The Guineas trials continue at Newmarket, but despite the obvious songstress pun allure of racing at Beverley on Craven day, we’re shunning both venues for what we love best – Cheltenham….
The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Thomas Campbell, (1625 Cheltenham), 1pt win, 6/1 generally available
Looked a potential star when winning here twice in the Autumn of 2017. A subsequent chasing campaign has not gone to plan and comes back to hurdles rated a few pounds lower than his pomp. Gets his favoured ground and the help of Connor Brace who advertised his skills on Verdana Blue at Ayr.
Rene’s Girl, (1440 Cheltenham), 7/2: was a quality novice last year including a runner up effort in a Aintree Grade 1. Hasn’t been as good this season although did well chasing home Lady Buttons last time. Freshened up by a four month rest, she could be on a good mark if able to catch the Skelton winner contagion.
Rather Be, (1515 Cheltenham), 8/1: has every right to the claim of one of the most unlucky horses in training. Second at last year’s festival he was brought down in a big chase here in the Autumn. Reverts back to hurdles on a fair mark on ground he loves, and could be a big market mover.
Magic Dancer, (1730 Cheltenham), 4/1: Won this event last year and returns in great form having run second in the Betfair Hurdle last time. Jockey Richard Patrick knows the horse so well and will doubtless have a prominent race planned on this quick ground.
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