Sprinter Sacre in splendid isolation on his way to landing the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham

Cheltenham 2:40

I’m going to put up and early one here as Redera is a huge price now and if he is going to have a chance in this tomorrow he will certainly not go off at 40/1 . He was a bit of an eye-catcher on his last run on the flat in the Irish Ceresarewich and I think there might be a chance he has been prepared for a shot at this of a very good mark. He has run well enough around here in the past of higher marks and that fact that he has 2 flat races this year after a very long break and then shows up here from a yard that can certainly get on ready is significant. 40/1 is too big.

1 Point EW 40/1 365/stan/10bet                  

This ran a great to finish 6th just outside the places and gave us a fair bit of excitement when looking a possible winner turning for home. But he had traveled wide all the way and that told in the end. I think he may be worth following 

Punchestown 2:15                          

No matter what way I look at this race I can’t see anything other than Wicklow Brave finishing 2nd here. He won a really top class County Hurdle on the bridle on soft ground and has gone up to a 108 rated flat performer since. He has a serious fitness edge here and 12/1 looks huge. There is the option of just backing him at just above evens to place but that isn’t as much fun as 12/1 EW.

1 Point EW 12/1  boyles/lads

Wickow ran another great race to be 3rd here not far behind a very good looking Nichols Canyon and Faugheen

Cheltenham 2:10

Sprinter Sacre’s form from last year looks good enough to win this race and on ground that doesn’t look too bad at the moment I think he should be a very solid favourite here with these conditions getting weight from most of the field. If he has improved at all he’ll win this easily.

3 Points win 3/1 365/tote/fred

Words not needed Sunning. He did fade a bit towards the end but un better ground in March UDS wont come close.

Cheltenham 3:15

Liberty One interests me here as a dual hurdles winner who didn’t really progress over fences. His last win was over some decent yardstick’s and he could be on a nice mark here. 33/1 look big. The other that looks very interesting is Brod Na Heireann whose 4th in a hot maiden hurdle in Ireland reads very well given this mark. He probably needed his first run this year and 16/1 looks very good value .

½ Point win Liberty One 33/1 Generally

1 Point win Brod Na Heireann 16/1 Generally 18/1 Betway

Liberty looks to a have got injured and pulled up after 2 flghts . Brod flattered for a while but may need further