Saturday 8th April. 5:15PM. ITV 1 The historic 170th Grand National is already well underway,…
Yesterday’s action was a little frustrating, but we still turned a minor profit to make it three days without defeat. While we would’ve liked a little extra profit over the week, we’d all be quite happy if we won money from every major event. Hopefully we’ll be saving the best till last with a big win on Gold Cup day.
If you’ve been using the promotions we’ve suggested, then you’ll actually be well in front. On Friday, there are plenty of promotions for the Gold Cup while SkyBet are offering a risk free bet on the 13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle too.
Cheltenham 2016 has certainly been an entertaining week for the spectators while the money we’ve won is a bonus. Let’s go end it in style!
Ruby To Miss Out On The Gold
Cheltenham 2016 has already been a great week for Ruby Walsh, who surpassed the 50 wins landmark with easy yesterday before increasing it with more success on another brilliant day at the festival. However, the Gold Cup is the one that still eludes him.
Walsh certainly has a chance aboard Djakadam. However, we think last year’s runner-up will narrowly miss out once more. Instead we’re backing B J Cooper to ride Don Cossack to victory. The 9-year-old gelding has become the favourite overnight and looked to have the better of Cue Card before falling at the King George. If he finishes, he’ll certainly be expected to feature.
You could easily argue a case for any of those front three, but we’re backing Don Cossack to come good to take the big prize.
Don Cossack to win @ 3/1 with Betfred
Need A Place? Wait For Me
The 14:10 County Hurdle is a very open field and should provide a very competitive race. Quite frankly, we wouldn’t want to predict a winner. However, we think we’e found a great shout on the place market.
Wait For Me has placed in every event it has ever raced and looks set to feature prominently here. With stiff competition from Superb Story, Great Field and Dicosimo, we certainly wouldn’t be confident about a win. The e/w market may appeal to some. From our perceptive, though, a 5/2 place would be a great winner just over an hour before the big one.
Wait For Me to place (4 places) @ 5/2 with Betfred
Elsewhere On Day 4
Friday’s action starts with a JCB Triumph Hurdle that Willie Mullins hasn’t won for 14 years. But while we think Walsh will miss out on the Gold Cup, he can achieve some joy here by clinching victory aboard Footpad. The SkyBet price isn’t the best at 6/1, but the refund on losing bets means that we will be backing it there.
However, in the hope of saving the best till last, our final bet of the day comes from the 17:30 Johnny Henderson Chase Challenge Cup, where we are hoping to see Rock The World rock the bookies by landing us an 11/1 winner.
The solid 8-year-old has been held back for this race, and we think it will at least go close. At those odds, it would be the perfect way to end the festival.
Rock The World to win @ 11/1 with Betfred