Who To Follow At Cheltenham On Thursday

Horse To Follow - Bourbon Beauty

One of the feature events of the day is the Listed Mares' Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f and Bourbon Beauty for Alex Hales is looking to back her big race success last time out.

The six year old mare has been seen five times this season and has progressed a huge amount to now be a Grade Two winner, having struggled in novice company at the start of the term.

Having needed the run on seasonal debut she then went to Warwick and finished a good second behind The Glancing Queen, with the form of that race working out well.

She also franked the form when getting off the mark next time out at Kelso just getting the better of Wild Polly in a cracker.

The mare went back to Warwick two starts ago and was a long way third behind two nice types, but bounced back to form massively last time out when giving a career best performance to land the Grade Two Mares' Hurdle at Newbury.

Bourbon Beauty has gone up 8lb but looks to be highly progressive and could just steal the race again from the front.

Trainer To Follow - Alan King

Alan King has some lovely chances across the card at Cheltenham on Thursday which makes him the trainer to follow on the day, with some nice mares looking to run a big race.

The first big player on the afternoon is the seven year old The Glancing Queen who drops back into Listed company having ran well to finish fifth at the Cheltenham festival in the Grade Two Mares' Novices Hurdle.

Straight after her in the next race comes Her Indoors, who was another festival runner in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle and although slightly outclassed she has been dropped 1lb and goes into an easier event.

Both of these runners are his only chances on the day.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton has now managed to just nudge ahead of Brian Hughes in the jockeys title and will now be looking to solidify his mark at the top of the leaderboard.

At Cheltenham on Thursday he has a handful of decent rides and we believe it might just pay to follow him with some of his chances being at decent prices.

His best chances across the day look to be on Goodnight Charlie for Caroline Fryer in the Mares' Handicap Chase and in the last he sits on Signal Point for his brother.

Skelton heads into the meeting in some flying form and over the last two weeks he is running at a 23% strike rate having had 13 winners from his last 57 rides.

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