Paddy Brennan takes the ride on Alaphilippe for trainer Fergal O’Brien at Cheltenham on Saturday. The six-year-old made his chase debut at Carlisle at the end of last month, finishing 16 lengths behind the impressive Good Risk At All.
He stayed on strongly on that day, and he could come on from that effort back at Cheltenham, where he has some strong form in the book. That includes a close second in the G3 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle in March on soft ground. Likely to go well.