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CHELTENHAM 2017: Big days for Mark and Ruby
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CHELTENHAM 2017: Big days for Mark and Ruby
on 13 March 2017
Some notable achievements and stories that might make the headlines tomorrow


If Yanworth wins the Champion Hurdle it would give Mark Walsh a very first Cheltenham winner.

If Melon and Limini/Vroum Vroum Mag win ..It will mean Willie Mullins has won 50 Cheltenham Festival races, the first being Tourist Attraction was the first in 1995

If Yanworth/Buveur D’Air or My Tent Or Yours win the Champion Hurdle .. It will give J.P. McManus 50 Festival winners. Mister Donovan was the first in 1982

A win for Footpad will mean Ruby Walsh would overtake Tim Molony (Hatton's Grace (1951), Sir Ken (1952, 1953, 1954) as the jockey to have won the most Champion Hurdles (Hurricane Fly (2011, 2013), Faugheen (2015), Annie Power (2016)

Nicky Henderson (See You Then (1985, 1986, 1987), Punjabi (2009), Binocular (2010) would be the winningmost trainer of Champion Hurdle winners if either Buveur D’Air, My Tent Or Yours or Brain Power were successful.

Altior (currently 2/9) may become the shortest priced Arkle winner in its history (Douvan was 1/4 last year).

If Moon Racer, trained by David Pipe, wins the Stan James Champion Hurdle, he will become the first novice to do so since Make A Stand, who took the race for Pipe's father, Martin, in 1997.

If Limini or Vroum Mag Mag win, Willie Mullins will have trained the winner of the OLBG Mares' Hurdle for the past eight years - six of them with Quevega (2009-2014).

If Cilaos Emery, Some Plan, Brain Power, or Hammersly Lake are successful it will be a first festival win for David Mullins

If A Genie In Abottle or Powersbomb win it would give Jamie Codd a sixth festival winner.

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