4:00 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase (Cross Country)
Balthazar King will have his ideal conditions for this tomorrow and although he is lumbered with top weight he has already won over the course & distance this year on good ground and looks sure to run a big race again here. I think the favourite could struggle of his new mark and I’m having difficulty seeing a lot of the field being good enough particularly in these conditions. The 6/1 available now is at least 2 points too big and has to be taken.
2 Points win 6/1 Lads/Will/Stan
Any Currency is worthy of a small saver bet here as he has a huge turnaround with Balthazar King in the weights for a 6 length beating. He has great form on good ground and should be involved in the finish here at a decent looking 12/1.
1 Point win 12/1 Generally
As shocking as it seems to have 3 bets in this race I have to have a min saver bet on Sin Palo in this race at 80/1 on betfair. He had some decent form in Ireland but was poor in his last 2 runs. He has been given a break and has the assistance of Paul Townend here. Simply put no Willie Mullins horse is and 80/1 shot in this type of race, and something would get kicked if I hadn’t at least a min bet just in case.
½ Point win 85 Betfair
4:40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Solar Impulse is one I picked out when I saw him finish 3rd to Actival trying to give that good horse 7lbs on his first run in this country. He ran and eye-catching race from the front and didn’t fold as could have been expected. He looks on a decent enough mark and 20/1 looks a decent price . 888sport are paying 5 places which is worth taking advantage of.
1 Point EW 20/1 888 5 places.
2:40 Coral Cup
Edgardo Sol is a huge price here for one with a decent festival record and a liking for good ground. He was 2nd in the county hurdle 2 years ago and 6th last year again. His last run needs to be forgotten but he was obviously in trouble there and has been given a break since. He has performed at a big price a few times in the past and 50/1 is great value for such a talented animal with good course form.
1 Point EW 50/1 Coral 5 places.
3:20 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase
Looking through the markets for an angle in this race, I fancy Sire De Grugy at the prices but I think Somersby is seriously underrated this year. He has looked better than ever winning his first start and 2nd in the Tingle Creek. He looks to have the beating of Captain Conan on that form and is 14/1 with Ladbokes in the w/o Sire De Grugy market. He will be fine on the ground and in my mind is the forgotten horse here.
1 Point win 14/1 Without Sire De Grugy Ladbrokes