Cheltenham 100/1 Stonkers

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on February 24, 2012

As regular followers of my Cheltenham Blogs would know, I like an each way punt. Something at a tasty price which comes in gives me great pleasure. I would compare it to Adele eating a big mac, it makes us happy! Seriously though, you are probably getting sick of me mentioning Colour Squadron, but at 16/1 in places for the Supreme is still great value. That’s all I am going to say about him (read my other blogs for a more descriptive analysis). The purpose of this blog is to pick a few out at 100/1. It’s not going to be easy but we’ll give it a shot.

Tidal Bay: Now I’m not a massive fan of this horse and his temperament is suspect to say the least. He ran in the Super Saturday Chase and finished last of 5 (Nicholls horses do have a cloud hanging over them). But his Cheltenham record is impressive (who can forget his Arkle romp a few years ago), and ran a decent second in the Argento two starts back to Midnight Chase beaten 2 and ¾ quarter lengths. Right, this is the bit I can’t explain. Midnight Chase is as low as 12/1 for the Gold Cup. Tidal Bay in places, wait for it….is a stupid 100/1 (Sporting Bet + Stan James). Apart from Kauto and Long Run the rest of the Gold Cup is a much of a muchness.

Edeymi: Triumph Hurdle. This son of Barathea has improved with every run (LTO, easily landed a Clonmel Hurdle). This Tony Martin 4yr old has shown he can get his head in front, and with the Triumph wide open so far, I would not put people off his chance especially when you can get prices available at…wait for it… 100/1 (Boylesports and our lovely friendly bookies Stan James).

Theatre Guide: Colin Tizzards’ horse is improving with every run. He has some smart bumper form (2nd in a hot Fairyhouse race) and has had 2 runs over hurdles so far this season. First time up, he finished a modest 6th at Aintree, but showed last Saturday at Wincanton how a break has benefitted him. He scored from his stablemate Old Tricks by 4 ½ lengths, with 15 lengths back to the third. Still green, I’m sure next season over fences he will prosper, but is a giant 66/1 with William Hill (50/1 elsewhere). I like this horse. Sorry for the short price on this one… You can have your Pricewise, but you don’t get tips like this! Good luck.

Article submitted by Rob Holmes.

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