- 1:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle
- 2:10 Arkle Chase
- 2:50 Ultima Handicap Chase
- 3:30 Champion Hurdle
- 4:10 Mares Hurdle
- 4:50 National Hunt Chase Cup
- 5:30 Close Brothers Novices Chase
- 1:30 Ballymore Novices Hurdle
- 2:10 RSA Chase
- 2:50 Coral Cup
- 3:30 Queen Mthr Champion Chase
- 4:10 Cross Country Chase
- 4:50 Fred Winter H'Cap Hurdle
- 5:30 Champion Bumper
- 1:30 JLT Novices Chase
- 2:10 Pertemps Final Hurdle
- 2:50 Ryanair Chase
- 3:30 Stayers Hurdle
- 4:10 Brown Advisory Plate
- 4:50 Mares Novices Hurdle
- 5:30 Kim Muir Chase Cup
2019 Brown Advisory Plate Preview & Tips - 4.10pm Cheltenham
2019 PREVIEW DUE by MARCH 5th-10th
Another Cheltenham handicap dominated by Irish horses in recent years. After no sign of a victory for 20 years all of a sudden they win two on the trot. Both of those victories were for Gigginstown Stud after only ever having one placed horse prior to that.
The Irish certainly have a strong team this season and are led by Tully East who won here twelve months ago in the Listed Novices Handicap. It was a shrewd bit of training by Alan Fleming to land the prize last year and he turns up here on the same mark as he was on when 6th to Splash Of Ginge in the BetVictor Gold Cup. Since then he has ran 3rd behind the useful Patricks Park at Leopardstown and would have been a lot closer but for some silly errors at important times.
Another Irish challenger with a chance is Last Goodbye trained by Elizabeth Doyle, the 7yo was 5th behind Tully East at the Festival last year but didn’t really improve on that until last time out at Leopardstown in February.
He ran in the big handicap chase at the Leopardstown Festival and won a decent prize off just 10 stone. It was a very good bit of training and the winning distance of 9 lengths has earned a massive hike up the weights. On this form he’s worth his place in the line up but would need a personal best to get involved.
The home challenge is led by David Pipe with his lightly raced King’s Socks. He’s only had one run in the UK since coming over from France where he ran twice against a certain Footpad who is now with Willie Mullins.
His run at Kempton didn’t tell us too much other than he can jump, he never threatened to win the race and ended up 8 lengths behind the winner Modus. He’s well regarded and looks to be on a decent enough mark.
A horse with a bit more form is Romain De Senam trained by Paul Nicholls. He ended last season with a decent second in Listed company at Ayr and started this campaign off with a couple of Class 2 handicaps at Chepstow and Stratford. He was then 5th to Splash Of Ginge in the BetVictor Gold Cup and last time out was 5th here in the Caspian Gold Cup. The handicapper has kindly dropped him a couple of pounds and all looks set for a big run.
Nicholls also runs the 7yo Movewiththetimes who has only had three starts over fences. Yet to win but has been placed behind Finians Oscar and Kalondra in his last two runs. He gets in here off a mark 142 which is lower than his hurdles rating and you just wonder if he's a well handicapped horse at the minute.
The Storyteller trained by Gordon Elliott is still in his novice days and has been contesting better company so far this season. Last time out he was no match for Monalee and it could be a very wise move to take him handicapping. He’s been given an opening mark of 147, which is 5lbs higher than his hurdles rating, and you can never cross of anything from this yard.
Ballyalton is already a winner at the Festival; Ian Williams’s 11yo won the Close Brothers Chase a couple of years ago but unfortunately injury struck soon after. He was off the track for over 500 days but is now back and seemingly none the worse. He was a good 4th behind Guitar Pete here in December and we can ignore his last run when he didn’t get home over 3 miles.
Guitar Pete is also worth mentioning as he has won two decent prizes this season already. He was formerly with Sandra Hughes and was 3rd in the Triumph Hurdle at one time. Now with Nicky Richards he is making into a nice chaser. He still makes the odd blunder, which is halting his progress and fell last time out at Ascot when travelling well. If he can put in a clear round he could get involved in this company.
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Brown Advisory Plate Trends
|10/10 Winners||Had won over 2m 2f to 2m 5f previously|
|9/10 Winners||Had won a Chase at Class 3 level|
|9/10 Winners||Carried less than 11 stone|
|9/10 Winners||Had not won more than one race that season|
|8/10 Winners||Had ran at Cheltenham previously|
|8/10 Winners||Were NOT Irish trained|
|9/10 Favourites||Did NOT win the race|
|9/10 Winners||Started at double figure prices (10/1 or more)|
|8/10 Winners||Were rated between 130-140 (OR)|
|6/10 Winners||Were aged 8 to 10 years old|
Brown Advisory Plate Runners
Brown Advisory Plate Previous Winners
|2018||The Storyteller||7||11-04||Davy Russell||Gordon Elliott||5/1|
|2017||Road To Respect||7||10-13||Bryan Cooper||Noel Meade||14/1|
|2016||Empire of Dirt||9||10-11||Bryan Cooper||Colm Murphy||16/1|
|2015||Darna||9||10-11||David Bass||Kim Bailey||33/1|
|2014||Ballynagour||8||10-09||Tom Scudamore||David Pipe||12/1|
|2013||Carrickboy||9||10-05||Liam Treadwell||Venetia Williams||50/1|
|2012||Salut Flo||7||10-10||Tom Scudamore||David Pipe||9/2|
|2011||Holmwood Legend||10||10-09||Keiran Burke||Patrick Rodford||25/1|
|2010||Great Endeavour||6||10-01||Danny Cook||David Pipe||18/1|
|2009||Something Wells||8||10-07||MrWill Biddick||Venetia Williams||33/1|