Cheltenham – Grand Annual: Two Big Price Plays


CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL fanatic The Voice Of Value (@TheVoiceOfValue) shares his thoughts on the Grand Annual, the final race on Day 4.

5:30 Cheltenham | Grand Annual | ITV4

The last race of the festival and while it is absolutely helter skelter and some luck in running is required I have had a good bit of luck in the race including last year when ROCK THE WORLD stormed up the hill at a lovely big price to end the week on a high.  Since then the horse has been bought by JP McManus, campaigned every quietly and runs again off a 6lb higher handicap mark this year.  Although he probably wants slightly better ground I don't think that will be a huge issue and he simply must be backed at big odds.

I'm having a second pop because it's the last race and there is plenty of value about.  DOLOS runs for Paul Nicholls who is waiting for his first winner of the festival this year although hopefully he gets it before Dolos runs with Virak in the Foxhunters.  Nicholls' assistant Harry Derham reckons that Dolos will love the frantic pace of this race and is a very confident jumper.  I would agree with that and think the horse looks very progressive so we'll go with Rock the World as the steady older horse who has walked the walk and Dolos as the potential young improver.

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5:30 Cheltenham | Grand Annual – Rock The World (20/1 each-way BetBright)

5:30 Cheltenham | Grand Annual – Dolos (14/1 each-way BetBright)

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'The Voice of Value’ column is written by Paul Gallagher who is an amateur tipster with a love for racing and jumps racing in particular. He caught the bug at an early age when his grandfather had a share in a winning chaser and his annual Grand National and Cheltenham guides have been well received over the last few years. Paul also enjoys the flat racing and football.

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