15:45 Plumpton – TaurianTaurian should go close in this handicap hurdle. This mare put in a solid effort when finishing second to Frozen Over in a similar event last month.… read more →
Mark Walsh: could get first Festival winner in grand style
PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos) Who could have a big Cheltenham Festival?..
Tobefair: will be bidding for an eighth consecutive win at the festival
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Owners hoping for just reward from Tobefair
By Martin Stevens 12:39PM 9 MAR 2017 WITH multi-millionaire owners and their trainers dominating results at Cheltenham last year and appearing to hold the aces at next week's renewal, victory for Tobefair in the Pertemps Final next week would be a welcome triumph for David over Goliath.
The seven-year-old, one of only eight horses trained by Debra Hamer close to Carmarthen Castle and owned by a group of regulars at the Cresselly Arms in Cresswell Quay, advertised his festival credentials by completing a string of seven successive wins with a determined victory in a competitive handicap at Newbury last month.
The story of Tobefair's rise to fame has some surprising elements. First, although he did not come with a six-figure price-tag attached, he is far from plebeian and in fact hails from a distinguished matern..
Paul Townend: top jockey will be in action at Musselburgh
PICTURE: Caroline Norris Irish jockeys and trainers to star in Scotland
By David Ashforth 6..