Ten-time Cheltenham Pageant-winning rider Jamie Codd offers his picks for day two of the assembly as he prepares to associate Champion Bumper contender American Mike on Wednesday…
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (1.30)
There are solely 9 runners within the opener and Willie Mullins has despatched Sir Gerhard right here however I’ve a giant fancy for Journey With Me and Three Stripe Life and I believe they would be the two who might be combating it out on the finish.
I simply fancy Three Stripe Life to edge it as I believe going up in journey goes to swimsuit him. We’re due a drop of rain on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning which I believe will swimsuit him as properly.
He is in actually good kind at house. Though he hasn’t overwhelmed Sir Gerhard over two miles, over two-miles-and-five [furlongs] I believe he might.
Choice: Three Stripe Life (6/1 – Sky Wager*)
Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (2.10)
I am all about Bravemansgame right here and I believe he’s tailored for fences. He is a unbelievable jumper and the journey will convey him into his personal. I believe he might be popped out very useful and I consider he’ll win.
L’Homme Presse has been actually spectacular in all his runs for Venetia Williams, however will probably be his first time at three miles, so there’s a query over whether or not he will get the journey. I believe it is Bravemansgame‘s race to lose.
Gordon Elliott runs Farouk D’alene and Fury Street who’re each excellent horses. Farouk D’alene is a very good stayer and Fury Street a earlier Grade One winner and will run properly however I believe Bravemansgame can have a bit of an excessive amount of class.
Choice: Bravemansgame (11/4)
Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (2.50)
Gordon Elliot has loads on this, of which I fancy Indigo Breeze to run properly – and he is a superb each-way worth.
He’s a brother of an Albert Bartlett winner in Brindisi Breeze, so I believe the journey will actually swimsuit him and the massive subject and quick tempo might additionally play to his strengths.
He appears in actually good kind at house, has a pleasant weight and I believe he can run actually, very well. He could also be an improver who’s in on the precise facet of the weights.
Choice: Indigo Breeze (11/1)
Betway Queen Mom Champion Chase (3.30)
That is the massive one. The Clarence Home Chase lived as much as its billing and I’m totally anticipating to see one other good race. It is most likely the race of the assembly.
I am a giant Shishkin fan and assume the rain will most likely assist him and would possibly simply decelerate Energumene within the leaping division.
I believe Shishkin nonetheless holds all of the aces as he appears to have the ability to win even when issues go incorrect, like he did within the Supreme, like he did at Ascot. That is a giant attribute in a horse. I believe he’ll win once more.
Choice: Shishkin (5/6)
Glenfarclas Cross Nation Chase (4.10)
The rain coming might be a little bit of a adverse for Tiger Roll however I schooled him on Monday morning and he’s in terrific kind.
I do not actually wish to go towards him as a result of he has been such an excellent horse for racing and for Gordon Elliott.
I hope he has his swansong and may bow out on a protected notice by successful the Cross Nation.
Choice: Tiger Roll (13/8)
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Problem Cup Handicap Chase (4.50)
I fancy a horse of Colin Tizzard’s known as Amarillo Sky. He’s a Westerner horse and I believe the journey might be proper up his alley.
He appears a pleasant, quick jumper and I assumed his efficiency the final day at Newbury was excellent.
He’s off a pleasant mark on this, and I believe he might take a little bit of beating.
Choice: Amarillo Sky (8/1)
Weatherbys Champion Bumper (5.30)
It is the Willie Mullins present right here. He runs seven and Gordon Elliott has two, of which I trip American Mike.
I’ve spoken quite a bit about him and we’re actually completely happy. Gordon thinks he has him in nice form and I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing the place he matches within the Bumper division. We predict he’s very nice.
It is a large subject for a bumper – I do not assume we have had that large a subject in a few years – so it will be a aggressive race with loads in with an opportunity.
Facile Vega and Redemption Day of Willie’s are going to be risks and you could possibly put in Paul Nolan’s Joyeux Machin too. I would not swap American Mike and may’t wait to trip him.
Choice: American Mike (5/2)
*All costs right on the time of writing