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Templegate tip and complete runner-by-runner guide to Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Friday
December 9, 2021
TEMPLEGATE takes a close look at Friday's big race at Cheltenham.
Our man has been in fine form lately so find out his pick for the Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Country Handicap Chase.
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BALKO DES FLOS 3
GO with Flos. Second in the Grand National so has lots of stamina and was a fair fifth on this course last month. He has to give a stone away all round, which will take some doing, but he could run into the frame.
ALL Talk. Made his debut for this trainer over the course in November when never looking happy and unseating about halfway round. More than two years since his last win now and he’s struggling to even finish at present.
ALPHA DES OBEAUX 2
ALPHA fail. Losing run has passed three years with no placings since his 2019 Becher Chase third. Jumped round in his own time here last month before a modest effort at Fairyhouse. Looks too high in the weights on recent form.
BACK ON THE LASH 5
BACK him. He loved this track when landing a battling success here at last month’s meeting. He’s been upped just 3lb for that neck victory which came over this trip in similar ground conditions. He will be right there again.
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