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Date TimeAugust 13, 2019
VoiceGold Cup-winning trainer predicts Festival extension from four days, but Oliver Sherwood says it would be ‘absolute disaster’
Five-day Cheltenham is ‘inevitable’, warns Gold Cup winner Kim Bailey
Kim Bailey, who achieved the feat of saddling Champion Hurdle winner Alderbrook and Gold Cup winner Master Oats in 1995, said on Monday he believes it is “inevitable” the Cheltenham Festival will be stretched to a fifth day from its current four-days.
The trainer’s comments came despite the British Horseracing Authority stating on Monday that the Festival’s four-day format will continue. The BHA had announced a new race, the Mares’ Chase, for 2021 but said that it would replace an existing contest not yet selected.

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