Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cheltenham's Friday card

A trappy looking card at Cheltenham tomorrow, especially as it's early in the season; I'll maintain a watching brief. In the first (2.20) Hills Of Aran, with McCoy in the plate, is the top rated animal but he has shown his best form on heavy ground. Twiston-Davies' Battle Cry looks the percentage call, having won easily at Perth three weeks ago.

The likely favourite in the 4.05, Mr Pointment, has moved to the Paul Nicholls stable but appears vulnerable here as most of his racing has been over shorter distances. Always Waining, Boychuk and Ardaghey are players. Ardaghey will get every yard of this trip, comes from a stable in form, will handle the good to soft ground and is top-rated by the Racing Post; he would make some each way appeal if priced around the 8/1 mark.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Battlecry (3/1) finished third, beaten two lengths and a neck by Middleton Dene(11/2) and Ashwell (11/1).
Ardaghey (100/30) beat Always Waining (17/2) with 7/4 favourite Mr Pointment unplaced.