HORSE racing fanatic Jack Milner (@JJMSports) shares his best bets for the Cheltenham action on Saturday.
Cheltenham | 13:15
The Hobbs and Johnson team are in great form at the moment and I think they’ve got a great chance with Sausalito Sunrise in this race. He was successful on his debut over fences at Chepstow last month and this race should really suit him. He’ll love the ground and he’ll stay all day.
He takes on the favourite Kings Palace, but the Pipe yard seeming to be hitting the crossbar just now, I don’t think they’re in the best of form. Kings Palace was excellent over hurdles last season but I’m not sure the ground will suit him here. He looked legless in the Albert Bartlett back in March in soft ground and I’m happy to take him on here with Sausalito Sunrise.
Wetherby | 14:05
I really like the look of Sue Smith’s horse Shouldavboughtgold here. he absolutely dotted up at Carlisle on Monday. He won by 19 lengths then and I’m convinced he’ll love the ground and trip here on Saturday.
The favourite What A Good Night looks vulnerable off a career-high mark and he’s never won on soft ground so I’m taking him on.
Cheltenham | 14:30
It’s Buywise for me in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. I’ve been backing him from 14/1 downwards in the ante-post market, this boy is a machine! He jumped so poorly back in April but still managed to win at the track.
He also ran very creditably at the Festival in March finishing fifth in the Rewards4Racing Novice Chase on the opening day. I had the pleasure of being on the same Festival preview panel as trainer Evan Williams and he was raving about this horse. He clearly thinks a lot of him.
The 8/1 just has to be value for me after his excellent win at Ludlow last month and I’m really looking forward to this race.
Cheltenham 13:15 – Sausalito Sunrise to win (11/4 BetVictor)
Wetherby 14:05 – Shouldavboughtgold to win (5/2 BetVictor)
Cheltenham 14:30 – Buywise to win (8/1 BetVictor)