Strongest Team to Date
Although our flagship Rock On Ruby is out of Cheltenham we are still taking our strongest team so far to the Festival.
Jollyallan will be the centre of attention before the opening Supreme Novices' Hurdle on Tuesday as he will be the first ride of the week for the record breaking champion jockey AP McCoy at his final Festival.
Mendip Express, who is in great order, will be ridden by top amateur Will Biddick in the Ultimate Business Solutions Handicap Chase.
On Wednesday I am looking forward to running Activial in the Coral Cup as I feel he is sure to benefit from the step up in trip.
Henryville is pencilled in for the Pertemps Final on Thursday though he is higher in the weights than I would like. He will soon be going chasing.
I'm pleased to report that Thomas Brown is in the form of his life ahead of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle on Friday. The trip of three miles looks ideal for him.
It is possible Fletchers Flyer could join him in the line up.
I've booked the experienced conditional Michael Nolan for Jolly's Cracked It in the Martin Pipe Conditional Hurdle which looks as competitive as ever.
Our final runner of the week will be Karinga Dancer(Noel Fehily) in the Grand Annual which features AP McCoy's last ride at the Festival.
With the horses continuing in good form I am hopeful of a rewarding four days. But I'm well aware there are no guarantees at this meeting above all.
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