Day 2 started shaky but if you’ve followed each tip for the first 2 days, you’re currently looking at around 33/1 profit. So if you staked a total of £10 of each selection, you’re at least £300 up. If you’ve utilised the correct markets and offers, you’ve lowered your losses so have even more profit. And let’s just take another moment to get over Sprinter Sacre’s incredible run. Thousands have been won and lost on him and here was another rise in the emotional rollercoaster.

Thursday is an even tougher day than day 2 with some close fields to choose from.


This, for me, is a 4 horse race. The each way appeal is BLACK HERCULES at 11/2 although Ruby Walsh may be hampered by his fall at the last yesterday so I’ll be backing GARDE LA VICTOIRE at 4/1. Interestingly entered into this race rather than any on day 1 and has the leading jockey Richard Johnson on board.


If you pick the winner of this race, you’ve done well. No clear favourite in an open field. A little each way shout in both Our Kaempfer at 10/1 and OSCAR SAM at 18/1 with the latter getting my vote.


Betbright have paid out on VAUTOUR winning a different race at the festival despite not running it. Vautour’s owner owns Betbright so read what you like into that. He should romp home easily at 8/11 but JOSSES HILL loves a place if he doesn’t fall over and Nico De Boinville is hot property on board. Faller insurance is a must due to his history.


The World Hurdle is the main event today and attracts a fine field of horses. THISTLECRACK is the likely victor and you can get him at 7/1 by creating a new 888 Sport account. In a field this strong, it’s hard to pick a backup but AUT PTITS SOINS makes the most noise at 14/1.


Assuming Sam Twiston-Davies shows up, STILETTO looks a generous price at 9/1 with the remainder of the field lacking in form and the weights all over the place. Skybet are paying 5 places for this race for all customers.


A new race for this year so no history to go on. Limini hasn’t looked as convincing as a 4/5 price horse should for me and there is an incredible amount of winners in this field such as Actinpieces, Tara Flow, Bloody Mary and Tea In Transvaal. I’m opting for SMART TALK who has absolutely galloped to victory for me this season at 13/2.


The Kim Muir is anyone’s game. Past strong finishers such as Splash of Ginge, Alternatif and Grandad’s Horse all offer each way appeal but UPSWING takes the fancy of the bookies and if you have any money left, 9/1 is a good price.


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