Diary; March 24 2018

The new flat season gets under way tomorrow with the Doncaster Lincoln meeting.

In the listed race at 3.00 Zabeel Prince could get us off to a good start.

3.35 Lord Glitters looks the type of horse that tends to prosper in this race and can win off top weight. At a bigger price Repercussion has been aimed at this race and although he has gone up in the weights for his win at Newmarket last September he looks interesting at 20/1. He is my each way suggestion.

4.45 Proscema showed promise when placed in his two starts last season and this step up here where trip should suit.

Cheltenham Festival–Day 4

1.30 Apple’s Shakira is a worthy favourite here.  Stormy Ireland and Farclas look the main dangers.

2.10 Flying Tiger & Sandsend

2.50 Chef Des Obeaux, Chris’s Dream, Poetic Rhythm and Dortmund Park form my shortlist.

3.30 Might Bite is my selection with Native River and each way chance.

4.10 Wonderful Charm looks the one to beat.  Caid du Berlais and Minella For Value can chase him home.

4.50 Diese des Bieffes and Sire du Berlais are my selections.  Flawless Escape and Blow by Blow are the dangers.

5.30 Dolos is the selection with Don’t Touch it the danger.

Cheltenham Festival–Day 3

1.30 Finian’s Oscar is the selection with Invitation Only next best

2.10 Glenloe is the selection with Sort it Out and Wait for Me the dangers

2.50 Un de Sceaux is just preferred to Cue Card

3.30 Sam Spinner is the selection. Wholestone,

4.10 Movewiththetimes, The Storyteller and Traffic Fluide make up my short list.

4.50 Laurina

5.30 Band of Blood, Pendra and Mall Dini

Diary; Cheltenham Day 2

1.30 Selection Samcro

2.10 Presenting Percy looks the one to be on here with Monalee next best.

2.50 The usual open race for this handicap. Voix du Reve, Le Breuil, Max Dynamite, William Henry and Fixe le Kap make most appeal.Voix Du Reve might be worth a punt at decent odds.

3.30 Altior is my selection.  If you want something at a bigger price Politologue would be my each way recommendation.

4.10 Cause of Causes has an impressive record at Cheltenham and will be hardc to beat.  Mt other fancy is Auvergnat.

4.50 My short list comprises The King of May, Lisp, Nube Negra and Esprit de Sumoza.I just favour Nube Negra

5.30 Acey Milan

Cheltenham 2018–Day 1

1.30 Getabird will start as a short priced favourite at around 6/4. His form is hard to fault and if you don’t mind a short price he looks the most likely winner. A couple to consider at bigger odds are Paloma Blue (12/1) and Summerville Boy (7/1).

2.10 Footpad and Petit Mouchoir head the betting and obviously command respect. Given the heavy/soft going I just wonder if Saint Calvados could make all here.

2.50 Coo Star Sivola and Singlefarmpayment tick the right boxes in this handicap.  At a bigger price Yala Enki will appreciate the ground and is on form.

3.30 Buveur D’Air is a short price but looks the likely winner.  Charlie Parcs and John Constable are worth small each way interest at big prices.

4.10 It is hard to se beyond Apples Jade in this race.

4.50 Jury Duty is my selection

5.30 Any Second Now, De Potting Shed and Rather Be are my fancies for this handicap.