WBearing this in mind, the focus turns to Glens Forsa, Lalor and Hardline, and that list can be reduced to only one when you consider that 17 of the last 19 winners entered the race after at least three races that season Lallor. Glen Forsa was also rejected because 10 of the last 12 winners were rated at 152 or higher. Only Ireland's Hardline candidate meets the criteria.
Four of the last eight winners of Ultima Handicap Chase made their previous start in the hurdles.
Only two horses, Big River and Minella Rocco, entered the race with this preparation this year and could be worth the support of the prices of 33-1 and 8-1, respectively.
Interestingly, the coach of Minela Rocco, Jonjo O'Neill, won the 2012 winner, Alfie Sherin, over obstacles before his victory.
Cheltenham one day tips and best bets from Marlborough
13:30 Supreme journalistic obstacle
This looks very competitive with many serious respect. The final vote goes CLASSIC DREAM. He displayed a wonderful spirit when he defeated the stable Aramon in Leopardstown and was to progress for the experience. Angels breathing will also learn much from his recent race in Cambpton – just his second race – and has the potential. Al Tanzer increases significantly in the ward and, as impressive as he is, he could find these rivals too strong. The shape of Tolworth's hurdle that Elixir De Nuzz won is a solid rock. Fakir D? Oudairies is another living threat.
- Marlboro peak – Classic dream
- Peak of Marcus Arcang – Elixir De Nuc
- Rus Clark's Tip – Mr. Fisher
- Top of Charlie Brooks – Angels breath
2.10. Race Post Arka Challenge Trophy Chip Chase
I have the feeling that GLEN FORSA may prove to be outstanding in due course. Normally, I would not consider the horse to win three miles for this speed race, but the end of the foot that he used to destroy Kalashnikov and Del Oro in Sandown convinced me that he is a rare beast, an expedition that can be accelerated . Us and them twice chased the home of Le Richbur and that horse would be a favorite here without any injury at home.
- Marlborough peak – Glen Forsa
- Marcus Arkang's Council – Glen Forsa (Day)
- Ros Clark's Council – Glen Forsa
- Top of Charlie Brooks – Lalor
2.50pm – Ultima Handicap Chase
CRYSTAL ROLE responds to many of the criteria of the past winners in that he was a decent obstacle, showed a fair level of shape over fences and is susceptible. Mr Vitalacer won it here a year ago and should be adapted to this journey. Minella Roque finished second in the Golden Cup two years ago. Since then, there have been problems, but it has been the last time that they have given way to obstacles. His mark is now unmistakably favorable. In the softer, it's better for Coo Star Sivola, last year's very supported winner.
- Top of Marlborough – a key role
- Advice to Marcus Arcapton – Give me the sword
- Ros Clarke's Peak – Minella Rocco
- Charley Brook's peak – Shantou village