Day 1 at Cheltenham today went a bit flat for us was filled with what if story's and what might have been and we will be looking for much better tomorrow:
1.30 Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle – Royal Boy 7/1 EW NR Replacement Red Sherlock 5/1 EW(may be 4 places from some bookies tomorrow)- Nicky Henderson horses were in great nick today, and that only strenthens the claims of Royal Boy who looks a fantastic EW steal.Hurdles form taken off this season and still more progress to come. With Royal Boy being announced as a NR this morning our attention drifts to a horse we were debating in the first place to oppose the short price fav and the unbeaten Pipe 5 year old ticks the boxes as one to run a big race. We are inclined to increase our stake slightly to cover the EW bet as we believe will go close once more.
Skybet are offering money back up to £25 if the fvourite wins. Advice – back Red Sherlock to win max stake
2.05 RSA Chase – Ballycasey 6/1 EW / Le Bec 16/1 EW (4 places unibet & Willhill so far).Ballycasey impressed since going chasing and won with moderate ease last time so this extra yardage should be no problem at all. trainer has a great record in this race and should go off quite a warm favourite. Le Bec is more of an outside chance but has winning C&D form and is still unexposed over fences.
2.40 Coral Cup – Indevan 25/1 EW / Waaheb 20/1 EW (5 places most bookies). Fiercely competitive stuff so do be careful when having a bet.Waaheb back to winning ways at Cork in cheekpieces and should be better for the run here. Indevan has been a little disappointing over the winter but has been given a break, Walsh back on and looks a decent ew bet.
3.20 Queen Mother Champion Chase – Captain Conan 5/1 EW – Obviously the absence of Sprinter Sacre opens up the betting here but we can't be quite having Sire De Grugy at 5/2 and the value in this is with selection Captain Conan for Nicky Henderson. Impresses with his sound jumping and looked as if for parts of reappearance would finish ahead of SDG but tired close to the line and better can be expected here.
Racebets – If Sire De Grugy wins the Queen Mother Champion Chase, we will give you a free bet token equal to your losing stake, up to a max of £25.Advice back Captain Conan at 5/1 with max stake.
4.00 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase – Star Neuville 8/1 EW – Highly encouraging return at Fairyhouse last month over hurdles and back in a handicap from bottom weight catches the eye greatly as one to go one to better things from bottom weight.
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Orgilgo Bay 20/1 EW / Ivan Grozny 12/1 EW (5 places with several bookies)- Market will be useful tomorrow but we have chosen two horses that we feel will run a big race at their price. IG has impressed for the Mullins/Walsh team since arriving for France and there is the feeling that there is yet better to come and goes slightly up in trip with the first time tounge tie on. Another horse that wears the first time headgear, this time in the form of a hood, again for the Irish.Made a steady start to hurdling career and again should be more to come.
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper – No bet for us here. Such a competitive bumper and in all honesty not our strong point, so we will watch with interest with the notepad out.
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