Take Casey to finish on Top
If we've learned anything from the opening few days of the Cheltenham Festival it's that the same old trainers have their horses in prime condition for the biggest week of the season.
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The obvious ones are Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson, but you can add to that Gordon Elliott, Mouse Morris and Nigel Twiston-Davies.
The latter handler has done well to get his horses to the Festival in as good nick as they obviously are, given his yard was struck with a bug that did for Imperial Commander in the run-up to the meeting.
Yet the performances of Ackertac and Master Of The Sea in defeat and the brilliant effort of The New One in victory prove that Twisters has his string in fine fettle.
With that firmly in mind, ACCORDING TO TREV looks worth an each-way bet in the Pertemps Final at 22/1.
He caught the eye when running well in a Grade 2 behind Coneygree here in November and the very heavy ground did for him behind the same rival next time.
His effort last time at Musselburgh was better, but the small field was possibly against him and I just get the feeling a big field and a strong gallop will bring out the best in him.
A handicap mark of 140 looks on the lenient side considering he won his first three starts and this lightly-raced son of Accordion is interesting pitched in here on his handicap debut.
We've Aupcharlie in the Jewson, Menorah in the Ryanair and Smad Place in the World Hurdle running for us from the ante-post previews and I'm not deserting them now.
Both Dynaste and First Lieutenant will be hard to beat in the Jewson and Ryanair respectively but they're not attractive propositions at the prices now while the World Hurdle looks wide open.
Instead I'll turn to the Byrne Group Plate for the day's other bet, and old favourite CASEY TOP who looks to have been underestimated by the layers again at 33/1.
The Irish raider finished in the places for in the Paddy Power Gold Cup off the same mark and he would've finished much closer to the principles that day but for a mistake late on.
He's an uncomplicated prominent racer who jumps well and stays further, he gets a pull at the weights with Walkon and he's been saved for this.
Absent from the track for 117 days, he has a terrific record when fresh and I expect a bold bid again on Thursday.
Sky Bet are paying five places on the race and they go 33s, so back him each-way with them.
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