Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Cheltenham Day 2

AREA LEFT FOR SUMMARY OF DAY 1






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DAY 2

RACE 1

WIN - YANWORTH -
EW - YORKHILL -
LONG - VIGIL -

The Baring Bingham is a race i like and many a star have come from this including of recent years Simonsig, The New One and Faugheen so this is certainly no back number race.

This year would appear no different as we have two genuine stars in the shape of Yorkhill and the massively impressive YANWORTH.
The Latter is my personal ( Sniper ) idea of the winner a horse with any amount of scope ( term generally used for a horse that still has improvement to offer and/or is building towards better things ) and this Alan King inmate looks to be a very special talent having Won three races  ( from 3 ) this term and not yet been asked to move off the bridle, 11/10 is a tight price that offers nothing but the selection is offers rock solid confidence.
Not a " done deal " by any means as not only the equally impressive looking Yorkhill offers strong opposition but the field itself looks very useful with the likes of Yala Eneki , Vigil and O O Seven all looking to improve upon their already very impressive statistics but yet priced at 40/1 , 33/1 and 20/1 these are the Longbow selections and it will be interesting to see how the Skeltons get on with their runners as they have another two in this and im a big fan of the stable but have felt its been under a bit of a cloud of late so a few shards of light would offer welcome relief.

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RACE 2

SNIPER                                             LONGBOW

WIN - MORE OF THAT -                                            WIN - VYTA DU ROC -
EW - NO MORE HEROES -                V                     EW - MORE OF THAT -
LONG - VYTA DU ROC -                                            LONG -  SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT -           

The RSA is next and this is often a very competitive race aimed at those who failed to actually achieve their true targets and have therefore lowered their sights a bit..RSA or Neptune...

 This does look another extremely tough renewal or maybe not tough unless your a tipster but rather just very very competitive.
MORE OF THAT is the current 2/1 Jolly and in a 3m Chase with just a few pounds separating the field  ( most of whom arrive in excellent form ) and add in the bonus fact that this is a huge 9.6 on the Stat Lay scale i will gladly make this a MAX LAY.
Winner? what will win i hear you scream?.Well with the jolly out of the picture its a very open affair indeed.
No More Heroes is from the Combo/Team of last years victory and it a long with a great many others arrives bang in form but at 9/4 2nd Fav this offers absolutely nothing and if the market flip flops tmrw then it may well become a SL itself.
VYTA DU ROC at around 9/1 offers a smidge of value ( i had it down at 12/1 so no over enthused ) Stay the trip well, cruises into its races well , jumps very strongly and looks a genuine solid performer that quite frankly deserves some heavy black type and is gteed to run a big race for its punting partners and finally it would be churlish to write off the chances of SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT a horse arriving on the back of a very strongly accrued Hat Trick and for me is well worth his place in the field and an EW dutch on the last named pair is a solid looking bet using the winnings that will be earned by the Jolly blowing up ;-).

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RACE 3

WIN - 
EW - 
LONG - 

This is usually a ridiculous affair and this years renewal of the CORAL CUP doesn't disappoint with 26 runners racing in a mind boggling Hcap this really is one for the pinstickers or even Paula Chiltern who i would imagine would excel in a race like this ( Missed her on ATR last night chatting with chappers ).

There are three in this field which i shall nominate as decent EW punts and they will carry the colour of my Money.

1. LONG HOUSE HALL @ 14/1
2. BAOULET DELAROQUE @ 14/1
3. BARON ALCO @ 20/1

All three arrive in tip top form and im expecting a damn decent run for my money however this is the Coral Cup and anything can happen but with the last five winners  ( from 6 ) returning at 9/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 and 14/1 i feel i have mine in just about the right range and i feel surprisingly confident of attaining a profitable outcome in this race.
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RACE4

WIN - UN DE SCEAUX -
EW - SPRINTER SACRE -
LONG - SIRE DE GRUGY -

Next up is possibly the race of the day , THE QUEEN MOTHER CUP a race over 2m and this year we get to see a former superstar that had dimmed of late only to flicker once more and we are hoping the flicker is more than a last death defying gasp of its past brilliance and that it is more of a foundation to say i am only 10 and i have another 2 solid years left and its taking an age to regain fitness and confidence!! the horse in question is of course the one time uber brilliant SPRINTER SACRE.

The brilliance once displayed by SS would have made it almost unbackable for this or any other race as was the race in the main however the fortune reversal and the emergence of some stunning new challengers has allowed this today to be backed at an eye watering 5/1!!!.

The Fav is the brilliant Un De Sceaux and a deserved fav but at 8/11 i think that not only are they dis-respecting the remainder of the field but also the re-emergence in force of SS and there is no way at 8/11 this would have anything from me.

DODGING BULLETS is no back number either and at 14/1 looks a very interesting EW proposition or FAP, last years winner ran a wee bit flat fto this season but that is nothing new and you can gtee this will be cherry ripe for this and will run a big race indeed and also at 14/1 is SIRE DE GRUGY and i think an EW dutch on both is a very good sporting bet but as a purist i do think this lay between the old guard and the new king, Sprinter Sacre and Un De Sceaux  and a WIN Dutch on those two looks an absolute dream of a Pro Punt and i will end up throwing the proverbial wheel Barrow at this.


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RACE 5

WIN - JOSIES ORDERS -
EW - BALTHAZAR KING -
LONG - QUANTITIVEEASING -

Next up its the Cross Country and this specialist race takes some understanding and i think Both BALTHAZAR KING and JOSIES ORDERS have gained a very good understanding and both look to hold extremely strong chances and at 3/1 and 6/1 offer enough for some financial investment.

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RACE 6

WIN - OUR THOMAS -
EW - FIX LE KAP -
LONG - VOIX DU REVE -

FRED WINTER time and with 22 closely matched runners i can see the trend of big double barrelled priced runners filling the spots.
Previous winners have been 16/1 , 20/1 and 40/1 ( couple of times ) so aim for the sky pick three or four slap em EW and hope your in luck.

1. OUR THOMAS 20/1
From the Easterby's who know what it takes to win one of these.
2. JALEO @ 14/1
A classy type with bags of flat pace and if the ground continues to dry out will be very hard to beat and pass on the searching uphill finish.
3. DUKE STREET @ 25/1
From the canny yard of Dr Newland this is still improving and is worth his place.
4. HARLEY REBEL @ 20/1
From a yard i really like with a very capable rider.
5. PILLARD @ 25/1
Anything with Dicky riding has to be feared.

My 5 against the field in what should be a very fun race to watch but shouldnt be one to invest too heavily in.


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RACE 7

WIN - NEW TO THIS TOWN -
EW - ONTHEWESTERNFRONT -
LONG - AUGUSTA KATE -

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Have a GREAT day , smile , keep the faith and bet within your limits.

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