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4:10 Plate Handicap Chase preview: in-form The Glancing Queen favourite, Gloucester based Fergal O’Brien banking on Imperial Alcazar

One of the biggest races of the day is set to take place with the Plate Handicap Chase at 4:10 nearly upon us, as 21 horses will be vying for supremacy

With this is mind, Park Life Sport has decided to take a look at three horses to watch out for during the race; from Gloucestershire based trainers Fergal O’Brien’s second horse of the day, to the bookies favourite The Glancing Queen.

Imperial Alcazar

Past Form: First in Cheltenham 2022, first in Warwick, second in Chepstow and Newbury, 16th in Cheltenham 2021

The five time race winner is set to be a strong spectacle today, after a dominating win in his last appearance at the Cheltenham course.

Fergal O’Brien will hope to continue his strong form at Cheltenham, and with Alcazar’s win at this course earlier this year, he is amongst the in-form horses competing at this event.

Alongside jockey Paddy Brennan, at odds of 4/1, Alcazar will likely be amongst the leaders for what is set to be a very close race.

The Glancing Queen

Past Form: Second in Cheltenham 2022, first at Warwick and Bangor, second at Exeter and fifth at Cheltenham in 2021.

The runner-up to Imperial Arcade at Cheltenham in January, as well as the current odds-on favourite, The Glancing Queen is leaving many hopeful he can exact revenge for that defeat.

Trained by Alan King, and ridden by jockey Tom Cannon, The Glancing Queen has previously competed in three chasing events, winning twice.

With odds at the moment of 5/1, Alan King will be hoping to add another Cheltenham win, to add to his sole win at the festival so far.

Celebre D’Allen

Past Form: First in Warwick 2022, first in Haydock x2 in 2021, second in Bordeaux Le Bouscat and seventh at Auteuli in 2019.

Celebre D’Allen has started his comeback in dominating fashion, winning all three races he has competed in since December, following a year’s absence.

The year out seemingly hasn’t impacted the horse however, winning last time out, when he ran in second until the final section, when he stormed past Wishing and Hoping.

With odds of 9/2, trainer Phillip Hobbs and an in-form jockey in Tom O’Brien behind him, Celebre D’Allen will certainly be an adventurous pick for any punters, but will be one that could pay dividends.

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