Favour And Fortune fancied to outrun his odds in the Supreme at Cheltenham tomorrow

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March 11

Triple Grand National winning owner Trevor Hemmings, who died in 2021, always preferred chasing to hurdling, and of the 12 victories he celebrated at the Cheltenham Festival only two were over the smaller obstacles.

However, while fences will surely beckon for Favour And Fortune next winter, Alan clearly would not be surprised if this youngster, who carries those famous green and yellow quartered silks, outruns his odds in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, which kick-starts the best four days jump racing in the world at Prestbury Park tomorrow.

Half the 12-runners field are trained by the record-breaking Willie Mullins, but Alan still thinks it is the right race for Favour And Fortune, who is also entered in Friday’s County Hurdle, which will probably have double the amount of runners here on Friday.

Alan said:”Favour And Fortune is an exciting horse. His form is solid – his second at Aintree on Boxing Day was advertised when the first and third were subsequently placed in the Grade 2 at Kelso recently.

“Favour And Fortune then stepped up on that at Exeter, giving 10lb to a decent mare of Willie Mullins, being beaten only half a length on ground which he hated. The more the going dries out the better his chance, and he has experience of Cheltenham, having travelled well for a long way in the Festival bumper there last year. He is in great form at home, so fingers crossed.”