The 11/1 treble to get us all going again on Cheltenham Wednesday
A day of swings and roundabouts.
Some thrifty punters won big, some spoofers won it all, some are broke, some shipped a beating and some are merely ticking over. But every one of them is back for more.
Benie Des Dieux's final fence fall was a killer blow that wrecked 'dead cert' accumulators the length and breadth of the British isles but Tuesday is out the back, Wednesday is up the front in all its graceful glory and a new day of tips, fancies, good things and duds awaits.
And let us tell you, there are a few great things going to post today.
It all kicks off at 1.30 with the Ballymore Novices' where Gordon Elliott's Battleoverdoyen is our selection but there's even better out there if you look hard enough. The bet of the day is the 11/1 treble with two Gigginstown horses and an unbeaten gem from Lambourn, Berkshire.
Fill your boots.
Delta Work 5/2
A sumptuous jumper who finds even more. Davy Russell absolutely loves this lad and has only been beaten aboard him once. His defeat of Le Richebourg in December was as glorious as it was telling and if he makes the trip across the water sound, he'll be very hard beaten in the RSA Insurance Novice's Chase at 2.10.
DELTA WORK - RSA Chase (2:10)
Possesses a heady blend of speed and stamina.
His win in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse was backed up last time with a timefigure nearly as good when not needing to be at his best in another Grade 1 at Leopardstown.pic.twitter.com/OFhIU9PgkH
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Has won 18 races on the bounce and Nico De Boinville's mount in the Queen Mother looks the surest thing of the week. Absolutely lives for the challenge and when the going gets tough, Altior gets going.
The king of the two miler should make it two in a row.
Tiger Roll 6/4
Like Altior, Gordon Elliot's topper is going for a famous fourth Cheltenham victory in four years. A triumph hurdle win all those years ago underlines his class while his Grand National and the Cross Country victory here last year shows what he's made of.
An absolute gem of a horse that you would love to own. Closest you'll get to that is winning a few quid on him today because he's the apple of both Eddie and Michael's eye.
Disclaimer* - There is no such thing as a 'dead cert' accumulator as Benie Des Dieux proved on Tuesday.
Odds courtesy of Paddy Power.