Mick Fitz: Can Theatre Territory grab the spotlight on Friday?

Mick Fitzgerald picks his favourite flutters for Friday from the action at Cheltenham and Bangor, and Theatre Territory is centre stage....

Mick Fitzgerald


There’s some nice action from Bangor and Cheltenham on Friday to enjoy and it’s the home of jump racing where we kick things off.

13.55 – Cheltenham

Synopsis represents a pretty potent combination as a mare who has won one of her three chases. She is value in a trappy little contest to kick things off on ITV4. Her form at the Punchestown festival in April reads well as does her win at Thurles. She has had a recent run to blow away the cobwebs and should be primed for this

14:10 – Bangor

Valadom ran a hell of a race behind Palmers Hill at Cheltenham last time and that gets him the nod here. Kansas City Chief seems to want slower ground, so Richard Hobson charge appeals more for me..

No6 Theatre Territory – Sam Waley-Cohen leads over the last from winner No4 Ibis Du Rheu – Harry Cobden
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Cheltenham 17/11/2018

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14.30 – Cheltenham

Some of Theatre Territory’s form reads so well in the context of this race. She was placed behind Ms Parfois last season and her good second in a good novice chase recently at Cheltenham reads pretty appealingly.

The problem is I really like Coo Star Sivola in here too – I’m going to split my loyalty here!

I’d advise to back both in this race. I fear the ground may be better for Theatre but thought Coo Star was pretty eye catching last time .

15.05 – Cheltenham

Fact Of The Matter ran a hell of a race last time considering he was having his first go over the unique fences. He is not that much better off with Josies Orders, but will be very good each-way value. The French horses are interesting and Felix de Giles is gathering a reputation as a specialist cross-country rider in France, so the horse he is booked to ride, Amazing Comedy, is very interesting.

I’d advise having a little on this horse as he’s not been beaten by that far at level weights previously.


15.40 – Cheltenham

Aaron Lad may only have narrowly won last time at Newbury but I thought he was value for a lot more than the winning margin, Charlie Hammond rides again and can take 5lbs off. Had he not made the mistake at the last at Newbury he would have won snug.

Great Tango coming over from Ireland is an each-way play also. This horse has been a model of consistency at some decent tracks so deserves a shot at this.

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What do you think?