Festival clues will be on offer at preview evening

Lawney Hill will be on the panel at Cheltenham Festival preview evening
Lawney Hill will be on the panel at Cheltenham Festival preview evening

Trainer Charlie Longsdon will be on a Cheltenham Festival preview panel at Middleton Cheney next month.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural preview evening, organiser Andrew Hook is staging another one ahead of the 2016 National Hunt showpiece.

It will take place at Middleton Cheney Sports & Social Club on Wednesday, March 9.

Longsdon, who will have several entries in search of his first Festival winner, will be joined by fellow trainer Lawney Hill, who has been working closely with Victoria Pendleton in her quest to ride in the Foxhunters.

Also on the panel are Richard Hoiles, commentator and pundit, Jen Prest, of William Hill, and Andrew Mount, pundit and part owner of Reve de Sivola, the three-time Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle winner.

Last year’s event was a great success attended by 100 guests with a number of useful and profitable pieces of information provided.

The night, sponsored by William Hill, starts at 7.45pm and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £10, there will also be a raffle with all proceeds to Transplant Sport UK.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Andrew Hook on 07900 692154 or email juniorhook21@aol.com for more details.