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EXCLUSIVE: Read Brian Hughes on his quest for Cheltenham glory

Read Brian Hughes on his quest for Cheltenham glory

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Brian Hughes heads to Cheltenham on Saturday to ride leading fancy Windsor Avenue in the big race of the day, the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup.

VBET’s ambassador gives his exclusive thoughts ahead of another big weekend for the champion jockey:

Odds: 7/1

“He ran really well on his first start of the year, when second to Imperial Aura at Carlisle. That form has been franked as the winner then won a Grade Two at Ascot.

“Windsor Avenue is a nice horse and Brian is very happy with him. It’s a competitive race, as you’d expect, and there are a lot of horses you could make a good case for – including ours.

“He’s a smart horse and it will be really interesting to see how he gets on. He’s versatile when it comes to the ground and this has always been the target for him.”




EARLIER IN THE DAY at Cheltenham I ride FOREST BIHAN (1.15). He’s on a bit of a recovery mission after he fell over hurdles at Haydock on his return. He’s certainly not without talent, but we’ll just have to see how we get on.

Later on, I ride PRINTING DOLLARS (3.35) for Warren Greatrex and Robert Waley-Cohen. I can’t tell you much about him, to be fair, as it’s the first time I’ve ridden him, but it’s going to be tricky running from 7lb out of the handicap at Cheltenham.”

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