Bailey quartet chase Cheltenham Festival glory

Kim Bailey looks set to have four runners at next week's Cheltenham Festival.

Bailey, who hit the 50 winner-mark for the season last month, is set to saddle Emily Gray, Chillingworth, Un Ace and Darna and over the course of four fantastic days at Prestbury Park.

Emily Gray, a recent recruit to Thorndale Farm, will run in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle) on Tuesday.

Bailey told www.cdhorseracingtours.com: "We've been delighted with Emily Gray since she arrived and she's already had a good season. She's got to have a good chance of finishing fourth.

"We were thrilled with her second place finish at Doncaster in a novice chase and decided not to send her novice chasing until next season," he added.

Charingworth is set to line-up in the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase - run over the cross-country course on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

The 12-year-old had a taste of the unique fences at the start of the week, Bailey explained: "Charingworth will be a long price and he'll run well. We're happy with him."      

Un Ace and Darna will both line-up for the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate on Thursday.

Bailey concluded: "Un Ace goes on the ground and has been aimed at this race, it's also been very much the plan for Darna. There's not much between them both despite the difference in their prices."

David Bass will ride Emily Gray and Un Ace at the Cheltenham Festival.


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