We get the lowdown on Nico de Boinville's best Cheltenham Festival rides, starting with Altior.
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MITCHOUKA missed out by a nose on his hurdling debut at Thurles, but soon made amends with an emphatic 10-length success at Fairyhouse last time. He has to give weight to the majority of his rivals in this, but could still prove too strong. Signifiant is similarly penalised for a win in France and is interesting on his Irish debut, but perhaps a bigger danger to the selection could be North Carolina, who ran just once on the level for Aidan O'Brien but is interesting now running for his son Joseph. Famous Milly and Minnie Dahill also merit some consideration.
MITCHOUKA represents the in-form Gordon Elliott stable and can follow up his Fairyhouse success with Davy Russell in the saddle again. North Carolina is intriguing on his hurdling debut and could take second, though Signifiant is also of interest and won't be far away.