RACING POST MONDAY FEBRUARY 18th 2013
WEEK MONDAY FEBRUARY 18th TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th 2013
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2013
PUNTERS ZONE MEETS UP WITH EQUUS ZONE
Tuesday March 12 to Friday March 15
CHELTENHAM JUMPS TURF CHAMPIONSHIPS
EQUUS ZONE- JOIN UP - PUNTERS ZONE
"There's not a lot between them"
"Nicholls and Fry say their Champion contenders are breathing down the neck of HURRICANE FLY
"THE trainers of HURRICAN FLY'S two biggest Stan James Champion Festival's rivals yesterday claimed the Cheltenham Festival's opening-day highlight is far from a one-horse contest ....
James Pyman tests a popular theory (p7)
"Does it pay to back the outsider of three?
James Pyman "puts a long-held theory among punters to the test. It's official: You can make money backing the outsider of three."
"There can't be many older theories in racing than backing the outsider in a three-horse race and it seems that a couple of such contests going the way of the longest-priced runner in the betting in recent weeks has given this system a new lease of life ....
"TOMMO joins 5 live as BBC ups its festival coverage."
"FORMER Channel 4 Racing Horseman Derek Thompson will make the switch to the BBC next month after the corporation unveiled him as the star acquisition in a Radio 5 live team that, for the first time, will broadcast at the Cheltenham Festival.
Peter Thomas talks to the leading trainer (p 12-13)
"QUIETLY working towards further success
"BREAKFAST at Sandhill Farmhouse is a convivial affair, with boiled eggs and toastie soldiers, straight after second lot on a brisk spring morning, but if you're even in the area its best to check who's at the stove that day .....
COMING UP IN THE RACING POST TOMORROW
" In the launch of a three-part series, Tom Kerr goes behind the scenes at Seven Barrows."
Tom Segal reveals his big-value selection of the ultra-competitive Ryanair Chase.
DAVID PIPE STABLE TOUR
"Our Saturday columnist on his strong-looking festival team."
"The French trainer talks to Scott Burton about champions past."
And on Saturday 12-PAGE SUPPLIMENT
A stunning collection of Edward Whitaker's 50 favourite festival pictures.
THE PULSE OF RACING THE PULSE OF THE FESTIVAL