Oiseau de Nuit amongst the horses entered by Terry Warner at the Cheltenham Festival
DURSLEY-BASED racehorse owner Terry Warner has four horses entered at the Cheltenham Festival next week.
His most well known horse, Oiseau de Nuit, will be looking to regain the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup he won in 2011 in the final race next Friday.
The 11-year-old was brought down when trying to retain the title last year and is a 25-1 shot to win the race again. Oiseau de Nuit’s last win was in the totepool Handicap Chase at Chepstow last October, but he has been sixth out of seven in his last two meetings at Cheltenham.
Warner is also set to take three horses for their debuts at the Festival.
Nampour and Big Easy have both been entered in the Coral Cup on Wednesday, the Pertemps Final on Thursday and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap on Friday.
Trained by Colin Tizzard, eight-year-old Nampur was seventh in his last outing at Wincanton and finished 11th in the CF Roberts Electrical and Mechanical Services Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham in December Big Easy, who is trained by Philip Hobbs, came fifth in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Handicap Hurdle at Prestbury Park in October, but the six-year-old was tenth in his last meeting at Sandown.
Calculated Risk has a choice of the Fred Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on Wednesday or the JCB Triumph Hurdle next Friday.
The four-year-old, trained by John Quinn, is in good form having won at Doncaster in January and coming third in Kelso last month.