It’s a pleasure to have a local tipsters with Andrew Humphrey for this meeting 2021. Here are his horses to follow for this first fantastic day! Enjoy!
120 – Supreme
101 APPRECIATE IT is going to be hard to beat. A winner over further he should find Cheltenham to his benefit with the stiff finish and the ground is turning the way he likes it. 103 BLUE LORD looks a good bet to finish 2nd and complete a 1-2 for Willie Mullins.
155 – Arkle
206 SHISHKIN should win this race very easily. He is the best horse in he race and has good form recently. His win in the Supreme was superb and Nicky Henderson will have him ready to win.
230 – Ultima
303 AYE RIGHT and 306 HAPPYGOLUCKY look to be the two to side with and are the class horses in the race. The latter has very good course form for an in-form trainer but Aye Right has lots of good runs under his belt including a place in the Ladbrokes Trophy.
305 – Champions Hurdle
409 EPATANTE has drifted in price but she should not be underestimated given her win in this race last year. Forget her loss at Kempton, she will be better at a course she loves.
410 Honeysuckle is undefeated and won over 3200m last time but she might find her rivals a bit too quick here coming up the hill at Cheltenham.
340 – Mares Hurdle
502 CONCERTISTA had decent form for Christophe Ferland before moving to Willie Mullins. She showed her beautiful form when winning at Cheltenham in 2020 in the Mares Novices by 12 lengths. 503 DAME DE COMPAGNIE also won at Cheltenham last year but will have to improve to win.
415 – Boodles
620 HOMME PUBLIC looks a great Each Way bet based on his beating of favourite Houx Gris when trained by Francois Nicolle. More will be needed to win but he is 3x the price of Houx Gris and will be even bigger on the Tote. A difficult race to pick the winner of.
450 – National Hunt Chase
708 NEXT DESTINATION has been well backed this week and is the favourite for Paul Nicholls. A good jumper this will be key to him and also the trip will not be a problem. 703 GALVIN would be the choice however and even with a late change of trainer he has lots of Cheltenham form and is also very likely to stay the trip. He is unbeaten this season too so expect a big run.
Have a nice day!