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Bolger trio set for Cheltenham

12th December 2019, 16:02 by Gareth Freeman

Eric Bolger says Yanworth, Josies Orders and Blue Templar will contest the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase on Friday.

Former Champion Hurdle contender Yanworth was last seen when winning the Risk Of Thunder Chase at Punchestown on November 17.

Bolger is keen to see how the nine-year-old handles the cross country course at Cheltenham, with an eye on the Festival in March.

"We run all three - Yanworth, Josies Orders and Blue Templar," said Bolger, as reported by Sky Sports.

"It was nice to see Yanworth win last time. He was dropping back a good bit in class compared to what he was used to, so it looked an ideal race for him.

"I'm looking forward to Friday to see how he'll handle the Cheltenham course. Obviously he has a fair task on his hands giving away all the weight but the main task is getting him round safe and sound."

He added: "I'm looking forward to a good run from Yanworth, hopefully he takes to the track. I think Josies will need the race and maybe Blue Templar is good enough to run into a place."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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