Thursday, 12 March 2009

Cheltenham - Day 3 review

Oh what a good job that I stayed away from the bookies today. I'd already said that it would be a very light day, but in the end I couldn't rouse myself to make the trip. The only two horses I felt keen to back were too short in the market to be worthwhile. And in the end neither could win in any case.

Voy por Ustedes threw away the Ryanair Chase with poor jumping.

Kasbah Bliss was a long way behind the front two and madly disappointing.

Exmoor Ranger fell three out when in contention. There was a poor seventh for Don't Push It and Alexander the Great was brought down in the last.

The only couple of bright spots were Punchestowns being narrowly denied in a storming end to the World Hurdle and Notable D'Estruval coming a creditable third in the fifth race.

Still, I did better than Steve, and we live to fight another day. Tomorrow sees the final day of the festival, the Gold Cup and surely the return to the top spot of Kauto Star. I'll ponder it overnight and post my tips tomorrow morning.

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