The TV presenter of racing, Lydia Hislop, had the surprise winner of champion Chase Put The Kettle On in her selection on Wednesday and is now showing a preview of the third day of action at the Cheltenham Festival 2021

Three top-notch junior hunters – despite the lack of energumene – have long been expected to show off their talents at Cheltenham this year (albeit frustratingly in different races)

So far, Shishkin and Monkfish have written scripts – the latter perhaps a little less certain than most intended – but can Envoi Allen, perhaps the most famous of them all, do the same?

The answer is most likely yes, although his three car chases so far have no substance, Envoi Allen is already a two-time festival winner – most impressively when he ran a heavily-run edition of the Ballymore 12 months ago from the start, he proved the ability to measure his long or short fences with a maturity beyond his experience as a beginner. When everyone around him lost their jockeys last time in Punchestown, Jack Kennedy could rely on his mount to keep his head down

In the circumstances, it is reasonable that the new trainer Henry de Bromhead, who acquired Envoi Allen from Gordon Elliott’s farm among a quintet of horses in the exodus of Cheveley Park Stud, De Bromhead tried to avoid possible interference by serving the Groom of the horse brought in Seainin Mahon to his former stable to help with the move, and by keeping Kennedy in Cheltenham for that assignment, that can only be positive

The doubt raised by overnight connections is whether good to soft soil that is constantly drying will negatively affect its chances.It is true that it was mostly used for campaigning during the deep winter months, aside from its two previous visits to Cheltenham when it was much quieter than he will encounter here. Maybe it will be a problem – it wasn’t a factor that I had previously feared very much

If so, the odds of my game against him in this race would increase. I like Shan Blue for that, especially now that he has deviated from the clear second favorite. When they met Ballymore, that rival had no chance but between them 27 lengths lay (made worse by Shan Blue, who got off balance on landing two) but he’s made it his business to hunt with arresting enthusiasm

Shan Blue jumps quickly and accurately – as shown when he mistook The Big Breakaway in the first-class chase for the Kauto Star Novices over Christmas, but also when he did too much in advance and under test conditions in Sandown Overtaken by Sporting John, the former rival advertised the form better than the latter in yesterday’s Brown Advisory Chase than the latter Shan Blau’s skillful wetherby win last October showed he is equally adept left-handed

With a rapid-fire opening fence and no obvious rival to take him to the top, Shan Blue could put all of his rivals under pressure early on, in fact, it could be Envoi Allen trying to get the next chase

Brothers Skelton, trainer Dan and jockey Harry, have so far survived a frustrating meeting from repeatedly hitting the crossbar, and yet all of their horses have done well in the defeat. The doubt is whether he needs a flat stretch to do his best, but he just has an external squeak that creates excitement – enough to risk a single bet at 11/1 heresy, I know

Nicky Henderson believes he has a strong band of junior hunters this season, but only the mighty Shishkin has confirmed that claim to date, Dickie Divers comparatively lack of physical leeway showed up with ragged or tentative jumps from the start in the Brown Advisory yesterday Here the Seven Barrows team relies on Chantry House and Fusil Raffles

The former got off to a good start and had settled in a three-runner affair at Ascot, but was bombed on that track behind this stable companion in December when rider Nico de Boinville reported that his mount was struggling to get off the deep ground to jump, and slowly was removed from his fences as a result, on that foundation, and also on his promising third place in the Supreme last year – if he forms like he continues to improve – he might be the one who is Envoi Allen after Hunt home when Shan Blue fails

Chatham Street Lad performs incredibly well, comfortably on this track, when it comes to routing a competitive Caspian Caviar Gold Cup 15 lengths, though falling back to 2m1f at Fairyhouse probably was too harsh a test last time around , he still has to prove himself here at a different racing pace and on faster ground

Gavin Cromwell chose this longer event and not the Arkle with Darver Star Given the breakneck pace at which this sharper Grade 1 was run, he probably made the right choice.This horse was good enough to finish third on last year’s Champion Hurdle as a long-time newbie and was in an early last time Stadium behind Energumene in Arkle, Ireland, outside of its comfort zone, but better soil should help here

I can’t have Willie Mullins’ duo It might be that Asterion Forlonge is less affected by jumping straight onto the galloping New Course than if that trait was so pronounced in last year’s Supreme (Ladies and Gentlemen , I’ll give you Appendix A: Goshen) However, he lacks either the craft or the nerves on his fences, as his failure to match even his beginner hurdle shape has been betrayed to this day

Stablemate Blackbow is another one who too often puts fences in the too difficult tray, although last time Danny Mullins with patient patience finished a third-best third place behind stable companion Energumene in Arkle, Ireland last time The first fence comes up this journey and this stretch high up terribly fast The odds for this couple may be over before they even begin

Perhaps the best way to get close to the most compelling edition of Ryanair I can remember is with defending champion Min, who is facing a much deeper field than 12 months ago and arriving in significantly worse shape last year around that time he had given Champion Chase, the favorite Chacun Pour Soi, a fight on a route that would suit his stablemate well, but last month he was never in the same class 1 Dublin chase or jumped and pulled up p>

During the current Road To Cheltenham series, Ruby Walsh has argued that Min is capable of throwing a bad run, but that’s hard to tell from the outside, so this latest development was troubling despite Paul Townend’s Ryanair last year controlled, his mount only clung to Saint Calvados on the line because he was allowed to drift to the left and disrupted the ambitious inner challenge of the rival at the last fence

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Stablemate Allaho is next out on the market, and it has a near profile at previous festivals – ideally, one could argue, for a Ryanair – by hitting the scene at Albert Bartlett 2019 and RSA Chase last year if he does too much last home

The good news is that he’s getting better with every start this season and won’t stay exposed on this trip The bad news is he’s starting to look like he’s falling a little short in first grade.He last led the case at Thurles, but that was a second grade

Staying with Team Mullins, Melon is a steadfast festival fan with an unenviable track record – depending on whether you have problems with the first world – finishing second four times in the Marsh Novices chase last year was his nose One step ahead before and after the line Samcro’s nose was in front where they counted, but had remained inactive after advancing so far that he left himself vulnerable

Melon should certainly do well, with the cheek pieces back on, fall back on the trip, and revert to the unconstrained tactic that suits him best and on a course that he reserves his best on, perhaps the cheapest of the mullins -Trios, but I think he’s the most likely to give his race

Fitting to his status as a sacred relic, Samcro’s claims require more faith.He ran dull at Down Royal in October before never interfering when he was topped up to three miles for the Savills Chase and his mere record as a two-time festival winner justifies him a lot of respect and the drier soil will suit him well

Mister Fisher stayed with last year’s Marsh and was placed too far behind in a competition dominated by celebrity racing drivers Rider Nico de Boinville used more positive tactics when he won the rescheduled Peterborough Chase on this track in December.His connections have always claimed that a sound surface suits him best, so the opportunity arises for a horse that has yet to prove it must be real class 1 material

Similar comments apply to Imperial Aura, who likely got off to a safe start this season at Carlisle and, more importantly, Ascot, having won the handicap chase of the festival’s now-late novices last year However, he lost concentration unusually and put David Bass off at Kempton in early January. He has to prove a point

Dashel Drasher is an unexpected guest because although he earned his place with a first class triumph at Ascot last time, it was a relatively weak affair and it fell apart a little after coach Jeremy Scott seemed unhappy with the idea to be, but clearly had a change of heart. In my opinion, it is doubtful whether his stable standard bearer can hold his position and achieve a rhythm in the heat of this competition. He looks particularly good from Ascot

Most of these uncertainties showed up last month when I recommended a 12/1 bid both ways on Fakir D’Oudairies in that race and I continue to be happy with that position after a performance similar to that of Samcro Comparable to Savills Chase, he seemed to have regained his excitement the last time he finished second behind Chacun Pour Soi in Dublin Chase

He is returning to a trip he scored on as a freshman in first grade and returning to a place where he has been successful in the past He finished fourth in Supreme 2019 and second in Arkle 2020 and has the credentials right to take another step forward

I continue to hope that Fanion D’Estruval has a good race in itself, probably on this trip but on a flatter track. The accuracy of his jumping broke down at a speed of two miles but his low French style got too undone by the third last on this route in December

Amy Murphy put on Kalashnikov cheek pieces after trying three miles in Denman Pursuit where her steady star couldn’t find a rhythm.He finished second in the 2018 Supreme and was overthrown in the following year’s Arkle with the exception of the name, but him struggled to make a name for himself at this level and this race doesn’t seem like a likely path for change

Real Steel was still doing well as it neared its final flight in last year’s Gold Cup, it ran so steadily but was kept from jumping by Imperial Aura at Ascot and has since broken a blood vessel in the King George He’ll like the floor but could be a shadow below what’s required

Tornado Flyer formed to my eyes as if it needed more than this trip in the marsh last year, but Bryan Cooper advised him to drop it after finishing second after Min in the 2m4f John Durkan and so he did Negatively ridden for over three miles in Savills Chase before being torn off his feet in Dublin Chase. Maybe he is without a trip? He’s certainly not good enough for that

Ruby Walsh’s pick:
Recommended on 200121: Allaho at 10/1 each way NRNB with Paddy Power for the Ryanair Chase
Recommended on 280121: Min with 5/1 only win NRNB with Paddy Power for the Ryanair Chase

Paisley Park is rightly the favorite, becoming the first horse since Inglis Drever to regain his Stayers’ crown – as the three-time winner of that race in 2007. The 2019 winner was favorite before the Thyme Hill retreat, against whom he was a compelling rivalry had developed, and has only shortened since then

It was hard to imagine Thyme Hill flipping the long walk form with Paisley Park as it saved loyal driver Aidan Coleman from what the jockey freely admits was a tactical mistake when he hit the straight at Ascot shuffled backwards The fact that he was recovering from that setback signaled that we should consider the atrial fibrillation that troubled him on the Paddy Power Stayers’ hurdle last year as a thing of the past

2/1 is a little on the short side, however, considering that Sire Du Berlais put in a comparable performance on the clock when he won the Pertemps 2019 over the same route and distance as this Class 1 he showed a smarter performance than last year’s winner, Lisnagar Oscar, when he followed up in the same event 12 months later

He has done well making the move to a tiered company this season and has enough pace to win over 2 m4f on the Lismullen Hurdle before embarking on Fury Road while Flooring Porter over Christmas breaks with Leopardstown’s Christmas corral

Flooring Porter goes to court to win the Christmas hurdle with Sire du Berlais in his week

He left late at nine to jump into the big time, but was overpriced at 10/1 earlier this season, but I have to admit I was expecting Sire Du Berlais Connections to hit the headgear switch perform that has served them so well in past festivals: First-time cheek pieces in 2019, which were exchanged for first-time turn signals last year I confidently predicted a visor

In this context, the recent cash for Fury Road is worrying as it was less well positioned than the winner (and yesterday’s Brown Advisory hero) Monkfish – but similar to the runner-up at last show – third in last year’s Albert Bartlett, the worn out after hitting the front against the last

He’s been steadily improving this season but got worn out late despite having better jump from Beacon Edge in Navan’s Boyne Hurdle last time around, after which his later-suspended trainer Gordon Elliott suggested that Fury Road prep had not gone smoothly so it is reasonable to expect improved performance here, so I would surely expect him to reverse this form against a horse attempting three miles for the first time The Fury Road is likely to be versatile in terms of soil as well

The storyteller took second place at Sire Du Berlais at the Pertemps last year and received £ 3 He can count on him to run another solid race for the Cullentra House team led by Denise Foster.This horse is superbly consistent and versatile and comes here after finishing second in the Irish Gold Cup behind Kemboy before he was second in the Christmas hurdle What a horse He also won the Festival Plate 2018 and is a solid place player here

There should be a strong pace here.Although Lil Rockerfeller (2017) and Sam Spinner (2019) are less reliable than them, they should be encouraged and assisted by Vinndication, who is trying to mimic Big Buck’s by purposefully imitating this race after that Settling in the Ladbrokes Trophy (formerly Hennessy)

He was a progressive hurdler a long time ago in the 2017/18 season and then did well, taking a top-notch fourth place out of 159 in last season’s ultima despite his habit of properly adapting to an encouraging run , unsuited to a relative speed test when he finished second after Cyrname at Charlie Hall and aimed for the Gold Cup, but coach Kim Bailey has regularly reported that he has struggled to get the vinndication right since Newbury he’s been a realistic player here

Flooring Porter won the race, slipped his field, the last time he won a Navan handicap and then fooled more vaunted rivals in the Christmas hurdle. He won’t be able to pull off that tactic here and is coach Gavin Cromwell rightly concerned about this horse’s habit of going left as there is no internal rail to guide him on this route

A strong pace will once again bring out the best in Lisnagar Oscar who has formed well this season.He traveled heavily in the West Yorkshire and Long Distance hurdles before weakening quickly and connections increasing his breathing in his penultimate failure in his penultimate failure Rendlesham strongly suggests the operation worked and he will be better suited from this galloping stretch

If there’s one credible competitor on the left, it is surely Reserve Tank – a novice progressive hurdler two seasons ago that culminated in a first class win at Punchestown that didn’t break the fences last season came

He was too astute and usually even jumped left at Fontwell when he came back from almost a year off last month, but has latent skills and likes a healthy finish. Team Tizzard produced both Fiddlerontheroof and The Big Breakaway yesterday to join perform well in the chase of the Brown Advisory Novices

Bacardys doesn’t jump well enough, prefers proving grounds, and isn’t in as good shape as it was before the third last year.If The Cap Fits changes here after failing to go to fences and not exposed on the drive, it is likely better on a flat track.If it has been difficult to argue that Thyme Hill is reversing the long walk hurdle shape with Paisley Park, it is impossible for Main Fact and the extremely personable Younevercall, who was always believed to need a right-handed

As his last novice act, Caribean Boy put in a top-notch performance in Newbury in November when he defeated Brown Advisory runner-up Fiddlerontheroof since then he seems less comfortable on deeper ground and may have been right-handed driving

Willie Mullins has won all five editions of this race and once again holds a strong hand, led by Hook Up and Gauloise fourth class from Chanelle Pharma is a strong form, like Appreciate It and Blue Lord on the opening day of the festival in the hurdle Sky Bet Supreme Novices advertised Like Blue Lord, Hook Up came from further back than ideal that day. The problem is her jumping as she is error prone, but she should be the favorite

Roseys Hollow, Royal Kahala and Gauloise finished close together for the last time at Fairyhouse in that order, with the runner-up emerging as the best of the weights, however, some changes to riding tactics could have resulted in the cards falling in a different order / p>

I’m interested that Joseph O’Brien sent Mighty Blue because she was off the top three that day, but has a great deal of flat shape on a solid surface – it should do a lot better here >

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I envisioned Plan Of Attack for this race last year and it interests me again from a 3 pound mark and with blinkers on for the first time. It hasn’t been in good shape this season but this return to a more solid one Surface will fit I expect Milanford will do well too

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