Today on Sky Sports Racing: Cheltenham heroes Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden at Chepstow | race news

Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden teamed up for Grade One wins on Stage Star and Stay Away Fay earlier this week at the Cheltenham Festival; They have plenty of chances to continue that good run at Chepstow, Live on Sky Sports Racing

10:52, UK, Saturday 18 March 2023

Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden enjoyed a double at the Cheltenham Festival and will be aiming for even more success in Chepstow, live on Sky Sports Racing.

3.15 Chepstow – Grivetana relies on festival winner combo

The Cazoo Search Drive Smile Mares Handicap Hurdle (3:15) is extremely competitive but Paul Nicholls’ team will no doubt be hoping for a third hurdle win Grivetana.

Harry Cobden is taking over and will be driving with plenty of confidence after a Cheltenham Festival double on Stage Star and Stay Away Fay.

Of the others, Ucanaver was a good third at Ludlow, with Rex Dingle taking the drive while Felicie Du Maquis is looking for the hat-trick after success at Lingfield and Warwick. Well, Vicky is also chasing a fourth straight win.

3.50 Chepstow – First class handicap for beginners

Many big names are lined up in a selected field of four Cazoo Search Drive Smile Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (3:50).

sailing away has to brave a 298 day hiatus for the Dan and Harry Skelton combo, although very impressive last time out at Warwick.

Jetoile has been tried and tested for Ryan Potter and should do well although he hasn’t smashed fences yet, while In Excelsis Deo runs for JP McManus, Harry Fry and Johnny Burke.

1.30 a.m. Chepstow – L’Astroboy can start

Evan Williams’ team will be very disappointed if Tolworth finishes second L’Astroboy can’t take that Cazoo Beginner’s Hurdle (1:30) on the local track of the farm.

He’s the star of the map and wouldn’t have looked out of place at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this week.

The six-year-old has a handicap mark of 136 and is expected to defy a £7 penalty for his win at Ffos Las in November.

Sam Thomas trains Tzarmix and is of some interest after a good third at Ludlow.

Watch Chepstow live on Sky Sports Racing on Sunday 19th March


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