It’s not been the greatest week of tipping, but BestOfBet’s Oliver Holmes is giving it one last go to win big on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham.
NAP: STATTLER – Gold Cup – 14/1 William Hill
I love Stattler. He took the eye on New Year’s Day when he rallied, but failed to beat Minella Indo at Tramore. He finished way behind Galopin Des Champs last time out, but Leopardstown isn’t a stayers’ track, and the Irish Gold Cup fell apart. The ground will be deep at Cheltenham, and I think there’s enough doubts to Galopin’s name, and Stattler can stay on remorselessly.
E/W BET: Magic Daze – Mares’ Chase – 10/1 Boylesports
There’s been a lot of talk about this mare in the preview’s circuit, and with good reason. She’s been consistent this season, and has run at the track twice. She was disappointing in last year’s Arkle, but finished second in the Mares’ Novice Hurdle in 2021. She can handle soft ground fine and she’s worth a shot.
Handicap Best: Cool Survivor – Martin Pipe – 5/1 BetUK
Novice’s do really well in this race and Cool Survivor has been on my watchlist for a while. He brings Graded form, although they haven’t worked out great. But he seems to be chucked in here and the soft ground helps him. Sam Ewing deserves a Festival winner, and, along with Michael O’Sullivan, he’s a name to look out for in the future.
13:30 – Blood Destiny
14:10 – Pembroke (Path D’Ouroux e/w)
14:50 – Favori De Champdou (Sandor Clegane e/w)
15:30 – STATTLER (NAP)
16:10 – Vaucelet (No Bet)
16:50 – Impervious (MAGIC DAZE E/W)
17:30 – COOL SURVIVOR (Iroko e/w)
The very best of luck!
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