Nick Shiambouros returns to the tipping chair with two selections from the outstanding Cheltenham card...
"The water is much deeper today, but I think this former Irish point winner is open to significant improvement"
12:40 Cheltenham - Dueling Banjos
Dueling Banjos should make his presence felt in this wide open event.
This gelding ran well on his seasonal reappearance when finishing second to Gingili at Exeter last month. He was collared two fences from home, but kept on well to hold on to the runner-up position. Towards the end of last season he put in a couple of decent efforts, including a victory over West Wizard at Ffos Las. I think he has more to offer, and has the assistance of a top amateur which is significant. At present he is trading at 6.86/1 on the exchange.
Pickamix merits consideration. This lightly raced individual has taken well to fences, and finished a good second to Remind Me Later at Worcester last month. There was a long way back to the second placed finisher. At present he is trading at 11.521/2 on the exchange.
15:35 Cheltenham - Momella
Momella should go close in this fascinating contest.
This mare has won both her starts over hurdles, and was particularly impressive when beating Brahms De Clermont at Fakenham last month. She swept to the front on the run to the final flight, and pulled clear to win with any amount in hand. The water is much deeper today, but I think this former Irish point winner is open to significant improvement. At present she is trading at 6.25/1 on the exchange which is more than fair.
Vision Des Flos heads the market at 3.65 on the exchange. He ran a blinder on his hurdles debut when finishing third to Poetic Rhythm in a Grade 2 event at Chepstow last month. He ran on really well in the closing stages, and finished the race with good energy. He looks like the main danger, but the stable has yet to get going.
Friday's Recommended Bets
Back Dueling Banjos in the 12:40 at Cheltenham
Back Momella in the 15:35 at Cheltenham
Weekly P/L +5.37
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Weekly P/L +5.37