Ed Quigley: A 16/1 tip for the Tommy Whittle, as well as a selection for the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham

Haydock Park Winning Post

Ed Quigley tipped up Blazing Khal at 16/1 for the Albert Bartlett in last week's column, and fresh from an easy win at Cheltenham that star stayer has rocketed into outright favouritism. Now, he focuses on this weekend's action and also picks out a selection for the Mares' Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival...

We should be graced by some quality action at Ascot over the course of Friday and Saturday, with a whole host of star names potentially in action, and some fascinating contests in store. Unusually, I am being rather non-committal in regards wagers at the Berkshire venue; there are horses with multiple engagements, connections being vague in regards to running plans, and the ground at present is quite testing, but could end up quicker. All in all, it is powder dry for now but will be keeping a close eye on proceedings. 

The Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase at Haydock is a bit of a head scratcher, but I think if POTTERS LEGEND lines up he has to be feared. Representing the in-form Lucy Wadham team, the 11-year-old missed his intended engagement at Cheltenham over the weekend with the ground deemed to be too quick, and I think that could be a blessing in disguise. He handles plenty of give underfoot, and conditions should be absolutely spot on for him on Saturday. Obviously, he holds no secrets from the handicapper, but is not weighted out of this by any stretch of the imagination. His last win came off a BHA rating of 133, and he is back down to that mark. His other two wins in handicaps both came off 130, so he ought to be in the mix from a handicapping perspective despite his advancing years. He also boasts very smart form at the track, with a win and a second from his two starts over C&D. One of those was an 11-length romp, and the other was when chasing home Royal Pagaille in last season's Peter Marsh. All in all, I think it is far from beyond the realms of possibility that he can roll back the years here.

Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase
Potters Legend silk

Potters Legend

Pulled Up

I was perusing more Cheltenham Festival markets yesterday, and I thought that GIN ON LIME was perhaps a bit overpriced at 14/1 to land the Mares' Chase. A winner of five of her eight starts over fences, this looks the logical target for her, she has some winning course experience (albeit fortuitous) and has plenty of chasing experience under her belt. As always, there are plenty of horses in and around her in the market who could end up elsewhere, and I maintain my viewpoint, as discussed previously, that I think Concertista, albeit impressive on Chase debut, would be better suited to an Arkle. Gin On Lime likes decent ground and I imagine, with her aforementioned experience under her belt, she will avoid the worst of the winter ground and come back for a spring campaign.

As for the remainder of ante-post book, it was a weekend of mixed fortunes with Sporting John running inexplicably poorly at Cheltenham on Friday, but My Drogo and Blazing Khal got the job done in good style, so dreams live on from that perspective! We have the potential to see I Am Maximus and Thomas Darby this week too, so the action continues thick and fast as we head into the Christmas period.

Advice:

  • Potters Legend, Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase, Haydock, Saturday, 1pt win 16/1 (generally)
  • Gin On Lime, Mares Chase, 2022 Cheltenham Festival, 14/1 (bet365)
2022 Mares' Chase
Gin On Lime silk

Gin On Lime

Check Out All Ed Quigley's 2022 Cheltenham Festival Tips Here
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £20 + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £30 in FREE Bets (FB) as £20 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £19 get £66 in Free Bets
#AD New customers on mobile only. Stake min amount of £19 (odds 1.8 or greater) on any sporting event. Promotion available between 14/11/22 - 01/12/22. Max 4 x £10, 4 x £5, 1x £6 Free Bets credited on qualifying bet settlement on selected events. 1x claim per customer. Void, cashed out, partially cashed-out bets do not qualify. Each Way bets, system bets, and profit boosts are not permitted for qualifying bet. Free bets expire after 7 days of qualifying bet settlement. T&C’s Apply
Double the odds, any sport, any bet, any odds!
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org Only valid for new registrations to Grosvenor Existing members do not qualify, Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token, Offer applies to Sport bets only. Max stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total). Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get it Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code SPTS365 can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code R30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £20 & Get it Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply.  
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites spread bets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
£35 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
50% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms.
Latest racing results
Wolverhampton
18:50
1stCrystal Guard
2ndInternational Law
3rdSicario
Wolverhampton
18:20
1stInexplicable
2ndVitesse Du Son
3rdCapparis
Wolverhampton
17:50
1stKing Of Conquest
2ndCourt Of Session
3rdAmaysmont
View All Today's Results