On The Nose: Paul Nicholls’ Fidelio Vallis a valiant pick at Cheltenham

Planet Sport couldn’t ignore a welcome return to Cheltenham jumps action and we’re going with the main man Nicholls and a win bet that sounds like a Harry Potter spell.

With the flat courses suffering from unforgiving ground, Cheltenham has the best going of the day and there's no better over jumps than Paul Nicholls.

2.30 Cheltenham - Fidelio Vallis

This runner's latin name translates roughly as faithful valley and it can pay to keep loyal to the six-year-old who finished second last time out.

That saw Nicholls' runner beaten by three lengths in a novices' chase at Chepstow but the drop down to Class 2 can pay dividends here.

Fidelio Vallis is owned by leading patron John Hales, who also has Politologue in his ranks and there's the feeling that Fidelio Vallis is a bit better than Friday's heat.

With Harry Cobden up top and plenty of time form factors in his favour, this French import can bring home the brie at jumps HQ.

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