4 To Observe: Aye Aye Captain – November Assembly Day One

Four To Follow: Cheltenham Crackers

The primary spotlight of the Winter months, the November assembly at Cheltenham is at all times an incredible watch. Three days of unrivalled motion on the hardest testing floor. The primary day sees some intriguing novice motion to control for the season forward, plus the Cross-Nation monitor is in motion for the primary time this season. Right here’s a Friday 4 To Observe.


Discuss of the Commerce

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1:45 – Mucking Good H’cap Chase – Triple Commerce @ 9/2 (Common)

The bottom is at all times key to betting, and Cheltenham, as of writing, has modified its floor from comfortable to good-to-soft after being forecast rain however no signal of any. This makes it an, nearly, degree taking part in area for everybody concerned.

And Triple Commerce stands out. An extremely progressive horse, he hasn’t completed outdoors the highest two because the 2022 EBF Closing, though unseated at Kempton final 12 months. The consistency this horse has is sensible and has solely been raised a pound for ending second on the October assembly final outing. Joe Tizzard has hit some good kind, and his horses are effectively value backing.

Regardless of solely having one winner at this assembly final season, Dan Skelton loves this assembly and is commonly a litmus take a look at for his season forward. Stroll In Clover can be moderately progressive and has the flexibility to compete at this degree.

She fell when on the rear of 4 final outing at Cheltenham, though she wouldn’t have been overwhelmed too far. Her mark is engaging, notably with a five-pound declare and might produce a clear run at present. 11/1 (Common) is value a small poke.


The Apparent One

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2:20 – Arkle Trial Novices’ Chase (Grade Two) – JPR One @ 6/4 (Common)

This race exhibits how weak this division is within the UK. Secure to say none of those will win the Arkle. A disappointing turnout makes the attraction for JPR One all of the extra attractive. winner of three on heavy floor at Newton Abbot, he’s acted of higher floor and is able to additional enchancment.


Diesel Downing Delta

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2:55 – Glenfarclas Cross County H’cap Chase – Diesel D’Allier @ 8/1 (Common)

Regardless of the attraction of the 2 Gordon Elliott horses, Diesel D’Allier could have been geared toward this race too. His mark is interesting, two kilos below his final win in December 2021. His greatest performances have come on higher floor and he has each proper to trigger a mini upset.

Francky Du Berlais ran a cracker race barring the final fence on the Pageant. His kind appears inconsistent, however he’s again right down to a mark near his final successful one. His mark of 135 produced an excellent fourth in a Topham chase and this may be the cup ultimate for the 10-year-old. 16/1 (Common) is value having in opposition to the 2 favourites.


Captain My Captain

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3:30 – Trustatrader Novices’ Hurdle (Grade Two) – Captain Teague @ 4/6 (William Hill, Unibet)

Paul Nicholls is extraordinarily enthusiastic about this novice. And why shouldn’t he be? We have been all enthusiastic about Hermes Allen final season presently final season too and will go down the well-trodden path with Captain Teague. First outing in a novice hurdle was additionally a Grade Two, which exhibits the expertise he possesses at such a younger degree.

Minella Missile additionally excites me at a giant worth for Evan Williams. One other Chepstow graduate, he beat fellow Nicholls’ favorite Don’t Inform Su. He’s a half-brother to Monbeg Genius who has turned out to be a extremely helpful chaser and is up for enchancment in opposition to the top-class Captain Teague. At 12/1 (Common) he’s value an eachway shot, or on the place and w/o fav markets.

The perfect of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas