Saturday’s Best Bets
TONS TO GET STUCK INTO ON NEW YEAR’S DAY! Racing from Fairyhouse, Tramore, Cheltenham, Catterick, Musselburgh, Southwell, Exeter and Fakenham. Daily Double pays 7/1!
GET ACCESS TO NEW YEAR’S DAY ITV RACING PREVIEWS BY CLICKING HERE! INCLUDES 210/1 LUCKY 15 (SCROLL DOWN)
Scroll down to find our most confident selections (NAP & NB) PLUS race-by-race picks for every race across all EIGHT meetings.
NAP – Best selection of the evening
Cheltenham 1.25 L’Homme Presse (7/4)
Lightly raced sort who has taken a big step forward since going chasing winning on debut over fences at Exeter and then backing that up emphatically at Ascot; up in grade but more to come and should take a lot of beating.
Venetia Williams continues to go great guns operating at an astonishing 32% strike rate in the past fortnight alone. L’HOMME PRESSE has really impressed the last twice, winning despite making mistakes at Exeter and then backing that up with an authoritative display at Ascot. He travelled strongly into the race that day and stayed on strongly to win by 13 lengths at the line. He is getting better with experience and while this represents a step up in grade he looks a lovely prospect going forward and is a horse I want to keep firmly on side. The Glancing Queen is 2-2 herself since going chasing and looks the danger if improving again. Millers Bank is a tough sort who could bounce back too and run well.
Cheltenham 3.10 Brewin’upastorm (9/4)
Looked better than ever winning at Aintree on return in November having undergone wind surgery again; beat main market rival McFabulous at Fontwell last season and can confirm that form here; looks the one to beat.
I thought BREWIN’UPASTORM ran out a really impressive winner at Aintree back in November and if he builds on that in better company here he is going to take a lot of beating. There is potential for Stormy Ireland, On The Blind Side and main market rival McFabulous to push forward and if they do that would be an ideal scenario. Aidan Coleman will look to get the selection to drop his head early and if he can get him nicely settled I’m confident he can come through and pick them off up the hill. McFabulous won this last season but was behind the selection at Fontwell and again at Aintree and has had his issues. Guard Your Dreams may emerge as a greater threat but also needs more.
Check out all our bets at Fairyhouse, Tramore, Cheltenham, Catterick, Musselburgh, Southwell, Exeter and Fakenham on New Year’s Day
We’ve gone through all EIGHT cards on Saturday so here’s what we’re backing. All our selections can be added straight to your bet365 bet slip (just click the orange links).
Here you will find our Lucky 15 which includes our Notebook runners (now on oddschecker), the Daily Eye Catcher and Value Tip (also on oddschecker). This is one of our most popular multiples.