Former Talksport man Charlie McCann previews Sunday’s Cheltenham action and has a brace of tips for you. View Selections below
Cheltenham’s Open meeting is the weekend highlight with the feature event the Paddy Power Gold Cup; we at victorchandler.com are betting 1/3 odds 1,2,3,4 on the race and the market is led by Mon Parrain trained by Champion trainer Paul Nicholls who has yet to saddle the winner in his illustrious career to date.
Tenor Nivernais (2.55) steps up in trip for the first time on Sunday and is a sporting selection against the likely favourite Rangitoto (what a weekend it could be for Paul Nicholls). The selection was last seen running on in the Fred Winter and with Venetia Williams back among the winners in recent days he could be ahead of the handicapper. This is a very good race and there are sure to be a number of winners come out of the race in the weeks and months to come.
The horse who has created the biggest impression on me so far this term is Fingal Bay (3.30) and he can maintain his unbeaten record in the Grade 2 Novice Hurdle for Philip Hobbs; he gives weight to many of the principles but I would be disappointed if he were not up to the task although this is the fastest ground he has encountered to date.
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