Dan Skelton: Third Time Lucki has chance at Cheltenham
Cheltenham Festival meeting is upon us and Ladbrokes ambassador Dan Skelton goes there with a strong hand. Read all about his runners on Friday in his latest blog.
Cheltenham 2.30 – Third Time Lucki
Third Time Lucky starts his chasing career which we are very excited about. He’s jumping well at home, he has had a wind op, and the trip is perfect for him. It will be good to have him out on some really nice ground as well.
Cheltenham 3.40 – Faivoir
Favoir won at Uttoxeter races when I thought he would need the run so I’m hoping he will step forward. There’s no reason to think otherwise. I think two-and-a-half-miles around here on nice ground is perfect. He’s had lots of runs over hurdles and although he’s only had one start over fences, they’re all novices in this race. I would have to give him a big chance.
Cheltenham 5.25 – John Locke
He ran in some fancy races last year as a juvenile without winning. He looks to have taken a step forward this year. I have done loads of jumping with him and this is a good starting point for him. He’s got that hurdling experience which will stand him in good stead. It is a pretty hot Maiden Hurdle, it’s not cut up at all, but I think he will be one of the shorter-priced horses because of the experience and form he has.