Robin Oakley

My top tips for Cheltenham Festival

The Irish threat may have English trainers quaking but what about the Welsh?

Jack Tudor riding Cap Du Nord to clear the last to win Kempton’s Coral Trophy Chase [Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images]

Even when the authorities were refusing Milton Harris the right to renew his training licence after he got his finances in a tangle and went bankrupt in 2011, they acknowledged that nobody questioned his ability to train racehorses. Nor can they. On Saturday, in Kempton’s Adonis Hurdle, Milton’s Knight Salute, purchased for just £14,000, took his unbeaten record over hurdles to five.

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