2022 Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post Tips Special: Back this duo at huge odds

2022 Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post Special: Mister Fisher could be one to follow next season.
2022 Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post Special: Mister Fisher could be one to follow next season.

Ed Quigley looks forward to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, and picks out two huge-priced contenders in an ante-post special...

The Ryanair Chase was a fantastic spectacle, as Allaho galloped his rivals mercilessly into submission in one of the most impressive performances of the week. On the back of that, Willie Mullins says he has been surprised by 'how quick' Allaho was, and that they will consider dropping him down to 2m to take on stablemate Chacun Pour Soi at Punchestown next month which should be a belter.

However, it is one of the beaten horses I would like to concentrate on in regards to the future, and I think MISTER FISHER has unfinished business as far as the Cheltenham Festival is concerned. He made a noticeable blunder at the water jump and another fiddly error, yet coming to three fences from home he had come back on the bridle and closed the gap to just over two lengths before making a huge error and was pulled-up soon after.

It was interesting listening to Nico de Boinville's comments in the aftermath saying that Mister Fisher 'had to have his engine going at maximum revs at the pace they were going, and it is time he stepped up in trip.' Indeed Allaho appeared to get many of the field totally out of their comfort zone, and Mister Fisher's jumping didn't pass the test having to go a yard or two quicker than he wanted.

Granted that he was closing on the leaders at the time of his effective departure, he will be of real interest when heading over 3m+. He is 66/1 for next year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, and I don't think that is the daftest of bets given that if he was outpaced in this year's Ryanair, it is hard to see them coming back to try the same thing again. On spring ground, Nicky Henderson himself has stated that 'we will have to try him at three miles, and for now, staying trips appear to be on the menu for the seven-year-old.

2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup
Mister Fisher silk

Mister Fisher

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MY DROGO didn't go to Cheltenham this year, as the Skelton team didn't want to over-face him, given that he is 'still raw and growing up', and will instead probably head to Aintree for the 2m4f Grade 1 Novice Hurdle. He is a horse I think will really come into his own over fences next season, he looks to have all the attributes to make up into a cracking chaser.

With hindsight it looks a very wise choice to have avoided Prestbury Park this time around, as I don't think pitching him in against the likes of Bob Olinger or Appreciate It would have done him any good whatsoever at this stage of his education. Unbeaten over hurdles, with the last two wins coming at Grade 2 level, he should have even more to offer next season. He powered clear in the closing stages of his win over 2m2f at Kelso last time out, and looking at his pedigree, 2m4f when tackling fences (Marsh Novices' Chase) should be right up his street.

2022 Marsh Novices' Chase
My Drogo silk

My Drogo

Selections:

Mister Fisher - Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022, 66/1 (bet365)
My Drogo - Marsh Novices' Chase 2022, 33/1 (bet365)

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