Peoples Nap Choices – Cheltenham

1.30 – Triumph Hurdle – Grade 1 Class 1 – 2m 179y

Defi Du Seuil – Has risen through the ranks, winning 3 out of 3 course runs & is also 2 out of 2 over C/D. Grade 2 winner hereby 1 & 1/2 lengths from Diable De Silva, won a Grade 1 at Chepstow by 13 lengths & Won here last time over C/D in a Grade 2 from Rainbow Warrior by 9 lengths. Richard Johnson takes over from Injured Barry Geraghty, Champion Jockey Johnson is 2 wins from 2 mounts on Defi – 9/4

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2.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle – Grade 1 Class 1 – 2m 7f 213y

Death Duty – Unbeaten 4 out of 4 over hurdles, winning last 3 at Navan, they include Grade 3 by 7 & 1/2 lengths from She’s a Star(2m 4f) Beat Monalee (2m 4f) in a Grade 2 by 3 & 3/4 lengths & last time out (2m 4f) beating Turcagua by 9 lengths. Bryan Cooper is back on board & is 2 out of 2…. – 9/4

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3.30 – Gold Cup – Grade 1 Class 1 – 3m 2f 70y

Djakadam – Has finished runner up in this race the last 2 season’s to Coneygree(2015) & last season to Don Cossack. Last 2 runs he beat Outlander by 1 & 1/4 lengths at Punchestown & then last time out Outlander reversed the form to win at Leopardstown by 2 & 1/2 lengths. Mullins/Walsh had a 4 timer yesterday & this is the holy grail – 10/3

ALL prices are Subject to change during Poll on Twitter. Poll Closes at 12PM …..

Thursday’s Results

PN Result(Thursday) – Uknowhatimeanharry – Placed 3rd & was well beaten on the day.

Charlie’s Results 

.Impulsive Star – finished 4th last and is a loss

.Un De Sceaux – Won as expected advised at 5-2

.Airlie Beach – seemed to be travelling well until fading badly after the last and is another loss. 

.Well Cheltenham hasn’t been kind to me this year with only one winner from 9 selections, so I’m drawing a line under it and moving away from Cheltenham tomorrow on my search for winners.

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Best of the rest – Lingfield – AW – Standard

2.25 – Maiden – Class 5 – 1m 4f

Here And Now – Fran Berry is easing back from injury & prepping for new season, back riding Here & Now, who was 2nd on debut over 1m 3f at Kempton last month, only beaten by a neck, this Dansili colt should have enough improvement to win

3.05 – Handicap – Class 3 – 1m 4f

Petite Jack – 2nd in this class at Newcastle over this distance last time out beaten only 3/4’s of a length, has a cracking record at Lingfield. I s2 out 2 over C/D & 4 out of 4 course runs

& Finally …..

3.45 – Maiden – Class 5 – 1m 1y

Bless Him – Sea the Stars Colt trained by David Simcock for  Qatar Racing, who cost 600,000 euros as a 2 year old, makes debut & could be 1 to keep an eye on in the future

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Charlie’s Selections

Lingfield 

1.45  Gold Flash  5-2  

.Dual winner over this trip at Wolverhampton back in January and a recent 2nd there latest over 1m handles polytrack and looks the one to be on here.

Win Advised

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Fakenham 
4.40 Beeves  11-2 

.Has won a couple of handicap chases over 3m is only 1 lb higher than last win mark and could be the answer in this wide open race main danger is Finger on the switch but I feel there isn’t much to separate the pair on bare form so iv sided with Jenny Candish’s Beeves as the 11-2 looks generous.

Win Advised

Wolverhampton 

5.45 Toy Theatre  5-2  

.Recently purchased from Mark Johnston by M Appleby for 1,800GBP won on debut in February over 7f at Chelmsford and was 2nd at same venue 21 days later over same distance. S De Sousa on board and should be involved at the business end.

Win AdvAdvised

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Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to look over .The People’s Nap will be Updated when Voting closes.

In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners.

…Good Luck…

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