, Ben Pauling (assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson), Andy Holding, John Morris Chairman (jumping prospects.com). Prizes and raffles, for info please contact Chairman (info@...)
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BELFAST, Europa Hotel. 8pm.
Gary O'Brien, Gordon Elliot, Paul Townend, Richard Hoiles, Mark Winstanley, Paddy Wilmott, Brian Graham & Ronan Graham. £10 includes £5 free bet with Sean Graham.
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Co. WICKLOW. Paddy Murphys, Ballymore Eustace ?????
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Shark Hanlon, Gordon Elliot, Fran Flood, Damien McElroy, Paddy Aspell & Darragh Fitzpatrick (MD Betting). Free entry & free €10 bet for everybody in attendance.
All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
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Co. TIPPERARY. Nenagh Arts Centre (Old Town Hall), Banba Square, Nenagh.
Panel: Tom Hogan, Bryan Cooper, Denis Hogan, Kevin Blake (The Irish Field), Ned Tierney (Nenagh Guardian), Darren Sheridan (Sherco Sports Bookmakers) Info: Tickets:€15 includes two free €5 matched bets for Sherco Sports Bookmakers (Nenagh)
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Co. MONAGHAN, Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney. 7.30pm Sharp.
In aid of Heart Cardiac Research. Presented by Shabra Charity Foundation with Sponsors Paddy Poor & The Racing Post. €20.00 including free €5.00 Paddy Poor bet & entry into draw for €500.00 bet.
Presenter: Des Scahill, Our Special Guest Panel include: Oliver Brady
Paddy Power, Frank Berry, John Carr, Robbie Power, David Casey, Noel O’Brien, Tony Martin, The Shark J Hanlon, Peter Casey, Michael Hourigan, David Jennings.
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Tues.5th.March.2013

Co. DUBLIN, Brady’s of Shankill, Main Street, Shankill. ?????
In Aid of what charity????? Denis Kirwan (TV3) (MC) Robbie Power, Gordon Elliott, Donn McClean, Damien McElroy, Dave Keena Special VIP Guest – to be announced on the night
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Co. CORK Kerins Bar, Fermoy. 8.30 pm
Panel:Davy Russell,m.c Kevin O”Ryan, Gary O’Brien Attheraces, Pat Keane Irish Examiner, Patrick Mullins, Leon Blanche.
Admission 15 euro – All proceeds go to st Joseph’s autism – Limited tickets contact 087 9366083
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Co. DUBLIN. Bakers Corner Pub, Kill O’The Grange.
Noel Meade, Jessica Harrington, Jim Culloty, Donn McClean, Dave Keena, Damien McElroy, Denis Kirwan (MC).
Admission €15. Free pint of Beamish. Finger food. Free match bet up to €50. Sponsored by Star Sports.
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Wed.6th.March.2013

Co. TYRONE, Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown. 8pm.
Panel AP McCoy, Shark Hanlon & Danny Mullins.
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DUBLIN 15, Westmanstown Sports & Conf Centre. 8pm
Panel: Jonathan Mullin, Racing Post Editor (MC), Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Tom ‘Pricewise’ Segal, Paddy Power (Bookmaker), Henry De Bromhead and live Conference Call with Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Garda Long Shadow (Manager).
All proceeds in aid of ‘Paul Kennedy Appeal Fund’ and the ‘Sean Chew Trust’, Tickets €20 including €10 matched Bet, Racing Post Cheltenham Preview Book, Free Finger Food. Raffle with a host of prizes including an all expenses paid day trip for two to the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tickets available at (01) 8207888 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) and selected Paddy Power shops.
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Co. LAOIS, Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise. ?????
All proceeds going towards Autism Laois/Offaly.
Free Entry with Free €5 bet for all those in attendance. Panel Pat Nolan MC, Robbie McNamara, Andrew Leigh, Andrew Lynch, Martin Murphy (HRI), Darragh Fitzpatrick, Justin O'Hanlon & Paddy Poor rep.
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DUBLIN 18, The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse.
NO PLANS to run a preview night again this year.
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Co. KILDARE. Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. ?????
Dessie Hughes, Jim McGrath, Andrew Lynch, Gordon Elliot, Tony O'Heir, Noel O'Brien, Damien McElroy, Nina Carberry. Tickets: €20 with €20 free bet.

Thur.7th.March.2013

Co. KILDARE. Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise.
Guest MC Matt Chapman (At The Races), Panel includes, Katie Walsh, Danny Mullins, Andrew Leigh, Niall Cronin (Evening Herald Racing) and Representative from Paddy Power. Admission is €15 and includes €5 matched bet from Paddy Power, free pint of Guinness and €5 discount to Kavanagh’s Cheltenham Challenge.
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DUBLIN 6, Francis McKenna’s Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge. 8pm.
In Aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. ”COVERING THE HANDICAPS”. Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake. SPECIAL GUESTS KL ! Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only) Limited Tickets €20 – incl. entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754
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DUBLIN 2. Café en Seine, Dawson Street. 7pm
Admission Free – Barry Geraghty, Noel Meade, Gary O’Brien, Donn McClean, Leon Blanche, Dave Keena, Kevin O’Ryan. Denis Kirwan (MC). Sponsored by ?.
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Co. WICKLOW, Mac’s Lounge, Powerscourt Arms Country House, Enniskerry Village. ?????
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Co. KERRY, Quane’s Pub, Blennerville, Tralee. 7pm.
Proceeds to Blennerville National Schooh. Facebook site info. Tom Cooper, BJ Cooper, Philip Enright, Gerry Hannon ATR, Pat Healy, Murt Murphy.
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Fri. 8th.March.2013

Co. KILDARE. The Bridgewater Inn, Sallins.
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Andrew Leigh, Justin O’Hanlon, Martin Murphy (HRI) & Paddy Poor Rep. Free entry & €5 bet for everybody in attendance. All proceeds going towards Sallins National School.
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***The Murty McMahon’s one*** is on every day...great spot for the 4 days of Cheltenham.
Bookie next door...and the free food unequalled during the day”. Kavvie.


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Report newapproach March 4, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
preview night in Quanes pub Blennerville on thursday starts @ 9pm i'm sure I saw at the weekend.
Report tony57 March 4, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
im going to the liverpool preview tonight...i,ll post thoughts and comments tomorrow..i,d like to thank all who have took the time to post on here.....
Report soapp March 4, 2013 6:34 PM GMT
Kavanagh's Naas is on tonight

Matt Chapman MC
Katie Walsh
Paul Townend Niaal Cronin Danny Mullins and Leon Blanche who is giving everyone free tickets for the Spoilsports Cahmpion Chase at Punchestown.
€10 in. Free €5 bet. In aid of Motor Neurone
Report soapp March 4, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
CMIYC. You have Kavanagh's Naas down for Thursday. It is TONIGHT.




- CHELTENHAM PREVIEW NIGHT:
DOWLING’S LOUNGE PROSPEROUS. 8.30pm WED 6TH MARCH
PANEL: DES SCAHILL, BARRY CASH, PETER McCREERY, MARK WALSH, GARRY CRIBBIN, JJ (SHARK) HANLON, JG BOOKMAKERS

€5 ENTRY, FINGER FOOD SERVEDIN AID OF
UNIT FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM PROSPEROUS NATIONAL SCHOOL
Report tony57 March 5, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
railway club
melling rd liverpool
monday /14/ march
panal, john morris(jumping prospects.com ,bbc) john parrot, andy holding (william hill radio)charlie longsdon, ben pauling (ass, to nicky henderson)
it was a packed crowd and a good night with some good banter from the stage,

SUPREME NOVICE,
JP, fancies dodging bullets e/w
CL melodic rondevu
BP my tent or yours, yard are very sweet on it.
AH jezki, un atout, andy said jezski speed figures are well ahead of the rest and he should be fav.
JM jezki
all the panel agreed it was a tough race...ben pauling again stated how the henderson yard are confident that mtoy will take the beating.

ARKLE
all the panel said it was SIMONSIGS race to lose john parrot asked ben what the yard thought of the horse..his reply"MONSTER" nothing can live with him at severn barrows..his work is of the highest order.

CHAMPION HURDLE
JP no bet
CL zarkander
BP grandout
AH the fly, although he said the horse fastest time was his 3rd last year but its his to lose.
JM no bet

HANDICAPS
JOHN PARROT said watch out for CANTLOW the horse had been run over the wrong trips and if he turns up in one of these get on..jp has done a job with the horse and it,ll be ready to run for its life.

NEPTUNE NOVICE HURDLE
JP the new one
CL the new one
BP puffin billy
AH taquin du seul
ANDY HOLDING and JOHN PARROT said jonjos horse is there best chance over the 4 days and parrott said he spoke to ap who told him they think the horse has a big shout. BEN PAULING mentioned CHATTERBOX and said the horse has a great e/w chance and he had backed him. he picked PUFFIN BILLY as he thinks chatterbox may just get done for experience

RSA CHASE
all the panel were sweet on pipes  DYNASTE

QUEEN MOTHER
again panel spent no time SS is  SHOE IN..

JEWSON NOVICE CHASE
JP module e/w
CL captain conan
BP captain conan
AH aye up charlie
JM uniniste e/w

RYANAIR
JP,said he spoke to d.russell who was very sweet on FIRST LEUTENANT
CL cue card
BP RIVERSIDE THEATRE had had problems with ulcers they have sorted the problem and are hopfull he,ll show he is a better horse than his form says
AH menorah e/w
JM first leutenant

WORLD HURDLE
JP reve de sivola
CL monksland
BP oscar whisky is the best horse in the race and they,ll be disappointed if he carnt win
AH MONKSLAND
JM donald mccain has told him PEDDLERS CROSS is back in fine form and is worth a e/w bet

TRIUMPH HURDLE
all the panel belive OUR CONNOR  will be tough to beat CHARLIE LOnGSDON  asked ben pauling about  ROLLING STAR he said the horse is highly rated and barry geraghty thinks he is a good thing!..barry got off him at cheltenham and said he has plenty left in the locker and ben said the horse was only half fit..he respects OUR CONNOR but our horse will put it up to him.

ALBERT BARTLETT 3M NOVICE
JP fishers cross
CL supreme quality e/w
BP african gold, ntd told ben that  this horse is his best chance of the week.
AHroad to riches e/w
JM connygree

GOLD CUP
ONLY CHARLIE LONGSDON thought BOBSWORTH was beatable..he said sdc and long run could spoil the party but admited  BOBSWORTH could be special

the panel gave there thoughts on some of the other races...
charlie longsdon had been told paul nicholls had backed 2 of his..SAM WINNER,WONDERFUL CHARM, john parrot also said he had been told the same..so the champion trainer really fancys these 2.
ben pauling said SIMON MUNIR who owns lots of horses really fancys his MEGALYPOS@12/1 from the henderson yard and the horse gets in off a low weight.
for THE BUMPER,charlie longsdon said he didnt fancy EMPIRICLE,..his horse was 2nd to it at huntingdon giving it 7lb..he does not think the horse can improve enough to win thew race..andy holding stated he been told by the nicholls yard that ruby will ride FACINO RUSTICO and @33/1 it was a crack,n bet the yard fancy it to go well...the panel said they had all been told LIZ DOYLES horse was the main irish hope...although andy holding said 4yr olds dont have a great record in the race.ben pauling said henderson likes to win his fathers race ..they run 6 in it..his best is PETIT ROBIN.
CHARITY BETS,
JOHN PARROT BOBSWORTH
CHARLIE LONGSDON ,OUR CONNOR,
BEN PAULING , UNE ARTISTE (MARES HURDLE) very sweet on this one to give quevaga a race!
ANDY HOLDING,BOBSWORTH
JOHN MORRIS ,JEZKI
Report tyronesam March 5, 2013 1:17 PM GMT
good stuff tony ,a good read
Report Newmanix March 5, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
350 in galway last night, thats €70k for 2 charities, barney curleys and nuig's charity of their choice.
Report thegalwayman March 5, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
I'd check your maths there Newmanix but I believe it was a good night.
Report Newmanix March 5, 2013 1:21 PM GMT
I was in John Mulhollands this morning and the lad behind the counter told me that.
Report thegalwayman March 5, 2013 1:28 PM GMT
I know the days of manual settling are long gone but I would hope that shop staff would still be able to do some basic multiplication. Do you think your number makes sense?
Report Newmanix March 5, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
dont know, I wasnt there.
Report thegalwayman March 5, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
Nor was I but I'd guess that it was €20 per head. 350 there. That's €7k (not 70). Then you would have a raffle, maybe an auction, and charity bets etc. Looking at €10k-ish all in. Well done to all involved. Always a great night.
Report CheltenhamRoar March 5, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
Does anybody know if the Westmanstown preview night is Ticket only?or can u pay on the Night?
Report soapp March 5, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
Back to school Newmanix!! Laugh
Report Newmanix March 5, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
yes, that was a bit too early for me,Crazy
Report Teletext Addict March 5, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
Wednesday 6th March
Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown
AP McCoy, Shark Hanlon, Paul Nolan, Danny Mullins
Tics £10 with McLeans Bookmakers giving free £10 bet
Doors open 7.30pm
Report shaggykev March 6, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
Loaded up some of the best preview bits from Galway on Monday night: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kecbf?feature=plcp
Report soapp March 6, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
Just a reminder pricewise will be in McKennas Harolds Cross tomorrow night.

So if you have nothing to do tomorrow night drop in for an enjoyable preview evening if in the vicinity.

DUBLIN 6, Francis McKenna’s Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge. 8pm.
In Aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. ”COVERING THE HANDICAPS”. Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake. SPECIAL GUESTS KL ! Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only) Limited Tickets €20 – incl. entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754
Report mrtopnotch March 7, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
Ganleys in Morden
(

opposite Morden Tube station, London)
Cheltenham Preview Night
Richard Johnson
Denis O'Regan
Mick Fitzgerald
Luke Harvey

7th March 7pm : Admission Free
Report Deise59 March 8, 2013 11:26 AM GMT
Soapp, was unable to attend McKenna's for the first time in a good few years, any info on Naps / Lays greatly appreciated
Report mrtopnotch March 8, 2013 11:35 AM GMT
Ganleys Morden
In a nutshell, Richard Johnson will win on Reve de Sivola and Bobs Worth will win the Gold Cup.
Spoke about The Pont being a cert (The New One not really mentioned)
Hungover so can't remember the rest Blush
Report timberman March 8, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
any word from mckenns last night..did KL make it?
Report wallis March 8, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
was anyone at the Cookstown event Wedneday night in the Glenavon ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 10, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
***The Murty McMahon’s one*** is on every day...great spot for the 4 days of Cheltenham.
Bookie next door...and the free food unequalled during the day”. Kavvie.



Guess all roads lead to Murty's, now that all the other previews are finished.
Report kavvie March 10, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
yep..there will be sum buzz there around 1.15 tue.all the experts will be in and the drink will be flowing..!!
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 10, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
Count me in......I'll bring me fiddle if that's ok Devil (Oh it's a long long way........)
Report kavvie March 10, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
no singing till after last race!!.the competition he runs is legendary..the walls will be covered with numbers of horses...300 plus entrys at a score a go..20pts for 1st, 10 and 5 for 2nd and 3rd..
Report Slabster March 10, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
Is there  preview in the Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford tonight, with Jim Bolger MC? I know they had the Jim Bolger celebration their last weekend but thought I heard something on the radio about a preview there tonight. Confused
Report Slabster March 10, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
*there
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