We get the lowdown on Nico de Boinville's best Cheltenham Festival rides, starting with Altior.
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THEINVAL comes alive at this time of the year on better ground and has justified that claim in recent weeks with a fourth at Cheltenham and second at Aintree, both in competitive events. An unchanged mark of 141 is one that he can strike off, most likely at the expense of Full Glass, who is interesting on UK debut for Alan King. Guitar Pete ran creditably in the Brown Advisory Plate at Cheltenham and could also go close.
THEINVAL is 7 lb lower than when finishing runner-up in this race 12 months ago and can go one better this time on the back of a good run at Aintree last week. French recruit Full Glass is a fascinating contender on his first outing for Alan King, while Guitar Pete has acquitted himself very well in some strong handicaps at Cheltenham of late and should figure again.