Return of The Jumps!
Well, the jumps have been back technically speaking for the last few weeks but this weekend’s cards have certainly been the tastiest yet with some big names at both Ascot and Wetherby. None more so than last year’s King George and Aintree Festival winner Cue Card, who is the 4/6 favourite for the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby. He was immensely impressive last season following the wind operation and some say was arguably travelling the best in the Gold Cup before falling (He wasn’t getting past Don Cossack though was he). That all being said, I won’t be backing him tomorrow, Im going for 12/1 outside chance Menorah. Champion Jockey Richard Johnson on board and always wears his heart on his sleeve. The Bet 365 Hurdle is another tasty affair, Grade 2 race and my money will be going on a personal favourite of mine Lil Rockerfella. Absolute revelation last season and well worth an each way punt at 8/1. Trevor Whelan on board, he was 7th in the Champion Hurdle behind Annie Power at Cheltenham and won several big races before that last season. Over too Ascot in the 3.00pm Listed Handicap race I fancy Diego Du Charmil, trading at around 7/1 I backed the Cheltenham Festival winner the other week when landing at odds of around 15/8 and I fancy the Paul Nicholls charge to be there or thereabouts again on Saturday. Lizzie Kelly is on board Tea For Two in the next at Ascot, again very impressive last season and Lizzie still has her 5 pound claim which makes him even more backable at 9/2. Certain each way chance. Enjoy!