The first race of the afternoon on the second day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle and our win selection is Impaire Et Passe.
The talking horse of all the preview nights is Impaire Et Passe who could turn out to be a superstar off the back of this race and we think he will take all the beating.
He is a horse we are a huge fan of, having been bought by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede after winning a bumper in France over 1m4 1/2f, he was given to Willie Mullins and made his debut on the 20th December at Naas.
He looks a serious talent being an 18 lengths winner of a 24 runner Maiden Hurdle over 2m3f and although he would be dropping in trip for this race he has bundles of class.
Impaire Et Passe extended his credentials At Punchestown in January when bolting up by close to seven lengths in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle, tracking the leader Shecouldbeanything the whole way round, jumping like a stag and then quickening away after the last in very deep ground.
He has been heavily backed since then for the Ballymore and having previously won over 2m3f and looking like he will stay no problem, he looks the one to beat.