Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Cheltenham: RSA ‘heaven-sent’ for Bostons Angel

Down Royal Festival winner Bostons Angel can win the RSA Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday, according to the horse’s jockey Robbie Power.

Trained by Jessica Harrington, Bostons Angel has won two Grade Ones at Leopardstown, the Fort Leney Novice Chase and the Dr PJ Moriarty.

“The RSA will suit him down to the ground. He's a tough horse and he ticks a lot of the boxes in that race. They go quick which will suit him,” said Power, 2007 Grand National winner on Silver Birch.

“He's a big price at 16-1. He's a dual Grade One winner and, with a bit of luck on his side, he'll definitely be in the money.

“They always go a proper gallop and there's no hiding place in the race. You've got to jump and travel and you have to really stay. He'll do all three of them, hopefully.”

Power feels the Harrington-trained Roberto Goldback has solid each-way claims in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday.

“He's been in running on ground he doesn’t like all year,” he said. “He ran on decent ground in Fairyhouse and was third, beaten a length and a half, in the John Durkan.

“He'll love the ground and the Ryanair is starting to cut up a little bit so I think he has got a good each-way chance,” added Power.

Power also has high hopes for Oscars Well in Wednesday's|Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.