4 To Comply with: Completely satisfied New Yr!

Four To Follow: Happy New Year!

From myself and my colleagues at Better of Bets, a really Completely satisfied New Yr! Let’s get of to the right begin, with a worthwhile New Yr’s Day racing. And after celebrating Hogmanay within the centre of Edinburgh, these choices may do the trick of shopping for a number of extra rounds on the lodge bar. It’s model New Yr, however the identical previous 4 To Comply with.

 

Cheltenham

Leaving Me Stumped

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1:30 – Handicap Chase – Stumptown @ 3/1 (Normal)

For the primary ‘Premier’ raceday, it’s a fairly terrible turnout. However there’s worth to be discovered and Stumptown at 3/1 is an absolute steal. Gavin Cromwell is the highest coach at Cheltenham to this point after seven conferences with six winners, returning a +15.07 revenue to £1 stakes. Kind like that may’t go unnoticed, and since Stumptown’s run within the Hennessey Gold Cup, Cromwell might nicely have had this race in thoughts. Heavy floor is but to be mastered, however Cromwell may have him nicely set for the race.

 

New Yr, Identical Star

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2:05 – New Yr’s Day Handicap Chase (Premier) – Stage Star @ 11/10 (William Hill)

It’s a dismal turnout for the massive handicap of the day, however not less than there’s some high quality headliner. Stage Star romped house within the November Gold Cup, however with 5 opponents it seems to be an open and shut case. Some might say heavy floor is towards him, however he loves the mushy floor and has by no means tried the heavy stuff. He’s been on the drift, however I really feel he gained’t be by race time.

 

Large Bob V The Rock

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3:15 – Relkeel Hurdle (Grade Two) – Bob Olinger @ 13/8 (William Hill)

While there’s solely 4 runners, it seems to be a high quality renewal of the Relkeel. Two Grade One winners in Bob Olinger and Marie’s Rock go head-to-head. Marie’s Rock has probably the most to show after disappointing final day trip within the Lengthy Distance Hurdle, however a drop in journey ought to assist. However Bob Olinger is fierce opposition. His reappearance report is astonishing, and while it hasn’t been 50 days, it’s been lengthy sufficient. Rachael Blackmore will wish to go away with a winner at Cheltenham, and her greatest likelihood is right here.

 

Musselburgh

A Wee Tot

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2:20 – Auld Reekie Handicap Chase – Half Shot @ 5/1 (Normal)

Half Shot seems to be to make it a quick-fire double having gained slightly below three miles at Kelso final day trip. It’s a little bit odd that coach Iain Jardine drops him again in journey but it surely’s clear he can deal with going additional and mushy floor. Regardless of going up seven kilos, he’s nicely handicapped and poses an actual risk to the Skelton-trained favorite Frere D’Armes.

And with a cracking likelihood of ending in behind is Cracking Future. He’s gained over two-and-a-half miles and over the course and at the moment he can put the 2 collectively. His win over two miles in mid-December was spectacular however the handicapper has been honest by elevating him solely by 5 kilos. He sneaks in at backside weight and could possibly be the shock bundle within the race at 11/2 (William Hill).

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas