With the Cheltenham Festival now just around the corner the annual preview evenings have now started and I am delighted to have been invited onto the panel of several of them once again this season. They are always informative and great fun to be a part of, so if you would like to come along please see details below.

28/02/2012 The Compasses Inn, Hereford Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury – 7pm start.

05/03/2012 Ton Pentre Football Club, 7pm start.

07/03/2012 Barry Masonic Hall, Barry. 7.30pm start.

11/03/2012 Lygon Arms, Chipping Campden. 7.30pm start. Tickets only available in advance and only 10 left – please ring the Lygon on 01386 840318 to book.

12/03/2012 Kings Arms, Bristol. 7pm start.

While most of our team for Cheltenham will now be going straight there, juvenile hurdler Solaras Exhibition looks likely to need a win in order to get into the Fred Winter and is therefore an intended runner at Folkestone on Wednesday. He is an exciting prospect and hopefully he can win on Wednesday before going on to better things!