Saturday December 14, 2019

Johnny Ward's Cheltenham Preview: Day 4

Johnny Ward brings you up to speed for the final day of racing at the Cheltenham festival

15th March, 2019
Cheltenham , United Kingdom - 14 March 2019; Jockey Aidan Coleman celebrates as he crosses the line to win the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle on Paisley Park on Day Three of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, England. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

A county, perhaps a nation, holds its breath as Presenting Percy bids to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham this afternoon.

Owned by Philip Reynolds, son of the late Irish leader Albert, Presenting Percy is trained by Pat Kelly, or “The Enigmatic Pat Kelly” as he is usually known, near Craughwell in south County Galway.

Whilst Galway boasts the most popular Irish racing Festival in Ireland, it is essentially a backwater in this...

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