FESTIVAL PLATE HANDICAP CHASE TIPS
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Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate TIPS
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 a 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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