Cheltenham Day Two ITV Tips & Preview

There are some more big priced horses just waiting to be backed!

Sam Eaton
Tue, 12 Mar, 6:33 PM

Race 1

I do actually like Champ but can’t back him now it’s $4 or shorter so I’m siding with SAMS PROFILE in Wednesday’s opener. The five year-old has had shocking luck when losing to Battleoverdoyen last time out.

He made a big error and then got stuck behind a couple before finishing off well. He will like the ground, and I’m backing him to finish a lot better than plenty of others taking part in the Ballymore. Derrinross finished ahead of Sams Profile at Cork back in December, who has since gone on to score.

Race 2

I’m not the biggest SANTINI fan but these conditions should suit the seven-year-old. Nicky Henderson’s horse has drifted over the last week or so following various social media rumours, but remains in the race.

It’s obvious looking at the form he enjoys a bit of cut in the ground, which can’t be said for Delta Work. Kempton was on the sharp side for Santini, who has some decent Cheltenham form.

Race 3

BRIO CONTI's form has been bolstered by Malaya winning at Sandown last weekend. His last run came at Ascot winning by a head against Honest Vic. I’m looking past his effort at Sandown and focusing on his handful of decent runs on soft ground. He’s back up 5lb but is lightly races, and will be fresh coming into Cheltenham.

Race 4

I don’t see how Altior loses this race, but I’m not up for tipping such an odds-on shot. MIN (best price evs w/out Altior) would go down as one of the greats if it wasn’t for Altior, and even money for without the favourite is a ridiculous price.

The eight-year-old appears to be back in good form, and there’s no doubting the form of the Mullins yard.

Race 5

TIGER ROLL is an absolute beast! Despite $2.25 being absolutely ridiculous odds for a race of this nature, I just can’t look past the Gordon Elliott horse. The nine year-old was massively impressive when winning with ease at Navan. He showed that he doesn’t mind a bit of cut in the ground when he won the Grand National last year. I’d imagine this will be the NAP for plenty of people on day two.

Race 6

This was one of my main fancies at the festival, and the ground has only enhanced the chances. BAND OF OUTLAWS easily beat Fine Brunello at Limerick on Boxing Day, Joseph O’Brien’s horse then beat Fakir D’oudairies, who went off favourite for the Supreme.

The UK handicappers have been kind to Elliott’s horse and his runs at Limerick and Cork have shown he has the stamina needed at Cheltenham.

Race 7

There’s not much form to take out of ASK FOR GLORY's last two wins, but there’s no doubting the class of this horse. He’s won by 10+ lengths in his only two races today, both on the soft ground. He’s obviously got potential, but still unsure if he’s got the class to compete with horses of this level, he’s well worth an each-way punt.

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