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Brown Advisory Novices Chase

14:10 Cheltenham - Brown Advisory Novices Chase

Bravemansgame tops the market and it’s easy to see why. A decent novice hurdler last season, chasing was always going to be this horses forte and he’s taken to it with aplomb.

His latest victory was very good in the fact he gave a lot of weight to his rivals, as well as being impressive despite his yards poor run of form.

Ahoy Senor beat the favourite comprehensively at Aintree last season over hurdles, but this is a different ballgame. Ahoy Senor was outjumped when the pair dueled at Kempton over Christmas. He doesn’t look like a natural jumper of fences and maybe he would have been seen to best advantage in the Stayers Hurdle.

Farouk D’Alene looks an out and out stayer. His form is solid and if things don’t go to plan for those at the head of the market, he certainly has a chance of some place money.

Despite Bravemansgame being the likely winner, the selection is Gaillard Du Mesnil each way. This horse has some top class form at slightly shorter trips over both hurdles at fences. This six year old is a solid jumper and his recent efforts look like this stamina test could be exactly what he needs.

written by Matt Polley

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