WE’VE been spoiled with some top-class racing during the last couple of weeks.
And this weekend’s providing isn’t any exception. Our man Jack Keene has picked out his finest bets on ITV and appears to maintain his red-hot run of kind going.
For those who love the jumps you then’re in for a proper deal with this weekend (and proper by till Christmas, for that matter).
It is Paddy Energy Gold Cup day at Cheltenham and what a renewal of the large race.
The market is headed by Mister Fisher, however Saint Sonnet and Merely The Betts are sizzling on his heels and by the point this column goes dwell they’re going to have in all probability flip-flopped within the betting.
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I reckon this could go the best way of SLATE HOUSE (2.15 Cheltenham) for Group Tizzard.
The eight-year-old lastly started to dwell as much as his popularity final season when despatched chasing, successful comprehensively first day trip over this C&D.
Colin Tizzard rolled the cube and aimed him at this race 12 months in the past on simply his second begin over fences. He tanked by the race and appeared an enormous hazard when crumpling on touchdown on the second final because the 4-1 favorite.
He gained compensation on his subsequent two begins, successful at Huntingdon and the Grade 1 Feltham at Kempton, however his ultimate two outings of the marketing campaign have been a write-off because the steady struggled for kind in latter a part of the winter.
He’s a horse who goes nicely recent and loves it round this monitor. He ran off 147 on this final time period and is barely 5lb larger off 152 this 12 months. That mark must be nicely inside attain for a confirmed Grade 1 performer.
He’s a giant, sturdy horse and if he follows the pattern of good chasers from his steady he’ll get higher with age. He’s the worth (and the forgotten horse) within the area, I’ve little question about that.
Afterward the cardboard, the dependable TOPOFTHECOTSWOLDS (3.25 Cheltenham) is an each-way wager to nothing.
He is a 140 chaser however he is been switched again to hurdles the final twice, successful comfortably at Uttoxeter earlier than a strong third right here in October in an excellent novice.
The return to handicap firm is a giant plus and he’s undoubtedly well-treated off 132, whereas floor situations are completely excellent.
Nigel Twiston-Davies had a comparatively quiet begin to the jumps season correct, however he is had three winners over the previous week so his horses look to have turned a nook.
Saturday picks and suggested odds
2.15 Cheltenham – Slate Home 1pt EW @ 10-1
3.25 Cheltenham – Topofthecotswolds 0.5pts EW @ 10-1
- (Column began August 6) rolling P&L: +35.3pts