Who To Follow At Cheltenham On Friday - 21/10/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott sends a strong team to Prestbury Park on Friday and that makes him the man to follow across the afternoon.

In the opener Duffle Coat returns to the scene of his Grade Two Juvenile Hurdle win ahead of Adagio in 2020, and he has not been seen winning since then.

In the Novices' Chase Ash Tree Meadow drops back to two miles and looks to have a big chance and then in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle smart bumper horse Music Drive should go close.

Tullybeg is not without a chance in the Novices' Limited Handicap Chase and then in the Maiden Hurdle An Mhi could turn out to be anything.

Jockey To Follow - Paddy Brennan

Paddy Brennan has been in some serious form already this season and heads into Friday's meeting currently running at a 50% strike rate for the last two weeks, managing six wins from 12 rides.

Brennan's first ride of the afternoon comes on the Fergal O'Brien trained Byzantine Empire who has been in consistent form of late and is definitely not ruled out.

In the Novices' Limited Handicap Chase Pull Again Green has won three of his last four events and will be looking to go close again, but this is tougher.

Onagatheringstorm is having his first win since a wind operation in the 2m4f handicap hurdle and then in the finale, Hullnback was a superb second in the Grade Two bumper at the Grand National meeting last term and he looks his best ride of the day in the Maiden Hurdle.