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“THIS IS WHAT WE TRAIN ONE FOR”: Ahoy Senor set for third clash with Bravemansgame at the 2022 Festival

The third installment of Ahoy Senor and Bravemansgame will likely take place next Wednesday

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Ahoy Senor ridden by Derek Fox (right) on their way to winning the Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle during Ladies Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Friday April 9, 2021.

Lucinda Russell and Peter Scudamore confirmed over the weekend that Ahoy Senor would look to exact revenge on Bravemansgame in their eagerly-awaited rematch over fences in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at next week’s Cheltenham Festival.

The Scottish-based gelding saw off Paul Nicholls’ charge at Aintree over hurdles last April, but the current second favourite for Wednesday’s second Grade 1 turned the tables in the Kauto Star at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.

He would score at Wetherby next time out, though, so heads to Prestbury Park with a win under his belt and connections don’t feel his defeat at Christmas will be disadvantageous to him here.

WATCH: BRAVEMANSGAME SEES OFF AHOY SENOR AT KEMPTON [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Scudamore, partner and assistant trainer to handler Russell, told At The Races: “He schooled the downhill fences at Kelso on Saturday and hopefully, all being well, he will go to the Brown Advisory. He looked sharp and did everything we asked well.

Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK
The Cheltenham Festival kickstarts on Tuesday 15th March

“I know we thought about not taking him here, but he’ll go to the Brown Advisory.

“We obviously know it is a very hot race and you get a little bit frightened, because I think a lot of him.

Bravremansgame Cheltenham
Bravemansgame is being supported by many to take this year’s Brown Advisory but will face old nemesis Ahoy Senor in Gloucestershire

“Then you think to yourself, there is only one Cheltenham and that is what we train one for, to get one there.

“I don’t think we lost anything in defeat at Kempton and he ran well at Wetherby. So we will go and see what happens.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.