Today's Horse Racing Tips: Enjoy the Apres after this tip

Today's racing tips come from Cheltenham.
Today's racing tips come from Cheltenham.

Cheltenham’s November meeting gets underway today with four races live on ITV4. I have picked out one bet in the ultra-competitive two-mile handicap chase at 13:50.

Cheltenham Tip

13:50 – 2m Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase (Class 2) 

I am a big admirer of Fanion D’Estruval, who made a really impressive British debut at Newbury before being sent off as favourite for a Kempton Grade 2 race when last seen. However, he is without a run for 322 days and has no previous experience of Cheltenham, so it is with a heavy heart that I am opposing him today in favour of the Chris Gordon-trained ON THE SLOPES (NAP – 1 point win bet at 3/1). 

This six-year-old enjoyed a fine 2019/20 season, during which he was placed in four consecutive races before winning his final two starts. Both victories came at Kempton, by 5-lengths and then 3.5-lengths, and marked him down as a really progressive young chaser.

I was impressed by his seasonal reappearance over this course and distance last month as it came in the race won so impressively by Rouge Vif. This horse was second jumping the last fence before weakening late on as though he needed the run. The advantage of race fitness over Fanion D’Estruval could make all the difference here and a big run is expected.

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13:50 Cheltenham
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