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CHELTENHAM DAILY NEWS NOTES | Monday 21st February

The Cheltenham.co.uk team put together all the daily info you need ahead of the Cheltenham Festival

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With the Cheltenham Festival just over three weeks away, punters are eagerly searching for any information that could help them with their selections for the four-day meeting.

In our new segment, the team will reveal all the news stories you need that could reveal the potential targets of several Cheltenham-bound contenders.

Here are the Daily News Notes for Monday.

GOOD COULD RISK IT ALL IN THE CORAL CUP

After finishing second on his first three starts over obstacles, Good Risk At All broke his duck over hurdles as he claimed success in the Dingley’s Promise Handicap Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

After the race, trainer Sam Thomas suggested the next destination for the six-year-old.

Sam Thomas Trainer Cheltenham
Sam Thomas is aiming for Cheltenham glory with Good Risk At All

“Today is the first day he's really had his conditions that he's already proven himself on. He won last season at Cheltenham on heavy ground.

"Although he's a strong traveller, he probably hasn't got the gears to quicken.

"He's got to earn his right to be there. We have entries at Cheltenham in the novices but we might think we could sneak into the Coral Cup off the back of that.

Good Risk At All is now a best-priced 10/1 favourite for the Coral Cup.

ALCAZAR’S AIMS

Trainer Fergal O’Brien has made Imperial Alcazar’s Festival targets clear, as he reveals he will be entered for two races at Prestbury Park.

The eight-year-old has shown improvement since taking to fences this season and he could well feature in either the Turners Novices’ Chase or the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase next month.

G7JK02 Trainer Fergal O'Brien at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee.

O’Brien spoke out on his recruit’s potential entries for next month.

 “He’ll be entered in the two-and-half-mile handicap, he could go there, but I don’t see any point in putting him in the three-mile novice.

“I think he’s better off over two (miles) four (furlongs), it’ll be the two-four novice or the two-four handicap, either way.”

Imperial Alcazar is currently 16/1 for the Paddy Power Plate and 33/1 for the Turners’ Novices Chase.

IMPERVIOUS TO HER RIVALS

Despite losing her unbeaten record back in November, Impervious is edging closer to returning to racing action.

Colm Murphy has revealed the six-year-old’s Cheltenham Festival target, as she will take on Statuaire in the Mares Novices’ Hurdle.

Murphy spoke about his promising mare over the weekend.

“She is well and will go for the mares’ novice hurdle.

“We had a little hiccup after she ran last time, so we said we would go straight there with her.

“We are fortunate enough to do that because she has plenty of experience and it is not a worry.

Impervious is currently a best-priced 14/1 for the 2m1f contest.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.