Four Horses To Back On Cheltenham Wednesday

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After a 15.0 winner on Tuesday, Ed Quigley is back with four more swings for Cheltenham Wednesday at the current prices.

How much rain do we get? Michael Fish could be the key here, but in all seriousness, weather forecasts range anywhere from 3mm to 11mm of rain throughout the day, which will obviously have a major say on the going conditions, and provide a late-doors conundrum for punters.

ED QUIGLEY’S TIP – Bravemansgame (Cheltenham 14:10)

Regardless of the ground, I think Bravemansgame has the propensity to jump his rivals into submission here, and in my view, there is a strong case to say he should be shorter in the market than what he currently is. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say he is probably the best jumper of a fence I have seen from a novice since the days of the Tudor dynasty, and his slick ability to get from A to B can see him turn the screw on his rivals here.

I think too much is being made of the ‘flat-track bully/would be odds-on if it was Kempton angle’ which is flying around the preview night circuit, and as a consequence, I think he is artificially big.

We have limited evidence from last year’s Ballymore to suggest Cheltenham isn’t his track, and I think it would be dangerous to take that run at face value as he looks a totally different horse over fences. (Was a good run in defeat anyhow).

L’Homme Presse has stamina doubts and Ahoy Senor was thumped at Kempton behind Bravemansgame, for all that the Sunbury venue arguably didn’t play to the Lucina Russell trained gelding’s strengths, I still think he is up against it. Capodanno has been crying out for a staying test, and he will be my forecast play.




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ED QUIGLEY’S TIP – Comprond (Cheltenham 16:10)

Providing the ground doesn’t turn too soft, I think Camprond looks a cracking win and place bet in the Coral Cup.

Kept deliberately fresh for this, he is a well-seasoned individual, but I think he has the scope to be better than a mark of 140.

The return to this trip will suit and has winning course form. Last seen finishing fourth in the Greatwood Hurdle – a race that has worked out an absolute treat, I think he will be nicely smuggled into contention here with Aidan Coleman in the saddle.


ED QUIGLEY’S TIP – Buddy Rich & Elixir De Nutz (Cheltenham 16:50)

I am going two-pronged in the Grand Annual, where I think Buddy Rich is tailor-made for the assignment.

I can see him creeping into the race under typically patient tactics from Davy Russell and will have every chance to deliver, coming off a strong pace.

The pace being the operative word, where there is the potential for a bit of a burn up at the head of affairs.

Elixir De Nutz is the Colin Tizzard ‘second string’ but he has major claims, and I expect him to be ridden forward. He appears to have really got his mojo back, arrives here on a hattrick, and off 143 still looks well treated on the pick of his hurdling form – which includes a Grade 1 win as a novice in the Tolworth when the mud was flying.

He is 10lb lower over fences than his peak hurdles mark, has plenty of winning course form to shout about, and if the rain does arrive, that won’t inconvenience him one bit.


ED QUIGLEY’S CHELTENHAM WEDNESDAY SELECTIONS:

  • Brown Advisory – Bravemansgame 3.65 (win)
  • Coral Cup – Camprond 8.8 (Win/place)
  • Grand Annual – Buddy Rich 10.5 (win) & Elixir De Nutz 21.0 (win/place)

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