It’s Cheltenham!


Rubbing my hands like Michael Owen used to do after scoring a goal….but for a different reason. It is Cheltenham and that’s enough to get my NH juices flowing. I don’t care if I back a winner, don’t have a bet, or miss a parcel delivery because a race is being run when they call. It’s Cheltenham!

In the opening race the third favourite has been pulled out and so it’s purely tissue adjustment only so all I can report here is that the OMM, MIDNIGHT RIVER, is now 3/1 and the winner is, if the market has it right, one of that one or, ASK FOR GLORY, who is now 2/1 > 11/8 but not because of money.

2-25 – All six still stand their ground and as I advised my Post Racing subscribed membership this morning, it’s one of two winning this….GALVIN or MOSSY FEN.

Everything in the race is drifting and punters are, right now, reluctant to play here. Novice Chase at Cheltenham….don’t blame them! This will test their jumping right enough and I’d personally rather not pay to find out if the one I fancy is as good on a course, as he must be at home.

3-00 – A brilliant race….I’d pay to watch this one alone! Just 19 go to post and they’ll be going like stink for 21 furlongs so if you ain’t fit, you’ll be well found out.

CAPTAIN TOM CAT, my top rated here, was an OMM overnight 9/1 > 6/1 and he’s solid at that price whilst money is now seen for HIJACK, who was given a pipe opener 20 days ago.

If you have my figures and are playing I’d be inclined now to dutch four and include HIJACK who is 7/1 > 5/1.

3-35 – My second rated race here and of the two OMM’s we had here this morning, it’s most definitely BALLYWOOD the players have latched on to….was 11/1 > 6/1 overnight, now the 9/2 favourite.

At this point in a season it is most certainly more about fitness and stables connections going to work on the markets, than it is about my figures!

My only play here based on a common sense prod would be BALLYWOOD dutched with SCARDURA….who has been backed into 9/2 from 7/1….another cracking good race….I cannot wait!

4-10 – This race has collapsed as the original front two on the tissue have been withdrawn and so we see FAIVOIR now long odds on to win.

Odds on in a Maiden Hurdle at Cheltenham…..nope, but that’s for asking.

4-45 – Just four here….and they want you to take odds on in a Novice Chase….again, nope, but again, thanks for asking! The market suggests all are weak and I’d just watch.

5-15 – A Conditional Jockey’s race to conclude and I had a pair of OMM’s to advise my subscribed members of this morning, BENNY’S BRIDGE 6/1 > 4/1 and CLEMENCIA 33/1 > 6/1….and now we see ONE TRUE KIND 9/1 > 6/1….so if betting such races is your bag, try a dutch that trio….and the very best of British!

Best of luck!

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