Cheltenham 2024 | Day Two Choices and Naps

Cheltenham 2024 | Day Two Selections and Naps

Day One was an excellent begin for the Cheltenham punters. Gaelic Warrior, State Man & Lossiemouth all got here by means of in the long run, to thrash the bookies. Day Two has three odds-on pictures, however are they going to win?

NAP: Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (GRADE ONE) – FACT TO FILE @ 5/6 (William Hill, Betfred)

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Truth To File is among the finest younger novices we’ve seen this yr. He went and proved that by beating Gaelic Warrior at a canter. The truth that Willie Mullins introduced the place he was going first additionally spoke of the arrogance he has on this horse. Willie Mullins might notch 100 winners yesterday and this could possibly be one of the crucial gifted, who might find yourself within the Gold Cup subsequent yr.

With the bottom as it’s, I wouldn’t be going close to Keep Away Fay. However Monty’s Star is somewhat fascinating. He was third behind Corbetts Cross on debut, of which he duly delivered yesterday. Then he produced a surprising spherical of leaping on New Yr’s Eve to beat Three Card Brag. It’s a giant step up from inexperienced persons Chase to Grade One, however he might effectively have the ability to deal with it. 6/1 (William Hill).

E/W BET: Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle (GRADE ONE) – Handstands @ 14/1 (BetVictor, Unibet, Betfred)

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In a market that’s dominated by the Irish, very similar to the race can be, the British aren’t with out hope. Ben Pauling loved day yesterday at Cheltenham with Twig ending second within the Ultima and he might earn one other precious place.

Unbeaten in his profession, Handstands beat Grade One winner Jango Baie and Huntingdon in a Listed Novice Hurdle. He additionally had some dominating victories earlier than his step as much as Listed degree earlier than. While he hasn’t skilled heavy floor beneath guidelines, he has received it on his solely run, and win, in point-ot-point. There’s no fear in regards to the floor, however he’ll be bang in there with an opportunity to put.

 

Handicap Greatest: Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Premier) – Constructed By Ballymore @ 9/2 (Unibet)

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That is one other race that could possibly be dominated by favourites. And with the bottom as it’s, everybody has latched onto the Constructed By Ballymore prepare and have slashed his odds. I discussed in my preview that I although he had an excellent likelihood if the rain got here, and his prayers have been answered. The handicapper has not been harsh on him in any respect and comes into mid-division on the weights.

Every-way costs are sometimes double figures, however there’s simply one thing about Sa Majeste and Langer Dan that I can’t escape. It looks like poor punting going for the highest three out there, however when the handicapper says Sa Majeste is probably the most tough horse he’s needed to handicap, ensure that he’s acquired it flawed. He beat Noble Yeats, who went and received the Cleeve Hurdle since, on heavy floor at Limerick. 6/1 (William Hill).

Everybody seen what Dan Skelton was doing halfway by means of the season with Langer Dan. The magic variety of 143 appeared, however got here in tough circumstances. When ulcers had been discovered on him, many thought that was Cheltenham deserted. However the Alcester coach confirmed he was 100%, simply prepared sufficient to show as much as Cheltenham. 8/1 (William Hill).

 

Choices:

13:30 – Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle (GRADE ONE) – Ballyburn*^ @ 2/5 (Basic), HANDSTANDS E/W @ 14/1 (BetVictor, Unibet, Betfred)

14:10 – Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (GRADE ONE) – FACT TO FILE (NAP)^ @ 5/6 (William Hill, Betfred), Monty’s Star @ 6/1 (William Hill)

14:50 – Coral Cup (Premier) – BUILT BY BALLYMORE @ 9/2 (Unibet), Sa Majeste @ 6/1 (William Hill), Langer Dan @ 8/1 (William Hill)

15:30 – Queen Mom Champion Chase (GRADE ONE) – El Fabiolo* @ 1/2 (Basic)

16:10 – Cross-Nation Chase – Minella Indo @ 100/30 (William Hill, BetUK), Coko Seashore (R/F)

16:50 – Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Premier) – Path D’Oroux @ 12/1 (William Hill), Hardy Du Seuil @ 10/1 (Basic)

17:30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper (GRADE ONE) – Jasmin De Vaux @ 11/2 (Unibet), Junta Marvel @ 16/1 (Unibet, BetUK), Fleur Au Fusil @ 14/1 (William Hill)

Author: Patrick Thomas