Weatherbys Preview: Grand Annual Chase
Paul Jones of Weatherbys gives us his independent betting tips on all the races from this year's Cheltenham Festival.
Poquelin really interests me as Nicholls is likely to keep Andreas in to leave his course-winning novice in off a nice racing weight of 10st 12lbs and you can put a line through his last run as he has to go left-handed.
I also know they have deliberately not run him for 111 days as didn’t want his handicap mark to rise.
I can see punters piling into him in the new getting-out stakes (now the last race) for Nicholls and Walsh into a silly price.
The yard have supplied four of the last five favourites and won it twice in recent years.
The other Nicholls novice to the fore in the market is Pasco but trainer and jockey at the Lords preview I attended both said he would prefer a flat track.