Gordon Elliott’s Cheltenham Festival stable tour came out on Sunday. He prepares to send a strong team both numerically and quality-wise. We’ve picked out three contenders who he was particularly bullish about, including one he rates as his best chance. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing. You can also visit our free bets page to see what free bets are available, with the Festival fast approaching.
“He’s a very, very good horse on his day and I can see him running a big race. I wouldn’t underestimate him.”
Conflated has already proven himself to be a talented horse on his day. The nine-year-old gelding put good distance between himself and the runner-up when winning the Savills Chase last time. It has to be said that the runner up isn’t the horse he once was. His trainer is full of confidence going into the Gold Cup on the final day.
“He’s done nothing wrong and we always knew he’d make a smashing chaser. He jumps great and you’d have to love the way he won at Sandown.”
These comments are fully justified as Gerri Colombe hasn’t put a foot wrong all season. He’s now a dual Grade 1 winner over fences and going up to three miles is likely to suit. This horse looks like a solid contender and he should be right up there on the big day.
“He’s strengthened up a lot and we always knew fences would be the making of him. He’s definitely one of our best chances of the week.”
Mighty Potter has been excellent all season so far and he’s a worthy favourite for the Turners Novices’ Chase on Day 3. Unbeaten in three starts over fences, he’s also dual Grade 1 winner. It’s extremely difficult to knock his form or take him on and a big victory next month would surprise no one.
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