Placepot suggestions and analysis: Cheltenham, Saturday 14th December
International Hurdle Day has the potential to generate a hefty Placepot pool. Find out why our Placepot ideas are swerving the big race favorite.
Day two of the International Meeting at Cheltenham on Saturday is the final day of racing at the Cotswolds venue for 2019. The function race is the Grade 2 Unibet International Hurdle (3:05), while additionally they stage the (1:55).
ITV Racing cameras shall be there for both races, alongside the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (2:30), with the trio in query the final three legs of the Cheltenham Placepot.
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Punters observe: Race 1 will get underneath way at 12:10 with the opening JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle.
Placepot Race 1: Cheltenham 12:10
Langer Dan is unbeaten over hurdles however there seems extra substance to the type of No.2 Botox Has. He was second on the Old Course last month and might put that have to good use, getting 3lb from the Dan Skelton horse here. The type of No.4 Hereia’s final start in Ireland appears reliable and he’s an interesting runner right here, having joined Neil Mulholland’s group since that Listowel effort.
Selections: No.2 Botox and No.4 Hereia
Placepot Race 2: Cheltenham 12:45
No.6 Mister Fisher was a good second on chasing bow at Warwick last month, with the third a straightforward winner since. Nicky Henderson’s runner can make additional progress right here and looks a leading contender in a powerful Ryman Novices’ Chase.
Nigel Twiston-Davies is all the time a trainer to reckon with at this course and his No.2 Good Boy Bobby has glorious prospects on the back of a win round Wetherby.
Selections: No.2 Good Boy Bobby and No.6 Mister Fisher
Placepot Race three: Cheltenham 1:20
Top-weight No.1 Destrier ran a fine race on reappearance last month within the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter (third). He’s won three of his 4 starts going left-handed (sole defeat in Grade 1 novice at Aintree) and must be the one to beat on this subject.
Plenty of holes may be picked in the remainder, however No.3 Ballywood shaped up properly last month at Aintree and charges amongst the more stable conveyances as such.
Selections: No.1 Destrier and No.3 Ballywood
Placepot Race four: Cheltenham 1:55
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls boasts an impressive report within the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and the Ditcheat supremo holds strong claims with No.four Secret Investor.
He won the Future Champion Novices’ Chase at Ayr in April and last month’s runner-up effort at Down Royal behind Real Steel appears good, with that rival since operating well in Grade 1 firm.
The Willie Mullins-trained No.7 Robin Des Foret has a fantastic record fresh and could give James Bowen a transparent chance of a first Cheltenham winner.
Selections: No.four Secret Investor and No.7 Robin Des Foret
Placepot Race 5: Cheltenham 2:30
Stamina will be the order of the day on this three-miler and No.four Kiltealy Briggs fits the invoice for Jamie Snowden. His Wincanton second on hurdles debut seems stable form and he has since received very easily on testing ground at Hexham (2m4f). No.1 Champagne Well also appeals, the course winner having found solely the very promising Thyme Hill too robust over 2m5f (soft) here on the November Meeting.
Selections: No.1 Champagne Well and No.four Kiltealy Briggs
Placepot Race 6: Cheltenham 3:05
Pentland Hills will be in style here, however following novices going into open firm can usually prove folly.
His stablemate No.8 Call Me Lord travelled like one of the best horse at Ascot last time, before being outstayed and he is of interest down in journey on what could possibly be a great day for James Bowen in the saddle.
No.2 Gumball was simply touched off within the Greatwood Hurdle last month and may go nicely underneath champion jockey Richard Johnson.
Selections: No.2 Gumball and No.8 Call Me Lord
No. of Placepot traces: 2x2x2x2x2x2 = sixty four lines