Friday 27 October 2017

Friday's Best Bets: No-one can Slate his chances

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Tippin' Jimmy will be giving us a selection in every meeting from Cheltenham, whilst also his leading fancies from around the country. 

Make sure to check out the latest previews from the Cotswolds, and for all your latest jump racing news here.


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Movewiththetimes could be an excellent novice chaser this season

2:00 - Brillare Momento (6/5)
Local trainer Martin Keighley loves coming to his nearest track, and he should be returning home as a winner today with his nice mare Brillare Momento. A two-time winner over hurdles last season, she was a comfortable listed winner over a similar trip and ground. She lost out to a potentially smart horse on her only start of the season, but should be better here.

2:35 - Movewiththetimes (2/1)
I really liked this horse last year for Paul Nicholls, and I really thought he would run well in the Supreme but sadly he didn't make it. He makes his return for the first time since his second place finish in the Betfair Hurdle. This is his first start over fences, and Sceau Royal has the winning experience, but ha has the potential to go to the top.

3:10 - Potters Story (22/1) ew
Peter Bowen's five-year-old is one that will really improve going on conditions at Cheltenham today. He ran a fine race to win really well at Ffos Las back in February, and finished second at Haydock when last seen at March. He should improve over time, and he looks like he could be on a good mark for these sort of handicaps.

3:45 - Fagan (7/4)
Fagan has established himself with novice chasing rather well for Gordon Elliott, and he could add a second win here today. He was going better than Beat That, who renewals the rivalry, at Perth prior to his last fence fall and his defeat to Ballyandy was only by a length. He should be too good for this field on the form of his Albert Bartlett second.

4:20 - Presenting Julio (4/1), Capard King (14/1) ew
Jamie Codd is a popular rider in Cheltenham, and he travels over to ride this good looking horse for Gordon Elliott. He won smartly at Killarney on his last outing over fences, and makes a step up in trip today. He's rated lower as a chaser than a hurdler, and he can utilise that mark to win once again today.

Jonjo O'Neill's Capard King is on a handy mark, and deserves to win a race after some good efforts. He should enjoy the conditions and he likes the track.

4:45 - Slate House (6/5) NAP
I think this may be a really good horse, and may come back here as one of the best come March. Colin Tizzard likes his five-year-old, who comes here after an impressive ten length success in an Irish point. He was an expensive purchase and is clearly a very classy horse making his rules debut today. He hasn't raced for a year, so will need the run, but hopefully he should prove way too classy.

5:30 - Dreamcatching (13/2), Percy Street (7/1)
Paul Nicholls has plenty of chances in Gloucestershire, and he will be confident of a good run from three time winner Dreamcatching. He hasn't been raised too high up the weights, is open to improvement, and should appreciated the good ground on offer at the Cotswold.

Percy Street is another leading horse for Nicky Henderson. He finished sixth in last year's Fred Winter on his last visit here, and is rated 4lb lower today. The quick ground will help, and he should step up from his midfield effort at Chepstow last time out.

Best Of The Rest

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Tippin' Jimmy is expecting Jim Crowley to have a winner with Alaadel

1:40 Newbury - No More Thrills
Richard Hannon's juvenile made a solid debut when third at Kempton, and was picking up well at the end when rather green in running. That run was promising and he looks the type to improve from it, he's well bred and deserves to be running well again here.

4:30 Newbury - Alaadel
Alaadel hasn't tasted victory since his debut back in May but could step up from his encouraging place form to strike in Berkshire today. He was an unlucky loser at Ffos Las last month, and was a tad outstayed over seven earlier this month. With conditions to suit, he should run a nice race.

7:30 Dundalk - Goldrush
I have always been keen on the £1.2 million daughter of Frankel, and with a ludicrously big price tag she was always going to win a maiden and weak listed, so why not again. She has been really quite impressive in her two wins, and looks like a Group horse in the making. She should take this comfortably.

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