Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 10:15 21/01/2014
The booking of AP McCoy has enhanced the claims of the David O'Meara-trained Rose Of The Moon in today's 'Star Sports Cheltenham Preview 3rd March Interactive Handicap Chase' at 1.55 Wetherby.
Last seen making a modest effort over an extra furlong at Aintree, the 9-year-old will have dusted off the cobwebs in that run after a lengthy absence and can return to winning ways. Rose of the Moon ran away with the Bet365.com Novices' Chase on his only previous effort here before going on to score on heavy ground at Sedgefield and will relish the testing conditions today.
Currently disputing favouritism with our selection is Real Milan from the Donald McCain stable at a general 7/2, but our gallant grey is known to stay well and can defy top weight today around a track where he has excelled previously. Conditions underfoot are likely to play to Rose Of The Moon's strenghts and odds of 7/2 with Betvictor should be snapped up before his price shortens.
Rose Of The Moon will strip fitter after his Aintree run and under McCoy today, a good ride is expected from this proven stayer.
Rose Of THe Moon - 7/2 (Betvictor)