Cheltenham returns this weekend, as jump’s racing comes home for the second time this season. There’s superb racing throughout the November Meeting, with two of the features being the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the Shloer Chase.
The meeting will be lit up by big names and competitive fields, making it must-see action for all racing fans. We’ll have horse racing tips for the entirety of the November Meeting, including plenty of multiples!
For Kate and Andrew Brooks, Cheltenham has been a very happy hunting ground in the past five seasons. They’ve sent twenty-one horses to the venue, with six of them returning to the winner’s enclosure. That 29% strike-rate has returned a level stakes profit of £10.33!
They run a pair of horses at the November Meeting and both have above average chances. Both will have aspirations of returning to Cheltenham in March for the Festival, so this weekend is crucial for their seasons.
He’s simply the best!
The first of their runners goes in the Paddy Power Gold Cup, as Simply The Betts looks for a remarkable hat-trick of Cheltenham victories. He had a standout 2019/20 season, winning four of his five starts.
His last two successes have come over course and distance, winning a competitive novices’ handicap two starts ago. He followed that up with a victory at the Festival, landing the Festival Plate in extremely gutsy fashion.
This could be another big season for Harry Whittington’s charge, who returns off eight pounds higher. His ceiling remains unknown over fences, however, and he’s won three of his four starts after breaks of 50 days or more. He has excellent claims of another Prestbury Park success under Gavin Sheehan.
Champion Chase market ready for shake-up
One of the feature races on Sunday, the Shloer Chase will have big implications on the complexation of the Champion Chase market. Three key contenders are vying for the prize, including Defi Du Seuil and Put The Kettle On. Most eyes, however, will be on Rogue Vif.
Harry Whittington’s six-year-old was progressive last term before a well-held third in the Arkle behind Put The Kettle On. A Grade 2 winner at Warwick prior, he got things back on track on seasonal return, winning a course and distance handicap in impressive fashion.
Carrying plenty of weight, he travelled all over his rivals and surged clear on the run-in for an impressive seven-length score. He sauntered to the winning post and installed himself into the Champion Chase market at 16/1 as a result.
That price will not stay if he wins on Sunday. If he’s able to beat a field including those aforementioned rivals, which also includes Sceau Royal and Riders Onthe Storm, it’s going to propel him to single-figure odds. He looks to have very solid claims of doing just that, if he’s able to follow on from that staggering return.