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  • Hello and welcome to the Odds Checker Cheltenham Festival Preview This is the Thursday preview and thank you very much to the Sydney arms for hosting us London's Racing Pub.

  • Definitely recommend coming down here on a day that vest before.

  • It is a lot of fun I can for that before we get into Thursday's racing.

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  • Simply place any £1 or more bets by the tracker app on that day to be in with a chance to win here.

  • Joining me are three experts Tony, Calvin, Andi Holding on not Neil Channing.

  • Meal is from Betty Emporium, a pro hunter adults checker Andy and racing journalists on Acosta antics Wear Don't Oh, sorry.

  • Let's get it.

  • Could be said on camera e words in you don't very well.

  • So I push you onto Thursday.

  • Now a week today on dhe.

  • We're recording just after midday on the first of the week before Children.

  • So we haven't had the five date deaths.

  • We don't know we're necessarily what the ground is gonna be, but if you would listen to the Tuesday podcast or watch the video, The feeling at the moment is it's gonna be soft at best and likely heavy.

  • The first race of the day is the Marsh Novices Chase.

  • Allah Ho is at the top of the market at 9 to 2 on the horse you've put up Itchy feet is 5 to 1, Mr Fisher.

  • 721 15 8 to 1 with Hills.

  • That's not no run, run, run, no bets.

  • 71.

  • Best with that promotion, SAMCRO.

  • Exactly the same on then Easy Game 11 to 1 12 to 1 bar on B.

  • Given that you put up Allah Ho here will come to you first.

  • Yeah, found out.

  • One thing alert.

  • One thing about that is that Connections of Allah Ho.

  • Don't read the other checker column.

  • That's all right, because I wrote a concise reasonings y thought Allah Ho should be running in the marsh on.

  • Then, about two weeks later, Connection said, we're going to the other side, which plated contradicted.

  • I thought he just looked Tyler make for the Russian.

  • I said to Shawn, You're killed.

  • Battle black Hercules, all top class three milers stroke.

  • Two and 1/2 milers from the same yard.

  • It erase it.

  • He does really well in And what I've seen of Allah himself far this season.

  • No, I thought he was a really showed good pace in his two races of two mile, five time figure.

  • Last time out, A very house is exceptionally good.

  • Strike while thought.

  • God, this is it.

  • A marsh candidate you're giving up?

  • No, not until now.

  • I think.

  • I think with all the ramifications we've talked about in previous podcast about Halsey switch in because of the ground conditions.

  • I'm hoping that if this is gonna be very testing, that connection will have a second local maybe decide to go for the smart, the shorter rags shoulder distance.

  • If you look at the bet fair market now, they might have one of the yeah way last price.

  • Match 0.7 as well.

  • Yeah, so that I'm getting more and more encouraged.

  • And if he does run in the mass, I think he's got a great chance.

  • I don't think it's a good That's a particularly strong race.

  • We might get Mr Fisher going away from the races.

  • What's another potential one out of the way, but I think to be very hard to be in the marsh.

  • The great thing about him is that he will handle the ground over that trip and he's written aggressively on course on day three.

  • Aggressive rides over that new course have been seen to good effect on time and time again, particularly in this race, you need to be with the speed you need to be jumping well at trouble.

  • So I'll be very clean.

  • And I mean, I don't think he's necessarily the kind of horse to slug it out against the likes of Manila.

  • Indoor copper headed in the three miles are say he's already been beaten twice by minute.

  • And that's another reason why I think that there may be making a mistake taking him on again.

  • Um, so in an ideal world, I want him to run no against my pick Manila and down the other side.

  • And to come here one in the Martian, then that would be perfect.

  • Utopia Never like double way Allah Ho.

  • 4 to 1.

  • No, no, no better.

  • 365 forever.

  • Editorial.

  • Independence!

  • Tony, come to you.

  • Now that that's me expressing my editorial independence.

  • Yes, I'd like to proper related double.

  • Now.

  • I think the race doesn't make much appeal to me.

  • I don't see much debt to this.

  • Like Andy said.

  • I was quite taken with you feet last time.

  • Honestly, the price is just empty way.

  • There's a similar price toe and the selection as well.

  • At the moment, I think it's about 5 12 at the time of time of recording.

  • I think that's fair enough.

  • I really taken by the race.

  • Not really.

  • If you ask me for the most likely winner, I'd probably say it's your feet, but without any back betting recommendation.

  • Perfect.

  • Now, I haven't spoken to Tony about this race, but I pretty much agree 100% of what you say.

  • I'm almost certainly gonna back itchy feet.

  • You know, I like that stable.

  • When I think it was well back last time, when that came there and pretty good.

  • I thought this race could easily cut up.

  • Yeah, I actually think kind of 5 to 1 right now.

  • Is underwater President number?

  • No bet.

  • But I think given that the race could cut up, I think it's not some potential.

  • Too short.

  • Uh, you know, this is the rice.

  • Would people you know, the favorite in this race is normally in this sort of 5 to 94 region?

  • It's not a five field grace chamber.

  • When you've got Sam Crary in, there's a fertile for your kind of thinking.

  • Yeah, absolutely.

  • Let's play.

  • So I think I'll probably have to do that at some stage.

  • But as I haven't done anything in it yet Andi Yeah, that's that's probably on my list of bets.

  • I'd be meeting tohave for a day or two, but prices I would play win only at this stage, even though I think the race might cut up.

  • I don't really want to rush to take horses for Thursday in the non handicaps each way.

  • You want to stop having each five hour lunches, You're out.

  • Yesterday, I was probably the mistake.

  • Actually, that was, uh Well, you know, I just had a nice rest relaxing live ours.

  • Did you fall asleep before was a bookmaker I haven't seen for a while.

  • So pretty.

  • Not Denise.

  • And be 9 to 2.

  • No, no, no.

  • Bet his best price.

  • We'll move on now.

  • Nice and quick.

  • That one to the attempts have a really gate is the 7 to 1 joint favor, along with Phoenix Way and the storyteller side two.

  • Burly 8 to 1.

  • Welsh ST 10 to 1.

  • Scandal.

  • Berg 12 to 1 16 to 1 for a few mean 16 1 bothers almost in plenty in there at the moment before the five day Dex.

  • Andi again, we'll put it to the floor.

  • This one really anyone who fancies kind of anything they fancy wanna put up?

  • Yeah, I'll go first, if that's okay with the boys.

  • It's interesting that these qualifiers only two horses that have one qualifiers have one final in the last 23 years.

  • So it tells you that you need to be looking at a little bit further down the field.

  • And the race that I like to concentrate on as I always do, is that Irish qualifier Ronit Leopard stand on Boxing Day.

  • It's produced one of the last two years about tribal Gordon Elliott Delta.

  • Work on Dhe, said Berlin.

  • Last year you got a nice ride into 1/6 and mirroring that performance issue was the story teller, who also finished six behind traces in the school.

  • Um dealing with them individually.

  • Proud, too, that he'd wanted Claw Mel beating two very good horses have both gone on to win subsequently, including Total recall.

  • When the thigh Estes chase next time out.

  • So you're beating them up.

  • It's He's rated 159 of Offenses Beyond Kemboi.

  • Another album photo.

  • Pontus Understand First All Genuine Grade one form.

  • Sheldon Festival winners.

  • Well, when he won the, um, the handicap a few years back, Andi looks as though he's got his preparation.

  • Absolutely perfect.

  • He's enough, but 149 with injury, just English writing.

  • I'll be very, very keen on him.

  • I'm just keen on that race in particular, It was a day where it was perfect.

  • It was perfectly It was a perfect storm, really had to three mile races over the same course and distance.

  • One of them is a great one.

  • Which apples?

  • Jade one.

  • The other one was the handicap, which traces in the score 31 So I got the 22 screens up there on in front of me.

  • My banker Telly's and set them off.

  • They jumped the first hurdle in the in the back straight and stop them at the line on the distance that traces in a score.

  • The Big Apple's jade was absolutely phenomenal, literally half the length of the running.

  • So you straight one thinking Well, either that pertains qualify as the best Handi capped off single season or apples.

  • Jade is totally gone, and the fact that Apple's J got big next time I go and probably somewhere in between I don't think she's before she waas.

  • But what it did this tell you there is that virtue.

  • The whole field beat the likes of apples.

  • J.

  • Penn Hill.

  • The cart is here.

  • You know what mean, Harry?

  • So it also has told me something about the stairs, heard of which I'll talk about as well, that boring everyone to death a little bit later on because that's the next race that we're gonna cover.

  • But I'd be very keen on backing as many horses.

  • I can't after that qualify if they get into the final, but my number one choice would definitely storyteller, and I'd say he'd probably want my strongest views, if not the strongest view of the whole week possible Map of the week there.

  • Andi holding the storyteller a 7 to 1 for the attempts.

  • And Neil coming to you now already follow that.

  • I love this race.

  • Actually, I was already so I generally get quite stuck into I looked at that race is being a quite key.

  • I mean, this is a qualifier.

  • Obviously.

  • I have a back story till a year, Although I feel like I've got to Now, um, I went for a great view, which was sixth in this race last year on, um, he ran in that he was in that qualified and he finished third.

  • Nothing.

  • I finished finished third in the qualifier.

  • Next time, at a fairly high.

  • Oh, yes, yes, yes.

  • Behind about Mary Frances.

  • Frances.

  • But he didn't want any time, any form a hey, was that He was down the field that day left.

  • Although we did too badly on Yeah, so I'm stuck him in a big price.

  • But my main that is really gay.

  • Which is, uh, Willie Mullins.

  • What's one?

  • The bumper in 2018 Andi, uh, that that was in that qualify on Finished fourth in the conscious.

  • That qualified, he's he's running off 137 which is, I think, a little bit higher than maybe some people that like to moan about those things, the arch English stuff I think you ought to be.

  • But come back to me when your horse get being a neck.

  • I tend to not worry too much about that kind of thing.

  • I think, yeah, I think you're right.

  • Like if you get be in the qualifier, it can often be a good thing on.

  • Obviously, there's a lot of shenanigans going on in those kind of races.

  • But I have actually also bet the winner of the qualifier silver silver screen did you know the You know, the staff from very bad.

  • It seems to have suddenly off just looking on the eye.

  • But I haven't actually I better.

  • 16 Hills weak, I was told in this very place last night.

  • A certain training let slip that another trainer told him that Silver Sheen's out.

  • When I just fought.

  • When I looked this morning, it was still 13 to back years later, for perhaps, perhaps the guide was mistaken and I just looked and it's kind of it's been scratched.

  • It looks like it's no in the it's not there.

  • It's not that I'm currently soaking any anything else, we gotta move on the other, the other cooler for courses that worried, which people often look at.

  • And there's a couple of interesting was that just won't go quick because I know you want to move on.

  • And then there was one of that.

  • A soon as I put up a non runner stony mounted of Henry dailies, it was fitting that qualified I'll be generally obviously finishing fifth and sings.

  • And those qualifies is is somewhat interesting on dhe.

  • Yeah, I just really thought that would be a bit of a kind of a slugger that would you know, 20 to 1 tough, tough situation.

  • 2020 across the board.

  • Study Mountain.

  • Relegate the 7 to 1 joint favorite along with on these storyteller.

  • I actually played relegate, really quite strong each way.

  • But I'm gonna now slave story, Tony.

  • Nothing.

  • That's what I want.

  • Todo Ryanair Next.

  • Plutarch.

  • What a racist.

  • It's like.

  • Plutarch is 9 to 4 men.

  • 321 Frode on last festival's hero, 6 to 1 riders on the storm horse and he's put up is now 8 to 1, and then yeah, and then and then 12 to 1 bar with a few reporters below who probably won't be turning up in this one.

  • So And you've given me.

  • You've tipped up riders on the storm will come to you first.

  • Yeah, I was kind of hoping that he'd run well at Ascot on perhaps the second, maybe 30 to 9.

  • Accepting defeat.

  • Not really too badly.

  • Getting a nice prize money for 52nd in the grade.

  • One on that.

  • Come here and freshen.

  • Well, I'm ready to run in the Ryanair, but unfortunately, he went on water.

  • But in doing so, he had a brutally hard rice is absolute at his feet.

  • I'm not sure he would have one.

  • Actually, even traffic in Florida just stood up.

  • So that really was Israel.

  • I know.

  • Always grade one.

  • Yeah, in the city's got a sneaky feeling that he might not be is fully effective in the right.

  • Now.

  • Anyone having it through now and seeing your tip, that would be pretty.

  • Say, hold off.

  • Most people backed it already Way.

  • Still got a afraid that look, we've got a runner anyway, which is great.

  • I think this is a strike meaning to talk to the Plutarch that both, um some fantastic times this season.

  • I actually think of Plutarch Ugo, very close.

  • If you're in the jumping chase on.

  • If it was softer heavy, there might even still think of that.

  • But he's a talented horse.

  • Upload it on me when he won the clothes.

  • But last year most What biggest wide margin when?

  • The way you think the ground kind of makes you think Maybe Maur against men and with a little possibly, yeah, I think both very first little buddy comes to ground.

  • Um, this'll be obviously on the Day three's wants you to be