Saturday racing suggestions: Cheltenham and Wolverhampton, 14th December
Saturday’s racing tips include two Cheltenham selections, plus some all weather afters to help you digest the Cotswolds primary course.
There is top-class jumps racing from day two of the International Meeting at Cheltenham, this Saturday, where a number of runners shall be trying to improve their status forward of the Festival in March.
We’ve already lined the card’s largest betting race in our. He we serve up two more of our favorite racing tips from Prestbury Park, whereas there is a C&D winner at Wolverhampton which stands out as he looks to follow up.
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International Hurdle betting tip: Pentland can make it 4 wins in four
Pentland Hills was the standout juvenile hurdler final season, successful all three of his races on the observe. He can preserve his 100% document over obstacles within the Grade Two Unibet International Hurdle (Cheltenham three:05 Saturday).
This is the four-year-old’s first take a look at against the older generation and the bookmakers make him a 7/4 shot to come back out on top on his seasonal reappearance.
Nicky Henderson’s runner was a surprise winner of the Triumph Hurdle final season at 20/1 as he had only featured as soon as over hurdles before that race at Cheltenham.
He made a couple of leaping errors in the 2m1f contest at the Festival, however, he travelled incredibly properly throughout, eventually scoring by three lengths.
Pentland Hills proved that success in the Triumph was no fluke as he scored once more a month later on the Grand National Meeting at Aintree in the Grade One Juvenile Hurdle, the place he completed forward of Fakir D’oudairies.
This is a superb probability for Pentland Hills to show his Champion Hurdle credentials. He is within the betting at 7/1 for the premier 2m hurdle race in March.
If he wins this race in good style, the place he’s the one all of them have to beat, his Cheltenham Festival odds are more probably to be slashed by the bookmakers.
3:00 Cheltenham betting tip: Champagne Well will outstay his rivals
The staying novice hurdlers are in action within the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Cheltenham 3:00) and this journey appears perfect for Champagne Well to prevail at this course for the second time this season.
Fergal O’Brien’s gifted novice scored on his first run of the marketing campaign over 2m5f the place he stayed on strongly in the second half of the competition. He then stepped up in school to complete second in the Grade Two Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (2m5f).
The six-year-old stumbled in the closing stages final trip at this course which did not help, nonetheless, it was a really respectable run, finishing three lengths behind Thyme Hill who could presumably be one of the horses to beat in that division this season.
Now he is stepping as much as 3m, Champagne Well has the chance to prove he has the stamina for this longer trip. He is unlikely to be caught out by any rivals with a flip of foot in the closing levels, so take him at 4/1 to be too sturdy for the sector up the hill at Cheltenham.
6:50 Wolverhampton betting tip Desert Doctor to repeat current C&D success
With seven wins from 15 begins, Desert Doctor has a powerful strike-rate on the all-weather and he may have the ability to enhance that document in the Online Casino Handicap (Wolverhampton 6:50), repeating his latest C&D success within the course of.
Ed Walker’s sprinter finished his race strongly last time round this course to stand up by a nostril again in September. He has only been raised 3lb within the weights for that narrow success so the handicapper has been fairly lenient.
It’s been a busy 12 months for the sprinter, who has featured on all-weather and turf, but he returns right here following a a lot deserved few months off the observe. He should be nice and recent on his return, where he may be backed at 9/2.