The Dunraven Arms Adare hosted a Cheltenham Preview report on Sunady 1 March 2015 for the irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
This report comes via Jonahthan Mullin ( RP) and @kilteery for the Limerick Leader.
Fuller reports will be available in each paper.
Panel: T Segal, P Hobbs, Andrew McNamara, Katie Walsh Warren Greatrex and Bookie Willie Power
On the phone:
Simon Claisse: predominantly gd-sft, bits of soft on Old Course and cross country. Wintery showers this week but dry at end of the week decision about any possible watering will be made mid-week.
Sam Twiston Davies: Looking forward to The New One. Sire Collonges the horse of Paul Nicholls' that he's looking forward to riding most alongside Ptit Zig
Philip Hobbs (PH): Jollyallan the best of the British in the Supreme. Tom Segal (TS): Segal likes him and Qewy but says L'Ami Serge very impressive.Douvan too short Katie Walsh (KW): Douvan a cert. Willie Power (WP): Douvan will drift. Andrew McNamara (AM): Douvan. Warre Gatreux (WG): Seedling
KW: Outlander TS: Windsor Park PH: Parlour Games AM: Outlander
KW: faith in Kalkir but beltor looks good. TS: Top Notch and Pettite Parrissienne in the monrning AM: Dicosimo WG: Top Notch PH: Hargam
P Hobbs: will wait until late to make call on Golden Doyen, Triumph or Fred Winter Kate Walsh thinks Kalkir best of Irish but says this going to Britain
On to Un De Sceaux. TS: he'll win 10l, WG: looks real deal, KW: incredible to watch, question marks re jumping but if stands up he wins Smashing an ew chance. Hobbs likes Dunraven Storm ew
Katie Walsh doesn't like the way Vautour carries his head lately and Andrew Mc agrees. Katie likes Apache Stronghold. Valseur Lido for Segal PH & WG like Ptit zig
Panel have RSA as one of races of the festival, Segal and Greatrex think Kings Palace and Coneygree could set it up for Don Poli. AM: coneygree. PH: kings palace. KW: don poli TS: race of festival, don poli the star in waiting. WG: Don Poli
Vroom Vroom Mag for the 4 miler asks Andy of Katie? She smiles and says no...but her eyes say yes. Intriguing.
Andrew Mc: We're leaning toward Ryanair. ( Hidden Cyclone) fears Don Cossack Champion Chase looked weaker earlier in season but only one beat us in Ryanair last year Segal happy that his ante post selection Ballynagour is the one in the Ryanair. KW: John's spirit, can't have DC. PH: Wishfull Thinking ew
Andy Mac says Hidden Cyclone more likely for Ryanair than CC. Jumping not quite up to that kind of test
JP McManus interviewed by Nick Luck who likes Mr Mole: "he might carry your money," says JP, "but he won't carry mine".
WG: Sprinter Sacre. SDG or DB won't win. PH: SDG. TS: can't have SS, likes Champagne Fever KW: Champagne Fever AM: Champagne Fever
Katie Walsh says Faugheen very talented but "ridiculously short". Willie Power says if either Douvan or UDS beat bookies will take on Faugheen KW: Faugheen an average 'lepper' but will win. TS: Faugheen. WG and PH are Faugheen fans. AM makes the full set
JP McManus doesn't like TNO. Tough to beat Faugheen. modestly optimistic in his usual fashion. ah sure, you know.
Warren Greatrex: Cole Harden had wind op, goes well, rock solid ew. Katie Walsh agrees. TS: Saphir De Rheu one of the bets of week PH: Saphir de rheu. AM: Reve de sivola. KW: Whisper and ROR ew.
PH/AM: Silviniaco Conti a better horse this year. Will win. WP not keen on Djakadam, neither are Andy & Katie KW: likes Carlingford Lough, it'll be sickbag conti @FinalFurlongPod after the last fence. Segal echoes that JP McManus keen on Carlingford Lough and Hargam ( Triumph) on good ground.
Warren Greatrex reports Foxhunters favourite Paint The Clouds in super form - "I think he might be better than a hunter chaser" Final word from Dunraven: P Hobbs rates his bumper horse Wait For Me very highly.