Hi everyone –
After one of the inevitable losing spells ee got back on track last Saturday with Walk In The Mill, who was advised at 9/1 for the Becher Chase. I was pleased to see that one go in as it had been a barren month in November.
Two at Cheltenham tomorrow where I hope we can continue winning ways.
First up is MISTER FISHER (5/2 generally) in the 12.45. He was a pretty good novice hurdler, winning a couple of reasonable events before a mid-division finish in the Supreme here at the festival in March and a good run under a big weight in the Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock in May. He made a great start to chasing when finishing second on his seasonal debut behind the useful Torpillo and this step up in trip should see him in an even better light.
In the day’s big race, the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, off at 1.55, I think Paul Nicholls holds a strong hand with Secret Investor and Brelan D’As. Secret Investor made a good reappearance at Down Royal where he finished second to Willie Mullins’ talented young chaser Real Steel. That was a fair effort and entitles him to maximum respect here but I think BRELAN D’AS (7/1 William Hill & Boylesports) may just have too much for him in receipt of 7lbs and he is taken to go one better this time after a good second in last month’s BetVictor Gold Cup.
There looked to be no fluke about that run and although he is up 5lbs his trainer suggests he has come on from the race and I think his chance is better than the current price.