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Vieux Lion Rouge was 11th at Cheltenham last year but comes into this race on hot form, with 3 wins in January and February at shorter distances but over heavy going. Very Wood has less experience but has performed consistently.
Caid Du Berlais has good experience and was 2nd at Cheltenham last year at odds of 20/1 in the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. Caid Du Berlais has Cheltenham experience and is well worth a punt here.
Dell' Arca also has Cheltenham experience, winning in a field of 18 in November. Dell' Arca was an excellent 2nd place at Newbury in February on heavy going too, and shows real promise here.
Regal Encore also finished 2nd at Cheltenham last year and was well fancied at 7/1 in the Champion Bumper. Regal Encore has since been pretty consistent, although stepping up to this distance is worth a place bet.
Full Shift only has 3 career races, but two wins and a second place. Full Shift is largely an unknown having only raced since November 2013, but could really surprise here and has been tested over this distance.
Doctor Harper was 12th at Cheltenham last year and has performed well since. Doctor Harper may not however have the big race experience to warrant a bet here.
Cheltenian was poor at Cheltenham last year, finishing 10th in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, however will be fancied after winning the Champion Bumper at the Festival in 2011.
WinDrawWin Prediction - Full Shift To Win. Dell' Arca To Place.