A packed Saturday of jump racing and World Cup football gives us the opportunity to create a cross-sport double with big price differentials to capitalise on.
Winter Carnival: Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase
Amongst the 16 horses primed to take on the 3m2f of Newbury’s iconic showground, there a couple of shouts that deserve consideration, from Joseph Patrick O’Brien’s Bussleton (17/2), to Sam Thomas’ Our Power (12/1).
However, the current favourite is one impressive horse that has the ability and speed to out-do the rest of the pack.
CORACH RAMBLER has shown in the past how prolific he can be over this distance, and it’s not gone unnoticed.
Talking recently in Racing Weekly, Sam Turner emphasised the real pace of this horse, and how a strong start and track position could well see the eight-year-old go for glory around the West Berkshire course on Saturday afternoon.
“Corach Rambler is a player so long as he doesn’t get too far back, it’s difficult to make up ground in this race” said Turner. “At Cheltenham, he had the hill where he put in an astonishing burst to win the handicap in March (Ultima)."
At a best price of 8/1, Corach Rambler has the make-up and quality to be triumphant in the Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase.
France vs Denmark
Despite an early wobble against Australia in their World Cup opener, Les Bleus quickly found their stride and showed how dangerous they can be in attack.
Even without Benzema, the combination of Griezmann, Dembele, Mbappe, and Giroud was all too fluid for the opposition to deal with.
But it’s the latter that caused the most impact. OGiroud scored twice to equal Thierry Henry’s record as France all-time top goalscorer.
Converting two of his many chances will have him desperate to grab one more and cement his name as the leading bagsman for the French national team.
With Kylian Mbappe as short as 6/5 to score anytime, Giroud is a preferable option for better value and a longer price in a game where France could score a few from the many chances undoubtedly created.