Saturday racing tips: Best bets for Cheltenham and Doncaster
Our tipster reveals his best bets for a busy day of racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster, as well as a win double and each-way Lucky 31.
I backed BOTOX HAS in the Triumph Hurdle trial at the November meeting, and I think he can go one better here.
He was just over two lengths behind winner Allmankind that day after the rest of the field failed to keep up with the fast pace Harry Skelton made.
I think it will have been a big lesson for Josh Moore and if he can set the pace here, I think he’ll be tough to beat based on that previous run.
It's a decent looking Novice Chase up next, and I can't see past GOOD BOY BOBBY for the Twiston-Davies team.
The six-year-old’s record is very impressive with seven wins, one second and two thirds from 10 runs.
His two efforts over fences have shown a lot of promise after narrowly losing to Brewin’upastorm at Carlisle and then responded with a tidy round of jumping to win at Wetherby.
Sam and Nigel had a nice winner on Friday with Cogry and I think they could have another here.
The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup is up next and the one I really like is BRELAN D’AS .
He finished second by a neck to Happy Diva in the Gold Cup at the November meeting and also ran nicely to finish third in the Grand Annual at the Festival.
The eight-year-old stays on really well and is no stranger around Prestbury Park, so I think he’ll be well in the mix.
Moving across to Doncaster for the Summit Juvenile Hurdle in Grade 2 company, I really like the look of NAVAJO PASS .
After some decent success on the flat, Donald McCain put him over hurdles last month where he demolished the field by 20 lengths at Bangor.
He then followed that up with an agonising defeat to Tavus at Newcastle just two weeks ago, but did carry more weight than the winner.
He's proven over this distance and has looked a fluent jumper so far. I think he’s a nice price.
We finish with another Grade 2 in the International Hurdle, where I think ELIXIR DE NUTZ is too good to ignore.
He was one of the leading contenders for last year’s Supreme but got injured the day before the Festival started.
His four runs before that were very impressive after finishing second to Supreme runner-up Thomas Darby, he won three on the bounce, including two on this course and the Tolworth in January.
The long absence is a concern but if he’s back to his best, I think he’ll be tough to beat here.
BOTOX HAS | GOOD BOY BOBBY
BOTOX HAS | GOOD BOY BOBBY | BRELAN D'AS | NAVAJO PASS | ELIXIR DE NUTZ
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