Racing fans it’s time for the Paddy Power Gold Cup meeting and I have two selections for you for Saturday and the same again for Sunday’s racing. The highlight race of the weekend is most definitely the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday, but on Sunday, we have both the Schloer Chase and the Greatwood Hurdle to look forward to.
I’ll be playing all four of my selections as Win singles, but take as you find, and either way, we can hopefully get some more cash in the kitty. Good luck!
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As you might expect, it’s all about Cheltenham tomorrow and for me it’s all about the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase. That said, the whole card is well-worth a watch tomorrow, so keep tuned in and don’t miss the opener.
Mole Court was very impressive at last month’s Cheltenham Showcase and I think he is going to take some beating again this weekend. He absolutely loved Cheltenham last time out and that experience can only help him in this field.
He is a smooth traveller and he jumps fences very well indeed. Ben Pauling is having a fine season, so there is no reason why Mole Court won’t improve again in his bid to make it five wins in a row here.
The Paddy Power Gold Cup is the highlight race on Saturday’s card and one of my favourite races of the year. Stage Star and The Real Whacker absolutely set the standard here, and both won at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, but they have some hefty weight to carry.
Beyond those two, there are some very decent horses in the lineup, so it’s a tough call, but I think it’s worth siding with is Ben Pauling’s Harpers Brook. He is at the very bottom of the weights and is certainly a nice improver. I’m convinced that he’s sufficiently well-handicapped enough to make a big impact here.
This is Cheltenham after all, so Sunday is still a fantastic betting day for this awesome Paddy Power meeting. And they truly have saved some of the very best for last. So here we go…
The best two-milers in the UK are set to clash here and they all have a chance of taking the honours. Edwardstone is a lovely horse on his day, but I don't know if he’s quite in the same class as Jonbon.
Jonbon is incredibly well bred and jumps like a stag and I think he is going to prove too good for the rest here. I’m hoping he’ll show even more tomorrow and he’s entitled to, but if he wants to beat El Fabiolo here in March, then he really must show his class tomorrow.
The Greatwood Hurdle is always a fascinating watch and there are plenty in here with chances. But my choice is the progressive Nemean Lion who runs for Kerry Lee. He has definitely moved forward since finishing third in the Tolworth last season and looks likely to be well-handicapped still.
A slight concern for me is that he is giving weight all round, but then again, he is on an upward curve. So, provided he can handle the Cheltenham undulations, I think he is going to take some stopping in this race.
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