Who To Follow On Day Three Of Cheltenham's November Meeting

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Cheltenham - November 13 2022
Cheltenham 13:45
Tom Cannon


J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 161
Days: 218

The feature race of the afternoon at Cheltenham is the Grade Two Shloer Chase and Edwardstone if in the same form as last season should not be beat.

The gelding was exceptional last season going over fences, having a slight hiccup on debut when being bought down at Warwick when travelling well, next time out he put things right over the same C&D when taking a decent two mile Novices' Chase.

Stepped up to Grade One company next time out he went on to improve once more to land the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown, seeing off his closes rivals War Lord and Third Time Lucki by 16 lengths.

With the second and third since going on to frank the form, Edwardstone went to Kempton and also boosted it by making it a hat-trick of wins when landing the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices' Chase.

He made it four in a row next time out at Warwick in the Grade Two Kingmaker Novices' Chase when easily seeing off Third Time Lucki again.

Sent off favourite for the Arkle at the Cheltenham festival he was an emphatic winner of the race under a great ride by Tom Cannon.

Looking to finish the season off with a third Grade One and sixth straight win he found Gentleman De Mee too good in the Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree’s Grand National meeting.

Back for another season and getting 3lb off Nube Negra, although going into open company for the first time he looks extremely tough to beat.


Trainer To Follow - Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies was superb at this meeting last season and on Sunday has potentially his best runners across the three day meeting.

His first runner of the afternoon comes in the Jewson Handicap Chase over 3m 3 1/2f and stout stayer Fantastikas could have a big part to play.

In the Greatwood Hurdle, superb handicapper I Like To Move it although carrying nearly top weight always runs his race and should be in the frame.

In the finale Twiston-Davies lets Cuthbert Dibble race and having performed well on debut can improve again to go close.

Jockey To Follow - Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman has a nice book of rides at Cheltenham on Sunday starting in the Greatwood Hurdle with Thousand Tears being backed off the boards for Emmet Mullins and could have a big say.

Coleman also rides the favourite in the Grade Two Supreme Novices' Hurdle Trial with Iberico Lord for Nicky Henderson and JP McManus potentially a very nice horse.

The rider finishes the afternoon in the Listed bumper on the talented Cape Vidal who won nicely on debut at Ffos Las in May and has been saved for this since.

Coleman heads into the meeting sporting a strike-rate of 28% for the last two weeks, managing to land five winners from 18 rides.