Ellison aims Forest at Arkle

Brian Ellison feels Forest Bihan is heading to the Racing Post Arkle Trophy as an underrated horse.

Forest Bihan (left): Aimed at the Arkle

A winner of three of his four starts over fences, his only defeat came behind subsequent Grade Two winner Waiting Patiently.

While Ellison is not suggesting Forest Bihan is capable of beating the 1-3 favourite Altior, likewise the 25-1 available each-way underestimates his chance.

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"He's very well, I actually think he's a little underrated looking at his price," Ellison told At The Races.

"The favourite looks nailed on, Altior looks like a machine so we're obviously running for place money, but we'll see.

"He's won three times, got beat by a very good horse in Waiting Patiently in heavy ground and on better ground he can use his turn of foot.

"It was a good performance in the Lightning (at Doncaster) so there's no reason why we can't go there with a decent chance of a place.

"If anything went wrong and he didn't go there he could go to Aintree, Ayr or Punchestown, there are plenty of races left."

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