All roads lead to Cheltenham today and Nick Shiambouros has two strong fancies from the outstanding card...
"I have been singing the praises of this individual for some time and will be surprised if he is beaten"
15:25 Cheltenham - Topofthegame
Topofthegame is well worth an interest in this fascinating contest.
This gelding beat Criq Rock on his Rules debut at Ascot last month. He looked in total control at the final flight, but almost came to a halt on the flat and only just held on. I think he got a bit lonely in front and almost paid the price for his lack of experience. This former point winner remains a horse full of potential, and open to significant improvement. He should leave this form way behind, and is very reasonably priced at 7.26/1 on the exchange.
William Henry is the narrow favourite at 5.85/1 on the exchange. He won a minor event at Newbury in great style last month and is another with bags of potential. He is a little short in the market on what he has achieved, but it would be foolish to underestimate him.
16:00 Cheltenham - Unowhatimeanharry
Unowhatimeanharry should prove difficult to beat in this outstanding race.
This smart performer thrashed Lil Rockerfeller in the Long Walk at Ascot last month. He had the measure of Ballyoptic at the last when that rival fell, and was allowed to coast home. I have been singing the praises of this individual for some time and will be surprised if he is beaten. He is the clear form pick, and should take this to confirm my belief that he is the best staying hurdler around.
He is currently trading at 2.111/10 on the exchange and have backed him at that price.
Ballyoptic is the second choice at 5.39/2. He has been beaten twice by the selection and cannot see him reversing the form.
Saturday's Recommended Bets
Back Topofthegame in the 15:25 at Cheltenham
Back Unowhatimeanharry in the 16:00 at Cheltenham
Weekly P/L -3.0
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Weekly P/L -3.0