3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Space Voyage 3.10 @ 10/3
Enduring Love 4.30 @ 3/1
Alzahir 7.00 @ 5/1
Cheltenham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.10 The fav is the unbeaten Gerri Colombe , 7 races , 7 wins and this trip unlikely to be an issue , but short enough at only around 5/4 in a race of quality . Sir Gerhard is 2 from 2 at The Cheltenham Festival and despite being successful in his only chase , he was 1/6 to do so, in just a 3 runner race and his jumping wasn’t good . The consistent Adamantly Chosen was just 4 lengths behind the fav in the Limerick mud , gaining at the end , giving the impression , he can run a big race at long odds today . The front running The Real Whacker is 2 from 2 here , which counts for plenty and not ruled out .
1/4pt ew Adamantly Chosen @ 22/1
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 The Glenfarclas , the Cross- country Chase and last year’s winner Delta Work is a warm order to repeat , but the ground was very deep last year and drying ground won’t suit . Deise Aba is a capable sort on his day and was a close 2nd over C&D last time out with Delta Work not far behind in 3rd , and despite the fav having a substantial weight pull , the tip should give us a good run for our money at long odds.
1/4pt ew Deise Alba @ 33/1
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 This field is full of unexposed types from top stables but the clear form horse is the late playing A dream To Share , who brings he best form in the book and is the one to beat .
1/2pt win A Dream To Share @ 4/1
Sorry no Cheltenham placepot , would result in too many bets
Selected Huntingdon – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.50 Only three go but far from straightforward. The front running Lookofthedraw went down all guns blazing in the Fontwell mud last time and this C&D winner stays on the same mark . Out The Glen is another front runner who will prove more troublesome than veteran Not Another Muddle , likely to find the ground against him .
1/2pt win Luckofthedraw @ 11/8
3.10 The drop in trip won’t help recent Uttoxeter winner Benign Dictator while the ground is against the out of touch presently Soldier Of Destiny . The lightly raced Space Voyage looked good swhen stepped up to this trip last time on soft ground and taken to double up.
3/4pt win Space Voyage @ 10/3
4.30 The luckless Enduring Love ran well here last time and both the longer trip and softer ground well in his favour .
1/2pt win Enduring Love @ 3/1
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping
5.05 In a very tricky opener worth a dabble on one of the outsiders in Alumnus, a good 2nd here and likely to appreciate the longer trip and mark looks fair .
1/4pt win Alumnus @ 9/1
5.40 The odds on fav is Classic entry Arabian Storm , who was a good 2nd on his debut at Newmarket on easy ground , running to a very decent level , but not bred for synthetics and worth trying in an uncompetitive maiden , recent C&D 3rd Old Smoke , doing well on his debut .
1/4pt win Old Smoke @ 5/1
6.15 In a weak race , I’m with one of the least exposed in the contest with Agonyclite , who showed much improved for with a close 4th over C&D in a similar race .
1/4pt win Agonyclite @ 4/1
6.45 A very open contest with plenty of capable and in form types all potent over C&D but the nod goes to the well handicapped Vaccine , after his good 2nd over C&D last time .
1/4pt win Vaccine @ 3/1
7.15 Another race with plenty of in form and prolific types , but hard getting away from the well handicapped Alexander James , who will appreciate a return to this demanding C&D .
1/2pt win Alexander James @ 4/1
7.45 Debydinks has gone close before at this trip , surface and mark and this could be his night .
1/4pt win Debydinks @ 4/1
8.15 A competitive low grade sprint and you can rely on the in form trio of Another Angel. Rockley Point and Blackcurrent to run their races but the return to this C&D can see the tip home .
¼ pt win Blackcurrent @ 9/2
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
6.00 After a promising debut at Newcastle , improvement is expected for the Godolphin horse Through The Ages , related to some smart sorts and bred for this trip , but is a shade of odds on .
6.30 Doesn’t look a deep maiden and the clear form horse is recent Chelmsford City Woodstock , who has the form to double up , but is short enough in the market considering his poor draw and carries the dreaded penalty .
7.00 A valuable Class 2 and some useful types compete . Brave Emperor , an admirable type , has won his last 5 races , but unluckily lost one in the Stewards Room . He comes here on the back of a Listed Race win at Cagnes- Sur-Mer but the nod goes to recent Doha winner Alzahir , who managed to lift the £190,000 prize despite a shocking draw . The ultra consistent and useful Coco Jack is not to be underestimated .
1/2pt win Alzahir @ 5/1
7.30 The C&D winner First Emperor holds his form very well and with Billy Loughnane in the saddle claiming 5 pounds , another win looks on .
1/2pt win First Emperor @ 11/8
8.00 Worth a try on one of the longshots in Oxygen Thief who comes here on the back of a close 3rd in a Lingfield handicap . Nicely drawn too .
1/4pt ew Oxygen Thief @ 20/1
8.30 Torbellino comes here on the back of a big run when a close 2nd here and the longer trip is in the favour of this capable sort .
1/4pt win Torbellino @ 6/1