Cheltenham Festival set to strike ... at Fontwell

The big events keep on coming at Fontwell Park.

Hot on the heels of last Sunday’s successful if wet National Spirit Hurdle race day come two events to get punters fully-prepared for the Cheltenham Festival.

First up next Tuesday evening is a Betfair-sponsored festival preview evening with a panel of Matt Chapman and Sean Boyce from At The Races, trainer Brendan Powell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley and Steve Mellish from Racing UK.

The evening will be hosted by Tony Calvin from Betfair.

Tickets are £20 and include a buffet meal. The event starts at 7pm.

There is another preview, also backed by Betfair, the next day, which doubles up as a race day at Fontwell.

The same panel, apart from Winstanley, will preview the festival before Fontwell’s seven-race card. It starts at 12.15pm in the Premier Grandstand and the first race is off at 2pm.

There are two tickets options. For £20 you get a ticket for the Premier Enclosure with access to the preview. There’s a lunch package for £69 and this includes a Premier Enclosure ticket, a three-course lunch, a race day programme, the festival preview and use of the hospitality lounge.

Call 01243 543335 or visit www.fontwellpark.co.uk

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