Robbie Power On Friday’s Cheltenham Action & Best Weekend Chances
White Moon was making a very decent chasing debut at Cheltenham yesterday.
He didn’t deserve to fall. He jumped super the whole way and was just getting into top gear – he’s a real stayer in the making.
We just ran out of a bit of room going to the last fence and the horse on the inside drifted off the rail. The winner kept a straight line but I ran out off room. Hopefully he’s none the worse from the fall as he’s an exciting horse to look forward to for the future.
I said earlier on in the year that I thought Colin had a lovely bunch of Novice chasers with Lost In Translation, White Moon and The Russian Doyen.
I think they’re three horses, so far, that could definitely hold their mark in novice company at festivals.
Cheltenham On Friday
A good number of the winners came on the wide outside, as is often the case. The ground yesterday was on the slow side on the hurdle track and a bit quicker on the chase track. A lot of people like to come for that outside rail up the straight at Cheltenham. It gives you a bit of help going up that hill.
I’d say connections were very happy with Tiger Roll yesterday. I’d imagine that’s the route he’ll stay down until he goes back to Aintree for the Grand National again.
It turned into a bit of a sprint, which wouldn’t suit Tiger Roll. Take nothing away from Josie’s Orders, though, he done the job well.
I think he won more comfortably than the winning margin suggested.
Best Weekend Chances
I think Got Trumped at Punchestown on Saturday has a very good chance, as does The Holy One on Sunday.