Harry Skelton’s Sunday Preview
Ballygrifincottage (13:20)ran really promisingly on his first start under rules at Cheltenham, when finishing behind two smart horses. He’s had a nice break since then and comes into this race fresh and well. We feel he’s got a great chance.
Faivoir takes his chance in the two-mile novices’ chase (13:50). He did really well in the autumn and has had a bit of a freshen up since his last run. I’m sure this will be a competitive little race, but he comes here in good form and on his day he’s a classy horse.
We run two at Warwick on Sunday, starting with Gaia Du Gouet in the mares’ novices’ hurdle (14:15). She won very well on her first run for us at Uttoxeter in November. We like what we saw from her there and in her subsequent work. She steps up to two and a half miles for the first time, but as a point-to-point winner I don’t see that as any problem. She looks to hold a very good chance.
Lydford (14:50) has done really well since going hurdling. He won nicely at Market Rasen under a good ride from Bridget most recently and she rides him again here. He goes into handicap company for the first time, and we feel he should be competitive off his mark.