Kim Muir Tips – British improver can repel strong Irish challenge
Kim Muir Tips
Daryl Carter (@DarylCarter7) gives the latest of his Cheltenham day 3 tips here as he runs the rule over the Kim Muir Chase, one of the Cheltenham Festival’s big handicaps for amateurs
Amateur jockeys get the chance to claim a slice of Cheltenham Festival glory here and having a leading amateur rider on your side can often make the difference between winning and losing
Kim Muir Tips – Former Festival Winner
LE BREUIL peaked at the Cheltenham Festival last season when landing the National Hunt Chase and finds himself at the head of this market by default due to the loss of long term ante-post favourite Glenloe.
He has shown very little in three runs this term but he’s had just one start over conventional fences this term at Warwick. He is a hard horse to weigh up and likely sits at the top of the market due to his association with leading amateur jockey Jamie Codd, who rode him to victory last year, but he will have his fair share of weight off a mark of 148.
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NO COMMENT finished fifth in this race last year off a handicap mark of 138 and returns this year off a mark of 137, which should put him in the mix. His jumping is a cause for concern and he rates a risky proposition if you make him one of your Cheltenham Festival Tips.
Ready To Rumble
AT THE ACORN is a progressive six-year-old who has improved since moving up to a more suitable trip and looks fairly treated.
The unexposed former three-mile point-to-point winner has likely been played conservatively this term but he still left a positive impression when finishing a staying on fifth at Leopardstown when last seen, despite being badly hampered by a faller two from home.
The extra distance will suit and if connections secure a top amateur rider, he should be the focus of many Cheltenham Free Bets.
Irish Raider Could Strike Again
EARLY DOORS Sits on a high-enough mark due to his hurdle exploits, which includes winning the Martin Pipe Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last season. He clearly is being aimed at a handicap chase at this year’s festival with his careful handling this season.
Unexposed over further than two and a half miles, he will likely appreciate this extreme stamina test and is one to take very seriously if Derek O’Connor takes the ride, even off a mark in the 150s.
Aba on the march
DEISE ABA has taken a while to come to hand, but is really getting motoring now with two wins this season, including when taking care of a decent field at Sandown.
He sits on a handicap mark of 142 and it;s very likely that he’s still ahead of the handicapper on the basis of that form and this extreme trip of 3m2f could be right up his street. He is the latest of my Cheltenham Festival Tips
Queen Could Reign Supreme
CABARET QUEEN fell and pulled up on her latest two starts over fences and a return to hurdles failed to rekindle the fire that saw her early-season exploits shoot her to the top of the Ladbroke Trophy market.
She has not been with her master trainer for long, so he could still work his magic and Patrick Mullins will likely be on board to give backers plenty of confidence at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
Kim Muir Tips – Big-race Verdict
Deise Aba looks the one to side with on ability and having any of the top three amateur riders on board would guarantee that he could be one of the bankers in my Cheltenham Festival tips.