Supreme second Melon on the improve ahead of International
The top trainer on his runners at Fairyhouse and Cheltenham
He's had a couple of runs over fences and finished in the frame on both occasions. However, he'll need to have improved and to avoid the few mistakes he's made, if he's to have a winning chance.
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He's a nice type and has schooled well. He should like the track and the trip and will appreciate the testing conditions.
She finished second on her two starts over hurdles In France, losing out narrowly in both races on testing ground. That experience should be a help today for a filly who should do well as a hurdler. Hurdling rather than chasing will be her game. She's well and is ready to go.
The trip should suit him but whether the testing ground will be ideal remains to be seen.
He is a young improving horse we're hoping that will prove an advantage. He ran second in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle last season and more experience of Cheltenham should do him good with the future in mind.
By Flemensfirth, she fell at the last fence when very much in contention in her only Point-to-Point and the race worked out quite well. She's fit and well and will like the ground.
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