Tom Livermore@tomsbfc

Not sure I’ve ever been less interested in the Cheltenham Festival since I started watching it in the 70s. I’m really bored by how few trainers have competitive horses for the top races these days.

Vaughan Lewis@VaughanLewis1

It’s still the best meeting of the year, with big clashes to look forward to. But there’s too many races now, and together with too much Bloodstock concentrated in a few trainers, it’s eroded the competitiveness, and therefore the excitement.

Andrew Yates@freddy6T6

Was waiting an Allegorie De Vassy for a few quid… Paul Townend owed a pint

Shane McEvoy@ShaneMcEvoy_

Constitution Hill SP 9/4; Shiskin 6/1; Altior 4/1; Douvan 2/1; Vautour 7/2. Supreme winners that have turned out to be superstars. All odds against. Facile Vega on the day will go off no shorter than 6/4. Only one horse in 23 years has won the bumper and Supreme. He goes off a price.

Brian Flanagan@BHDFlanagan

Hauturiere makes it an incredible 40 winners in a month (since St Stephen’s Day) for Willie Mullins in Ireland. 152 for the season so far. Just shy of €3m in prize-money. And the DRF to come next week. [and then add in Gowran]

Harry Beard@HarryBeard7

There are horses tailor-made for a fence. Sir Gerhard isn’t one of them.


Mixed reviews on Sir Gerhard. For me he’s a novice. They are supposed to run 3-4 times before a festival so it’s no surprise for him not to be perfect today.

Engine still remains quite clearly but much like Allegorie De Vassy he needs more practice.