Tuesday 15th March 2016
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Good evening/morning/afternoon folks!
As this is the most eagerly awaited meeting since it finished last year, I have drafted in help from the likes of Fred Pace (A Cheltenham lover who boasts plenty of winners over the years)
And Wayne (A horse racing newcomer who has had plenty of winners on the AW this year, he is now trying to change codes and pick us some lively EW contenders)
Selections also from myself, Scott (Writer/Editor and horse racing fanatic who always endulges deep into the breedings and backgrounds of the thoroughbred world)
Wayne @1982_wayne (via Twitter)
Fred (via Facebook) Fred Pace and Frank (via Facebook) Frank Brooke
13:30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+, Class 1, 2m 87y
@SH0tties It’s hard to get away from Min in the opener with better ground expected to bring out more improvment. I’m gonna play the fun card here aswell and pick One of the skelton pair, North Hill Harvey or Mr Mijogi, the former is a course winner who ain’t done much wrong and the latter is very well put together and either could go well at massive prices, Altior could pose as the main threat although Im gonna stick with my 1st choice
Fred Pace …. Min
Frank Brook Min
14:10 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Novices’ Grade 1) (5yo+, Class 1, 1m 7f 199y
Douvan shouldn’t really be getting beat at those odds, might get a challenge from somewhere but I struggle to see where
Fred Pace Douvan
Frank Brook Douvan
14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+, Class 1, 3m 1f
Holywell @9/1 is my main selection here for a trainer who knows how to win this race having won it 3 times in recent years, A course and distance winner who was 4th in the gold cup last year and, who won this race the year before, still has age on side and can hopefully get in the winners enclosure again.
BALLYKAN EW@16/1 (INSTEAD OF CAUSE OF CAUSE WHOS NOT RUNNING)
Morning Assembly is another one who catches the eye at 14/1
Fred Pace Carols Deister
Frank Brook The Young Master
15:30 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (4yo+, Class 1, 2m 87y
THE NEW ONE (My antepost selection@20’s)
MY TENT OR YOURS (My favourite in the line up but carries risks)
ANNIE POWER (My head is telling me to stick with the power)My best bet will probly be a combination forecast
@1982_wayne…. My Tent Or Yours
Fred Pace …. Annie Power
Frank Brook Lil Rockafella EW
16:10 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle) (4yo+, Class 1, 2m 3f 200y
Vroum Vroum Mag @EVENS is the obvious winner here for me and Polly Peachum @11/2 should be laying down a challenge and at the weights stands a good chance, I expect them 2 to be fighting it out but The Govaness @16/1 was going ok when blundering lto and could improve with Richard Johnson on-board and offers EW Value to make the frame ahead of an out of sorts Bitofapuzzle,
STAT: Mullins has won this race 9 out of the last 10 times
@1982_wayne…. Vroum Vroum Mag
Fred Pace …. Vroum Vroum mag
Frank Brook Polly Peachum
16:50 146th Year Of The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (Listed Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase) (5yo+, Class 1, 3m 7f 170y
Noble Endeavor @6/1 can go well for the Elliott team, beaten just a head by Killultagh Vic last year under a penalty, in good order again this time around and @7/1 offers a bit of an EW safety net
Pleasant Company EW @40/1 could go well.
@1982_wayne Southfield Royal
Fred Pace Measureofmydreams EW@10/1
Frank Brook Southfield Royle
17:30 Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed) (5yo+, Class 1, 2m 4f 78y
Thomas Brown @16/1 springs out at me, I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet, Harry Fry has a good record so, why not take a little chance, a Cheltenham Winner, who won a nice novices race at Doncaster before unseating rider lto. Capable if in the mood.
@1982_wayne Twelve Roses
Fred Pace Double Shuffle
Frank Brook Double Shuffle
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