Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s card

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s cards (24th Jan) Further support yesterday for Yorkhill who is now 11/8 (from 6/4) at BetVictor for the JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March having won in a decent time at Leopardstown on Sunday despite the fact that he jumped markedly out to the left at several of his fences. A competitive card at Wetherby this afternoon with the feature race a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase with eight due to face the starter. Future Gilded has been raised 8lbs for his Catterick win earlier in the month but he has more to offer, as does Easy Street, for whom a market move would be worth noting. A chance is taken, however, on the stamina of Monbeg Rover (3.30) who had yet to be asked a question when brought down at […]

Jack Milner of Betvictor looks forward to Monday’s cards

Betvictor’s Jack Milner previews Monday’s cards Ascot’s Clarence House Chase card succumbed to the elements on Saturday, with the feature G1 2m Chase rescheduled for Saturday at Cheltenham; much like it was in 2013 when Sprinter Sacre sauntered to success prior to landing the Queen Mother Champion Chase just 7 weeks later Despite Ascot’s abandonment, and Taunton likewise, there was stuff wonderful national hunt action from Haydock where Bristol de Mai was undoubtedly the star of the show, cut to 16s from 25s with BetVictor for the Ryanair Chase after making a mockery of his handicap mark in the Peter Marsh under Daryl Jacob. The grey sealed a double on the card for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies after The New One’s third successive win in the G2 Champion Hurdle Trial and was cut to 20/1 from […]

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann looks forward to Saturday’s action

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann looks forward to Saturday’s action Today’s G1 card at Ascot must pass a 6.30am inspection but Clerk of the Course Chris Stickles described the possibility of racing as ‘pessimistic’ with the ground currently covered in frost and temperatures set to plummet overnight. Should Ascot fall to the elements then Haydock will take centre stage with a wonderful card including four G2 contests and Paul Nicholls Politologue (1.30) in the G2 Novices’ Chase over two and a half miles. The selection is 2/2 over fences after scoring over course and distance here in November, before following-up with a flawless round of jumping at Ascot’s Long Walk Hurdle meeting in December. BetVictor make the scopey grey an 8/1 chance for the JLT Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, which looks the natural aim for […]

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann previews Friday’s cards

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann previews Friday’s cards (Jan 20th) Fourteen horses were confirmed yesterday for Haydock’s Peter Marsh Chase at the 48-hour declaration stage with the market headed by the French import Alary at 10/3 with BetVictor. The 7-year-old is trained by Colin Tizzard and has been a big springer in the market for the Gold Cup (20s from 50/1 at BetVictor) in recent weeks but he will have to be a top class animal to defy top-weight in what looks a cracking renewal of the Haydock Park feature. A good card at Chepstow this afternoon and a fascinating nine-runner novices’ limited handicap chase over 3 miles. Morito Du Berlais is entitled to come on for his belated reappearance at Hereford last month but Robinsforth (2.10) gets the vote for Colin Tizzard having suggested at Exeter […]

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann preview’s Thursday’s cards

Betvictor’s Charlie McCann previews Thursday’s cards Colin Tizzard announced yesterday that Cue Card will take his place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup field in March after connections dismissed speculation that the 11-year-old would bypass the race in favour of a tilt at a second Ryanair Chase – a race he won back in 2013. Cue Card was still going well when coming down three out in the corresponding race last year and I am not convinced he is as good a horse going right-handed (King George) as left handed. Cheltenham clearly suits and this will surely be his last chance at Gold Cup glory – he remains 12/1 for the race with BetVictor and do note it will be seven years to the day (March 17th) since he burst onto the scene when winning the […]