Celebrate with Allen in the 4.10
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Cudgel 1.45 @ 11/2
Prince Dundee 3.05 @ 8/1
Celebre D’Allen 4.10 @ 4/1
Selected Cheltenham – very soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 Only 4 go but it’s cracking opener as it looks very much a match between the prolific pair of Bob Olinger and Galopin Des Champs . There was little between them as hurdlers , little between them over fences and both won well at last year’s Festival and both have been winning easily but on deep ground , Bob gets the nod .
½ pt win Bob Olinger @ 6/5
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 The jay to success for last year’s clear winner of this , Allaho , was to concentrate on this two and a half mile trip , but will have to be at his best to fend off some useful types and is far from assured of having the lead to himself and has a rare run on deep ground . Melon certainly deserves a Festival win as he’s been 2nd here 4 times and last year was pulled up when he went wrong but comes here on the back of a fine win on his preferred heavy ground and could surprise .
¼ pt ew Melon @ 16/1
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 There is a stack of in form mud loving types in this but hard getting away from the 4 timer seeking Celebre D’Allen , who is 3 from 3 for the Hobbs stable and all three wins very comfortable and just the 6 pound hit puts him very much in the picture . He’s a late player which will be a good thing in a race with so much early pace and loves deep ground and is preferred to The Glancing Queen who ran a cracker here last time chasing home yesterday’s hero L’Homme Presse and the horses behind have all run well here this week , but the stiff finish could find her out on the ground . Worth chancing the tip first time around here .
½ pt ew Celebre D’Allen @ 4/1
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Hexham – good ground on this undulating , very stiff and galloping track
1.45 Gipsy Lee Rose has been in terrific form of late , but as with a few of these could be caught out by the drying ground, The late playing Cudgel has been given a good chance by the handicapper and does act on this kind of ground and gets the nod .
½ pt win Cudgel @ 11/2
3.05 Prince Dundee is an admirable type , always guaranteed to run his race and is a 3 time course winner . He remains on a fair mark and was 2nd over C&D a few runs back , on similar ground and mark . Expect a patient ride and another good run .
½ pt ew Prince Dundee @ 8/1
4.25 The prominent racing Mah Mate Bob has been showing up well of late and has been given a helping hand by the handicapper .The ground and C&D are both In his favour .
¼ pt win Mat Mate Bob @ 11/2
5.10 Classic Escape has been given a great chance by the handicapper and has been showing up pretty well in better races than this and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Classic Escape @ 5/1