WARTHOG improved to land the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup here last time in a correct ding-dong with Spiritofthegames who was going in the end organizes.
David Pipe’s eight-year-old has just run in six pursues so there could well be more to come. He remains well, loves the track and a little give in the ground is perfect.
Highway One O One is running admirably without winning and was third in a sweeping completion at Kempton a month ago. Mentor Chris Gordon is in acceptable structure and he could well be in the spots once more.
Count Meribel won a fledgling challenge here last season and has hushed up this term with a strong 6th in the BetVictor Gold Cup in November. He savors this separation and looks fit for hitting the spots from this debilitation mark.
Lalor went back in time with a short-head third in a Grade 3 here 24 days prior. He delighted in venturing up to this excursion and could have turned a corner after not satisfying the guarantee of his beginner vocation.
My Way still can’t seem to win a race however was a strong second following some great people’s example at Ascot and has more to offer as a six-year-old given that he remains well.
Cepage was fourth in the Caspian Caviar before rushing to a comparative level behind Lalor. His earnest attempts have come after a break, which is a worry.
Garde La Victoire has been difficult to prepare and looked corroded coming back from 14 months off at Ascot last time.
J: David NoonanT: D Pipe
Cheltenham – Jan 25th 15:50
BRISTOL DE MAI was third in the Gold Cup on his last visit to Cheltenham and that class can see him home. He’s had only two beginnings since and ran alright behind Lostintranslation at Haydock in November. This is his first drop out of Grade 1 organization since completing third in this a year back when the ground was unlimited. The better conditions today will play to his qualities.
Santini is another with solid Prestbury Park structure on account of his second in the RSA Chase in March. His rebound succeed at Sandown wasn’t the most amazing yet he hung on and will improve for the trip. Nicky Henderson has given him a breeze operation which could likewise help. This is only his fifth pursue run so there ought to be more to come.
De Rasher Counter raged home to win the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury and merits this climb in class. He remains well and could discover the improvement expected to put in this more grounded organization.
Slate House took a tumble when liked for the BetVictor here in November yet demonstrated that was only a blip by beating Black Op at Kempton on Boxing Day. He has winning structure around here and shapes like he’ll remain. He is another with additional to offer.
Top Ville Ben cherished the mud when taking the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby and has more on his plate today.
Mr Whitaker hasn’t remained this far in the past however boxed on when fifth here most recent. This is a more smoking race so he needs to step up on what we’ve seen of late.
|1. Bristol De Mai|
J: D A JacobT: N A Twiston-Davies
Cheltenham – Jan 25th 16:25
TIME FLIES BY made a promising beginning to his leaping vocation when third in an Ascot Grade 2 a month ago. He was naturally novicey at two or three flights however voyaged well until tapped for toe in the end organizes. He should savor this more drawn out separation and adored the track when winning his guard here in October. Coach Nicky Henderson has won the previous two runnings of this and gets each opportunity of a cap stunt.
Main danger King Roland walked to triumph at Exeter last time following a decent second on his obstacles debut at Newbury. He’s an extremely pleasant possibility and ought to experience no difficulty with this progression up in separation.
Protektorat struggled up the slope to land a restricted Listed success here last time. That transformed into somewhat of a run and he did well to continue onward. He remains well and there’s something else entirely to come.
Harry Senior remained on well when winning pleasantly at Chepstow following a decent second at Aintree. He voyaged firmly and the Cheltenham slope ought to draw out the best in him.
House Island merited his place in this Grade 2 class when a nearby second at Sandown a month ago. He remains well and improvement from that would give him a possibility however this looks a more grounded race.
|8. Time Flies By|
J: B J Geraghty T: N J Henderson
Cheltenham – Jan 25th 17:00
PAISLEY PARK can adjust for the Stayers’ Hurdle by protecting his Cleeve Hurdle crown. He followed up a year back at the Festival in extraordinary style in the wake of taking this challenge by a simple 12 lengths. He made it six triumphs on the turn by taking the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury in November and can step forward from that structure.
If The Cap Fits will be no pushover on his belated Cheltenham debut. Given how well he’s done at compliment tracks like Aintree and Ascot he may not assume to this position. Be that as it may, he will be fit by coming back to three miles subsequent to prevailing upon shorter on rebound and can pursue the champ home.
L’Ami Serge was eight lengths behind Paisley Park in the Stayers’ before taking Grade 1 distinctions at Aintree. He halted when hitting the front in the Long Walk at Ascot last time and isn’t probably going to win a fight up the slope on the off chance that it comes to it.
On the off chance that there will be an unexpected champ it could be Summerville Boy who dazzled when winning a Grade 2 here on his arrival to jumping. He attempts this stamina test just because and it could draw out the best in him.
William Henry won the Coral Cup in March yet was taken care of by Summerville Boy most recent and has bounty to discover.
|2. Paisley Park|
J: Aidan Coleman T: Miss E C Lavelle
Cheltenham – Jan 25th 17:35
BOSS MAN FRED satisfied his name when winning by a simple nine lengths here last break. He voyaged well and beat a novicey blunder at the second-last to hurry immediately from his adversaries. That based on succeeds at Southwell and Kempton and he can safeguard his unbeaten record in spite of this climb in grade.
Fergal O’Brien has his steeds in extraordinary scratch and Champagne Well looks a major risk. He went close in a Cheltenham Grade 2 last time when seeing out this separation well. He pursued home the tasteful Thyme Hill before that and won’t be far away.
Ramses De Teillee didn’t fire over wall last time in the wake of winning a Cheltenham obstacle on rebound. He’s had a breathing activity, which could help, and he has a lot of backbone.
Thomas Macdonagh raised a triumphant cap stunt against two opponents at Ffos Las 40 days prior. He was noteworthy at Wetherby before that and enjoys some give in the ground. He ventures up in separation here yet ought to have no issues returning home and is dynamic.
Eva’s Oskar makes up this average field and can’t be precluded. He burrowed profound to strike at Chepstow when a trial of stamina was straight up his road. He could do with more downpour to dull his adversaries however has the right to be here.
|3. Boss Man Fred|
J: Bridget AndrewsT: D Skelton
Doncaster – Jan 25th 16:05
FLORESSA is near most loved for the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham and can show why via handling another success. She scored effectively on debut at Worcester before a few fantastic runs at Newbury brought a first and second. Her success last time in Listed class was great and she can step forward in her advancement.
Lady Buttons won this a year back and won pleasantly over wall here last time. She was fourth finally year’s Festival over timber so has quality and we realize this track is straight up her road.
Irish Roe committed errors on her pursuit debut at Musselburgh last time and will be more joyful back over timber. She was second in a fair impairment in December and any more downpour would support her odds.
Fleur Irlandaise was taken care of at Kempton last time however is superior to that level exertion. He best structure has come over further, which must be a worry.
Timetochill is doing great in lesser challenges and handled a pleasant fledgling success at Musselburgh in November. She’s had a little break from that point forward and could improve over an outing that suits. There’s a reasonable hole to connect here however.
J: James BowenT: N J Henderson
Doncaster – Jan 25th 16:40
RAVENHILL ROAD was a disclosure increased in separation at a testing Haydock last time. He skipped along and had bounty left in the tank when scoring by two lengths. In-structure Sue Smith puts another quarter-mile on his plate here yet he should deal with it and has a splendid future in the staying positions.
Dingo Dollar was a decent fifth in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury most recent when going somewhat fast forthcoming. He boxed on well once headed and has his sights brought down marginally here, which should help.
Quarenta has done well in lesser levels and was somewhat unfortunate not to succeed at Kempton most recent. He went somewhere around a neck when not getting the most clear of runs and remains well.
Nicky Henderson has two or three possibilities with Ok Corral who has top beginner Derek O’Connor ready and the improving Burbank who scored pleasantly at Newbury last time. Them two have a ton of weight however remain well and should figure.
Azzerti was a strong fifth following some great people’s example at Ascot a month ago when appearing to see out this excursion. He is down the loads and has place claims.
Cobra De Mai has been hit and miss of late yet ran his best race for quite a while at Kempton behind Quarenta. He has hardly any miles on the clock and looks on a helpful weight.
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J: Danny CookT: Mrs S J Smith
Doncaster – Jan 25th 17:15
12.35 Today Power
1.10 Pirate King (treble)
1.45 Stately Home
2.20 Power Link
3.30 Passing Nod
12.20 Golden Jeffrey
12.55 Al Dancer
2.05 Boss Man Fred
2.40 Floressa (nap)
3.15 Ravenhill Road
3.50 Kitty Hall
12.40 Monte Cristo
1.15 Imperial Aura
2.25 Bristol De Mai (nb)
3.00 Time Flies By
3.35 Paisley Park
4.10 Sofia’s Rock
1.55 Financial Outcome
3.40 Truckers Highway
4.15 Out On The Tear
4.30 Spirit Power
5.00 Triple Spear
5.30 Beau Geste
6.00 Avorisk Et Perils
6.30 Qatar Queen
7.00 Los Camachos
7.30 Purdeys Gift