Sunday 18 February 2018

Plein Pouvoir can power on

Hey Big Spender has the chance to advertise Inchidaly Rock's prospects earlier in the day when he contests the Timeform Novices' Handicap Chase (1.30). This drop back to an extended two miles will certainly help, but whether he can give the weight away is another question.

Those looking for one to pick him off will focus on Doctor Pat. This one is undoubtedly well handicapped, but his jumping failed to convince at Newbury most recently. Better value lies with Plein Pouvoir, which came good at Wincanton last time. He looks one to follow.

Another worthy of attention at Cheltenham is Lie Forrit, which steps out of handicap company in the Betfair Cleeve Hurdle (3.40). This transition eludes many, but Lie Forrit's come-from-behind style should be well served by the spate of front-runners in opposition.

Irish Independent

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