One Trainer, Jockey And Horse To Follow At Cheltenham On Wednesday

Horse To Follow - Coole Cody

The feature race on the card at Cheltenham on Wednesday is the Grade Two Ballymore Silver Trophy Handicap Chase and Coole Cody looks the value bet.

This 10 year old, although slightly older than most in this field loves it round Cheltenham and looks to have some of the best recent form on offer.

The gelding has been highly consistent this term, needing good ground to be at his best and on debut in August at Newton Abbot he got that and scored nicely.

He backed that up on his next two runs when close seconds at Newton Abbot again and at Cheltenham and that set him up perfectly for a crack at the Paddy Power Gold Cup.

Over a similar trip to this race a Cheltenham, the gelding went on to land his biggest scalp of his career when taking the Grade Three event by close to four lengths.

He was sent back to Cheltenham after that trying to land the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and having gone up in the weights he still managed to finish sixth of 17 runners.

Given a little break, he returned in the Grade Two Pendil Novices' Chase in February at Newbury and he was third of four runners, with the winner Tamaroc Du Mathan holding some close form with the Dual Grade One winning Shishkin.

Coole Cody headed back to Cheltenham last time out in the Paddy Power Plate at the festival and he managed to finished a superb fourth of 21 runners behind superstar The Shunter and Farclas.

Both the first and second have gone on to frank the form in better races and with conditions to suit Coole Cody looks tough to beat if turning up.

Trainer To Follow - Fergal O'Brien

Fergal O'Brien has had a superb season to date and is actively trying to chance down the milestone of hitting 100 winners for the season.

He has some big chances on Wednesday to help him towards that total with two favourites across the seven races with Ask Dillon in the three mile Handicap Hurdle and Boodles third Elham Valley in the lucky last.

O'Brien heads into the meeting in classy form over the last two weeks with seven wins from 35 runners which sees him pose a 20% strike rate.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton has arguably been the jockey of the season and is taking the riders title all the way to the finish with him and Brian Hughes being neck and neck.

At Cheltenham on Wednesday he will hoping he can edge in front and has a fair few smart chances to do so with the likes of Born Survivor, Encore Champs and Proschema.

Skelton heads into the meeting off the back of some nice winners in the big races at Aintree and over the last two weeks he is running at a 21% strike rate.