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Donald McCain

Donald McCain Blog – Weekend Runners

After the excitement of Cheltenham all week where we ran two horses for Mr Hemmings, Testify yesterday and Mount Mew today(Refused to race). We are now looking forward to the weekend ahead. I'm excited for the remainder...
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Saturday Preview – American Can Make Amends In Midlands National

Kempton Silver Plate This race was won by the smart Kidistart last season for Ben Paulding but it looks like there is nothing f his quality in the...

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Friday Preview

Triumph Hurdle Sir Eric looks the standout horse here for Joseph O’Brien who unofficially trained Ivanovich Gorbatov to win this race in 2016. He was Grade 2 placed on the flat for Aidan...
Donald McCain

Donald McCain Cheltenham 2019 Friday Preview

It's been a fantastic week of racing so far, with Gavin Cromwell winning the Champion Hurdle and Emma taking the Stayers' Hurdle with the very likeable Paisley Park. I really love the way he goes through his...

Gavin Sheehan Cheltenham Festival Day Four Preview

THE final day of the Cheltenham Festival is the biggest one of all with the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking place. It’s going to be a fantastic race this year with last year’s winner Native River taking on Presenting...
Donald McCain

Donald McCain Cheltenham Thoughts – Thursday

I've really enjoyed watching the Cheltenham Festival this week and I have my first runner on Thursday, with Testify in the Brown Advisory Plate. I have gone through all the races this Thursday and below are my...

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Preview – Thursday

The third day of the festival sees the best stayers do batlle and with the ground softer than many would have expected there could be some surprise results. JLT Novices’ Chase

Gavin Sheehan Cheltenham Festival Day Three Preview

THE third day of the Cheltenham Festival holds fond memories for me as it is the day I rode Cole Harden to win what was then the World Hurdle. Now called the Stayers’ Hurdle, it’s a race...

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Preview – Wednesday

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival is set to welcome another cracking display of racing. Ballymore Novice Hurdle The Irish against the English trainers is really what the Cheltenham Festival can...
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Donald McCain Cheltenham Day Two Preview

Cheltenham is off to a great start with normal service resumed as Willie Mullins took the opening two races. It was also a red letter day for Gavin Cromwell who took the Champion...