Then, to add insult to injury, Epatante was reportedly coughing last week! Alas, we’ve made it and a new two-mile champion will be crowned as no previous winner was even entered for the race.
Best of luck. Go with your gut and ignore hindsight. The luck of the draw only favours the unlucky!
JANE MANGAN'S TUESDAY TIPS:
1.30pm, Supreme Novices Hurdle: Fiddlerontheroof, Robbie Power, Colin Tizzard.
2.10pm, Arkle Chase: Notebook, Rachael Blackmore, Henry de Bromhead.
2.50pm, Ultima Handicap Chase: The Conditional, Brendan Powell, David Bridgewater.
3.30pm, Champion Hurdle: Epatante, Barry Geraghty, Nicky Henderson.
4.10pm, Mares Hurdle: Benie Des Dieux, Paul Townend, Willie Mullins.
4.50pm, Northern Trust Company Nov’ Handicap Chase: Beakstown, Harry Skelton, Dan Skelton.
5.30pm, National Hunt Chase: Carefully Selected, Patrick Mullins, Willie Mullins.