Wide open for Sam

After some fairly moderate cards this week, horse racing springs to life with good meetings at Cheltenham and Doncaster plus an interesting ‘undercard’ at Bangor.

I am looking at two races from Cheltenham where the going is Good but firmer on the Cross-Country course.

 Cheltenham 12.20 Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate Novices´ Chase (CLASS 2)

 A case can be made for 6 runners contesting a decent £25,000 in prize money.

Emerging Force stayed on well to win at Exeter, though tended to jump right-handed, which could be a problem today. Looking at the general prices, I have him bigger than the 9/4 on offer.

Arpege D’alene is talented but not straightforward.

Laurium, Label Des Obeaux and Singlefarmpayment have a similar level of form.

Relentless Dreamer will need to improve, but impressed on his latest start.

I price the six as follows:

Arpege D’alene 7/2

Emerging Force  4/1

Laurium  5/1

Label  Des Obeaux 5/1

Singlefarmpayment   5/1

Relentless Dreamer  10/1


Arpege D'alene
Arpege D’alene

Cheltenham 1.30 Unicoin Group Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

 Cogry has failed to complete on three starts this season but is fairly handicapped.

Southfield Theatre looked the winner when falling latest start and hadn’t been completely fluent prior to the fall at the last fence .

Out Sam has a piece of form that makes him very attractively weighted and I would keep him onside.

I go 6/1 the field in a wide open affair, with Out Sam being the preference.

 Out Sam

Out Sam

 It has been a quiet week so far, the rise in quality should present more opportunities starting today.

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