The November Meeting sets the bar for Cheltenham Festival 2019

| December 18, 2018

The Cheltenham Festival which occurs in March every year is one of the world’s greatest racing experiences

When you hear about Cheltenham Racecourse, the first thing that comes to mind is Cheltenham Festival, which occurs towards the start of March every year. There are some horse racing fans who forget the November Meeting, but it’s often an indication of how good the next Cheltenham Festival will be, as it sets the bar a mere four months prior.

Although a gap in the middle paves the way for Christmas and New Year, The November Meeting gears everyone up for Cheltenham Festival, where people will place their bets and anticipate the racing action months before any of the race meetings get underway. Cheltenham racing tips mostly focus on the Cheltenham Festival in March, but with plenty of action to predict in November, it could be argued that you’ll get some insight through monitoring the winners and losers from The November Meeting.

Horses To Follow

In Friday’s Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase, The Young Master proved his determination to succeed with an incredible eight-length victory, leaving jockey Sam Waley-Cohen with very little to do after half of the race. It’s expected that he’ll cause a stir at Cheltenham Festival 2019, especially after showing how much of a big fish in a small pond he was in one of The November Meeting’s opening race meetings.

The next Cheltenham Festival could be the year of Sceau Royal, who caught the eye of several horse racing fans after winning the Shloer Chase, where he ambitiously surpassed Simply Ned, Forest Bihan, Brain Power, Le Prezien and Sizing Granite to win. Another nag that is likely to feature in a lot of Cheltenham racing tips for the 2019 edition is Rock The Kasbah, who won the G3 BetVictor Handicap Chase and could transpire to be a serial winner through the expert training of Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson.

The Return Of Fan Favourites

With far more of a focus based on previous wins, Baron Alco was able to live up to the hype with a win in the BetVictor Gold Cup. It would always be interesting to see how Tiger Roll would fare after winning the Glenfarclas Chase in March – as well as finishing first in the 2018 Aintree Grand National – but the fourth-place finish in the November edition of a race he won just eight months prior proved that he was anything but immortal.

There was also plenty of emphasis on Coneygree, who featured in a lot of bettors’ Cheltenham racing tips after winning the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup but could only reach third in the G3 BetVictor Handicap Chase. That being said, it was a massively competitive race and Coneygree was returning from an operation, making it his first race in almost a year, presenting third as a sign of progress for trainer Mark Bradstock.


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