Today’s selections from #Hereford #Newbury #Musselburgh

The latest selections

Miss Fairfax 1pt win only 11/1 (310 Newbury) – Very progressive last year and returns from a lengthy absence here for her handicap debut from what looks a very fair mark. Has ideal conditions for this long awaited reappearance and the yard should have her ready to roll today. Ran very well on her return last year when narrowly denied when giving weight away to Love Envoi

Curley Finger 1pt win only 12/1 (300 Musselburgh) – Has been running well in defeat this term and the addition of todays cheekpieces could be the key to getting this ones head in front. Has been eased again slightly in the weights here and gets more suitable conditions under foot which ought to be enough to see him reverse the form with the reopposing Fortcanyon and Lock Down Luke

The Churchill Lad 1pt win only 9/1 (225 Musselburgh) – Takes a marked drop in grade here today dropping into handicap company for the first time. Has been given an opening mark which does not look overly harsh and with todays conditions looking ideal a big run can be expected with the yard very much in form.

Natty Night 1pt win only 12/1 (350 Hereford) – Has looked desperately in need of todays step up in trip and can be forgiven his two runs over fences to date. Both runs have offered plenty of encouragement and with conditions looking ideal a better run can be expected. Handicapper has eased him a couple of pounds and this yard needs no introduction here.


0.25pt Yankee – Above 4 selections – 2.75pts

Mar ~ -36.25

Pts Played ~ 55.25pts

ROI ~ +%

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Cheltenham Selections Day 4

13:30 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

JCB Triumph Hurdle

Blood Destiny £10 or 2pt win only 5/2 (Virgin Bet Money back offer) – Top class prospect who despite not putting his best foot forward to date has still managed to brush aside some pretty decent opposition including Grade 2 winner Nusret and Jazzy Matty who won the Fred Winter here on day 1. Will need to jump better and get rid of the novicey mistakes but holds excellent chances today.

14:10 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

Path D’Oroux 1pt win only 16/1 + Ganapathi 0.5pt EW 125/1 (8 places Skybet) – Path D’Oroux struggled to make any sort of impression in two grade 1 races back in December but took a huge step in the right direction when winning an above average novice event last time out. Will be open to plenty of improvement and unlike many of the Irish raiders still looks to be ahead of the handicapper. Ganapathi has been running well over the bigger obstacles but has looked to be in the grip of the handicapper. Switches back to hurdles today from what looks a very workable mark and gets a very handy 5lb extra taken off by the talented claimer Alan Doyle. Cheek pieces have been applied which could help to sharpen up this lively outsider.

14:50 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Shanbally kid 0.5pt EW 28/1 (5 places B365) – Confirmed his early promise when beating Monty’s Star on only his second start over hurdles. Improvement ought to be on the cards stepped up in trip here and this one can give a good account again. This marks a big step up in grade but Willie Mullins may have left a little up the sleeve with this one and he will be looking to reaffirm his relationship with Gigginstown.

15:30 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

Bravemansgame 1pt win only 13/2 – Two horses tick all the boxes here for us and that is the selection and the short priced favourite Galopin Des Champs. Of the two the Paul Nicholls trained selection in our opinion has the strongest form in the book with his latest victory in the King George. That race looks slightly stronger than the favourites win in the Irish Gold Cup. The selection is possibly slightly more favoured in todays conditions but i guess only time will tell.

16:10 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase

Secret Investor 0.5pt EW 18/1 + Shantou Flyer 0.5pt EW 50/1 – Paul Nicholls has a good record in this race and Secret Investor has to hold excellent chances of getting involved here. Has some solid back form before embarking on a career in the Hunter Chase sphere including a grade 2 victory in the Denman Chase. Has won his first two starts in this sphere comfortably and will be thereabouts at the business end. Shantou Flyer is another with some pretty solid form in the book and showed that he is more than up to the task last time out when runner up behind Famous Clermont off the back of a 279 day break. Olive Nicholls takes the ride and she will know this horse well from his time at her dads stable.

16:50 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Riviere D’Etel 0.5pt EW 16/1 – With only 2 running’s of this race there is very little in the way of trends to go off and whilst Willie Mullins has won both races to date the opposition has not been that strong. The selection has possibly the strongest form on paper and looks overpriced if able to put her latest disappointing run behind her.

17:30 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2023

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Haxo 0.5pt EW 28/1 – Bit of a slow burner for this top yard who was plunged in at the deepend on only his second start for the yard here in the Ballymore Novice where he came up well short. Offered very little again on his reappearance but put in a much improved performance last time out to win an above average looking maiden. Will need to step forward again on that run it would not beyond one from this stable to have left a bit in the tank with a run here in mind.

Cheltenham Selections Day 3

13:30 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Turners Novices’ Chase

Appreciate It £10 or 2pt win only 10/3 (Virgin Bet money back offer) – Its very difficult to look past Mighty Potter here but with the money back offer we have decided to take him on with one that could be a match for him in these conditions. Willie Mullins has won this race no less that 4 times in its last 12 running’s so he certainly knows what it takes to ready one for it. The selection ran into El Fabiolo last time out and was not disgraced on ground that was possibly a little too quick. Today’s test over slightly further in these conditions could unlock something that we haven’t seen yet so we take the chance on this 2021 Supreme Novice winner.

14:10 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

Risk And Roll 0.5pt EW 80/1 (8 places Skybet) – Has some pretty close form in here with a few runners at far shorter prices and meets with most of them on far better terms. Has been eased slightly in the weights here and will not be put off by todays conditions. Has also placed over CD previously and is a wildcard with a decent chance of running into one of the 8 places on offer here.

14:50 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Ryanair Chase

Janidil 1pt win only 6/1 – Runner up in this race last year albeit a little fortunate with Conflated having fallen late on leaving him in that position. Will be one of only a few here that will enjoy the conditions being testing and has been given a much more considered prep this year with the stable star Allaho being ruled out from defending his crown. Willie Mullins has won this race 5 times in the last 7 years and he will have this one chomping at the bit today.

15:30 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

Blazing Khal 1pt win only 4/1 – One from our 50 to Follow who has long been touted for this race and ought to give a good run for your money today. Much has been made about him only having 1 run before coming into this but the yard have somewhat had him wrapped in cotton wool having had a few problems. Proved he was as good as ever on his return when defying a penalty and coming home strong in the Boyne Hurdle and will take some pegging back if on song today.

16:10 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Magners Plate Handicap Chase

Mars Harper 0.5pt EW 28/1 (7 places Skybet) + Born By The Sea 0.5pt EW 80/1 (7 places skybet) – Mars Harper was runner up behind Mighty Potter on chase debut and has been consistent in defeat since. Latest run was a pleasing one and i have a feeling a little might have been left up the sleeve for a run here. Born By The Sea ticks a lot of boxes for a race like this and could be one that has slipped under the radar here. Was well beaten in this race last year and has been inconsistent of late but is weighted to go close under today’s 7lb claimer so a chance is taken.

16:50 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Jack de Bromhead Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

Luccia 1pt win only 9/2 (Antepost) + Luccia/Lot Of Joy 0.5pt reverse forecast – Another from the 50 To Follow that has been layed out for quite some time. She is unbeaten and has taken care of her opposition to date in taking fashion. Travels well through her races and jumps well. A very exciting prospect that will take all the beating. Lot Of Joy from the Willie Mullins stable will rate the main danger with the yard having won this race on 5 of its 7 runnings.

17:30 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2023

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Emir Sacre 0.5pt EW 50/1 (6places general) – Very lightly raced since joining N Henderson and put in a run last time out that would indicate he has come into form just in time for this. Will need to improve his jumping and stay out of trouble but is in good hands. Track will suit and holds excellent EW chances with 6 places on offer.

Cheltenham Selections Day 2

13:30 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

Champ Kiely £10 or 2pt win only 8/1 (VirginBet money back offer) – Unbeaten until running into Marine Nationale in the Royal Bond back in December. was able to put that dissapointment behind him next time out when returning a comfortable winner over a decent field at Naas. Today’s step up in trip plays to this ones strengths and should the ground be a little tacky and hard to get through then this candidate is certainly one that won’t be hindered by that.

14:10 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

Galia Des Liteaux 1pt win only 20/1 (Antepost) now 12/1 – One from the 50 to follow who has looked a natural since being switched to the bigger obstacles. Relishes testing conditions and looks like he will appreciate this stiff finish here at Cheltenham. Dan Skelton has made no secrets about how highly he rates this one and has touted it as his best chance of a winner this year. Whether he is up to the level of this unbeaten favourite in Gerri Colombe though i guess only time will tell. The favourite is yet to win over this trip tackling fences and could be vulnerable at the business end.

14:50 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

Langer Dan 1pt win only 12/1 + Off Your Rocco 0.5pt EW 100/1 (6places Will Hill) – Langer Dan is another from the 50 to Follow who has been unlucky coming to the festival. Was unfortunate to run into Galopin Des Champs two years ago in the Martin Pipe when clear of everything else in the field and was Brought down when looking to go one better in the same race last year. Granted a clear round he should be able to play a hand here and maybe claim the prize he very much deserves. Gordon Elliot landed this race last year with a 50/1 winner and he sends 5 today so deciphering which one will hold best sway is very tricky. The selection however fits the bill and ticks plenty of boxes for this race so we will take a wild swing on one that is far from without a chance on his best form.

15:30 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

Greaneteen 0.5pt EW 25/1 – All the talk around this race has been about the top two in the market but we have seen already this year that neither is without a chink in the armour and both look beatable as the reopposing Editor Du Gite has shown on more than one occasion. He himself is not without chance but would need to be backed from a win perspective. The selection once lowered the flag of the mighty Altior so we know that he can be readied for a big occasion and whilst looking to have a bit to find on recent form offer a fair EW shout in a nice looking race. Yard won this with a similar looking type 3 years back and they will be desperate to take this today.

16:10 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Glenfarclas Chase

Deise Aba 0.5pt EW 33/1 – Not a race that we have gotten to deeply involved with in recent years as it has often looked like a full gone conclusion. The selection however finished just ahead of todays short priced favourite over this course back in Jan and despite there being a big turn around in the weights today he ought to run a big race again.

16:50 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

Call Me Lyreen 0.5pt EW 16/1 + Battleoverdoyen 0.5pt EW 40/1 (6places general) – Call me Lyreen took well to fences last term but was let down by his jumping on his last two starts. Has been absent since Oct and returns with a little bit to prove today but he looks the exact sort that would go well in this race. Battleoverdoyen from the same yard also fits the bill as a likely winner of this event and would be hard to discount having fallen down the weights since his heyday for such a canny trainer who is building a bit of a reputation in these big handicaps here.

17:30 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Chapeau Du Soleil 0.5pt EW 25/1 (4places) + Queens Gamble 0.5pt EW 20/1 (5places B365) – Both selections are from the 50 to Follow and both hold good EW chances today. Chapeau was unable to justify his short odds on his debut but he ran very green that day and had not been on track for 217 days and he will be more than entitled to improve for that run. His reopposing rival that day Better Days Ahead had the benefit of a run under his belt and we fancy the selection to reverse that form with interest. Queens Gamble is already twice a winner here and can be forgiven her latest defeat when the race fell apart and she hit the front too early. She was conceding weight that day too and ought to run a big race once more.

Charity Bets

£2 Yankee – Good Land / Energumene / Delta Work / Andy Dufrense

£3 Treble – Gerri Colombe / Edwardstone / Delta Work

Todays Charity bet is on behalf of Giddosgift selected by Andy Cummings and sponsored by Rich Higson

Cheltenham Day1 Selections

13:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Tahmuras £10 or 2pt win only 10/1 (Money back as free bet if losing Virgin Bet) – Plenty is being spoken of the Irish horses heading the market but this P Nicholls trained 6 year old could be capable of spoiling the party. Won the Tolworth on his latest start and whilst it was no Constitutionesque performance the form of that race looks pretty strong. His last two wins have come in soft conditions and this stiff uphill finish at Cheltenham should play to his strengths. Has a pointing background which could well be suited to this race.

14:10 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

El Fabiolo 5/4 (see multiple) – One from our 50 To Follow who we have long been in the camp of. His only defeat under rules came at the hands of Jonbon at Aintree last season. Far less exposed than that rival and has improved in abundance since that clash. Could the same be said for Jonbon, possibly not. Whilst he has improved he looks to be one who has a few chinks in his armour and if the Willie Mullins trained selections jumping holds up he could run away with this.

14:50 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Ultima Handicap Chase

Good Boy Bobby 0.5pt EW 28/1 (8places Skybet) – Fallen down the weights this season and despite being pulled up when last seen has been given a real chance by the handicapper. Now 6lb below his last winning mark and is no forlorn hope here on what he had shown earlier in the season. Been freshened up before coming here and has often done his best work off the back of a break. Yard also saddle Fantastikas who was 7th last year but goes this year from 12lb lower in first time headgear and is another who will need taking serious. Both have conditions to suit today. Remastered should run a big race again but could be vulnerable from todays mark.

15:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

Constitution Hill (£10 x 2) only Evs (Will Hill advanced odds offer) (B365 Super Boost Offer) – No words required.

16:10 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle

Maries Rock 11/4 (See Multiple) – Another from our 50 to Follow who we just couldn’t bet against. Had the option of going to the Stayers up until this week and we trust that N Henderson will have made the smart decision and possibly has the measure of Honeysuckle here. Won the race last year and showed she was still as tough as teak last time out in the Relkeel brushing off the very pesky and dour stayer Dashel Drasher and a fairly decent field to boot.

16:50 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Bad 1pt win only (20/1 Antepost) + Jazzy Matty 0.5pt EW 18/1 (6places PP) – Bad rates a very interesting contender coming here and having been heavily supported before today. Bucks a few of the trends but his yard have made no secret of how highly regarded he is. Gordon Elliot is hard to ignore however in this race and of his three runners the selection looks the more likely sort for this race. Always a fascinating contest and a race that will throw up a few for the tracker.

17:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

Wellchild National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Novices’ Chase

Gaillard Du Mesnil 11/10 (see multiple) – The last of 3 selections from the 50 to Follow running today and another who comes here holding excellent chances. Finished 3rd in last years Browns Advisory and has posted a couple of very decent efforts this term in behind Mighty Potter. Finished 3rd in the Irish Grand National and will love this test today. Has some serious Grade 1 form to bring to this slightly easier contest.


0.5pt Trixie – El Fabiolo / Marie’s Rock / Gaillard Du Mesnil (£2.50 trixie for Charity bet)

0.5pt EW Trixie – Tahmuras / Fantastikas / Bad (£1 Ew Patent for Charity bet)

Above bets have also been done on behalf of Daisy Suite Appeal courtesy of Rich Higson who kindly donated his H4C Super League winnings to try and help a few grass roots causes.

Cheltenham Charity Comp

Hi All

Yes, it’s that time of year again where we break out the Cheltenham Charity Comp and this year we have a guaranteed £250 minimum top prize.

Many of you will have been here before, pitting your wits against one another to see who will come out on top at the end of 4 fantastic days of racing. However for those who are yet to play along in one of our competitions here is a little more information on how it works.

Each day entrants will be asked to make 1 selection in every race on that days Cheltenham card via our entry forms which you will be given access to through a password controlled link.

Points will be awarded depending on the finishing position of your selection. Your points will then be accrued across the course of the 4 days of the Cheltenham Festival with the highest scoring player being the competition winner.

Winner = 4pts

Runner Up = 3pts

3rd Place = 2pts

4th Place = 1pt

Double points will be scored on the feature race of each day selected by myself

Any NRs will be scored on SP Fav for that race.

Competition entry will cost £10 with the total pot being split 50/50 between the competition winner and the chosen charity Naomi House and Jacksplace.

All entrants will also receive a 25% off voucher to use at the H4C print shop

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You will then be added to the competition mailing list using the email connected to your Paypal account unless otherwise stated by yourselves in a message. On the Eve of each days racing you will receive access to the password controlled entry form where you will make your selections.

Want to gain an edge in this years comp then why not also check out this comprehensive Cheltenham guide put together by our good friend Dean @SimplyHorseTips for just £5 you will get a detailed analysis, race trends and stats for all of the festival races. And what more, 50% from all sales also goes toward supporting our chosen cause Naomi House

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Saturday’s Selections from #Sandown

The latest selections


Mar ~ -33.75

Pts Played ~ 54.75pts

ROI ~ +%

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Today’s selections from #Lingfield #Southwell #Sandown

The latest selections

Gatwick Kitten 1pt win only 7/1 (510 Lingfield) – A winner twice last term on turf for her previous yard and is very interesting on return with Oisin Murphy booked for the ride. Makes his stable debut at a pretty modest level and this trainer/jockey combo teamed up for a winner last night at Wolverhampton.

War Defender 1pt win only 16/1 (800 Southwell) – 2 times CD winner who looked in need of the run last time out returning from 196 days off the track. Was very keen out in front last time out and faded fast at the business end. Should be fitter here and has now fallen to a very winnable mark for a shrewd yard.

Kingston Joy 1pt win only 5/1 (830 Southwell) – A winner last time out on handicap debut who still looked to have a little left in the tank. Ought to be able to negate her 4lb rise in the weights here and give a good account once more for a yard who do very well here and come here with the string in good order.

Finest View 1pt win only 12/1 (335 Sandown) – Completed a 4 timer last term and has returned this year putting in a couple of decent looking performances in defeat. Her runs so far this season have come in better company and todays drop in class is just one factor to consider here. Conditions look ideal, and sits on a mark that she was only narrowly defeated from to end her winning streak last term. Gets a whopping 7lb taken off by todays claimer and this step up in trip should be far from a worry when looking at her breeding which suggests it can only bring about more improvement here today.


0.25pt Yankee – Above 4 selections – 2.75pts

Mar ~ -25.50

Pts Played ~ 36.50pts

ROI ~ +%

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Today’s Selections from #Southwell #Wetherby

The latest selections

Perculator 1pt win only 22/1 (350 Wetherby) – Shown a good level of form over hurdles since winning a Bumper last October and looked even better stepped up in trip last time out when unfortunately running into what looked like a bit of a plot for trainer P Neville who landed a treble on the day from somewhat out of the blue. Moves into handicap company today from what looks a very winnable mark and could well be a few lb ahead of the handicapper.

Trevelyn’s Corn 1pt win only 9/1 (205 Wetherby) – Has fallen to a very attractive mark following a couple of lesser runs over 3 mile and is worth another look for a Trainer/ Jockey partnership that do well in this sphere. Drops back in trip today to one where he was a runner up twice behind Into Overdrive last march and he has since gone on to win a grade 1 handicap from a mark of 142 so todays reduced mark could be somewhat of a gimme if able to rediscover that form.

Lonimoss bareliere 1pt win only 16/1 (150 Southwell) – Ran to a fair level over hurdles last term for Dan Skelton but has since had a change of yard and a change of tactics switching to fences. Has shaped better than the bare result on 4 tries over fences but is still to shake his maiden tag. Came closest over CD when despite being a distant second looked to have run into an improver who has gone on to win from a much higher mark since. Now 9lb below that run over CD and is worth another try on his return here.

Barnaviddaun 1pt win only 25/1 (115 Southwell) – Joined this yard from T Mullins back in 2021 and was running from a mark of around 135 which didn’t at the time look overly harsh. Was running a big race from that mark when unseating at Leicester last January and has been very inconsistent since. Takes a drop in grade here today with both trip and conditions looking favourable and has been handed a massive chance by the handicapper with a further 5lb taken off. Will need to finish off his races a little better but won’t get many better opportunities than this.


0.5pt EW 4 Fold

0.25pt Trixie – Above 4 runners – 2.75pts

Mar ~ -19.00

Pts Played ~ 30.25pts

ROI ~ +%

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Cheltenham Charity Comp

Yes, it’s that time of year again where we break out the Cheltenham Charity Comp. Many of you will have been here before, pitting your wits against one another to see who will come out on top at the end of 4 fantastic days of racing. However for those who are yet to play along let me tell you how it works.

How To Play

Each day of the 4 day festival entrants will be asked to make 1 selection in each race on the current days entry form which will be accessible through a password controlled link.

Points will be awarded dependant on the finishing position of your selection (see below). Your points will then be calculated across the course of the week with the highest scoring player each being awarded the Winners Prize.

Winner = 4pts

Runner Up = 3pts

3rd Place = 2pts

4th Place = 1pt

*Double Points awarded on the daily feature race.

* Any NRs will be scored on SP Fav for that race.

  • Entry costs £10 per person
  • Payments must be made before the closing date for entry (1pm 14/3/2023)


Winners Prize = £250 minimum (prize will be 50% of overall pot)

Charity Donation = 50% of overall pot to Naomi House

Additional prizes may be made available on the day of racing

All entrants will be entitled to a 25% discount on the H4C Esty shop

How To Enter

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