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CHELTENHAM REWIND: Former Festival Eglantine Du Seuil heroine makes chase bow at Fontwell

Former Cheltenham successor Eglantine Du Seuil makes her debut over fences on Thursday afternoon

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RYM395 Eglantine Du Seuil ridden by Noel Fehily on their way to victory in the National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares' Novices' Hurdle during St Patrick's Thursday of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

2019 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle victor Eglantine Du Seuil heads to Fontwell this evening bidding to land her first success on the course since her Festival win two years ago.

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A winner at Fontainebleau on debut, the French recruit made a winning start under rules at Sligo before going onto win at Prestbury Park two starts later under Noel Fehily – the jockey’s final Festival victory in the saddle.

Formerly with Willie Mullins, the Saddler Maker daughter moved to Paul Nicholls at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign where he struggled to land a major blow over timber, despite close efforts at Cheltenham’s International and April Meetings, respectively.

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Eglantine Du Seuil beat future Festival winners Epatante, Black Tears, Concertista and Indefatigable in the 2019 renewal of the Dawn Run

And her Ditcheat handler now bids for a tilt over fences, with Bryony Frost set to partner the seven-year-old mare in West Sussex on Thursday evening.

WATCH: EGLANTINE DU SEUIL WINS AN EPIC RENEWAL OF THE MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE AT THE 2019 CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

She currently heads the betting in the three-runner affair, opposing the Jamie Snowden trained and Fontwell specialist, Chapmanshype.

Gary Moore saddles the outsider of the trio, Neff.

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