Happy #newyearsdayracing at #cheltenhamraces from Bob

I think I wisely chose not to drink last night, looks to be a lovely day! There are 3 races at Cheltenham today to consider.

  • 1:25 The Dipper Novices Chase
  • 2:00 The Betbright Chase
  • 3:10 The Relkeel Hurdle

1:25 The Dipper Novices Chase

The betting guide is up for this one and it does a good job separating out the contenders. There appears to be only one winner from this race and that is DEFI DU SEUIL. His form is good and fits the betting guide having raced in December, won the last race and at least placed on Good to Soft in a previous race. Also the SP looks as though it will be below 7/2 and although favourites are less inclined to win here it is not by much.


2:00 The Betbright Chase

The betting guide steers us away from the favourites and into the arms of Happy Diva and Give me a copper. Both tick the myriad of boxes for this race but I am going to plump for GIVE ME A COPPER. He is within the age and OR range, raced in December (winning that race) and placed on Good to Soft previously. He is not Top Weight but is not too far away and is an Irish horse.


3:10 The Relkeel Hurdle

The betting guide seems to destroy most of the field as most seem to be too old, haven’t had their last race in November, did not place last time out and haven’t placed on Good to Soft going! This leaves us with a clear contender of THOMAS CAMPBELL. He is the right age, weight and has placed on Good to Soft before. He placed last time out in an early December race and has a Sadler’s Wells pedigree. Nicky Henderson also trains him and Henderson does well at this race.


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