Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [17th November]
Published on 15/11/19
The highlight of day three of Cheltenham’s Sunday Meeting is the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, whilst strong supporting races include the Schloer Chase and the Racing Post Responsiblegambling Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase.
Check out our trends, analysis, and free tips for day three of the Cheltenham November Meeting.
Racing Post Responsiblegambling Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase 2019 Analysis
13:50 at Cheltenham on 17th November
Only four runners go to post for this Arkle trial but it gives punters a chance to witness the evolvement of some nice novice chasers. Put The Kettle On travels over from Ireland after already winning three chases but the Irish don’t have a great record in this race, whilst her rating of 137 leaves her with quite a bit to find with the principles.
Al Dancer and Getaway Trump clashed on their chasing debuts at the last Cheltenham Meeting, with Al Dancer winning, despite Getaway Trump travelling like the best horse in the race. Al Dancer has to concede 3lb this time, which could make things interesting, but neither convince that they will relish the heavy ground.
Shloer Chase 2019 Analysis
14:25 at Cheltenham on 17th November
There are only four runners for this Grade 2 Chase but it’s a great chance to see four horses that have put in some seriously good performances over the minimum trip. Simply Ned is a dual Grade 1 winner in Ireland and this will be the sixth time he’s run in this race. However, despite performing admirably behind some top horses, it’s asking a lot of him to break his duck in the race at the age of 12.
Politologue is also a Grade 1 winner and he sets the standard on his best form. But he’s never been at his best in Cheltenham in the past, and even his second in last year’s Champions Chase probably flattered him a bit due to the strange running style of the Champion Altior.
Politologue did finish in front of Saint Calvados that day, but it’s interesting that connections changed tactics with Saint Calvados when he hacked up off top-weight in a handicap at Cheltenham’s Showcase Meeting in October. A front runner up until then, he looked impressive coming from off the pace that day and similar tactics could give him a chance of causing a minor upset here with his stable very much in form.