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- By The Scout

ENJOY D’ALLEN (3.00) can spark celebratio­ns for JP McManus by winning the Glenfarcla­s Crystal Cup Cross Country Handicap Chase.

National Hunt’s leading owner has dominated this race, with eight victories since 2004.

Today’s contender has the right rating to figure, receiving a chunk of weight from 2021 Gold Cup hero Minello Indo and 2022 fourth Galvin.

With recent campaigns geared around Aintree’s Grand National, he finds himself on a 1lb lower mark than his 2021 third in the Irish version.

That was over today’s trip of 3m 5f and connection­s reapply a visor he benefited from in strong handicaps on Irish terrain.

LA MALMASON (1.50) travels from Ireland to contest the Cheltenham Racecourse Food Bank Collection Mares’ Handicap Chase.

Third behind smart pair Found A Fifty and Colonel Mustard last time, she is expected to be better than her 12 opponents.

With his recent Grade Two form upheld by the principals,

WILLIETHEB­UILDER (1.15) tops the Catesby Estates Handicap Hurdle shortlist. It could pay to race prominentl­y in the Unibet Middle Distance Chase SeriesVete­rans’ Handicap Chase – and STORM

CONTROL (2.25) is capable of putting up a bold show.

Connection­s have persevered with six-figure purchase BIG BRESIL (3.35) and rookie trainer Ben Brookhouse can get the best out of him in the Citipost Handicap Hurdle.

Jonjo O’Neill has plenty of winners over fences at Bangor, with YES INDEED (1.30) fancied for the Alfa Aggregate Products Golden Spurs Handicap Chase.

If ready to go, stamina-laden veteran SAMUEL JACKSON (2.05) should outrun his odds in the CorbettSpo­rts Handicap Hurdle.

 ?? ?? FANCY: Enjoy D’Allen
FANCY: Enjoy D’Allen

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