Well it’s finally here the Cheltenham Roar will be kicking off the first race at 1:30.
Cheltenham 1-30 Novice Hurdle (Class 1) 16f
The MULLINS pair are very closely matched on form KLASSICAL DREAM is probably a little short in price while @16/1 the stable mate ARAMON is probably a good each way play. FAKIER DOUDARIES is very interesting, 4 year olds don’t have the best stats in the race but I think it’s significant that the horse is running here rather than the Triumph Hurdle. He would be the selection here for Joseph O’Brien. 13/2 looks reasonable.
Cheltenham 2-10 Novices Chase (Class 1) 16f
It’s another one of Joseph O’Briens that I like in this race US AND THEM 14/1 has shown a decent level of form and has been progressive on our ratings. I think he should be there about at the top of the hill. Kalashnikov 8/1 looks a big danger and will like the softer ground today.
Cheltenham 2-50 Handicap Chase (Class 1) 25f
BEWARE THE BEAR 14/1 looks very progressive. I think he could be the answer to a tricky race. Ratings are very positive for this fella and his handler certainly knows his way round here.
Cheltenham 3-30 Conditions Hurdle (Class 1) 16f
VERDANA BLUE 40/1 looks a huge price! He’s already beaten the best horse in the field by a short head and may well improve again. Not sure the ground will be totally to his liking but I think he’s a big chance and comes top of our ratings. I really like his jockey round here too.