You may recognise him from the live racing channels on TV, where he’s represented us the length and breadth of the country at the best tracks in the sport. BetVictor brand ambassador and horse racing expert Sam Boswell is here to lend you his insight for a variety of upcoming meetings, and deliver a selection of his best tips, in his own exclusive column.
We edge ever closer to the Cheltenham Festival and the four biggest days of the year on the jumps calendar. Tuesday we have racing at Navan, Exeter, Newcastle and Southwell to enjoy with a mix of codes covered.
New Ross to win
The opening hurdle race on the Navan card is interesting. Whilst we know little about many in the field, the likely favourite will be Gordon Elliott’s runner Galet D’Oudairies who was fifth on his stable debut. Whilst this race looks an easier assignment than his debut at the prices, I think we may be able to find some value in a newcomer in the field.
New Ross hails from Joseph O’Brien’s yard and the four year old by Doyen looks on paper to be the ideal type to take to jumping. Joseph has already made some start to his trainer career and his yard appear to be ticking over well, with recent wins coming in both codes. Today New Ross can offer some value to take on the favourite with.
Cut The Mustard to win
The highlight on this saved card is the grade three hurdle, which features a few familiar faces. Cut The Mustard will be a confident selection given her form to date and the receipt of weight from these geldings in the field. Her early runs over fences have produced some good results and stepping up against the boys today should pose no issue in continuing her good form.
Willie Mullins’ yard is in fair form and is the current favourite to have the most winners at the Cheltenham Festival next week.