Cheltenham Preview night , location : Larry Tomkins Bar Cork City

The panel tonight were Tony Mullins (TM) , Enda Bolger (EB) and Charlie Swan (CS) with the excellent MC Joe Seward and special guest from an Tusail O’Chonaill Un De Sceaux owner

Supreme Novices :
TM: Fancies Getabird thinks Kalashnikov got an exceptional ride last time out
CS : Likes Kalashnikov and refers to Make A Stand who won like he did and won a Champion hurdle.
EB : A big fan of Getabird

Arkle :
TM : Prefers Petit Mouchoir, says Willie is aiming Footpad at the Gold Cup and this is just a stepping stone
CS : Likes Brain Power each-way ,thinks he’d be a Paul Carberry type of ride
EB : Loves the grey horse – Petit Mouchoir

Champion Hurdle
CS : Buveur Dair for him, Faugheen not at its best
TM : After finishing second to Supasundae Tony was happy enough but coming off the track, i.e. the immediate response from Willie was that he’d have to find a bit.
EB : Nothing beats Buveur Dair

Mares Hurdle
Apples Jade could run in a Champion hurdle, penalty kick for the whole panel

NH Chase
Surprise they took this one in , interesting
TM & EB love fest for Mall Dini
CS : Watch out for Shattered Love that gets all the allowances

Ballymore Hurdle
No love for Gigginstoown hard to judge
TM : Needs to see more from Samcro
EB : Bombproof Samcro
CS : Samcro banker

Tony Mullins then went off on one of his many tangents whereby he said that Ruby said that Next Destination beats them all

Champion Chase
TM : Douvan the best horse in training at the moment, if it shows up wins by a fence
CS : Likes the way Min has learned to settle
EB : Thinks a negative for Min re the hill

RSA Chase
CS : Presenting Percy won’t be beat
EB : Hard race for Presenting Percy last time out. Noel Fehily loves Monalee
TM : Likes Morale, says Presenting Percy had a hard race last time out.

Cross Country
EB : All his horses are a stone behind Cause Of Cause

Bumper
CS : Likes a horse related to Denman called Didyouleavemeouttoo
TM : No noise from Willes yard … Interesting

Ryanair Chase
TM : Un De Sceaux best horse he’s seen in 30 years – hyperbole alert!!
Colm O’Connell : No bet if under 6/4, loves the horse but gives a mention to Balko De Flos (Man owes us nothing !!!!!)
On a side note thinks his other horse Bacchasson goes for either the Melling Chase or the Galway Plate
EB : Un De Sceaux is a phenonemon thats not finished yet
CS : Un De Sceaux as long as the ground is in its favour.

Albert Bartlett
No-one had an opinion on this just how horrible it was for Bryan Cooper to get the public dressing down from Michael O’Leary calling him an imbecile after last years race where he unseated on Death Duty!!!!

Stayers hurdle
CS : Likes Sam Spinner and keep an eye out for Unowhatimenharry
EB : Very fond of Supasundae
TM : Has had a change of heart from last year re Yanworth. but has had Pencil at home and he’s flying

Mares Novice hurdle
No-one that keen
CS likes Dame de Compagnie each-way

JLT :
TM : Terrefort
EB : Invitation Only
CS : Likes Modus if the ground dries up

Triumph Hurdle
CS : Nicky likes Apples Shakira but also likes Medicean
TM : Apples Shakira
EB : likes Medicean

Albert Bartlett
TM : Likes Duc De Genièvres as a horse that has stamina!!

Gold Cup
CS : Total Recall and Might Bite
EB : Loves Edwulf also Native Rives has been laid out for it
TM : Killultagh Vic is an improver / Total Recall has a smell of Aintree about him

Fox hunters
EB : Back the Nicholls hot-pot!!!!!!!! interesting

Naps and lays

TM : Naps Un De Sceaux – Lays Samcro
EB : Naps Un De Sceaux – Lays Might Bite
CS : Naps Samcro – Lays Footpad

Talked about a Charles Byrnes horse in a handicap but gave no name

Preview Credit – theporge @ Fatjockey.