Racing Tips: Open Meeting Day Two
Any horse that can put it up to Oscar Whisky over 2m 4f at Cheltenham is a potential superstar. I give you Taquin Du Seuil. Mark my words, he will be a horse to follow, and he certainly has the looks to go with the performance too.
As for the bets, well Hunters Lodge just about covered the day running into a place, and it was a shame the race was run at a dawdle (which inconvenienced both him and Victrix Gale.)
While Renard looked a little lifeless in the paddock and ran accordingly. If you followed my tweet (@WillSmith_2) about Anay Turge then you’d have hopefully either backed him pre-race or in-running. He won well.
On to the second day of the Open meeting, featuring the Paddy Power Gold Cup – I am very happy with the 14/1 advised about Nadiya De La Vega. Also if you saw my tweet about Ballynagour you’d have him at 9/1 too.
The 3m novices’ chase looks a humdinger, and if you took the 25/1 about Shutthefrontdoor for the RSA then you’ll be watching this with keen anticipation.
He could well run a cracker and be beaten, but he will run well.
As for a bet, I see Alan Kelly has put up Bradley in the 1.50, and while I wouldn’t put you off him, I think it is worth backing another horse in the race – Tour Des Champs.
It is very rare for Nigel Twiston-Davies to not have a winner at this meeting, and I think he has leading claims with the horse that finished in front of Bradley here in October, and has a weight pull with him.
He also has a weight pull with Scottish National winner Godsmejudge, and this 3m 3½f trip could well be spot on for a horse that has long been thought of as one of his stable’s best young staying chasers.
At 9/1 with Boylesports he is an outstanding bet.
Away from Cheltenham, there is a horse that I have to recommend backing at Uttoxeter – Renard D’Irlande for Venetia Williams in the 1.05.
He is currently 7/2 favourite with bet365 and Paddy Power, but will be much shorter come the off as he is incredibly well handicapped and the race looks tailor made for a winning reappearance.