Cheltenham Thursday March 17th

Cheltenham Thursday March 17th

Wow! Today was what makes us love National Hunt racing. At a time when those who run the sport are doing their best to spoil it, along comes the comeback King of jumps racing.

Sprinter Sacre winning the Champion Chase was, said some experts, impossible. Unthinkable and unimaginable said others. Not so. I was out of my seat and screaming him home to an easy victory. Not so long ago punters were urging trainer Nicky Henderson to retire the horse. A heart operation made many think the best days were behind Sprinter Sacre. I too had my doubts.

That was . . .

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