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Noel Fehily is ready to go for the Cheltenham Festival

| 07.03.2019

I am not too busy this weekend. In fact I have only one ride and that is in the bumper at Sandown.

With the Cheltenham Festival imminent I am trying to be a bit careful about what I ride. I’ve had enough time out for injury.

I have actually ridden three bumper winners for the Harry Fry in the last fortnight so the yard are in good form and the horses running well.

I like the one I ride for Harry at Sandown, Whitehotchillifili (3.00) so I am hoping she can add to the run of success.

I’ve not ridden her before. She won nicely first time at Southwell in December. Then she ran a good race last month at Warwick where the ground would have been quick enough for her.

The slower conditions at Sandown should suit her better. Obviously it’s a competitive race but I think she is well capable of running a good race. She is a nice mare.

That will be it for me this weekend. I plan to ride on Monday, though I have not decided where, and then it will be the Cheltenham Festival next.

We could do with getting on with Cheltenham now as we’ve done plenty of talking about it. I am looking forward to it starting.

I will be involved every day. I know some of my rides in races like the novices but in the handicaps a lot of people have still to make up their minds.

I will have a few rides every day. I particular like Get In The Queue who I will ride in the Champion Bumper if the rain comes.

I will talk more about him and the other horses I ride in my daily Ladbrokes blogs during the Festival.




Noel Fehily

Noel Fehily is one of the finest jump jockeys in the business. Winner of the famed King George VI and a two-time victor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Noel will be bringing you his thoughts in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival exclusively on Ladbrokes.