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Festival Plate Handicap Chase Tips

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2019 Brown Advisory Plate Ante-Post Tips

Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for Gary Moore’s mercurial chaser this season. BENATAR (20/1 Paddy Power) was well-beaten on his reappearance behind Beggar’s Wishes and wasn’t competitive again in the 1965 Christy Chase. Moore’s seven-year-old then made his handicap debut in the Silver Cup at Ascot, where he ran a decent race to claim third behind Valtor and Jammin Masters.

Despite his recent failings, the handicapper hasn’t been particularly kind on Benatar, refusing to drop his rating below 149. I’m sure Moore would like the handicapper to show some leniency before the Festival, but The Storyteller was rated 147 when he ran away with the Brown Advisory Plate in 2018 and there’s no doubting Benatar – third in the JLT last year – has the talent needed to produce a big performance at the Festival.

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The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate

The Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Plate, often referred to as the Festival Plate, has been an integral part of the day three card since the early 1950s and always attracts a classy list of entries. Bobby Renton saddled four winners of the Festival Plate during the ’50s and ‘60s, a feat which was matched by Martin Pipe and Nicky Henderson in later season. 

The stature of the Brown Advisory Plate has grown significantly in recent times and any handicap chasers good enough to triumph at the Cheltenham Festival must be watched very closely over the coming years.

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