The open meeting signals the return of National Hunt with a bang! Its a cracking meeting but also trappy. Not all horses are fit, the ground varies yet the action is superb. I'm away for the weekend so thought
I'd do a blog for Friday instead. Enjoy the racing whatever you gamble on!
UNCLE JIMMY 1440 CHELTENHAM (nap) – this horse is potential improver in the hurdle field this year. He kicked things off well last year defeating MEGANISI at Fontwell. He has been pitched in a class 2 level prior to this and has run creditably, especially when just being pipped by KANGAROO COURT. He has some form on this ground and could run a big race as I think the hill will bring out some of his stamina in the finish.
BALTHAZAR KING 1515 CHELTENHAM (nb) – has a good course and distance record and will relish the sound surface. Has looked better than ever over the past year and I expect another big run.
ROBERTO PEGASUS 1550 CHELTENHAM (treble) – has the potential to be a decent horse and wasn't bad on the flat. He has ran pretty well on both starts including this time last year behind THE ROMFORD PELE. The trainer has taken this before with a similar sort and he could be a springer and one to follow.
OH CRICK 1335 CHELTENHAM – is on a mark tomorrow that appeals, especially considering he won here off that mark a few years ago. Will enjoy the ground and could have been overlooked here, ran pretty well at Aintreee a couple of starts ago and was potentially a smart horse in the making, his mark has slipped but the ability is still there.