The in-form Steven Dowler has studied the form ahead of the second day of the Cheltenham’s November meeting in a bid to take down the Boosted £7,000 Place 6. Check out his Cheltenham betting tips and join his Syndicate.
Cheltenham betting tips
12.30 – JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle – 2m
This looks competitive and I’m hopeful those towards the top of the market hold the key to the event.
Gordon Elliott has just the one runner on the card being the unbeaten DUFFLE COAT, who was very impressive when winning a listed race at Wetherby last time out. He beat some fairly decent yardsticks that day and with Robbie Power taking over in the saddle, more improvement can be expected.
Paul Nicholls has won this race on several occasions and looks to have another chance with HELL RED, who was impressive on debut at Chepstow and with more improvement to come, he’s an interesting addition to the race.
Selections: DUFFLE COAT, HELL RED
13.05 – South West Syndicate Handicap Chase – 3m1f
A few of these have some sort of chance and putting these three on our ticket.
The top-weight KILFILUM CROSS has a leading chance on collateral form and would have needed his comeback run. He has produced his two career-best performances at this track courtesy of him being a dual runner-up in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival. This race is evidently easier so he’s sure to be thereabouts at the finish.
I also like LAMANVER PIPPIN, who was last seen finishing a credible third in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and returns off the same mark 132. This shorter trip will suit better and given the fact he’s proven himself on this track, you’d like to think he’ll run a big race being well treated.
Selections: KILFILUM CROSS, LAMANVER PIPPIN
13.40 – From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase – 1m7f
An intriguing novice chase race to sum up and I’m siding with the top two who head the official ratings. I find it interesting Paul Nicholls is pitching QUEL DESTIN here on chasing debut. The 150-rated hurdler has course winning form and won well on the flat last month. He’s sure to have been well equipped for this assignment and he gets a handy 3Ib from the Henderson market leader, so if his jumping holds out he can go well for his in-form camp.
The one to beat is probably FUSIL RAFFLES, who is 2-2 over fences and jumped impeccably here when last seen. He was a Grade One winner over hurdles but looks even better over fences, so it’s really hard to ignore his chance although he’s an obvious choice this weekend.
Selections: FUSIL RAFFLES, QUEL DESTIN
14.15 – Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase – 2m4f
Another top renewal of the feature race and my top vote goes to AL DANCER, who represents a stable who have an excellent record in this contest and this high-class horse relished the step-up in trip when beating Master Tommytucker last time out on seasonal debut. He’s got good form to his name around this track and this race should suit him very well.
MISTER FISHER looked on terms with himself over fences last season and rounded off his campaign with an excellent fourth in the Marsh at the Cheltenham Festival. If he can handle the frantic pace that is likely to happen, he‘a got solid claims of placing at the very least.
Finally, the Paul Nicholls-trained Saint Sonnet looks interesting. He could only finish seventh in the Marsh when last seen but has a lot of scope for much more improvement over fences and anything this yard sends out of late has to be given the utmost respect.
Selections: AL DANCER, MISTER FISHER
14.50 – Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle – 2m7f
Another hot handicap to solve and I fancy WEATHER FRONT to cause a minor upset. He ran a blinder to finish a staying-on eighth at this track last time and the step up in trip along with the softer ground should see him finish a lot closer while remaining unexposed over hurdles.
The top-weight TOBEFAIR didn’t perform to his usual standard on seasonal debut here last time but he’s a course specialist who will find this race much easier and with Tom Bellamy reunited with him, his chance looks pretty ominous under ideal conditions.
Of the rest, WHO’S MY JOCKEY looks well-handicapped based on past exploits and he in turn has run well here previously off much stiffer marks. His latest fifth was a step back in the right direction and I find it rather interesting to see Sam Twiston-Davies booked to ride. He could easily outrun his huge odds.
Selections: WEATHER FRONT, TOBEFAIR, WHO’S MY JOCKEY
15.25 – Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle – 2m5f
Alan King’s runners continue in a rich vein of form and i wouldn’t dismiss LORD LAMINGTON despite his odds suggesting otherwise. He found the JCB Triumph Hurdle happening all too quickly for him back in March but this weekend’s race is much easier. However, he’s best judged on his excellent second behind Navajo Pass in a Grade Two at Doncaster and he’ll strip fitter for a recent spin on the flat.
Another couple of participants that are worth including is the unbeaten KEPPAGE, who is three from three, and has undergone wind surgery since we last saw him. He’s looked like a very good horse so far and although he’s untried on going this quick, he should make a bold bid.
Selections: LORD LAMINGTON, KEPAGGE
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