Blog followers will be desperately disappointed at the fate of Defi Du Seuil who was tipped at 20/1 last April. If I could be sure he would try again next year I’d tip him now. But Mister Fisher, also in the ownership of JP McManus, might well be more interesting given his current price. I was keen on him for the Marsh Chase last week but I now think he’ll be a better two-miler, a conclusion I believe his trainer will also come to.
Mister Fisher can be backed at 33/1 with most bookies.
For the Champion Hurdle the 10/1 Goshen disappeared within an hour after Friday’s Triumph Hurdle and although it is hard to tip him now at 6/1 I believe he has a huge chance and will be much shorter on the day.
Lisnagar Oscar is being treated as a fluke winner of The Stayers. But he promised quite a bit in his early career, hasn’t many miles on the clock and is beginning to look like a late bloomer. He is way too big with Betfred at 25/1 for a repeat.
And dual Gold Cup winners are rare creatures. Al Boum Photo is with a trainer who is achieving legendary status at Cheltenham and Mullins has the advantage of already having found the perfect preparation for this horse. 6/1 is too big.
I’d rather not advise EW betting this far ahead of a target. If something goes wrong you’ve lost twice your stake. But a win accumulator on the four mentioned above and a win treble (without Mister Fisher in case he goes Ryanair) is advised. The potential payout far outweighs the downsides in my opinion.
Good luck. Most tipsters are unreliable and inconsistent, including me. Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile – whatever the source of the tip.
All the best