Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 6yo (09Jun13 b g) Gordon Elliott
Winner of an Irish-Point and Bumper, BOD made an impressive start this his hurdles career with a wide margin win at Navan. Upped into Grade One company, he won the Lawlor’s Hurdle at Naas by just under three lengths. Whilst not as impressive as on debut, it was clear he was still inexperienced having plenty left in the tank. What upgrades the performance is the clocking of the second fastest time figure (Both on FSFs and Timeform) for novice hurdlers this season. Two and half-miles looks ideal, with the Ballymore his likely Cheltenham target. Trainer and jockey report he is likely to prove best on soft ground.
Glen Forsa (IRE) 7yo (03Apr12 b g) Mick Channon
This fellow ran out a comfortable winner of a two and a half-mile chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day 2018. He had previously run out an easy winner at Chepstow. On both occasions, he impressed with his jumping and galloping abilities. He is reportedly headed for the Close Brothers Handicap at Cheltenham. Recent renewals suggest he will need to raise his handicap mark of 134 by 3/4lb in order to run. Form enhanced by the second and fourth winning their next races. Latest: Due to the collateral form his official rating has been raised to 138.
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