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Will they, won’t they, will they… they will… racing is on today at Cheltenham

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup

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Luckily for the developed world, the only public service that is working efficiently is Netflix, and we are thus able to see, hear and emote with the crew of HMS Tiresome. One added bonus will be that our collective airwaves will be full of jokes centred on scenes from the Book of Truth. This one crossed my path and somehow seems more likely than the reality… whatever that is.

Harry thought Meghan might be overreacting to the outcome of their £5 double on Shishkin and Honeysuckle but knew better than to mention it!

In the 12:40 have a look at Milton Harris’ GENTLE SLOPES. Milton has been very unwell, and it speaks volumes for his team that the yard has continued to push out the winners in what must be trying times. Dix Points! GS hosed up in a Sedgefield bumper and then had a poor run in a Listed here where he was not helped by the jockey. Another Listed bumper at the Paddy Power meeting showed in a much more positive light, this time in the hands of Harry Cobden, who showed the horse what he wanted – and expected. His hurdling debut here is a tough opportunity – but if he’s half as good as thought he needs to shine here before attempting The Challow. 5pts win

I’ll happily miss out the 1:15, where I fancied MISTER COFFEY, who is a non-runner. If push came to shove, I’d probably go for GREEN VAULT, who looks to be a rising star of Lucinda Russell’s burgeoning yard. In the 1:50 LEGENDS RYDE returns to handicap company here after gaining some italicised blacktype. She should find this easier today and looks a decent 3 pts e/w bet. The 2:25 seems wide open and my two against the field are DOMINATEUR (2pts e/w) and SWITCH HITTER (3 pts win).

In the 3:00, ANYHARMINASKING, had a good 3rd LTO and was staying on at the end. He gets the same mark here and I rather think that he’ll like the track. At 5/1 I might be a bit wet and go 3 pts e/w. I see no reason why DUSART shouldn’t run well in the 3:35, where his hurdle rating, which is 5lb better than his chase rating, might well make the difference.

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