3 dark horses to follow at the Cheltenham November Meeting

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Below, you can find our three dark horses to follow for the Cheltenham November Meeting.

1.50 Cheltenham (Friday)

The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase looks set to be a competitive affair again this year. Current market leader Magic Saint bids to continue the fine run of form for trainer Paul Nicholls. The horse to keep an eye on at a large price is Dan Skelton’s BORN SURVIVOR. The nine-year-old just needed the run when down the field in a Listed handicap chase at Wetherby last month. This boy was 6th in the Martin Pipe at the Festival in 2017 and always runs well in November. With the yard in cracking form, he might be well treated here off 147.

3.35 Cheltenham (Friday)

Up next is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle which is a cracking Grade 2 on the card. Local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is always a dangerous man around Prestbury Park and he runs outsider BALLYMILLSY. On bare form, this horse has plenty of work to do to upset the apple cart. He finished fourth at Kempton on debut and improved on that when third behind the re-opposing Threeunderthrufive at Lingfield. He may have been beaten seven lengths by the Nicholls horse on the day but he should have been much closer. Held up in rear early doors, he made smooth headway and had every chance two out. However, he hung violently to his left which cost him all chance and he plugged on again when the race was over. Don’t discount this boy here.

2.15 Cheltenham (Saturday)

Venetia Williams usually hits form at this time of the year and the top weight ASO is set to run a screamer in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. The ten-year-old will have to be at his very best to concede weight to the entire field but this is an easier assignment than when last seen running in the Ryanair Chase. His form figures in November read 1st, 2nd, 4th, 1st, 3rd so this is his time of year. The 2019 Ryanair Chase runner-up has a touch of class about him when he is on his game and he is a previous course and distance winner. He might not win but we see no reason why he won’t be in the top four so he looks a cracking each-way bet.

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