The penultimate race of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is the Mares’ Chase (4.50 on Friday) – and I think Allegorie De Vassy will be incredibly hard to beat. 

Mares’ Chase 2023 Tips

  • Selection: ALLEGORIE DE VASSY @ 6/4

For me, this is the best mare in training.

The six-year-old is yet to taste defeat since joining Willie Mullins’ yard in November two years ago and has won two G2 contests over fences this term by a combined 38L.

It’s not poor form she boasts either. Her win last time out at Thurles has been well-advertised, with runner-up Brides Hill comfortably beating a decent field to claim Listed success at the same track just a couple of weeks ago.

I think she’s a seriously talented mare who will have absolutely no problems with the ground, the trip or the track.

If there’s a negative, it’s her jumping. She was very good on her chase debut at Limerick in deep ground, but her jumping was sketchy at best the last day. I suspect she’ll have done plenty of schooling in the meantime though.

Impervious has to be respected, for she boasts solid form, as does Jeremys Flame and Magic Daze – but, to put it bluntly, I think Allegorie De Vassy is simply a cut above.

It’s the Cheltenham Festival, so anything could happen, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a special performance from the daughter of No Risk At All.

*prices correct at time of publication

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