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Punters should take More Of That over No More Heroes in RSA Chase

| 16.03.2016

David Metcalf | March 15, 2016

More Of That ready to rock in RSA

More Of That can get the better of Irish raider No More Heroes to land the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival (14:10).

The Jonjo O’Neill trained gelding has already tasted success at the Festival having landed to 2014 running of the World Hurdle.

More Of That put an end to Annie Power’s unbeaten record in that contest, and has looked a potential superstar chaser in the making in winning his two starts over the obstacles this season.

Course form a big plus

Cheltenham Saturday

Both those successes have come at this Prestbury Park venue, and in the last of them the eight-year-old jumped really well and pulled readily clear to beat Sametegal by 13 lengths.

It was a most taking performance, and the runner-up has since come out and won a competitive handicap chase at Newbury to give the form a solid look.

More Of That has also shown an ability to be clever at a fence when meeting one on a wrong stride, and that is a great attribute for a race of this nature.

The son of Beneficial also remains open to further progress after just eight starts under rules, and is 3-3 for jockey Barry Geraghty.

Heroes a big danger

No More Heroes

No More Heroes has won both his three starts over fences in tremendous style, and rates the obvious danger.

The Gordon Elliott trained six-year-old developed into a useful staying hurdler last season, winning twice and finishing an unlucky in-running third to Martello Tower in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at this meeting.

Connections always maintained that his future would lie over the larger obstacles, and after scoring easily on chasing debut at Punchestown the gelding put in a scintillating performance to land the Grade 1 Drinmore Novices’ Chase over 2m 4f at Fairyhouse.

Superb jumper with more to offer


No More Heroes put in a superb round of jumping to beat Monksland with far more in hand than the 2 1/2 length winning margin suggests.

The Gigginstown House Stud owned has since gone on to coast home by nine lengths in the Grade 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown, and No More Heroes is a really likeable type who has plenty more big race wins in him.

Of the others, Scottish raider Seeyouatmidnight is a tough front running sort who has won three of his four starts over fences and looks sure to go well.

However, the eight-year-old could find himself a sitting target and lacks the turn of foot possessed by both More Of That and No More Heroes.


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Coral’s top tip: More Of That is a class act who already has a Festival win to his name, so looks worth a wager to get the better of No More Heroes to land a fascinating renewal of RSA Chase.

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David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.