Saturday 10 December 2016

12.40 Cheltenham – Ryman Novices’ Chase

SIZING TENNESSEE in the betting without Different Gravey market is a fair price at Cheltenham (12.40). I was a big fan of this horse when with Willie Mullins, but he’s obviously had plenty problems since he was switched to Henry De Bromhead’s yard. He now resides in Great Britain with the Colin Tizzard team.

The eight-year-old is getting his act together, though and appearing on the racetrack more regularly. His run behind O O Seven here the last day was a good effort and he jumped nicely for the most part. That form is solid.

He’s a big gross, stuffy horse and I’d expect him to improve for that effort.

I’m also a fan of Baron Alco, but he has to concede 5lb to the selection and I feel his chase form is slightly below the level of the Tizzard horse. Nicky Henderson’s Whisper is a multiple Grade 1 winner over hurdles and must be respected, but this trip may be a touch sharp for him and he’s beatable at this time of year, historically, he’s been at his peak in spring. .


2pts win Sizing Tennessee @3/1 (Bet Victor, Ladbrokes, William Hill)


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