Day Three kicks off with a high class renewal of the Jewson Novices Chase. Dynaste looks to hold outstanding claims judged on his three effortless chase victories. However, at a bigger price Module could be the one to side with. Tom George’s French import won a valuable handicap hurdle at Cheltenham last year and has shown some smart form over fences. There looks to be plenty more to come from this young unexposed horse.
Holywell has finished runner up on all four of his starts this year but that looks very strong form to take into this race. A strongly run three mile contest will suit this powerful stayer and he is certain to be thereabouts at the finish.
It may be worth taking an each way punt on the tremendous Albertas Run in the Ryanair Chase. Despite not being seen for nearly a year he looks to hold good claims of running a big race. A long absence has not been a problem in the past and if anywhere near his best he will prove tough to beat. There is a long list of potential dangers with Cue Card and First Lieutenant feared most.
The World Hurdle looks to revolve around the first two home in the Cleeve Hurdle, Oscar Whisky and Reve De Sivola. To my mind Oscar Whisky had every chance to go past Reve De Sivola that day but Nick Williams’ charge was always doing just enough. For that reason I fancy Reve De Sivola to follow up with victory here. Having had a mixed record chasing he has returned to hurdling in fine fettle. The soft ground is unlikely to be an issue and looks a very attractive price at 9/2.
Cheltenham Selections: Module 1-30, Holywell 2-05, Albertas Run 2-40, Reve De Sivola 3-20, Cantlow 4-00 and On Trend 4-40