2:40 Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase
Very competitive handicap which isn’t a surprise but I think Tour Des Champs has been underrated here after his very good run last time out. He has a very decent record at Cheltenham and ran a particularly good race over this course and distance earlier this year when 2nd behind Baltazar King on good ground. He had 4lbs more that time and if he can improve at all on his last run where he really stuck his neck out when passed, he could well be very hard to knock out of the places here at 20/1. The connections know how to get a winner here and I expected him to be lower than 20/1
1 Point EW 20/1 Various
Arkle Chase ANTEPOST already advised
Looking at this race Rock on Ruby sticks out for me at the current prices. He will be suited by the much better ground that should be available on the day and I think his running style will lend itself well to this race. He’ll hopefully go out in front and should help him jump. Judging by his hurdling career if he is jumping reasonably well he should be very difficult to pass up the hill and I’m willing to take the chance at 10/1 NRFB with bet victor. If he arrives on the day there isn’t any chance he’ll be going off at that price.
2 Points win 10/1 BetVictor NRFB.
Runs tomorrow very happy with the now as he is generally 9/2 and the ground has worked out well for him.
5:15 Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase
Attaglance sticks out immediately on looking at this race. He needs good ground, was 4th in the Paddy Power this year of this mark over this course and distance on good ground, which would probably be good enough to take a serious hand in this race. He has won at the festival before over hurdles and some of his form this year makes interesting reading like losing to Double Ross by 2 lengths, that horse is now rated 152. He hasn’t run over fences at all in the poor ground and should be primed for this race.
2 Points win 18/1 Bet Victor
I’m also going for a ew bet on Ohio Gold, he was 3rd in this last year of a 2lbs higher mark and is generally a very consistent animal, making his prince of 25/1 look great value. He hasn’t been over raced this year and hopefully he should be there or thereabouts again this year. He has more experience than most of the field and that could be invaluable in this novice handicap.
1pt EW 25/1 Betfred Ladbrokes