Friday, 15 December 2017

Cheltenham Friday Tips: Rocky's value may be 'Treasure'

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We have every race covered on day one of the International Meeting at Cheltenham.

12:10 - Western Ryder, Some Man ew
This is a very strong race and it will be interesting to see how strong each bit of form is. On heavy ground this horse gets the verdict as he has been so consistent in big races around Cheltenham and can continue improving here.

Some Man may like the conditions and can build on his promising debut run for Paul Nicholls at Worcester where he finished fourth.

12:45 - Sizing Tennessee
Colin Tizzard is keen to get this horse back and winning ways here at Cheltenham after he threw away a lead to unseat Bryan Cooper at the last fence. That form sets a high standard, especially as he looked to be well clear that day. A repeat effort would see him very go close here.

1:20 - Attest, Sea Wall
Attest is a horse that will run a big race at some point this season and I am hoping that day can be today. He ran well at Ascot, in a race where the form has worked out very well, to take sixth spot and can continue to improve here today. He is dropped 2lb and deserves to go well.

Chris Gordon's Sea Wall has been a consistent sort recently and could still be on a mark he can win off here. He finished second at Lingfield this month and was only defeated on the line, he is up 3lb but can run well again.

1:55 - Theatre Territory
After a very encouraging second place finish at Huntingdon, Warren Greatrex's mare must be able to go very well here today. She finished second to a classy prospect, but will improve for that run and can utilise this current mark. She may be one to go chasing in the future, but her hurdles mark is winnable and she can run well here.

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Colin Tizzard is expecting a big year from Robinsfirth

2:30 - Robinsfirth
The Tizzards think very highly of this horse who missed out on his intended Ladbroke Trophy target this year but could make amends here. He finished fourth on his return to Cheltenham, before a second place finish at Haydock. There is a lot more to come from him, especially now on ideal ground.

3:05 - Josies Orders, Bless The Wings ew
Mark Walsh is the man who will know his best chance of a winner of this type of race and he has chosen to ride Josies Orders here. He is three from three over course and distance, and ran well when second in Ireland. He could easily make it four.

Bless The Wings has pulled-up on both of his last two starts, but he likes these sort of races and can return back to his best form off this current mark.

3:40 - Rocky's Treasure
Kim Bailey sends just one runner to Cheltenham, and Rocky's Treasure looks like he could strike off his current mark here. He finished off last season with two impressive victories, and made a fine return when third here a month back. That run had plenty of promise and off the same mark, and on soft ground, he should run a big race.

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