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EGLANTINE DU SEUIL: 2019 Mares’ Novice victor reappears over fences at Stratford

Former Festival winner Eglantine Du Seuil bids for just a fourth career victory at Stratford 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.

Cheltenham Festival heroine Eglantine Du Seuil returns to race action for the first time since June as she tackles three rivals at Stratford on Thursday afternoon.

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The former Dawn Run winner secured her first success since that Prestbury Park victory two years ago when landing at the second attempt over fences at Worcester back in May, but she fell on her next outing.

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Previously based at Clossuton with Willie Mullins, the seven-year-old mare now represents Paul Nicholls and bids to get over that tumble at Newton Abbot on her debut at the Warwickshire track this week.

Horse trainer Paul Nicholls at Hereford Racecourse Supreme
Eglantine Du Seuil is Paul Nicholls’s sole runner on Thursday afternoon

She opposes the hat-trick seeking Presentandcounting, who has been in fine fettle for Donald McCain Jr since switching to the larger obstacles and hasn’t finished outside the top two on his last seven starts, never failing to finish outside the front three.

Brian Hughes has ridden Presentandcounting to each of his five victories under rules

Also in contention is previous course successor Some Day Soon, who ended a two-year drought without a win at Stratford last month, seeing off Thursday rival Forecast by 17-lengths.

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.

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