November Meeting day three tips – Cheltenham best bets through the card

November Meeting day three tips at Cheltenham

Sunday plays host to the third and final day of the November Meeting at Cheltenham and our tipping team pick out their November Meeting day three tips and best bets on a cracking card.

We enter the third and final day of classy racing action for the November Meeting at Cheltenham which closes with another good card over the sticks headed by the Grade Two Shloer Chase and ably supported by the competitive Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.

The ITV Racing cameras will be on hand with the best of the day’s action from the home of jumps racing where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have four races live from Cheltenham and our tipping team give their best bets through the card with their November Meeting day three tips.


1:10 Cheltenham – Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 3m½f

DOES HE KNOW has made an excellent impression thus far over fences, beating the reopposing Threeunderthrufive on his chase debut at Chepstow last month and doubling up latest over course and distance where Kim Bailey’s charge ran out an easy winner.

That win took his record at this venue to 3-4 over hurdles and fences with his sole defeat at Cheltenham coming behind Bob Olinger in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in March.

He had the measure of his two rivals last time when the eventual runner-up crashed into the rail and lost momentum when leading and the Alkaased gelding ran out a twelve lengths’ winner which hinted at even better to come.

This will be tougher giving weight away all round but he’s one clearly going the right way and with improvement anticipated he ought to go close again at this track.

November Meeting day three tips. Yala Enki can win for Bryony Frost in the second race of the day.

November Meeting day three tips. Yala Enki can win for Bryony Frost in the second race of the day.

1:45 Cheltenham – Jewson Click And Collect Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 3m3½f

Veteran YALA ENKI goes well fresh and while he’s not getting any younger the bold-jumping front runner could be hard to peg back here and can give weight and a beating to his five rivals.

Paul Nicholls’ charge was denied only by a short-head in this race twelve months ago where he was making his reappearance from 1lb higher in the weights and he ran well on all completed starts in the wake of that effort which includes a second successive win in the Webster Cup at Taunton and a very good third in the Welsh Grand National prior to finishing fourth to Native River in the rearranged Cotswold Chase.

The Nickname gelding hasn’t been seen since unseating his rider in the Grand National at Aintree where he was beaten when getting rid of Bryony Frost and he can’t be judged too harshly on that run back over regulation fences.

While he might ideally want ground softer than these conditions he is usually in the mix and can get competitive again here on his reappearance so there’d be no surprise if he makes a winning return to go one better in this contest.

2:20 Cheltenham – Shloer Chase (Registered As The Cheltenham Chase) (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m

This is a cracker with none of the quartet of runners fully discounted but it may pay to side with NUBE NEGRA who has a good record fresh and Dan Skelton’s charge was arguably unlucky not to have won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival where he was beaten a half-length by reopposing Put The Kettle On.

The Dink gelding was challenging over the last when stumbling on landing and losing some momentum but finished off well on the climb to the line and the result may have been different had he landed cleanly.

He failed to match that level at Punchestown when next seen but his record fresh is enviable and the yard has already been in the winners over the course of the meeting and the classy chaser can come out on top in an enthralling contest despite the small field.

2:55 Cheltenham – Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m½f

CORMIER comes into this contest on the back of a solid fourth on his return to hurdles last month in the Welsh Champion Hurdle where he was going much the best before a momentum-stopping mistake two out and Brian Ellison’s charge didn’t recover from that mistake and eventually finished fourth.

A dual-winner over hurdles last term and taking in this race twelve months ago, finishing seventh to The Shunter he bounced back from a lesser effort at Ascot to find only one too good on better ground in the Swinton at Haydock and these underfoot conditions will suit him again.

The yard has won this race in the past and the Born To Sea gelding looks fairly weighted off this mark so a big run in this competitive handicap ought not to come as a surprise.

November Meeting day three tips. Cormier can win the Greatwood Hurdle for trainer Brian Ellison.

November Meeting day three tips. Cormier can win the Greatwood Hurdle for trainer Brian Ellison.

3:30 Cheltenham – Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Registered As The Sharp Novices’ Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m½f

I LIKE TO MOVE IT arrives on a hat-trick of victories and the Trans Island gelding has been impressive in his two wins over hurdles to date, most recently scoring over course and distance last month where he beat Tritonic by three lengths.

Also twice a winner in bumpers last term he finished second in a Listed contest at Newbury before posting a good ninth to Sir Gerhard in the Champion Bumper here and while his jumping hasn’t always been fluent he certainly has a decent amount of ability judging on his two hurdles wins.

Getting off the mark over hurdles at Worcester he followed up here last month with a ready victory over Tritonic and there’s certainly more to come from him for his in-form yard so there’d be little shock to see him in the mix again where he can collect his three-timer.

4:00 Cheltenham – High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire Open National Hunt Flat Race) (Listed Race) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4-6yo) 2m½f

TIMEFORATUNE has looked an above average prospect in racking up a brace of wins in bumpers and Paul Nicholls’ charge can end the November Meeting by bagging himself a hat-trick of wins.

The Yorgunnabelucky gelding won a Ffos Las bumper by an emphatic eleven lengths back in May despite being unfancied in the betting which prompted connections to pay a six-figure sum and he repaid a chunk of his purchase price when narrowly getting the better of Great Heart’jac at Chepstow last month, scoring by a neck.

He’ll be sharper with that run under his belt which was his first in five months and he showed plenty of grit to grind out the win with the front two pulling well clear. That form has largely been upheld with the runner-up and third both making the frame in subsequent outings and with plenty of scope to improve he ought to go close and can prove a tough nut to crack.