Cheltenham Trials Day
Horse Racing Tips Today – Saturday 25th January 2020
- 1:50 at Cheltenham – Jerrysback to Win at 8/1 with Ladbrokes
ITV’s racing coverage begins this weekend with the Paddy Power 45 Sleeps To Cheltenham Trophy Handicap Chase. This Grade 3, 2m4½f contest has attracted a strong field including many who have a chance of success at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. Jerrysback is one such horse. There was nothing special about the eight-year-old’s return to action this season but it quickly became clear that he was in need of that run. A stronger performance at Ascot last time out whet the whistle for what may follow. Jerrysback looks very well priced at 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
- 2:25 at Cheltenham – Bristol De Mai to Win at 2/1 with 888Sport
Bristol De Mai is best known for his exploits at Haydock. The hardy stayer lost his crown in the Betfair Chase in November but has every chance of bouncing back in the Cotswold Chase. To do so, the top rated horse will have to get the better of Santini who is the bookies’ favourite for this Grade 2 contest. Santini is also rated as much the better option in the Cheltenham Gold Cup but he looked some way below his best in a low key Listed win in November so the Bristol De Mai is well place to show his class for a big win at Cheltenham.
- 3:00 at Cheltenham – Protektorat to Win at 11/4 with Betfair
Sporting John was the horse that most were looking forward to seeing in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle but he was scratched from the race at the final declaration stage. That is a shame for those who backed him in the ante post markets but good news for connections of Protektorat. He is now the top rated horse in this 2m4½f contest but the second favourite to King Roland. Dan Skelton’s five-year-old is improving as he learns the ropes and more improvement should see Preotktorat win at 11/4 with Betfair.
- 3:35 at Cheltenham – Paisley Park to Win at 8/13 with Paddy Power
Paisley Park is the strongest favourite of the day at Cheltenham and for very good reason. He won the Cleeve Hurdle en route to Stayers’ Hurdle success at last year’s Cheltenham Festival and it’s all systems go for him to repeat the double. If The Cap Fits and L’Ami Serge are among those who will keep the favourite honest but Paisley Park is right at the top of the stayers’s hurdle division and is set to prove why once again in this 3m, Grade 2 contest.