Best bet odds at Leicester, Plumpton and Wolverhampton:
Plumpton saw Jill celebrating her 80th birthday with the “Jill’s 80th Birthday Novices Chase” at 1:40 which ought to be a breeze for BENATAR(10/11) who is measures better than his two rivals.
Next up at 2:40 was ROTHMAN (5/1) who absolutely loves the track and can easily leave his competitors behind as he is better over hurdles. He is a dark horse and might turn out to be better than his suggested price.
The 3:40 race will see four-year-old Saint-Contest (3/1) who narrowly missed out on a win last time honour his commitment to the competition and give his best on the track.
RED SQUARE REVIVAL (4/1) is the favourite for taking the opening round at Leicester at 12:50.
At 3:20 we have MR JIM (9/1) who should win pretty easily as he rarely runs a bad race but luck has not favoured him in the recent past, and he in spite of running great races have failed to secure a proportional number of victories.
The talk of the day ends with the biggest priced selection at Wolverhampton when DONT BLAME ME (14/1) digs his hooves into the ground going in at 4:00. He is expected to win quite easily as the odds suggest despite running a couple of bad races in the recent past.
Latest Betting Odds at Cheltenham: Starchitect backed by Tipster
Whatever be the buzz on the scene is but for most the three day November meeting at Cheltenham is the real start to the season.
David Pipe’s Starchitect looks to take today’s feature BetVictor Gold Cup (2:25) at Prestbury Park and should easily win the race given the 8/1 odds. This race has been a Pipe family tradition with David’s father Martin making this race his own with the likes of Cyfor Malta twice in 1998 and 2002 and Our Vic in 2005. David made his first mark in this cup with Great Endeavour in 2011.
Starchitect had a wonderful start to his season with a lovely confidence-boosting run in a handicap chase in Stratford earlier this month leaving behind his competitor Cut The Corner a full three lengths behind.
This was an important victory for Starchitect as it showed that he is indeed capable of running greater distances and in time will be successful in doing so but it also showed his prowess at the two and a half mile track, and it is very likely that the BetVictor Gold Cup race should be no different.
Coneygree all set for his Newbury workout before heading into Ladbrokes Trophy:
Coneygree will have a schooling session at the Newbury track on Tuesday morning before the main event at Ladbrokes Trophy. Coneygree of the 2015 Gold Cup Winning fame was named in the list of star names to be participating in the Winter Carnival official gallops morning. Coneygree suffered an overreach at the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby last month and had to be pulled up before halfway. But Mark Bradstock is hopeful for his stable flag bearer as he looks to compete for the 250,000-pound trophy on Saturday week in the race formerly known as Hennessy.