There is still time to order a copy of the 42 page One Jump Ahead Cheltenham Festival Update. In addition to full analysis of the four days action at Prestbury Park, Paul Nicholls passes on his views on his leading players this week. Rich Ricci nominates the two horses he is most looking forward to over the course of the four days and Irish expert Declan Phelan's six page article including his five best bets for the Festival.
There are also four horses to watch out for at Doncaster's Lincoln meeting for the forthcoming Flat season. These include a two year old who is set to make his debut in the Brocklesby Stakes on Town Moor, plus a Classic entry who has yet to be seen in public. Held in high regard by his connections, he is expected to have his first start at the same meeting. The Update is £10 - please head to the Publications section of the site to purchase your copy before the tapes go up for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 1.30 on Tuesday.
Congratulations to Value Racing Club following Dibble Decker's second win of the season at Taunton on Monday. The Jet Away gelding won at Huntingdon in January before being narrowly edged out at Warwick last time. Tom Lacey's charge appreciated the return to a right handed track and he was in full control crossing the line a length and a half in front of Super Six off a mark of 117. Balloted out of the Imperial Cup at Sandown a couple of days earlier, he will make a nice chaser next term. His stable couldn't be in better form either - the last ten runners from the Lacey yard have finished 1115216211.
Tea Clipper represents Tom in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Tuesday. The seven year old was placed in the Coral Cup at last year's meeting and he couldn't have made a better start to his chasing career when winning at Chepstow in October. Below par in two starts since, he has had a wind operation and wears cheekpieces for the first time here. Off for 79 days, the Stowaway gelding goes well but a word of warning. Tom explained during Friday night's Value Racing Club preview night that the gelding hasn't come in his coat yet and he could have done with another week.
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