At present’s racing suggestions come from Cheltenham.
Cheltenham’s November assembly will get underway at the moment with 4 races dwell on ITV4. I’ve picked out one guess within the ultra-competitive two-mile handicap chase at 13:50.
13:50 – 2m Mucking Good Paddy Energy Handicap Chase (Class 2)
I’m a giant admirer of Fanion D’Estruval, who made a extremely spectacular British debut at Newbury earlier than being despatched off as favorite for a Kempton Grade 2 race when final seen. Nonetheless, he’s with out a run for 322 days and has no earlier expertise of Cheltenham, so it’s with a heavy coronary heart that I’m opposing him at the moment in favour of the Chris Gordon-trained ON THE SLOPES (NAP – 1 level win guess at 3/1).
This six-year-old loved a high-quality 2019/20 season, throughout which he was positioned in 4 consecutive races earlier than successful his last two begins. Each victories got here at Kempton, by 5-lengths after which 3.5-lengths, and marked him down as a extremely progressive younger chaser.
I used to be impressed by his seasonal reappearance over this course and distance final month because it got here within the race received so impressively by Rouge Vif. This horse was second leaping the final fence earlier than weakening late on as if he wanted the run. The benefit of race health over Fanion D’Estruval might make all of the distinction right here and a giant run is predicted.