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Cogry can claim Cheltenham repeat

Cogry, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, is back at his favourite course, where he has won three times and put up other good performances (stock photo)
Cogry, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, is back at his favourite course, where he has won three times and put up other good performances (stock photo)

By Keith Hamer

Cogry looks to have been given a fine chance by the assessor to repeat last year's victory in the BetVictor Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The course specialist runs off the same mark of 139 as he did when lifting this prize over three and a quarter miles 12 months ago.

The handicapper also left the 10-year-old unchanged after he finished third behind The Conditional on his seasonal debut.

That race was over a slightly shorter than this and the extra furlong is sure to be in his favour.

The form of that event is working out well as the winner has gone on to take second place in Newbury's Ladbrokes Trophy, one of the toughest staying handicap chases in the calendar.

Cogry, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, is back at his favourite course, where he has won three times and put up other good performances. He should go close.

Champers On Ice put up a tough performance when making all under the steadier of 11st 12lb at Newbury two weeks ago and can follow up in the Citipost Handicap Hurdle.

BANGOR: 11.50 Royal Act, 12.25 Pinch Of Ginger, 1.00 Rocco, 1.35 Tally's Son, 2.10 Bryden Boy, 2.45 According To Alex, 3.20 Snowpiercer.

CHELTENHAM: 12.10 Chantry House, 12.45 Pym, 1.20 Manvers House, 1.55 Definitelyanoscar, 2.30 COGRY (NAP), 3.05 Chic Name, 3.40 Champers On Ice.

CHELMSFORD: 4.00 Notforalongtime, 4.30 In The Night, 5.00 Roller, 5.30 Good Tidings, 6.00 Split Down South, 6.30 Kerrera, 7.00 Plum Duff, 7.30 Savalas.

DONCASTER: 12.00 Some Reign, 12.35 Terrierman, 1.10 Knight In Dubai, 1.45 Mr Scrumpy, 2.20 Purcell's Bridge, 2.55 Over Stated, 3.30 Angels Antics.

DUNDALK: 5.15 Wrap Star, 5.45 Assurance, 6.15 Red Avenger, 6.45 Distant Vista, 7.15 Enchanted One, 7.45 Annie B, 8.15 Alfredo Arcano, 8.45 Tribal Path.

DOUBLE: Cogry and Champers On Ice.

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