THE Declan Landy-owned Captain Guinness goes to Cheltenham with a real chance of providing his owner with a first Cheltenham Festival success in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The culmination of months of hard work and hope will be put to the test in the very first race, and connections are hopeful of a bold showing from the five-year-old son of Arakan, out of the unraced mare Presenting D’Azy.

Despite having not run since finishing second to the highly regarded Andy Dufresne in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Navan on just his second start, connections are not concerned about the lack of recent run.