Cheltenham Festival Focus – Daryl Carter reviews Adonis Hurdle weekend
Cheltenham Festival Focus – Adonis Hurdle Weekend
Daryl Carter runs through the talking points from the last week in his Cheltenham Festival Focus video following the Adonis Hurdle meeting on Saturday 22nd February.
There may only be weeks to go until the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, but Kempton still staged a strong card this weekend, and there were plenty of late Festival clues for punters to take in. The feature race on Saturday was the Grade Two Adonis Hurdle at Kempton, won in impressive fashion by Paul Nicholls’ juvenile, Solo.
Along with the Adonis, there were three further Grade Twos to take in at Kempton. Who Dares Wins sprung a surprise to win the Pendil Novices’ Chase, before Song For Someone rattled home to secure victory in the rescheduled Kingwell Hurdle. The final Graded race went the way of Highway One O Two, who handed Chris Gordon a first ever victory in the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle.
Over in Ireland, Burning Victory booked his spot in either the Triumph Hurdle or the Fred Winter with a smart Grade Three victory at Fairyhouse. Ferny Hallow also claimed a maiden victory at the third time of asking in the card-closing flat race, and will now take his chance in the Champion Bumper.
In the penultimate edition of his Cheltenham Festival Focus series for Racing Tips, Daryl Carter runs through the key talking points from the week that was, and provides readers with another of his 2020 Cheltenham Festival tips in the County Hurdle.