La Bague Au Roi has proved herself a quality mare over hurdles in the past and now over fences this season, winning four races in all including two Grade One's - one at Kempton in the Kauto Star, and one in Ireland at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Her trainer Warren Greatex made the sensible decision to skip the Festival last week, as there is just something between the mare and Cheltenham that does not agree or correlate.
With Topofthegame and Santini finishing one and two in the RSA Novices Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last week and Lostintranslation finishing second in the JLT, the form looks strong for the classy 8yo mare, having beaten them all at different points in the season.
Time for her to shine once again.
Credit - Racing TV