The jumps season has begun in earnest, with Cheltenham’s Showcase Meeting ushering in the season proper. The Home of Jumps Racing has a fantastic card to get stuck into on Saturday, including a number of competitive handicaps.
With so many competitive handicaps at Prestbury Park, the opportunity for value is endless. I’ve found three horses who should be out-running their lofty odds on Saturday and can present to you, Owen’s Outsiders!
You can take advantage of bet365’s ITV Racing 4/1 Offer, if you choose to back Minella Warrior in the 3.15, all the details can be found below!
3.15 Cheltenham – Minella Warrior (25/1)
Below form over fences last season, and in two runs this summer, Minella Warrior should relish a return to hurdling. Kim Bailey’s charge was progressive over timber in 2018/19, last seen in this sphere winning at Wetherby in comfortable fashion.
Going over fences since didn’t work out, but he remains unexposed over the smaller obstacles. He can return to hurdling off the same rating as his aforementioned success at Wetherby too.
Conditions are to suit and with potential for further progression this term, he has superb claims under Ciaran Gethings.
3.50 Cheltenham – Sensulano (14/1)
It’s still very early days over fences for Sensulano. Noel Williams charge has put in some smart performances in her short stint, winning a Listed contest last season. She was second in Grade 2 company since and was badly hampered at Kempton on her handicap debut in this sphere when last seen.
There should be more to come from her over fences this term, especially up in distance. She has a good record when fresh and the forecast rain is a huge boost to her chances.
Her sole run at Cheltenham resulted in a hurdling win back in 2018 and there’s a huge amount to like about her chances.
5.35 Cheltenham – Fearless Fracas (16/1)
It’s a belated bumper debut for Fearless Fracas, a six-year-old who landed a Point to Point at Ballinaboola back in November 2018. The second from that race finished third on bumper debut, while the fourth won his sole bumper start and has subsequently won over timber.
The form works out extremely well and he joined this yard for £175,000, so connections clearly think plenty of him. He’s joined a strong yard for his rules introduction, with Tom George holding a 19% strike-rate in bumpers in the past five seasons. With that in mind, he looks sure to run a big race.
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