Ante-Post Focus For The Weekend

King Roland - Ballymore Novices Hurdle - 4/1

There is some superb racing at Cheltenham on Saturday and we believe we have found a horse at a bigger price than what it will be when the declarations are made on Friday.

In the Class 2 Ballymore Novices Hurdle trainer Harry Fry is set to field King Roland in the two and half miles contest and this six year old looks to have a huge chance.

The stand alone favourite is Sporting John for Philip Hobbs but with the trainer looking to make his mind up at the final declaration stage whether his horse will run we have looked for value elsewhere.

The gelding has raced five times in his career winning four of his events, with one coming in a point to point, two in bumpers and his latest on his second start over hurdles.

This season the youngster has been sent over timber and on his debut he finished a smart second at Newbury over two miles being beaten by an exciting recruit for Nicky Henderson.

He looked like he needed a step up in trip and he got that at Exeter benefiting for the extra few furlongs and easily saw off a field of 14.

Now stepping into his toughest contest yet he will need to have progressed for both his runs this season which he looks like he will have and being given another step up in trip makes him one to watch at Cheltenham on Saturday.