“The Greatest Show on Turf” gets underway today and each day one of our traders will share his thoughts on the day's first four races, We can't guarantee a winner; but we can certainly give you a glimpse into how the trader's are thinking!
So, without further ado:
The Cheltenham Festival 2017 - STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH!
Today's trading tipster is Jon.
13:30 Supreme Novices' - Ballyandy traveled like a very good horse at Newbury the last day and having won at the festival last year he looks the one to concentrate on here. Melon is only so short in the betting due to reputation and still has it all to prove on the track. (Do bet Ballyandy. Don't bet Melon)
14:10 Arkle Chase - Altior has swept all before him since switching to fences and looks one of the bankers of the week in a sub standard contest. If he stands up he will win. (Do bet Altior. Don't bet anything else.)
14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase - The Druids Nephew has won this race before from an identical handicap mark. Neil Mulholland knows the time of day and this race has again been the plan all year. Noble Endeavor has been whacked by the handicapper for his latest victory and now runs from a career high mark. (Do bet The Druids Nephew. Don't bet Noble Endeavor)
15:30 Stan James Champion Hurdle - The most open renewal in recent years. Moon Racer is running here in preference to the Supreme Novices Hurdle and still has scope for further improvement. Petit Mouchoir has beaten the same old boats in Ireland the last twice and is short of top class. (Do bet Moon Racer. Don't bet Petit Mouchoir)
There you are! Do you agree with his choices? Let us know!
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