Cheltenham and Doncaster are the main events on Saturday with both courses staging decent cards and a few familiar names are on show as final preparations for the Cheltenham Festival are undertaken. As nice as it is to see top-class horses, with all eyes on the Cheltenham Festival already, it does mean we have several odds-on shots on Saturday which unless you fancy putting a few of them together in a multiple bet you can’t back ‘em!
I tipped Third Time Lucki at the Tingle Creek meeting before Christmas and he promptly lost his unbeaten record over Jumps in the G.1 Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices' Chase. He looks to rebuild his reputation in the Grade Two 2m½f Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster due off at 1.35 and would have been backed but it’s only three runners now and he is odds-on. Miranda goes in the Grade Two Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle straight after but is also odds-on. The two at the head of the market in the G.2 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham and that race is no betting proposition whilst Chantry House will be odds-on in the Grade Two Paddy Power Cotswold Chase on the same card later in the afternoon. Unsurprisingly at 3.05 Champ is odds-on in the Grade Two Cleeve Hurdle.Even on the All-Weather, I wanted to back Far Away Thoughts at Lingfield but he's odds-on, and there's no prizes for how the Bookies have priced-up Noble Order at Kempton!
I put up my bet for Saturday evening earlier this week, that being Life is Good at 6-4 NRNB in the Grade One 1m1f Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on the Dirt at Gulfstream Park across the pond in the Hallandale Beach, Florida. You can read the full post on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes here: http://www.girdysgeegees.com/blog/pegasus-world-cup-invitational-stakes-gulfstream-park
And that is that, one bet out in America all day Saturday - the Bookmakers will be moaning turnover is down next week!Be lucky