Published 2021/02/25

Presented by Coral in aid of Prostate Cancer UK - Excitement is building for our special Virtual Cheltenham Festival Preview night on Friday 12 March. Boasting one of the best panels of industry professionals around, they’ll be sharing their expert opinions on the runners and riders due to hit the hallowed Cheltenham turf during The Festival.

We are delighted to announce that former assistant trainer to Paul Nicholls, Dan Skelton, will be on the panel!

He’ll be ‘taking the reins’ from Gordon Elliott, who is no longer able to take part due to a scheduling conflict.

Read more about our new expert panel below.

Presented by Coral in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, the unique event will be streamed straight to your living room via our website.

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Meet The Panel DAN SKELTON Former assistant to Champion-Trainer Paul Nicholls for nine years,

Skelton is now a force in his own right with over 900 career winners, with four being at The


DAVY RUSSELL Exceptional Gold Cup winning Irish jockey and, of course, partner to Tiger Roll of double Grand National fame. Russell has an impressive 25 Cheltenham Festival wins to his name.

BRIAN HUGHES In an elite group of jockeys that have reached over 1,000 career winners, Hughes is currently leading the Jockey Championship this year.

EVAN WILLIAMS Coral Welsh Grand National winning trainer who is running the popular Silver Streak in this year's Champion Hurdle after he placed in 2019 at 80-1.

The event will be hosted by Coral's Simon Clare and you can expect to see some special guests dropping in too!