Graham sights set on Festival for Aye Right

RSA and Marsh Novices’ Chase options at Cheltenham.

  • Thursday 30 January
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Harriet Graham is aiming Aye Right at the Cheltenham Festival following his first victory over fences at Newcastle.

The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase over an extended three miles is the likely objective, but he also has an entry in the two-and-a-half-mile Marsh Novices’ Chase.

Aye Right got off the mark with a convincing victory over sole rival Mulcahys Hill over just short of three miles on his second start over the bigger obstacles.

“He’s in very good form. It was a two-horse race so I didn’t get too excited, but we’ve got some nice entries for him at Cheltenham and that’s our aim,” said Graham.

“The preference would probably be the RSA because he’s got loads of stamina and that will be his forte eventually – staying chases rather than the shorter ones.

“You never know, so we thought we’d enter him in both.”

The decision facing the Graham stable is whether to go straight to Cheltenham or give him another race in between.

“We’re undecided whether to give him one more run or just go straight there and try to find a racecourse gallop somewhere or not,” said the Jedburgh handler.

Graham sights set on Festival for Aye Right
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