2,523/1 Racing Post Weekender Acca!

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The race to the Cheltenham Festival is on and we’ll have the big meeting covered with horse racing tips every single day.

This weekend is headlined by the Betfair Denman Chase and the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, so we’ve been doing our homework thanks to the Racing Post Weekender.

Using their selections, we’ve pulled together a cheeky 2,523/1 accumulator.


Precious Cargo (2:05 Warwick – Saturday)

James Burn

Nicky Henderson will be at his local course on Saturday, but could have one eye on Warwick where Precious Cargo is entered in the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase.

Useful over hurdles, he took to chasing well when bolting up at Haydock in December, but was run out of things later on at Newbury last time out.

That was a shade disappointing, especially as his previous win had come on similarly desperate ground, but Henderson has since remarked that he still think Precious Cargo is a Racing Post Arkle contender and few would know better.


Kalashnikov (2:25 Newbury – Saturday)

David Milnes

Over jumps at Newbury on Saturday, Kalashnikov should not be dismissed when he reappears against Altior and company in the Grade Two Game Spirit Chase.

Newmarket’s star jumper came back with a bloody nose when disappointing at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day but is better than that and could surprise a few of the big guns.

Kalashnikov schooled very well under Jack Quinlan on the Links on Monday and a drop back to two miles should not be a problem as he builds towards the Ryanair Chase.


Legends Gold (2:40 Warwick – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

Legends Gold has progressed steadily over the last year or so and the Rebecca Curtis-trained six-year-old can win again.

She came up short at Cheltenham in November but took her form to a new level at Ludlow last month, hitting the front with three to jump and finding plenty to hold on.

She goes on most ground and won’t mind this slightly shorter trip.


Thebannerkingrebel (3:35 Newbury – Saturday)

James Burn

There is lots to like about Thebannerkingrebel’s chances in Newbury’s Betfair Hurdle on Saturday.

Trained by Jamie Snowden, who is enjoying his strongest season, Thebannerkingrebel has always had a tall reputation at home and has looked talented in his nine-race career, which has yielded five victories.

He copes with most ground, has schooled well recently and novices have a good record in this race, so there is plenty in his favour.

A keen goer, the seven-year-old should be suited by the likely big field on Saturday and being allowed to get a lead and settling may result in him flourishing.

One could argue he is unlucky to be unbeaten in five outings over hurdles and he looks set for a bold display under Gavin Sheehan, who is riding with the bit firmly between his teeth.

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