Cheltenham November Assembly | Identical Place, similar race

Cheltenham November Meeting

It’s day two of the Cheltenham November Assembly which means that the Paddy Energy Gold Cup is the function occasion of the seven-race card.

Blended day with two well-backed fallers, one lucky winner at 6/1 with Homme Public and a pleasant success with Impose Toi within the final.

Disgrace about Captain Teague, however he will likely be again.

Roll on tomorrow 🫡

— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) November 17, 2023

As a few of you realize, my coronary heart lies with one horse in that race – extra of that to come back – however elsewhere, Saturday at Cheltenham seems tasty with loads of attention-grabbing betting angles.

Hopefully, these angles show to be fruitful by the point the bumper finishes, so let’s dive in.


12:35 Cheltenham – Milan Tino @ 6/4 with BetVictor – 2pt Win

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In a race that appears winnable, Milan Tino holds an apparent probability within the Grade 2 Triumph Hurdle Trial that opens day two on the Cheltenham November Assembly.

Skilled by Noel George & Amanda Zetterholm in France, the three-year-old by Milan made his first begin within the well-known JP McManus silks 35 days in the past when third within the Grade 2 Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy at Auteuil.

Very sensible! Received final yr by McTigue, Jigme is an ultra-impressive winner of the G2 Georges De Talhouet-Roy Hurdle at Auteuil…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 14, 2023

The winner, Jigme, scored within the Grade 1 Prix Cambaceres on his subsequent begin with the second, Leon Du Berlais, and fourth, Kingland, filling the locations behind Jigme within the Prix Cambaceres.

Though the dearth of different French juvenile expertise may very well be the explanation for this, all three filling the locations of their subsequent engagement suggests the type of Milan Tino’s final run is nice.

Nice efficiency! Jigme is way the most effective within the Grade 1 Prix Cambaceres for Ludovic Philipperon and Marcel Rolland at Auteuil…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) November 12, 2023

Moreover, the twice-raced gelding has kind on very mushy floor, and with rain set to hit Prestbury Park on Saturday morning, one can think about he’ll desire the softer floor whereas Burdett Street has one thing to show in that division.

It’s not unique, however Milan Tino seems like an aesthetic horse and may very well be too good.


1:10 Cheltenham – Undersupervision @ 22/1 with William Hill – 1pt EW

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Cheltenham course kind is vital in lots of handicaps at Prestbury Park, and in a competitive-looking Beginner Jockeys’ Handicap Chase, Undersupervision is one I need to probability.

The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained seven-year-old has raced at Cheltenham seven instances throughout his three-year profession with out success.

Nonetheless, he ran via the rails when second to Does He Know on his chase debut, completed third to Corach Rambler and Eva’s Oskar in 2021, and completed third to Eva’s Oskar once more in 2022.

Connections may need enjoyable with this horse!

Corach Rambler is progressive and appears like he has extra to supply, making it two from three over fences at @CheltenhamRaces @lucindavrussell

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 10, 2021

Moreover, the gelding by Doyen ran a reputable race when fourth to Le Milos, a subsequent Coral Gold Cup winner, at Sandown in February.

All of this type seems promising for a horse rated 132 with Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell claiming seven kilos within the saddle.

Admittedly, he has a small bit to show, however he likes the course and mushy floor shouldn’t hassle him an excessive amount of, so with the prospect he’s well-handicapped, 22/1 is value taking for Undersupervision.


1:45 Cheltenham – Broadway Boy @ 5/1 with BetVictor – 1pt EW

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There’s one thing in regards to the Listed From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase that’s actually intriguing at 1:45 as stable circumstances may very well be made for 5 of the six runners.

Admittedly, I believed Good Danger At All would go to the Novices’ Restricted Handicap Chase at 1:45 on Sunday, which he was entered for once I first checked out this race, so to see him right here provides one other aspect of curiosity.

Nonetheless, on the time of learning this race, Broadway Boy piqued my curiosity probably the most and I don’t need to desert him within the eleventh hour.

The enhancing five-year-old by Malinas ran a stormer over course and distance final day out when second to Flooring Porter whereas giving the winner 5 kilos in weight.

Class prevails! 🏇

Twin champion staying hurdler Flooring Porter makes a successful chase debut @CheltenhamRaces.

He wasn’t foot good however he acquired the job executed! đź‘Š@gavincromwell1 | @donoghue_keith

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 28, 2023

Though the two-time Stayers Hurdle winner may have received by greater than his two-and-a-half-length success suggests, Broadway Boy served it as much as him for some time and did himself proud.

On the run previous to his Cheltenham second, he beat Mofasa by a snug 9 lengths, kind that has labored out nicely as Mofasa received a handicap chase off 130 subsequent day out.

He went into his final run on an official mark of 137 and he’s unchanged for the hassle, which makes the choice to run him in a circumstances race somewhat than a handicap attention-grabbing.

His process this weekend will likely be powerful, however I’m hoping Broadway Boy is as much as the problem at a course he likes.


2:20 Cheltenham – The Actual Whacker @ 6/1 with William Hill – 1pt EW

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This yr’s Paddy Energy Gold Cup is likely one of the finest renewals in current reminiscence, bringing Grade 1 kind and enhancing handicappers collectively on the cathedral of jumps racing.

A lot holds attention-grabbing profiles, however it’s The Actual Whacker that has the powerful process of carrying my cash in addition to prime weight on his again.

Beginning together with his racing weight and score, it received’t be a simple process to drag off, but the seven-pound distinction between him and Stage Star is there for a cause as a result of he’s most likely a seven-pound higher horse.

The Actual Whacker confirmed for Saturday’s Paddy Energy Gold Cup.

Any excuse, I suppose…@pnevilleracing | @samtwiston

— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) November 16, 2023

Trying on the type of his Grade 1 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase victory, he beat Gerri Colombe, a subsequent two-time Grade 1 winner and main hope for the Gold Cup, I Am Maximus, an Irish Grand Nationwide winner on his subsequent begin, Galia Des Liteaux, a Listed chase winner on Thursday, and Thunder Rock, a current Listed Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase winner.

That’s stable kind, no query, and it must be if he’s to justify successful a Paddy Energy Gold Cup off 162.

Patrick Neville’s seven-year-old has each good and mushy floor kind, course kind, and has seemingly improved a tonne over the summer season.

In fact, the first-time-out angle is a fear, but when he will get into a pleasant leaping rhythm, it’s going to take a very good horse to peg him again and at 7/1, he looks as if a stable each-way guess.


2:55 Cheltenham – Placenet @ 4/1 with BoyleSports – 2pt Win

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Any listeners of the very fashionable Racing Submit present Upping The Ante will know David Jennings put Placenet up on Tuesday and, after a glance myself, I are inclined to agree with him.

The David Pipe-trained French recruit comes into Saturday’s Paddy Energy Video games Handicap Hurdle off a 71-day break having completed fourth in a Listed chase at Compiegne in September.

The previous boy Clondaw Citadel wins over at Compiegne for @TomGeorgeRacing and @AgentZetterholm!

— Sky Sports activities Racing (@SkySportsRacing) September 8, 2023

The type of that race reads very nicely because the third, Spes Militurf, beat Gold Tweet within the Grade 2 Prix Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa two begins later and the winner, Clondaw Citadel, was a very good Grade 2 chaser for Tom George earlier than transferring to Noel George & Amanda Zetterholm.

That race alone was stuffed with horses who wouldn’t look misplaced with a British score of 140, so with a gap handicap mark of 124 over hurdles, that appears lenient.

Having received this race in 2014 with Katkeau, a French recruit operating off a mark of 124, hopefully Placenet can add to that pattern.

Author: Patrick Thomas