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Tomorrow at Cheltenham

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Even though he’s not in one of the major championships of the festival, the unbeaten Envoi Allen drags a lot of interest in this 3rd day at the Festival. The French-bred AQPS already won twice at the meeting, in the bumper two years ago -an exercise tant is not familiar with French horses, and in the Baring Bingham Nocives’ Hurdle last season, on the same distance. Now unbeaten in 11 races, including his first show in a point-to-point, he will, however, experience something new here as he’s changed trainer earlier this month, having left Gordon Elliott’s care to join Henry de Bromhead, who now trains him for Cheveley Park Stud.

Otherwise, the French brigade is not out of contention in the two main races on Thursday, mainly relying on Allaho and Min, both trained by Willie Mullins, in the Ryanair Chase (Gr1), while JP’s Sire du Berlais will try to keep favourite Paisley Park to win a 2nd Stayers’ Hurdle (Gr1).