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Andrew has four recommended bets/trades at the Cheltenham festival and Huntingdon on Wednesday, March 16th. Follow his tips on horse racing betting sites throughout the year.
Rachael Blackmore and Henry De Bromhead team up again in this year’s Ballymore and will try to emulate the success of 2021 winner Bob Olinger with JOURNEY WITH ME. He made his debut under rules in the ‘Doc’s Bumper’ at Gowran Park, as did his illustrious stablemate, and scored in similarly taking fashion with a comfortable 13-length success. He started the current season with an impressive maiden hurdle win, leaving subsequent Grade 1 runner-up Minella Crooner (antepost favourite for the Albert Bartlett before suffering a setback) and Champion Bumper runner-up Kilcruit in his wake. He again landed his last race without too much fuss, going clear late off what was an unsuitably slow gallop. Short-priced favourite Sir Gerhard has shown formidable form in his two hurdle runs to date but his stamina is unproven and Journey With Me has a better chance than his odds suggest. At the time of writing he could be bought at 15 in the Spreadex 50-25-10 market or backed at 11-2 in the fixed odds betting.
Recommendation: Back JOURNEY WITH ME in Cheltenham 1.30
The Coral Cup is the usual minefield but those near the head of the weights have fared well in this 2m5f handicap hurdle and a sell of DOUBLE NUMBER OF WINNER at 23.5 with Spreadex could be the angle. Since 2004, simply backing the top six in the weights would have found ten winners from 123 runners for a profit of £57.50 to a £1 level stake at SP. Seven of the beaten horses finished runner-up (28-1, 12-1, 12-1, 12-1, 11-1, 9-1 and 6-1), five finished third (20-1, 20-1, 16-1, 17-2 and 5-1) and three more were fourth (33-1, 33-1, 8-1). My pick MCFABULOUS (number 4 on the racecard) falls into this category – he’s tasted defeat in both runs this season but usually peaks from his third start onwards and again looked a non-stayer over 3m last time. He drops in trip and class today, Paul Nicholls has a solid record in this race, and the first-time cheekpieces could help. ASHDALE BOB, number 2 on the racecard, also makes my shortlist after his narrow second to Thedevilscoachman in Grade 2 company at Naas where he raced on the slowest part of the track. Best left-handed, his record this way round over hurdles, below Grade 1 level, reads 3112 (2-4). SAINT FELICIEN, number 5 on the racecard, shapes as though the step up from 2m will suit and is another with solid claims.
Recommendation: Sell DOUBLE NUMBER OF WINNER in Cheltenham 2.50
POKER MASTER needs to go right-handed and, after three runs on left-handed tracks, he broke his duck over course and distance at 25-1 last month. He carried a penalty to victory at Ludlow last time can complete his hat-trick this afternoon. He’s only had three runs in handicap hurdles on right-handed tracks, a non-staying fifth of 14 over the extended 2m4f here and the pair of 2m wins mentioned above. Buy at 26 in the Spreadex 50-25-10 market of back at 15-8 in the fixed odds betting.
Recommendation: Back POKER MASTER in Huntingdon 3.10
Tiger Roll bids for his fourth win from the last five renewals of the Cross Country Chase at the festival and if he turns up anywhere near his best, he’ll be difficult to beat. However, at a bigger price DIESEL D’ALLIER could be a spot of value. A cross country specialist, he’s raced mainly in France but trainer Emmanuel Clayeux did make the trip over to Cheltenham on two occasions with a win at the November meeting in 2019 and a fourth to Easysland in this race (2020). He joined Richard Bandey in November and has run twice over course and distance, finishing a close-up third to Back On The Lash in November and then just getting up to beat Potters Corner the following month. He has the form and experience to at least hit the frame. Buy at 9 in the Spreadex 50-30-20-10 race market or back each way at 12-1 in the fixed odds betting.
Recommendation: Back DIESEL D’ALLIER in Cheltenham 4.10
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