Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Wednesday; Royal Regatta in the Cheltenham 15:15. Compare odds and bet.
Rather disappointing at the Cheltenham Festival, when too keen for his own good, another chance is taken on Royal Regatta (3:15) at Cheltenham on Wednesday, in what looks a competitive 2m4f handicap hurdle.
Philip Hobbs’ novice remains on a fair looking mark (133) and, with the ground remaining in his favour and Richard Johnson back in the saddle (hopefully he will be able to settle him better than Michael Nolan did in the ‘boys’ race last time), the King’s Theatre gelding is worth siding with at double-figure odds – he opened up 12/1 with Bet Victor on Tuesday evening.
Hobbs has saddled the winner of this race three times in the past five years, courtesy of From Dawn To Dusk, My Shamrawi and, most recently, Pateese back in 2012. Royal Regatta looks worthy of each-way support to enhance that fine record.
3:15 Cheltenham: Royal Regatta; 10/1 betvictor
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* Leading Prospects, Arvika Ligeonniere (x3), Boston Bob, Captain Conan (x3), Champagne Fever (x2 inc Supreme Novices’ Hurdle), Glens Melody, Melodic Rendezvous, Simonsig (Arkle) & Un Atout won 13 Grade 1 novice contests between them
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