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Battle of the Legends: Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp Face Off in £100k Cheltenham Race Sponsored by The Sun

Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp Renew Rivalry on the Racetrack

In a showdown almost 35 years in the making, legendary football managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp will go head-to-head once again. But this time, their battleground will be the racetrack, with horses taking the reins instead of footballers. The two icons have entered horses into the £100,000 race sponsored by Sun Racing's Favourite pullout at Cheltenham.

Protektorat Aims for Victory with Sir Alex in the Saddle

Sir Alex, 81, will be hoping for a triumphant display from his horse, Protektorat, in the highly anticipated race. Last year's Betfair Chase winner, Protektorat, owned by Sir Alex and three others, is looking to reach a career earnings milestone of half a million quid with a win in the 3m2f contest. The eight-year-old will be ridden by top jockey Harry Skelton, brother of trainer Dan Skelton.

Redknapp Places His Bets on Back On The Lash

Harry Redknapp, 76, has his hopes pinned on nine-year-old Back On The Lash. Trained by Martin Keighley, the serial winner has already tasted victory at Cheltenham twice before, and champion jockey-elect Sean Bowen will be in the saddle for this race.

Race Details and Favorites

The £100,000 race, sponsored by Sun Racing, is the second most lucrative race of the day at Cheltenham. The favorite to win the Favourite From SE Now Daily Handicap Chase is five-year-old Broadway Boy at 6-1 odds, trained by Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies. The race will be broadcast live on ITV1.

Sir Alex Holds the Advantage

As the showdown approaches, Sir Alex looks to have the upper hand. Not only are his odds more favorable, but he also celebrated a £500,000 win just last month with Spirit Dancer in the Bahrain International Trophy, which he called his "best ever" victory. Will Sir Alex's winning streak continue on the racetrack against Redknapp, or will the tables turn?