It was a long dry summer and as a consequence the ground at Cheltenham Racecourse is going to be quicker than usual for this time of the year. On Friday morning, the ground was described as being good to firm, good in places by the clerk of the course.
Let’s take a look at three horses who should enjoy conditions and check out our free horse racing tips for the weekend.
Serious Operator was well held in a pair of bumpers for Daniel Murphy, but the son of Malinas looked like a different proposition on first run for Lucinda Russell. Sent off a 5-2 chance on the day, he was strong in the market and he won at Kelso earlier this month on good to firm ground. That wasn’t a strong race and this will be a much tougher assignment, but we do know that he will handle conditions.
Organdi finished third behind Peregrine Run at Worcester in August and that race has worked out well. The Irish winner has since gone on to win again on British soil, winning the Native River Handicap Chase. The selection was only three lengths off the classy old boy on that day, and he won at Warwick a month ago. Up another 5lb in the weights, it will be tougher, but the 10 year old will give it a good shot and all of his best form is on good or quick ground.
El Borracho arrives to Cheltenham in search of his fourth win on the bounce off the back of three dominant victories at Sedgefield, Warwick and Wetherby over hurdles and fences. He has an incredible record over larger obstacles, winning five and second the other two times, and he is also proven on quicker ground. This is tougher but he shouldn’t be dismissed.
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