Day 2 Bets & Race Verdicts. (Cross Country, RSA & Champion Bumper)(Cheltenham 2019)

Day Two

Cheltenham Festival 2019


Wednesday 13th March 2019

This year’s renewal of the Cross Country Chase appears to revolve around one horse and that’s the Grand National hero TIGER ROLL. He was last seen when quite remarkably winning a Grade 2 Hurdle over a substantially shorter trip. He sits at the top of the market here at a best priced of 11/10 and many see him as the Irish Banker of The Festival. As expected there’s Edna Bolger representatives sitting prominently in the betting in the form of Auvergnat and Josies Orders of which both hold viable chances. One I quite like as an each way alternative is Jamie Snowden’s FACT OF THE MATTER. He’s ran two great races here throughout the winter winning the later and shouldn’t have a problem handling the course. He looks a very solid each way proposition.

MY BET(s):



Wednesday 13th March 2019

The RSA this year is a fascinating contest which looks to revolve around the top three in the betting, these come in the form of Santini, Delta Work and Topofthegame. There’s been a lot of questions hanging over Santini as of late with reports coming from Seven Barrows that they’ve been struggling to get him right. He was impressive at Newbury on his penultimate start and if turning up in that kind of form he’d be a big player, however he had Topofthegame in front of him on his latest outing at Kempton and the Paul Nicholls charge is many people’s idea of the winner here. For me though it has to be DELTA WORK for Gordon Elliott. He’s took to fences very well this term winning all of his starts in nice style, he also comes here with solid course form to his name having won the Pertemps last year when getting up close home to get the better of Glenloe.




Wednesday 13th March 2019

The Champion Bumper is one of the most fascinaiting races of The Festival as it see’s the best bumper horses from both sides of the Irish Sea come together to do battle. Envoi Allen sets the standard on the back of his exploits this season for Gordon Elliott and rightfully sits the at the top of the market. He battled hard to win a Grade 2 the last day at the Dublin Racing Festival and he’s the one they all have to beat. It’s the Willie Mullins runner i’ve had a punt on here though and that’s BLUE SARI. He set some pretty impressive times last time when bolting up on his debut by the best part of 11 lenghts. He’s since gone on to be purchased by JP McManus and looks a potentially very smart type, he’ll need to be though to win this. One at a bigger price i’ve had a go on here is MASTER DEBONAIR for Colin Tizzard. The Yeates five year old hasn’t been seen since winning a bumper here in November however he knuckled down well to win that day and the course experience should certainly hold him in good stead.

My Bet(s):











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