Henry De Bromhead

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Cheltenham Festival Day Two Preview – Horse Racing Betting March 14

Cheltenham Festival
SAMCRO looks a banker in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the start of day two of the Cheltenham Festival. Gordon Elliott resisted the temptation to run his star novice in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle yesterday and probably has another Irish raider, Next Destination, to beat in this lesser contest, though nobody will be getting rich at the current best 8/11. Honours were fairly even between Ireland and the home team on the opening day of The Festival and day two promises to be just as competitive, though Irish eyes should be smiling again after the second race, the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase. This is as much a race for future stayers as yesterday's National Hunt Chase and Presenting Percy has been popular with ante-post punters and is set to go off favourite (currently a best 5/2). He won the Pertemps Final over hurdles last year for Patrick Kelly and has proved just as adept over fences but could find MONALEE a tough opponent. Henry De Bromhead's seven-year-old has always looked a chaser in the making, despite having the speed to finish second in last year's Albert Bartlett over the smaller obstacles. He's won both completed starts over fences, beating today's rivals Al Boum Photo and Dounikos in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown last time, and the return to 3m is probably a plus - the 7/2 with Betbright looks a bit of value. Bryony Frost has developed a terrific partnership with Black Corton but this may be a step too far for the Paul Nicholls runner.

RSA Insurance Novices' Chase Current Best Odds

Presenting Percy 5/2, Monalee 7/2, Al Boum Photo 7/1, Black Corton and Dounikos 8/1, Elegant Escape 11/1, Ballyoptic 18/1, Bonbon Au Miel 25/1, Allysson Monterg 50/1, Full Irish 100/1 The Coral Cup comes under the 'too hard' category while a late injury scare has dampened enthusiasm for backing ALTIOR at a best 5/4 in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase and who's to say which of Willie Mullins' five runners in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper will prove best but TIGER ROLL could be worth an interest in the Glenfarclas Chase over the cross-country fences. Gordon Elliott won the race last year with Cause Of Causes, ridden by Jamie Codd, and that partnership has been backed for a repeat (a general 11/4). But the stable also run Bless the Wings, who has run over the cross-country fences, and Tiger Roll. The latter won the National Hunt Chase at the meeting last year and his run behind Bless The Wings at Cheltenham in December had all the hallmarks of a prep race, though he's now into a general 6/1. The Last Samuri is the potential fly in the ointment but the Aintree specialist will have to adapt quickly to the unique challenge of the obstacles.  

Bet365 Gold Cup Odds – Horse Racing Betting April 25

Horse Racing Betting
Having run in the Crabbie's Grand National has proved no bar to performing well in the bet365 Gold Cup in the past. Burton Port unseated his rider at Aintree last year just two weeks before finishing second at Sandown but actual winners in this are less frequent. Royale Knight (a general 20/1) was sixth in the Grand National and heads a quartet of runners bidding for compensation in the last big race of the national hunt season. Rocky Creek (a general 16/1) was unplaced at Aintree but had earlier won the BetBright Chase at Kempton, ahead of Sandown specialist Le Reve (8/1 with Betfred and on betfair). Ely Brown (40/1 with Coral)and Unioniste (16/1 with Betfred) both fell in the Grand National but the latter is one of four Paul Nicholls entries in this and there has barely been a Saturday go by over the last couple of months without his stable winning at least one major race. WONDERFUL CHARM may be the one best equipped to carry the Ditcheat banner this time and he looks attractively priced at 16/1 with Boylesports, BetVictor, Coral and William Hill. Possibly a little unlucky not to catch Duke Of Lucca (a general 14/1) over 3m1f at Aintree on Grand National day, the seven-year-old could find further improvement over this extra half-mile and the ground has turned in his favour. Very highly tried since winning at Newton Abbot in the autumn, he was placed in a Grade 1 around time last year and should give a good account. Wonderful-Charm_3043681 Grand Jesture (11/1 with bet365 and Skybet)should run well for Henry De Bromhead if reproducing his latest second to The Druid's Nephew at Cheltenham. He's only 4lb higher but The Package (11/1 with 888sport) has been raised 10lb for winning the Kim Muir Fulke Walwyn at The Festival and isn't getting any younger - no 12-year-old has won this in 20 years which will also count against Vics Canvas (a general 16/1). The useful hunter chaser Paint The Clouds (a general 9/1) is interesting, however, though Sam Waley-Cohen will probably have to put up a bit of overweight. He makes more appeal the former Gold Cup winner Bob's Worth (11/1 with 888sport), who has been well below his best this season. Bally Legend (a general 25/1) often runs well in these big handicaps but this is a real staying test and he might have stamina limitations. The faster going might help Lost The Legend (a stand-out 25/1 with Coral) but the champion trainer can charm his fans again in the season's big finale.