I hope a few of you weaved your way around the Venetia Williams runners yesterday to snare a 111/1 treble!
PROMISED UPDATE FOR TUESDAY’S 20/1 EACH WAY CALL:
Captain Redbeard (5.30) the horse in question, has gained five of his seven victories under good to soft conditions, coming here on a hat trick, though trainer Stuart Coltherd has already achieved that achievement, his last three runners having won. Sam Coltherd has ridden the horse on all five successful occasions when winning and 20/1 is a perfectly good price to offer, especially with only one of the last ten renewals having been won by the favourite. There is every chance that Captain Redbeard will be prominent early doors whereby ‘laying off’ at half the price (if that’s the route you want to take) could be an option quite soon into the contest. It’s a beautiful (drying) day here in the south-west on Monday and though it is liklier to be cloudier tomorrow, no rain is on the radar at the time of writing, whereby genuine good to soft ground should be the order of the day.
In the meantime, you might like to look at the chance of Tommy Silver of Friday which has been quietly (very quietly) been nibbled for the ‘Martin Pipe Conditional’ on Friday.
Some trainer activity to report today relating to handlers who have been in form of late:
Chris Gordon has won with six of his last eleven runners (+12 LSP) – 5 runners today: Tara Bridge (2.40 Stratford), Starkie (3.05 Plumpton), Ballyheigue Bay (3.40 Plumpton), Howlongisafoot (3.50 Stratford) & Funny Oyster (4.10 Plumpton)
5/8–Caroline Bailey (+8) has three runners entered tomorrow (two at Huntingdon and one at Cheltenham) – two more at Fakenham on Friday
Sue Smith snared a 44/1 treble from just the three runners yesterday – not represented today but these could be given the green light: 3 tomorrow (two at Sedgefield & one at Cheltenham) – two at Cheltenham (Wednesday) and one there on Thursday, before rounding the week off with two at Uttoxeter.
Ian Williams is 3/6 of late (+16), whilst it’s worth noting that his three beaten runners were returned at 50/1 (twice) & 66/1. None today – three possibles tomorrow, six on Wednesday, three on Thursday and eight on Friday.
INTERESTING STATS FOR TODAY:
4/10–Warren Greatrex (+5) – 1 runner there today – 16/1 chance Attest (2.10)
10/52–Gary Moore – runners: Rude And Crude (around 13/8 in the 3.05) & Knightly Pleasure (13/2 thereabouts at 4.10)
7/38–Colin Tizzard (+15) – 1 runner there today – 9/2 chance Allchilledout (5.00)
4/12–Matt Sheppard (+29) – 1 runner – 50/1 chance Mecca’s Stowaway (3.25) – Matt’s last two runners have won (+13)
At these prices, it won’t cost a lot to have a little bit of interest today to keep your mind occupied before the Festival stats on the morrow