A cracking Sunday card with a fine Punchestowm meeting highlighted by the return of the mighty Faugheen.
The final day of Cheltenham’s November meeting is full of Festival clues.
But for our headline bet we head to the middle of nowhere (about 15 miles north of Bognor) for the countless laps of Fontwell that constitute the Southern National.
It is 2 years since mare Cresswell Breeze last won, but she has been consistent in decent quality handicaps.
This is her seasonal debut, but trainer Anthony Honeyball is in good form and can produce them first time out, and this would be a gruelling test to turn up to anything other than match fit.
She was a well held 5th in Haydock’s National Trial. A race much better then this one. Worth a decent punt.
The Greatwood hurdle is the day’s big handicap at Cheltenham, but even after much inspection, this looks a race worth watching.
We’ll take a chance in Cheltenham’s opener where it looks very tricky.
Low weight Cottersrock comes here after an improved showing last time over this course. That was a first glimpse of form for ages, but the staying on run up this hill suggests a first win in 12 months is feasible. He’s a huge price.
Cottersrock, (1315 Cheltenham), 0.5pts each way, 40/1 generally available
Cresswell Breeze, (1405 Fontwell), 1pt win, 9/1 generally available
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