12.05 Defi Du Seuil
12.40 Different Gravey 50TF
1.15 Vaniteux, Sizing Platinum e/w
1.50 Aloomomo 50 TF, Bouvreuil, Sizing Codelco e/w
3.00 Mister Miyagi 50 TF
3.35 Card Game, Jessbers Dream e/w
11.50 Always On The Run, Katachenko 50TF
12.55 Blakemount, Knock House e/w
1.30 Aristo Du Plessis, All Set To Go e/w
2.40 OO Seven 50 TF, Potters Legend 50TF
The least said about yesterday’s punting the better. At least I saw the might Bantams win 4-0 to soften the blow.
Ballyandy and North Hill Harvey run for my 50 to follow plus no less than 4 trained by Gordon Elliot at Navan!
13.20 Le Prezian
1.55 Fox Norton NAP
2.30 North Hill Harvey e/w
3.05 Zara’s Hope e/w
3.40 Poetic Rhythm e/w
1.50 Sausalito Sunrise, Cogry e/w
2.25 As De Mee e/w, Frodon
3.00 Valhalla e/w, Supreme Vinnie e/w
3.35 Midnight Shot, Arctic Gold e/w
4.05 Queen Odessa
12.30 Report To Base
1.40 Hainan e/w
2.15 Dartford Warbler e/w
2.50 Special Wells e/w
4.00 Silver Kayf
12.20 La Bague Au Roi 50TF
1.30 Barramundi e/w
2.05 Wells De Lune
2.40 Monbeg Charmer
3.15 Our Thomas
The jumps season gathers pace today with the first of two days racing at its spiritual home Cheltenham. Colin’s Sister and Templeross represent my 50 to follow in the first where they are up against Paul Nichols El Bandit.
2.10 Colin’s Sister, Templeross
2.45 Aristo Du Plessis
3.20 Florrie Boy e/w, Marquis of Carabas e/w
4.30 Thomas Campbell
5.05 Azure Fly e/w , Velator e/w
5.49 Cyrius Moriviere
Cue Card can complete the fairytale for his late owner by rounding off a superb season in winning the Gold Cup. Don Poli was my ante post tip last Spring and should go close .
Shantou Village has been my Albert Bartlett tip for months and conditions look perfect.
Plenty of each way options elsewhere. Black Hercules. Knock House, Tagliatelle, Arge D’Arlene and Cause Of Causes all rewarded each way selections for the blog yesterday keeping me just in fronc after 3 days.
Here are my selections for the final day of this year’s festival
It’s was an excellent day for the blog yesterday with Diamond King above, Diego Du Charmil and Ballyandy all obliging at 12/1, 13/2 and 5/1.
Back home after a fantastic 2 days at the Festival including witnessing Sprinter Sacred (above) emotional comeback and nicely in front from a punting perspective.
Day 3 looks extremely difficult with each way chances galore.
Thistlecrack is rightly favourite for the World Hurdle but drying ground will suit Cole Harden and he is sure to battle all the way to defend his crown.
Today’s selections : –
The RSA is billed as a match between No More Heroes and More Of That and I fancy the former to just prevail. Seeyouatmidnight could reward each way backers.
Un De Sceaux can beat the old guard in the Champion chase where the fences may be his biggest danger.
Yanworth can confirm himself as one for the future in the opener.
Josies Orders looks a worthy favourite in the Cross Country race.
Each way selections :-
2.50 Rock The Kasbah, Politologue, Diamond King
4.50 Diego Du Charmil, Our Thomas, Duke of Medina
5.30 Ballyandy , Spirit of Kayf, Couer Blimey.