Horse Racing Tips: Matt Chapman’s best Cheltenham bets for Friday’s ITV Racing

Mc Yeeehaaa reckons Delta Work's the one in the 14:55.

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Matt Chapman’s Cheltenham Racing Tips

13:45 Cheltenham – Do Your Job (each way)
14:20 Cheltenham – JPR One
14:55 Cheltenham – Delta Work
15:30 Cheltenham – Captain Teague

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

13:45 Cheltenham – Do Your Job (each way)

ITV go to Cheltenham Friday starting here with a handicap chase over two miles. Most of these will find soft ground testing them as there aren’t many mud lovers in here. For that reason I will take a chance with top weight DO YOUR JOB for Lucinda Russell and Derek Fox.

He’s down to 140 now which gives him a chance on ratings, but his recent form needs to improve after a move from the Michael Scudamore stable. The drop in drip is interesting. I’ll risk each way in a horrible betting heat.

14:20 Cheltenham – Jpr One

Up in class here for a Grade 2 novices’ chase over two miles. Not a field to get that excited about. Mighty Tom is the best on ratings but I’ll chance JPR ONE for Joe Tizzard and jockey Brendan Powell.

My hope won a little race over fences at Newton Abbot last time but had been good over hurdles at Aintree in April. He promised much as a young horse and maybe still has more to come. Another tough call though.

14:55 Cheltenham – Delta Work

A cross country chase here over nearly three and three-quarter miles. Galvin and Delta Work should dominate and it’s almost 50-50. I’ll side with the dual Cross Country Chase hero DELTA WORK who ran well enough when third to Minella Indo at Punchestown in October.

He’s still only 10 going on 11 and that should have put him spot on for this event. He has to be in at the finish for Gordon Elliott and Keith Donoghue.

15:30 Cheltenham – Captain Teague

A Grade 2 novices’ hurdle over two miles and five furlongs. Hard to get away from CAPTAIN TEAGUE for the champion Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden. The big gelding looked good and still green when scoring at Chepstow first time out this season and will stay this trip no problem. He can outclass this field.

So, best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?

    Matt Chapman’s Cheltenham Racing Tips

    13:45 Cheltenham – Do Your Job (each way)
    14:20 Cheltenham – JPR One
    14:55 Cheltenham – Delta Work
    15:30 Cheltenham – Captain Teague

    *All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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