Cheltenham Friday Ante-Post Selection

Cheltenham - November 13 2020
Cheltenham 15:35
Paddy Brennan


Paddy Brennan
Fergal O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
OR: 130
Days: 20

Cheltenham host a superb card of jumps racing on Friday and we have a really strong ante-post selection at a nice each way price that will get shorter the closer the race comes to happen.

In the Grade Two Ballymore Novices Hurdle we like the look of the Fergal O'Brien trained Polish, who at 16/1 looks a big each way player.

His rider Paddy Brennan has been very bullish about this horse all season and has said in his Unibet blog that this horse will win a big contest this season.

Polish has a very similar profile to stablemate Champagne Well who did not have much form before heading into this event last season and he finished a bold second behind Grade One winner Thyme Hill.

Polish has ran twice this season, needing the run at Bangor on seasonal debut and then finishing third of six at Cheltenham over three miles.

What was likeable about that run, was that Polish was keen throughout and also clattered the fourth and second hurdle from home and still managed to stay on well up the hill in the finish.

Fergal O'Brien has targets this race every year having a superb record in the event finishing third in 2017, having the winner in 2018 and finishing second with Champagne Well last term.

Polish looks to have a huge chance at 16/1 and the only reason his price is that big will be because of the step up in grade, which he should handle.