Cheltenham Video - Panel Can't See Anything Stopping Envoi Allen in the Marsh Novices' Chase

Marsh Novices’ Chase (1.20pm, Thursday)

Envoi Allen is one of the hottest favourites of the entire Cheltenham Festival and the Cheltenham Preview Night panel all agree that he is the most likely winner of the Marsh Novices’ Chase.

As Peter Scudamore put it, “we cannot oppose Envoi Allen, can we?”

The only problem is that he hasn’t exactly been tested this season and he hasn’t run since January so Ed Quigley put up Chantry House (8/1 with bet365*) as a potential each way option.

Melissa Jones agreed with the rest of the panel that Chantry House is likely to win and spoke of what a natural athlete he is.

She did suggest that Fusil Raffles (14/1 with 888sport*) could surprise a few given the ground is right for him.

*Cheltenham odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.