Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: MARSH NOVICES’ CHASE

  • 14/03/2019
  • 13:30

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Allaho scares me. I think he’s the classiest chaser in the betting and looks open to plenty of improvement. Yet, there’s a strong chance he will run in the RSA, so I’m going to take a slight chance and back MISTER FISHER.

Nicky Henderson’s charge was always going to have a tough task on his hands giving weight to a race-fit Torpillo on debut, and the two-mile trip proved a little stiff in the end. Mister Fisher had to be bumped along a couple of times in the Rymans Novices’ Chase second-time out, but I thought he responded to his rider’s urgings really well, eventually sealing a snug victory over Good Boy Bobby.

Once again, Nico needed to ask Mister Fisher for an effort in the Lightning Novices’ Chase up at Doncaster, and again Mister Fisher produced the goods. The likes of Al Dancer and Lisp are proper two-milers, but Mister Fisher swept past them with ease and hung on well in the closing stages. He’s already proven over course-and-distance, and the decent ground they’re likely to get on day three should suit him perfectly. Mister Fisher will be my sole Marsh Novices’ Chase tips at an appealing each-way price.


Marsh Novices’ Chase

St. Patrick’s day (Cheltenham races day 3) at the Cheltenham Festival kicks off with the JLT Novices’ Chase, a two-and-a-half-mile Grade One with a growing reputation. It will take a top-quality first-season chaser to win the JLT and many of its winners have gone on to achieve great things during the second year over the larger obstacles.

The name of Gold Cup legend Golden Miller adorns the JLT Trophy, a prize which has been lifted by Ireland’s top trainer, Willie Mullins four times since the race was created in 2011.

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