*Official Preview – In running* – Queen Mum

VPU is in very good form according to Alan and points out he likes Cheltenham. To see him at very best he needs good ground. Won’t give up crown without fight. He sounds quite bullish. Stronger the pace the better. Will run over 2 and a half next year. Fitzy says you need a 2 and a half mile horse to win this race. He thinks VPU has been outspeeded away from Cheltenham but could be the one on the day. Thinks Twist Magic will travel well and like good fast pace but not sure about hill. Points out that question marks about Master Minder…things have fallen his way and his jumping in France was not good. Tom likes Tamarinbleu and says form at Ascot was best 2 mile form this year but comes down on VPU. Thinks MM won’t jump and Twist won’t stay. Interesting that no one seems to like the 2 Nicholls favs. Paul thinks Irish have no chance in this race even if they started earlier than the others. Thinks VPU will go off favourite on the day. He’s backed MM though and won’t jump ship.

Ryanair next then Gold Cup to finish the evening.