Today's Racing Tips: Five bets for New Year's Day at Cheltenham and Musselburgh

Today's tips run at Cheltenham and Musselburgh.
Today's tips run at Cheltenham and Musselburgh.

There are five bets for today’s racing at Musselburgh and Cheltenham, and I am hoping that 2022 starts better than 2021 ended!

Musselburgh Tip

13:40 – 2m4f Betway Hair Of The Dog Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

GEROMINO (NAP - 1 point win bet at 3/1) can provide another Musselburgh winner for the leading course trainer Donald McCain and the top jockey at the Edinburgh track Brian Hughes. Hughes gets back on board this in-form six-year-old, who comes here following three consecutive wins in October-November and a close second when last seen three weeks ago. That latest run came in a higher class at Doncaster and saw him pull well clear of the rest of the field and just ¾-length behind the favourite Tommy’s Oscar, who was winning his third Class 2 contest of the year. Connections wouldn’t want the ground to ease much more for their progressive hurdler (his best form is on good / good to soft), but another big run is expected. Stoner’s Choice, sent on the long journey north from the Fergal O’Brien yard, is the biggest danger.

13:40 Musselburgh
Geromino silk



Cheltenham Tips

14:00 – 2m4½f Paddy Power New Year’s Day Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Arguably the most exciting runner in the line up is FUNAMBULE SIVOLA (1 point win bet at 7/1), who chased home Shishkin at Aintree back in April and recently returned to action with a second in the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon. As a result, he will have to defy top weight to win this competitive handicap, but he holds a Grade 1 entry and looks a very classy prospect. This will be his first visit to Cheltenham but providing he takes to it, he should run a big race under regular jockey Charlie Deutsch.

Things haven’t quite gone to plan for SIMPLY THE BETTS (1 point win bet at 10/1) since switching to Paul Nicholls but it’d be a surprise if his new trainer can’t get a win out of him soon. He is a dual winner over today’s course and distance and should be well suited by the drop back in trip having found 3m1f too far at Aintree last time out. Soft ground is ideal, he’s not handicapped out of it off 153 and Harry Cobden takes over in the saddle.

14:00 Cheltenham
Funambule Sivola silk

Funambule Sivola

14:00 Cheltenham
Simply The Betts silk

Simply The Betts


14:35 – 3m Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

TAMAR BRIDGE (1 point win bet at 11/2) has made a fine start to his career and followed up his bumper victory with a novice hurdle success at Ayr in March before a 13-length win at Wetherby on his seasonal reappearance in October. Olly Murphy’s unexposed hurdler then made a winning handicap debut in Class 2 company at Aintree in December and has only gone up 6lbs for that. Having stayed on well at the end of two and a half miles, he should relish this step up in trip and won’t have any issue with the underfoot conditions as he has already won twice on testing ground. This looks a good opportunity for him to take his record to 4-5 over hurdles.

One that could outrun his big odds is DOLPHIN SQUARE (0.5 point win bet at 25/1), who comes here in form with recent figures of 1221. He seems to have enjoyed switching back to hurdles and his latest success came in a Class 2 at Newbury in November. He is 5lbs higher today but three miles on soft ground looks to be his optimum. Trainer Philip Hobbs has his runners in good form and David Maxwell (claiming 3lbs) knows the horse well.

14:35 Cheltenham
Tamar Bridge silk

Tamar Bridge

14:35 Cheltenham
Dolphin Square silk

Dolphin Square

Today's Racing Tips
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