Cheltenham Festival and Grand National feature in top jump horse racing











Cheltenham Festival and Grand National feature in top jump horse racing in 2020


The top jump horse racing at the start of 2020 includes the Cheltenham Festival from 10th to 13th March and the Grand National on 4th April.
This article will preview the greatest show on turf, which is the Cheltenham Festival which covered 4 days of the best jump horse racing in the
world. Plus, look at the biggest steeplechase horse race in the world which is The Grand National.

Let’s start with the Cheltenham Festival in March this year. Covering 4 days and 28 races, this is the biggest national hunt festival which comprises
of the best horse races competing for the biggest races over hurdles and fences.

There are battles between top horses and also the top national hunt trainers here in the UK and also Ireland. The best trainers in the UK include
Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson who have trained many of the best horses ever to run at the festival over the past 10 years.

Looking at the best UK trained horses to win at the Cheltenham Festival and the main ones have won the top grade 1 races. These are the best races
run at the festival. Kauto Star was the star horse who won the Gold Cup for Paul Nicholls twice. Then a special mention for Denman, another horse
from Paul Nicholls stable who won the Gold Cup.

Nicky Henderson has trained a few top horses to win at Cheltenham Festival and a few of them to mention include Binocular, who won the 2010
Champion Hurdle and Long Run who won the 2011 Gold Cup.

Looking at the top Irish Trainers and two spring to mind which are Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott. Mullins has been top Trainer at Cheltenham
Festival 6 times in recent years and has had many top horses including Hurricane Fly, Faugheen and Quevega.

After the Cheltenham Festival finishes mid-March, all eyes turn to The Grand National in April, which is the biggest stamina test for all jump horses.
This race one of the biggest betting races in the UK and is known as the race which stops a nation. 40 horses compete to win the 4-mile chase at the
iconic race track in Liverpool at Aintree.

Many great horses have won this race and in recent years we have had back to back wins in the race for Tiger Roll. Trained by Gordon Elliott in Ireland
and owned by the Gigginstown House Stud who have a batch of top horses in their stable.


The top races at Cheltenham Festival include 4 group 1 races which are Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and Gold Cup. This year the
top horses in the betting include Epatante 4.5 (7/2) and Pentland Hills 8.0 (7/1) in the Champion Hurdle, then the impressive Defi Du Seuil 3.0 (2/1) and
Altior 4.0 (3/1) in the Champion Chase.

On the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, the stayers Hurdle is the top grade 1 race and the leading contenders are Paisley Park 2.38 (11/8) who is
looking to win the race for the second year in a row. If The Cap Fits is next in the betting at 9.0 (8/1).

The Gold Cup is the most eagerly anticipated race at the Festival and the best chasers who are looking to win the race include Al Boum Photo 5.5 (9/2),
Kemboy 7.5 (13/2), and two horses who will be well backed to deliver are Clan Des Obeaux 9.0 (8/1) and Lostintranslation 9.0 (8/1).

Tiger Roll, who has won back to back Grand Nationals is once again favourite to land the race and make it a hat-trick of wins and make history. At odds
of 7.0 (6/1) Tiger Roll is very short to win the race given there are 40 horses in the race but has proven ability to deliver.

A few other horses in line to face Tiger Roll include Burrows Saint priced at 21.0 (20/1) along with Kimerlite Candy 21.0 (20/1, Walk-In the Mill 21.0 (20/1)
and Magic Of Light at the same price.