Wednesday was a very good day, with 4 winners from the 7 races, including a NB with Envoi Allen taking out the Champion Bumper, and the highlight of the day being an overnight 40/1 shot, William Henry swooping late to lift the Coral Cup.

Thursday is another excellent prospect for racing fans, as Cheltenham Festival 2019 serves up another card of high grade racing, today.

Cheltenham Thursday Tips

Race 1 – 13.30 2M3F Chase

  • 2) Defi Du Seuil (FR) (win only)
  • 1) Capeland (FR) (extra places, each-way)

Race 2 – 14.10 2M7F Hurdle

  • 10) Black Mischief (GB)
  • 19) Tobefair (GB)
  • 7) Eminent Poet (GB)
  • 5) Padleyourowncanoe (GB)

Race 3 – 2.50 2M4.5F Chase

  • 1) Aso (FR)
  • 7) Monalee (IRE)
  • 3) Charbel (IRE)

Race 4 – 3.30 2M7F Hurdle

  • 9) Nautical Nitwit (IRE) (extra places, Each Way)
  • 14) The Mighty Don (IRE) (extra places, Each Way)
  • 10) Paisley Park (IRE) (Win Only)
  • 11) Petit Mouchoir (FR)
Nautical Nitwit 28/1 Each Way 9 Places with bet365
Nautical Nitwit 28/1 Each Way 9 Places with bet365

Nautical Nitwit is an interesting one. It’s trading at 250/1, as has not won anything with any depth. We also saw earlier this week that the time set by Monbeg Theatre 3 starts ago (when this one lost by a neck in a very fast time) is to be discounted, because of a bypassed fence. Even taking that race out of the equation, though, this one has clocked another very fast time, also at Wetherby, when winning the Grade 2 Bet365 Hurdle, in a very fast time. Made a mistake at the last, in that one, too, and still produced a performance which was better – by some measures, than recent form shown by any of these. Now, you only need to go fast enough to win, but sectionals show this one has the ability to show a profit in the extra place markets, at a huge price of 250/1.

The Mighty Don - 20/1 Each-Way 9 Places with Bet365
The Mighty Don – 20/1 Each-Way 9 Places with Bet365

The Mighty Don is in a similar bracket – producing best ever form, or close to it, could see a large return for a place at three figure prices – 100/1 (bet365) at lunch time – but take

It is hard, though, to see past Paisley Park for the win. An early price of 6/4 in what is still a competitive race may look long after this race is finished.

Petit Mouchoir represents a more conventional each way chance for Rachel Blackmore to get her second of this year’s Festival for Henry De Bromhead. Early price: 33/1.

Race 5 – 4.10 2M4.5F Chase

  • 12) Siruh Du Lac (FR)
  • 15) Doitforthevillage (IRE)
  • 7) Kauto Riko (FR)
  • 20) Romain De Senam (FR)

Race 6 – 4.50 2M179Y Hurdle

  • 16) Eglantine Du Seuil (FR)
  • 19) Emily Moon (IRE)
  • 2) Queenohearts (IRE)
  • 12) Buildmeupbuttercup (GB)

Race 7 – 5.30 3M2F Chase

  • 23) Its All Guesswork (IRE) NAP
  • 16) Just a Sting (IRE)
  • 22) Touch Kick (IRE)
  • 18) Captain Chaos (IRE)

Published by Robin Scott

Software developer, Robin Scott helps to run the Little Blue Pen website, in order to publish the product of two decades worth of software driven UK & Irish racehorse ratings.

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