Saturday 22 October 2016

Josies Orders crosses back over to Cheltenham

Published 11/12/2015 | 08:51

Josies Orders (right)
Josies Orders (right)

Enda Bolger thinks Josies Orders and Love Rory could be up against it in Friday's Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham.

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Bolger has been the man to follow for so long in races of this nature in England and Ireland, and Josies Orders beat the reopposing Any Currency in a handicap over the unique course last month.

"We're meeting Any Currency on much worse terms, it's going to be tough at the weights," said Bolger.

"He's a cross-country horse, though, so he's going to have to carry it. He had a lot of luck the last day, too but he's only seven so you'd like to think he's still improving.

"Love Rory is only seven, also, but he's won two cross-country races at Punchestown so carries the full penalty. I'd be hoping for a good run from him.

"Both are capable of running into a place."

Of the 14 declared runners, nine are trained in Ireland.

The only ones not travelling from the Emerald Isle are Any Currency, Paul Nicholls' Sire Collonges, Tom George's Kilbree Kid, Richard Hobson's Valadom and Martalin, sent over from France by Patrice Quinton.

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