Melodic okay for Cheltenham

Melodic Rendezvous has been given a clean bill of health after his narrow victory in Saturday's Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.

Jeremy Scott's chestnut is in line to go for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham but had to work hard on desperate ground in Somerset to get the better of Zarkandar.

He was greeted enthusiastically by his syndicate Cash For Honours, and Scott said: "He's absolutely fine today, I think some of the owners might be have had thick heads this morning, though.

"Everyone's keen to go to Cheltenham now."

Melodic Rendezvous is available at 20/1 for the Champion Hurdle with Sky Bet, who also offer non-runner money-back on bets struck on that contest.