Horse Racing Tips: Splash The Cash On Ginge

Horse Racing Tips: Splash The Cash On Ginge

December 31, 2014

Home / UK Horse Racing /


Cheltenham’s traditional New Year’s Day fixture is set to beat the frost that saw Wednesday’s meetings being abandoned – and National Hunt enthusiasts should be licking their chops as the meeting is set to stage some exciting and competitive racing.

Read our predictions below for the day’s big three races:

Betbright Novices Chase 1.20pm

Two of this season’s best novice chasers clash in this 2-mile 5-furlong contest and Ptit Zig is fancied to get the better of Champagne West in what should prove a match. Ptit Zig was rated 159 over hurdles and has won all three of his novice chases in fine style. The one doubt is the step up in trip, but his trainer Paul Nicholls took a similar route with Silviniaco Conti.

3 points Ptit Zig @ 11/8 or better

BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase 1.55

Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Caid Du Berlais is challenging for favouritism for trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, however it may be Sam’s dad Nigel Twiston-Davies who lifts the trophy courtesy of Splash of Ginge. Splash of Ginge was travelling ominously well when falling at last month’s big meeting and can make amends here. Jockey Ryan Hatch’s 5lb claim means Splash of Ginge is set to carry less than 11-0, which he seemed to enjoy when winning the Tote Gold Trophy over hurdles.

The back-up plan comes in the shape of Martin Keighley’s Champion Court who has been dropped to a mark of 143 by the handicapper, and probably won’t get a better chance of winning a decent prize for his in-form stable.

2 points win Splash of Ginge @ 6/1 or better

1 point each-way Champion Court @ 16/1 or better

Dornan Engineering Hurdle 3.05pm

Likely favourite Vaniteux receives 8lb from the other main contenders, but is hard to weigh-up after finishing third to Vatour and runner-up behind both Garde la Victoire and The new One, all over 2-miles round Cheltenham. He steps up half-a-mile in trip here in a bid to get his head in front but faces some stern opposition.

Barry Geraghty may be riding Vaniteux, but stablemate Beat That boasts the higher-rating after winning at last season’s Aintree and Punchestown Festivals. However, those were both over 3-miles and he may need that trip to show his best.

Cole Harden also has claims, but this may go the way of old favourite and 2012 Champion Hurdler Rock on Ruby. Harry Fry’s charge won last month’s Relkeel Hurdle in great style and he’s yet to finish out of the frame in his hurdle races at Cheltenham.

3 points Rock on Ruby @ 5/2 or better

Free Tips For Newbury [21st Sept]

View Tips

Chelsea V Liverpool Free Tips [22nd Sep]

View Tips

Free Tips For Ayr Gold Cup Day

View Tips

Recommended Offer

MustardBet
Claim Offer

18+ Only - T&Cs Apply

More Info

Deposit £10, bet With £20

Recommended Offer

Betfred
Claim Offer

18+ Only - T&Cs Apply

More Info

Bet £10 or more at odds of 2.00 or higher and you'll receive £30 in free bets

Golf Betting Expert

£512.00 Profit this Month

View Profile

Our Latest Free Tips

Check Out the Latest Free Tips from the Betting Gods Team

Free Tips For Newbury [21st Sept]

Free Tips For Newbury [21st Sept]

View Tips
Chelsea V Liverpool Free Tips [22nd Sep]

Chelsea V Liverpool Free Tips [22nd Sep]

View Tips
Free Tips For Ayr Gold Cup Day

Free Tips For Ayr Gold Cup Day

View Tips
Man City V Watford Free Tips [21st Sep]

Man City V Watford Free Tips [21st Sep]

View Tips
Southampton Vs Bournemouth Free Tips [20th Sep]

Southampton Vs Bournemouth Free Tips [20th Sep]

View Tips
Free Tips For The BMW PGA Championship 2019

Free Tips For The BMW PGA Championship 2019

View Tips