Mr. Clarke’s views for the final few days of January. Our Jockey tipster shares his views for the big races of the weekend.
Yesterday was a day to forget with some of my more fancied runners tailing off in their races.
Hopefully today should see my selections coming home ahead of their rivals.
with some strong fancies for the Cheltenham festival getting outings today.
DJAKADAM 1.50 CHELTENHAM Nap The vibes for this class animal are very positive and with a proven track record here, looks the pick of these.Having placed 2nd in the gold cup last march it has followed up with decent runs and acts on the ground.Richie Rich is in attendance and presenting the winners prize tomorrow i see this as a sure fire banker and at odds of 4/6 with Betway and shorter everywhere else.Take the chance on this awesome animal to confirm its credentials as the gold cup favourite.
CHAMPAGNE WEST 2.25 CHELTENHAM Nb The corks should be popping for this Hobbs trained 8year old now that the ground has come to suit.With Richard Johnson back in the saddle and the course form from the back end of last year in its favour. I think this is a decent price about an animal with 9/4 with BET365,Coral,Totesport,and Williamhill.
THISTLE CRACK 3.35 CHELTENHAM Nb Although this horses form does’nt read well here, the race should be run to suit and with the Tizzard yard aiming to confirm this animals credentials for the festival and cement its ascot form i cant see us grabbing the thistle and should have a crack at odds of 4/5 with Betfair and Totesport
MORNING RUN 2.05 DONCASTER Nb The fact that Paul Townend is on board today and allowing for the ground and the fact that it probably needed the run to shake out the cobwebs last time out this looks like an Irish raider which will have the bookies running scared .At odds of 11/8 with 888sport,PaddyPower,StanJames and Bet365
BARTERS HILL 2.40 DONCASTER There should be no need to barter on the odds in this race with this six time winner not having let this small stable down yet.A competitive enough contest should be run to suit this and if seeing the trip out looks value at 10/11 with SkyBet,Totesport,Coral ,Williamhill and Betway
KAYF GRACE 3.50 DONCASTER On its return to action after being held up for this race and with the hope that it retains it former abilities then i favour this 6year old to account for its rivals with odds of 9/4 with Betfair ,Bet365
PICKAPOCKET 2.40 LINGFIELD The hope here is to pick the pockets of the bookies here with Osin Murphy on its back this Balding trained horse should account for its rivals here in a rather weak event at odds on offer of 9/4 with Bet365,Skybet,Betvictor ,Coral,Williamhill
BEARFACED 4.00 LINGFIELD If this horse retains its ability and is primed for this race after its holidays then its goes without saying that id be red faced if i didnt advise this horse whose form has been franked by horses that finished behind it when last seen out and with odds of 11/10 with Skybet get on and get the bookies blushing
CLAN LEGEND 2.55 UTTOXETER Having done just enough in all its three outings and going for the 4 timer today this looks like a good thing and should account for its rivals at odds of 2/1 with Betvictor and Bet365 get on early as that price wont last
MARLEE MASSIE 4.35 UTTOXETER Although a rise in the weights for its previous wins looks harsh this 7year old looks to have too much in hand for its rivals here and should give a card double for Lucy Alexanders stable at odds of 11/8 with PaddyPower and Betvictor