Ascot 3:35

Dare me looked unlikely to be able to stay the soft ground 3 miles last time out and this drop back in trip along with a few pounds given back here could get him in the picture. He seemed to travel well last time and if he strips fitter here and crucially is trying today he might just well stand a decent chance here at a huge price. I think 33/1 is worth the risk. He also gave a very good performance on heavy ground in the past.

1 Point EW 33/1 Generally ¼ odds with 365/stan/lads

This bet looked on when I heard Tanya from Channell 4 say every horse was covered in the field by the 180 left in the scoop 6 except for Dare Me :)..  He traveled well and ground out the win in great style for a huge payout..

Ascot 2:25                                                              

This is a very tight race with almost everything having a chance but I’m taken with a possible improver for a step up in trip and softer ground here in Monsieur Gibraltar. He has a couple of decent wins in France on heavy ground and  after 1 poor run and another with some promise he has had a wind operation and should really be suited by this step up. 18/1 looks a nice bit of value.

1 Point win 18/1 Generally

Pulled up 4 from home 

Haydock 1:00

Bold Sir Brian ran ok when miles out of his depth in the Fixed Brush at Haydock , considering it was his first run for a year. He has been dropped another 5lbs here and in a much weaker race he might just stand a decent chance here of this mark. He also has form on heavy ground which will be critical around here. 25/1 looks well worth a spin.

1 Point EW 25/1 Generally.

Backed into 16/1 and travelled well unitl just before the 3rd last where he fell.

Haydock 3:15

It’s not like me to go near the top of the market but Fingal Bay should be a strong favourite here he has actually been dropped 4 lbs this year with nothing but top class runs and I’m finding it very difficult to find anything to beat him here. 5/1 looks value as id have him around 3/1 fav here.

1 Point win 5/1 Generally

Ran well to be placed but never really looking like the winner

Cheltenham Ante-post

I was very taken with Sprinter Sacre’s last run just as proof he should be over that heart problem as he showed no signs of that there. My gut is UDS has a lot to prove and hasn’t beaten anything really yet. That isn’t to say he won’t but I’m not sure it a given that he will. Even if he wins today I think Sprinter will be much better suited to the decent ground more than likely in March and 4/1 looks a very decent price NRNB. In my mind even if UDS wins easily today 4/1 would be about the right price in that situation, but if UDS doesn’t Sprinter will probably be favourite and feck it I’m banging on about him enough to be happy with 4/1 now.

2 Points win 4/1 NRNB  Paddy Power/Hills/Betfair

Ill be the first to say my total confidence in Sprinter took a huge dent there. I’m way more positive about UDS’s run there and the commentators on C4. He ran well taking care of his jumping which is no harm and sped away in the end. Looks a superstar.