So the most anticipated week in national hunt racing is pretty much upon us, been a long winter building up to this festival.
Ive two write ups and gone through the card will be playing all my selections this week and see how we get on come Friday. Write ups are marked with a *
1:30 Kalashnikov 1 pt win
2:10 Petit Mouchoir 1pt win
2:50 Singleforpayment 1pt win *
3:30 Buveur D’air
4:10 Apples Jade
4:50 Sizing Tennessee 1pt e/w *
5:30 Any second now 1 pt win
Ultima handicap chase 3m1f.
Ive possibly thrown a spanner in the works if you are to go off recent form it wouldn’t be a choice many would go for, but when you start to did a little deeper and see this horse has a good record when running at Cheltenham and has seen this trip out too recent form can be forgiven. Ive sided with singleforpayment he is always there abouts when running at Cheltenham, bar his last race where he was pulled up. I think the testing ground will suit him down to a tee, he has won on heavy at Cheltenham which is a achievement in its own going up that hill in a bog must be like climbing Everest in wellies. I don’ agree with the market seeing her go off as fave, but can understand why they have done it, think she will be overlooked by many but for me is a good bet.
National Hunt Challenge Cup 3m7f.
At the time of writing this and the price I took my selection was 16/1 now seen it at 10’s so money has come. This horse will of gained some good experience of late and has been sent out at close distances to todays trip, my selection has beaten some of its rivals today already particularly duel at dawn. Sizing Tennessee certainly has a preference for Cheltenham having ran here on 9 occasions, has only been out the top three on three occasions so tells me horse has great determinaion, ground conditions won’t bother this horse as is very versatile. Was unlucky on its last appearance here in Jan loosing by a neck to yanworth. I certainly think this horse will be in the top 3 hoping for a win