Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgTwiston-Davies’ Ballyandy heads the weights in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.Second to Sceau Royal, who has franked the form since, in the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his first run of the campaign, he is giving upwards of 8lb to all his rivals.They include Alan King’s pair Edwardstone and Harambe, Tom Lacey’s Sebastopol, Paul Nicholls’ Thyme White and Sir Psycho and the sole Irish runner Tudor City.Ellison’s Cormier, Dan Skelton’s Proschema and the Olly Murphy duo of Hunters Call and Strong Glance are others fancied in a strong heat.Colin Tizzard’s promising The Big Breakaway is scheduled to have his first run over fences in the opening Novices’ Chase. Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals as his bids for a second win in Cheltenham’s Shloer Chase.Philip Hobbs’ stable star is reappearing after a mysterious flop in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in March when it appeared he had been left with little more than a penalty kick following the late withdrawals of Altior and Chacun Pour Soi.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Riders Onthe Storm, so impressive in the Ascot Chase but a faller in the Ryanair, is yet another Grade One winner in attendance.Brian Ellison’s Forest Bihan reappears for the first time since winning last season’s Old Roan Chase at Aintree, with injury keeping him off the track, while Harry Whittington’s Rouge Vif is back at Cheltenham after an impressive win in a handicap last month.Duc Des Genievres, the Arkle winner in 2019 who is having his first run for Paul Nicholls, completes the field.- Advertisement – However, in just about the only disappointment for the now-retired jockey Barry Geraghty during the 2020 Festival, Defi Du Seuil never looked like winning at any stage and was only fourth to Politologue.Previously last season, Defi Du Seuil had won Sunday’s race – beating Politologue – the Tingle Creek and the Clarence House, taking his Grade One tally over hurdles and fences to seven.He faces last year’s impressive Arkle winner Put The Kettle On, from Henry de Bromhead’s yard, who won at this meeting 12 months ago and never ran again before the Festival.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Don’t settle for less Frank Warren warns Anthony Joshua

first_imgVeteran Boxing promoter Frank Warren has warned Nigeria born British pugilist Anthony Joshua against rushing to accept fresh fight especially one with lower stake only few weeks after re-claiming his titles. The 30 year old Olympic Super-heavyweight Gold medallist he noted stands a better chance of sealing a bigger fight against either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in the near future if he kept his cool while relishing his impressive comeback. Warren who represents the Gypsy King, insists that a fight with either WBC champion Wilder or lineal champion Fury would be easier to make if Joshua did not have the issue of boxing organisations ordering him to fight mandatory challengers ‘If I was Anthony Joshua I wouldn’t fight again until we know the winner of this fight (between Wilder and Fury) Warren told the Telegraph. ‘I’d let them strip me of my titles, and not fight anybody until the big one.’ Warren shared his concerns regarding the possibility of Joshua, the current WBA, WBO and IBF champion, facing Kubrat Pulev, the IBF mandatory challenger, in Spring next year. The 67-year-old advised that the Briton would be better off avoiding the potential banana skin that the Bulgarian poses, and focus on sealing the deal with Wilder or Fury – who are set to step in the ring once again for a highly-anticipated rematch on February 22. Frank-Warren -Nobody is interested in sparring FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joshua has set up a mammoth 2020 of heavyweight boxing after winning back the belts he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York this summer. Joshua who recently took time out to visit mentally and physically challenged person in a hospital in Lagos schooled the Mexican heavyweight in Saudi Arabia, winning the much talked rematch comfortably. The fight which took place December 7 saw many of his fans across the globe glued to television and other medium to take in minute by minute account of the encounter. Warren had previously declared that boxing fans would want to see Joshua battle Tyson Fury in the ring and not in the Gym when it was reported that Joshua was toying with the idea of sparring Tyson Fury. Read Also Anthony Joshua hungry to unify heavyweight division He said “Who cares about them sparring each other? We want to see them fight. ‘This sparring session will never happen. What’s the point of it? It’s about them in the ring together being watched by paying punters, not in the gym.’ Loading… Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more