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CHELTENHAM DAILY NEWS NOTES | Tuesday 8th March

The Cheltenham.co.uk team pick out a handful of the breaking Cheltenham stories from the past 24 hours

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The final countdown to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival begins, with only a week to go until the ‘Greatest Show On Turf’ gets underway.

In our latest edition of the news segment, the team look at a returning Cheltenham star as well as two promising runners in the Cross Country and the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

Here are the Daily News Notes for Tuesday.

PAISLEY’S POWERING ON

Trainer Emma Lavelle is hoping for a resurgent performance from Paisley Park, as the gelding aims to regain his Stayers’ Hurdle crown at the third attempt.

The 10-year-old bounced back to form with a brave effort in the Cleeve Hurdle, making up plenty of ground in the closing stages to win by three and a quarter lengths.

Talking to Racing TV, Lavelle is looking forward to her star’s return to Prestbury Park next week.

2AR1AEC Paisley Park ridden by Aidan Coleman before the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Paisley Park returns to Cheltenham for another crack at the Stayers’ Hurdle

“Touch wood he’s in really good form, he’s done everything we could have wanted from him up until this point.

“Aidan’s in tomorrow (Tuesday) to give him a pop over a hurdle and everything’s gone well, we’ll just keep all of our fingers crossed that he can continue in that vein all the way to Cheltenham.”

“He’s been such a star and his last run proved he still has the ability, we go there hopeful and just wanting to enjoy it.”

Paisley Park is currently a 7/1 shot for the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.

BOLGER TAKING CARE OF CROSS COUNTRY

Enda Bolger is eyeing up his chances in the Cross Country Chase with Prengarde, with the Irish trainer

The six-year-old was a seven-time winner over in France and while he finished well down the field on his stable debut at Naas, he has come out better for it according to his connections.

Talking to Attheraces, Bolger is looking forward to seeing the gelding lead his Cheltenham team next week.

Trainer Enda Bolger leaving the funeral of jockey JT McNamara in County Limerick, Republic of Ireland.
Impervious will spearhead Enda Bolger’s Cheltenham squad

“We have a few bits of work to do this week and we’ll be in a better position to make a decision on what we send to Cheltenham after that.

“Prengarde is on song for it. We had to get him out and he’s come on for the run over hurdles at Naas. He’ll work again on Wednesday.

Prengarde holds a 6/1 price tag for the Cross Country Chase currently.

IMPERVIOUS INCHING TOWARDS CHELTENHAM

Colm Murphy is hoping Impervious can end his six-year wait for a Cheltenham Festival success, as she looks a big player in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

Talking to the Racing Post, the Irish trainer is relishing his chances at the Festival with the six-year-old mare.

“Fingers crossed she has a good chance. You almost hate saying, but, looking at the race, you’d have to say she’s capable of being involved.

“Her form is stacking up and, even if you go back to her Cork run, that was a good performance and I don’t think she’s far off that form at home.

“If things go well on the day and she gets a bit of luck she could run a big race. We couldn’t be happier with her at home anyway.”

Impervious is an 8/1 chance for the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

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.