Ladbrokes Novice Chase Runner By Runner

1. Spiritofthegames

Trainer - Dan Skelton

Jockey - Harry Skelton

The small field of four is headed by Spiritofthegames, who improved to win a Listed event on his chasing debut.

Only 6yo, he now needs to go to the next level again, however under penalty, and is the only one of these without a course win.


2. Lostintranslation

Trainer - Colin Tizzard

Jockey - Robbie Power

Something to find with Warren Greatrex's La Bague Au Roi on chasing debut form, but it is likely there is more to come.

The two were involved in a good clash here three or four weeks ago, and it is more than likely that they will be the two to fight out the finish.

Major player.

3. Talkischeap

Trainer - Alan King

Jockey - Wayne Hutchinson

Maybe a promising debut here last time, but has ground to make up on Lostintranslation letalone La Bague Au Roi.

Was 3-5 over hurdles, must needs to build extensively from first start over the larger obstacles.

Not considered an outsider, but work to do.

4. La Bague Au Roi

Trainer - Warren Greatrex

Jockey - Richard Johnson

A Grade 2 Mares winner, who beat two of these here on recent chasing debut.

Arrived at the Cheltenham Festival with four wins consecutively on her back, but failed to land a real blow to the leaders. Has taken to chasing well and is surely the one to beat on stats, form and figures.

Will go close.