Follow The Money: We're cold on Antartica's Cheltenham chances today

We commence with a play at Cheltenham
We commence with a play at Cheltenham

Today's column features bets from Cheltenham, Ripon and Newmarket

Recommended Bets
Lay Antartica De Thaix @ 2.56/4 in the 14:40 at Cheltenham
Back Nobrassnolass @ 3.39/4 in the 14:50 at Ripon
Back Pealer each-way @ 6.411/2 in the 16:45 at Newmarket

We commence with our lay bet which is Antartica De Thaix who runs in the 14:40 at Cheltenham , following a drift from 2.09 out to 2.56/4. The Dom Alco-mare arrives on the back of a hat-trick of wins but carries a penalty for those victories in today's handicap chase, and despite a small field of five this task looks much tougher. Paul Nicholls' runner is likely to get her own way out in front again but she will be there to be shot at by main rivals Briery Belle and Magic Money who both bring solid form to the table. Antartica De Thaix would ideally prefer softer ground and the lack of course experience combined with today's penalty makes her look very beatable in this Mares' Listed event.

Our win bet is Nobrassnolass in the 14:50 at Ripon who has been well backed from 4.03/1 in to 3.39/4. The Tom Dascombe filly caught the eye less than a fortnight ago in a similar event at Redcar travelling well throughout and probably beaten only due to her inexperience. She should come on a bundle for the run, and today faces several debutants none of whom are being supported in the market. Andrea Atzeni takes the ride today and if building on her promising racecourse appearance she should be tough to beat in this.

We round things off with our each-way bet which is Pealer in the 16:45 at Newmarket who continues to be popular in the betting having been available at 10.09/1 he now trades at 6.411/2. A shock defeat when beaten as 1/6 fav in a Wolverhampton maiden last time out, the gelding is unlikely to get a better opportunity of success than that but should not be dismissed so easily today. Second on both his starts, the John Gosden three-year-old has the form in the book to suggest another solid effort is likely. The heavily-backed market leader Tamleek will be tough to beat but if failing to fire expect Pealer to pick up the pieces late on.


Recommended Bets
Lay Antartica De Thaix @ 2.56/4 in the 14:40 at Cheltenham
Back Nobrassnolass @ 3.39/4 in the 14:50 at Ripon
Back Pealer each-way @ 6.411/2 in the 16:45 at Newmarket

Follow The Money March P/L

Points staked: 93
Points returned: 82.86
P/L -£10.14

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