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A slightly disappointing day yesterday, with Charlie’s selections either under performing or being brought down(up safe and returned home , so all ends well) It was nice to see Coneygree running a fantastic race and if staying clear of injury could well improve for the run and the wind operation….
Let’s see what we have for you today on the final day of the November meeting and a day out at Punchestown….
Things haven’t gone to plan so far at Cheltenham for me, although it is not through lack of trying, we go again today and selections are listed below.
1.15 Claimtalkingforgran – Trained by Nicky Henderson Claimtalkingforgran won on chase debut at Uttoxeter over 2m last time out beating Chesterfield by 2 and 1/2 lengths. Takes a drop in distance to 1m 7f 199y and should go well again, biggest threat comes in the shape of Dynamite Dollars for the inform Nichols yard who have landed this race on 6 separate occasions.
3.00 Verdana Blue – Is another trained by Nicky Henderson, won a Class 1 listed race at Kempton over 2m back in October. Was then rested until November when being sent to Wincanton to race in a Class 1 Group 2 hurdle over 1m 7f beating If The Cap Fits by 2 and 1/4 lengths. If repeating the form shown in those 2 runs should have too much for this field.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.
Final Word with Rich –
Cheers Charlie, it will all come good I have faith…This column did okay again yesterday with the notebook race having a 3rd & 4th on debut, while Nobel Mission had his first winner as a sire when Humanitarian won by 5 lengths on 2nd start at Lingfiled from Sash(both mentioned in here)
Lets see what we have for Cheltenham & Punchestown….
Cheltenham… Good to Soft..
1.50 Arkel Trophy Trial Chase… Grade 2… 1m 8f..
Lalor was the winner of the Top Novice Hurdle over 2m at Aintree back in April when last seen and makes seasonal bow here and Chase debut…
- Paul Nicholls has won this race 6 times since 2010 and runs Dynamite Dollars, who was a 9 length winner on chase debut….
2.25… Cheltenham Chase… Grade 2… 1m 8f…
Sceau Royal… Improved on hurdles form when winning 4 from 5 chase starts last season, culminating in landing the Henry VIII Novice Chase at Sandown, having taken a Grade 2 Chase at Doncaster when last seen in January 2018. Has been off since and this is a seasonal return, so tread carefully….
3.30 Supreme Novice Hurdle Trial… Grade 2… 2m 87yds…
Itchy Feet… Unbeaten in 3 runs this season, taking in a Bumper(NHF) and 2 novice hurdle races. Last seen landing a Class 1 Listed Kempton Novice Hurdle by 2 & 1/4 lengths and the runner up has since won…
1.40 Novice Chase.. Grade 2… 2m 6f 140yds..
Blow by Blow... Was a winner on chase debut at Galway in a 2m 6f Beginners Chase by 17 lengths…
It maybe worth noting that fellow Gigginstown runner Nick Lost is 2 from 3 over bigger fences and could well improve from the 6 length runner up spot last time out…
2.15 Morgiana Hurdle… Grade 1… 2m 40yds...
Samcro is on a comeback mission having fallen over C/D in the Champion Hurdle last season, won by Supersundae(Non Runner today) and then was a beaten runner up on seasonal return just 16 days ago, although it’s likely the run will have helped….
Faugheen has won this race the last 2 seasons and is back for a third crack. He was last seen winning the stayers hurdle at this course and has a fine course & distance record with 4 wins from 5 runs. If he is still Faugheen the Machine then Samcro could well be in trouble….
That’s all for the moment folks… We will be back after racing with the BIG Interview…
All the Best – Charlie & Rich