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For me, a Valentine's dinner requires something simple – yet it should have a decadent edge, too. So chill some champagne or prosecco, and with that I like the idea of pâté simply served with toast and perhaps a little butter to go alongside.
Makes 12 truffles
Williams' well-backed gelding foils top-weight Denman's brave bid for an unprecedented third Hennessy Gold Cup
Nicholls' resurgent Gold Cup contender shrugs off heart problems in style
Top trainers' seasons can be shaped by performances at unpredictable meeting
For National Hunt trainers, this is the longest week of the year. Still another eight days to mess up before the Cheltenham Festival, and 101 different ways to do so. But the skirmishes and manoeuvres of the weekend, on and off the track, allowed no doubt that the phoney war is almost over, and heavy artillery finding its range.
An effortless performance at Haydock makes Doumen's star hurdler a banker bet for the Cheltenham Festival