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BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Grand National update and Wednesday’s cards   Recently updated !

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Grand National update and Wednesday’s cards News yesterday that Gold Cup runner up and Grand National favourite Minella Rocco (10/1 favourite with BetVictor) would miss Aintree and be trained next season with Cheltenham again his primary target. The news came as something of a shock given stamina is the horse’s forte but no seven-year-old has won the race since Bogscar in 1940 and connections must feel now is not the right time. As a result, Haydock Trial winner Vieux Lion Rouge is the new 10/1 favourite with Cause Of Causes (12/1 from 14s) and Blaklion (12s from 14s) cut following the news of the favourite’s defection. A good card from Haydock to look forward to today and a cracking 2m 4f handicap chase with all five runners having finished first or […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com previews Tuesday’s cards

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com previews Tuesday’s cards Good ground is the order of the day at Wetherby this afternoon for their seven-race card and William Of Orange (3.25) will appreciate the underfoot conditions having had a two-month break since finishing fifth of fifteen at Catterick last time in first-time cheek-pieces. The selection was rated 90 on the flat for Sir Mark Prescott and did run his best race over timber to date when runner up at today’s west Yorkshire track over two miles back in December. This additional half mile should suit given he finished runner up over two miles on the flat at York less than two years ago and the hope is that he is freshened him up after his mini-break. I hope to see Powerful Symbol (4.00) improve for the return to […]


Tommy Sutton of Betway with the low-down on Friday’s Festival card

Tommy Sutton of Betway with the low-down on Friday’s Festival card Another tough day yesterday, given that I ignored everything Ruby Walsh was riding. Hopefully we can strike some gold and finish the week the way we started. Here’s another win double along with some each-way chances to have a flutter on. As ever, you’re covered if you lose the first and last race with our headline offer. Defi De Seuil looking for his fourth Cheltenham win in Triumph Hurdle We start with the 1.30pm Triumph Hurdle, where Phillip Hobbs’ unbeaten Defi Du Seuil (9/4) is eyeing a six-timer. The four-year-old has been a sensation so far, and already has three wins on this course. He won at both the Open and International meeting at the end of last year, while champion jockey Richard Johnson […]


Darren Goodbody previews the Ryanair and JLT Chases

Darren Goodbody previews the JLT and Ryanair Chases RYANAIR Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh have won this on three ocassions from six renewals and once more are very well represented here with Un De Sceaux. The 2015 Arkle Trophy winner who was also runner up in the Queen Mothers Chase last season comes into this off the back of landing the Clarence House Chase when defeating Uxizandre by five lengths, which saw on that day recent Queen Mother Chase winner Special TIara way back in fifth over thirty lengths behind the winner. He looked a peach that day at Cheltenham last time out, his jumping was slick, never looked in trouble despite his awkward moment when almost blundering his win two out, but he asserted in fine style. One of his main adversaries looks to […]


Betway’s Tommy Sutton with Thursday’s best bets

Tommy Sutton of Betway with Thursday’s best bets Top Notch to add to Henderson’s Festival success in the JLT We start with the 1.30pm JLT Novices’ Chase, where Willie Mullins’ Yorkhill is a short favourite. He’s won eight from a possible nine, including the Neptune at the Festival last year. While Ruby Walsh will be hoping this can be his first winner of the week, I think Top Notch is the one to beat here. The six-year-old is currently in the form of his life, having won his last four in impressive fashion. He ran in the Triumph Hurdle and was just pipped by stablemate Peace And Co two years ago, but was a bit out his depth in the Champion Hurdle last year. Back for a third attempt, he looks far more suited to […]