Cheltenham is back! The November meeting is here and renowned Tipster and Broadcaster Ed Quigley who has been in great form, serves up his best bets for Friday’s action at Prestbury Park…
Ted’s bets for Cheltenham, November 18:
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- Cheltenham 1.45 – Weveallbeencaught – bet with bet365
- Cheltenham 2.20 – Harper’s Brook each-way – bet with talkSPORT BET
- Cheltenham 3.30 – Springwell Bay – bet with BetMGM
Cheltenham 1.45 – Weveallbeencaught
I think the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained WEVEALLBEENCAUGHT will have learnt a great deal from his chase debut at this track last month and the locally trained runner looks a big player.
The 6-year-old looked in need of the run last time out, in a performance in which he jumped pretty soundly to be beaten just under four lengths by the top class Flooring Porter.
This looks potentially much easier on paper and I think this thorough stayer will enjoy this test much more.
He has some good form at Cheltenham to his name, and he stripped fitter and improved for his seasonal reappearance last season so better can be expected this time around.
With plenty of rain around at the moment, he is ticking a lot of boxes.
Cheltenham 2.20 – Harper’s Brook each-way
The Ben Pauling trained HARPER’S BROOK is the each-way play from me in what should be a great encounter. Harper’s Brook is an enigmatic sort who can idle when in front, but is a strong traveller who loves testing ground and will have no weight on his back.
Pauling has stated that he will go to the race first time out, and with form figures of 312 off the back of a 100-day layoff or more, fresh is probably a good time to catch him. The prospect of soft ground could ruin the plans of some of those towards the top of the weights, whereas it will be no issue for this talented 7-year-old.
I think he will travel into this race as good as anything over this trip, and I wouldn’t be shocked if a big run was in store with Kielan Woods taking the ride.
Cheltenham 3.30 – Springwell Bay
I am excited to see the return of SPRINGWELL BAY, and I think the Jonjo O’Neill trained 6-year-old can defy top weight here before going on to bigger and better things in the aftermath.
The son of Kayf Tara won’t mind any rain that falls, and I think he has the ability to prove that he is a lot better than a mark of 137. He showed some smart form during the last campaign, winning on three occasions, and was last seen when pitched in at the deep end for a red-hot Grade 1 at Aintree, where he finished sixth after being badly hampered by a faller.
The form of that race is working out ridiculously well, and so despite having a big weight burden here, he finds himself in relatively calmer waters. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up being competitive in some top contests over 3m by the end of the season.
Jonjo Jnr is in the plate, and the combination can get in the winner’s enclosure here.
Don’t forget Ed will be back Sunday for his best bets on Greatwood Hurdle Day at Cheltenham…
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