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Unaccompanied on Cheltenham trail

Dermot Weld's Unaccompanied is firmly on target for her trip to the Cheltenham Festival.

The Moyglare Stud-owned filly impressed on her hurdling debut at Punchestown in December and proved much too good for her rivals in the Grade One Spring Juvenile Hurdle recently.

On both occasions she has been capably ridden by Paul Townend and Stan Cosgrove, racing manager for Moyglare, has revealed he will be in the plate again at Prestbury Park.

"She's in great order. I was at Dermot's on Wednesday and he's very happy with her," said Cosgrove.

"She's on course for Cheltenham and we hope there is a bit of give in the ground. She's by Danehill Dancer and most of those tend to want some ease.

"She's doesn't need it very soft, but she would like a little bit of give. Paul Townend will definitely ride her in Cheltenham."

Unaccompanied is a general 6-1 chance for the Triumph Hurdle and is available at 20-1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.


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