I really do enjoy this meeting and love the Paddy Power Gold Cup. It kick starts the National Hunt season and there are some great horses on display. I've got a pretty good record in the race too, in the past I've won with EXOTIC DANCER, OUR VIC, CYFOR MALTA and the first race horse I loved CHALLENGER DU LUC. No guesses for who my tip is this year!
1.20 – MASTERS HILL looked very good when winning at Chepstow last time and with the Tizzard stable in full flow he may well have more in hand than the top two in the market.
1.55 – CHICAGO GREY he has been a little disappointing lately but has dropped to a decent mark and I find it interesting that Richard Johnson is riding him. He has a very good knack of switching horses off and letting them creep into a race. That is the tactic that could bear fruit tomorrow. I also must give POKER DE SIVOLA a shout too!
2.35 – GRAND CRUS (nap) I just can't see anything in this field beating this! He was a very class hurdler and gave Big Bucks a scare and don't forget he absolutely smashed SILVINIACO CONTI in the Feltham and look what he has done this year. I hope he keeps my good record going and keeps the Pipe record up too!
3.05 BOUGGLER This one was developing intona smart horse a couple of years ago until getting injured here. He has form and has won class one races. If he overcomes the lay off he could run a big race at a big price!
3.40 ROGER BEANTOWN Makes his handicap debut and was turned over last time out conceding weight to the winner. Could run well here on a good mark.
Little shout to for one of my old favourites MIAS BOY (3.55 Lingfield) who normally runs well this time of year and does ave the ability to beat this field.
Good luck and here's to a cracking days racing.