All Out To Win: £1,850 Gamble

Can the bookies cope with this?
Roy had a couple run well on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival but sadly no return. Read about today's £1,850 gamble. This is what Roy has to say:

I good day out at Cheltenham yesterday, but of course It could have been better.

The bookies won the battle yesterday but I will win the war.




13:30 Cheltenham Major Malarkey £250 win 25/1


Trainer seems to have got this one right over fences now, travelled well when winning comfortably off the back of a break at Chepstow last November. That wasn’t a particularly strong race but what caught my eye the most was his impressive jumping. Forgiven for next run at Bangor put in a solid effort to finish 3rd, was under a penalty and turned out too quickly. Finished 1st in a competitive race over 3 miles at Newbury last Dec, again travelled and jumped well, put in a gutsy effort at the last and shaped like a stayer (which he is bred too be). Forgiven for his last run when pulled up at Haydock as was clearly unsuited by the testing conditions that day. A nice type and will appreciate the firmer ground here today, useful amateur jockey, is another plus.

14:05 Cheltenham Oscars well £400 win 4/1

Very impressive when winning lto beating useful types including Zaidpour. Should go a decent gallop in this which for me will only help the selection as I think he’ll find a lot of these out up the hill. The big question is whether he’ll cope with the quicker ground but looking at his action suggest to me he should. Very nice sort who looks to be improving and I’ll take him to put in a bold run today.



16:00 Cheltenham Tiger O’Toole £200 e/w 25/1

Improving son of Kings Theatre (sire record very good at this track 15 winners from 89 runners) Good ground is key to this horse, gets that today and will appreciate the strong pace if covered up. Was impressed by his run when winning at Ascot lto, ran on strongly reeling in Lough derg to beat some useful types, the way he dealt with the run in that day suggests to me he’ll cope with the hill and the step up in trip today.

Good e/w claims.

19:50 Kempton Sunset Kitty £400 win 9/4

Improving sort, caught the eye when she won well lto at Wolves despite having a bit to do on the turn, Lightly raced, should cope with the smaller field and 7f looks to be her trip, trainer tends to target these sorts at this time of year, the rest are all exposed, and for me this one looks well handicapped going into this.

20:20 Kempton Colebrooke £300 win 3/1

Twin Soul looks to be the main danger, but for me she has been be flattered by her form so far as the her last to races were weak affairs, and the extra 6 lbs could find her out, seemingly improving but one to oppose for me. I’m going with the Johnson runner Colebrooke, far from disgraced in last two outings of the back of a break unexposed at this trip and improving, may try to set a muddling pace which with his running style could be an advantage.

Sunset Kitty + Colebrooke £100 Double

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