Cheltenham Day 1

1.30 Melon is likely to be all the rage here.  He has only run once over hurdlkes however and I prefer the consistent Ballyandy. He won the Bumper at the Festival last season and comes here on the back of a win at Newbury.  The ground should suit as should the big field.

If you are looking for an outsider Pingshou look beter than his odds of 50/1.

2.10 It is impossible to oppose Altior in this. Charbel could be the one to chase him home.

2.50 Singlefarmpayment has good form at Cheltenham, albeit not at the festival. He looks to be on a reasonable mark.

Noble Endeavour comes here on the back of a win in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.  He has course form over hurdles. Lastly, Holywell is worth considering. He has strong form at past festivals.

These would be my 3 against the field.

3.30 Yanworth is the selection with a saver on Brain Power.

4.10 Apple Jade is the selection with a saver on Colin’s Sister.

4.50 My short list is Beware the Bear, Champers on Ice, A Genie in Abottle and Edwulf.

My selection is Edwulf.

5.30 My short list comprises Bun Doran, Gold Present, Hammersley Lake, Burtons Well and Two Taffs.

My selections are Hammersley Lake and Two Taffs.

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