Cheltenham Festival Tips: RSA Chase & Champion Chase as firm goes 4/1 Sire De Grugy in feature race

Latest Cheltenham tips with the RSA Chase, Champion Chase at the Festival, featuring Sire De Grugy as popular firm Coral go 4/1 on the day’s big favourite.

Cheltenham Day two with the latest Cheltenham tips on the Neptune Investments Novice Hurdle, RSA Chase, Champion Chase and Coral Cup taking centre stage.



Firm offers 4/1 Sire De Grugy to win Champion Chase (was 11/4)
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Every day at the Cheltenham Festival, we’re going to ask racing tipster Lewis Jones what his best bet of the day is. Day Twp sees the big handicap hurdle of the meeting take place in the form of the Coral Cup but Lewis is going elsewhere for his tip, recommending a 3/1 shot in the Champion Chase.

With no Sprinter Sacre, Simonsig, Flemenstar or Finian’s Rainbow in this seasons line up, the Champion Chase to many people’s eyes is wide open. What a load of tosh.

For some reason, the way in which the industry see current favourite Sire De Grugy means he’s available to back at 3/1 in places despite being a horse that has won all the main two mile chase races this season for his trainer Gary Moore.

After being beaten by Kid Cassidy at Cheltenham earlier in the season where he jumped like a donkey, he put his jockey Jamie Moore’s words to shame “It’s gutting as he’s probably not as good as we thought” by going on to win three times at Sandown, Kemptown and Ascot.

His win in the Tingle Creek looks by far the best guide having featured nine of the last 13 winners, There he absolutely thrashed Somersby and Captain Conan, but by far his most refined performance was his Clarence House victory of Hidden Cyclone. Jumping with great efficiency and class, Moore’s horse was never in any danger from the first fence to the last as he strode clear of a very decent field in a very good time for the conditions.

Cheltenham should suit this left hand jumper, but he has only run there twice and he has no wins to his name. This shouldn’t a be a problem however, as he’s improved tenfold since his last performance there and why he has been priced up at 3/1 is a bit of a mystery.

This year’s renewal is a very poor renewal, yes, but it shouldn’t put you off having a decent bet at a horse who is well clear on official ratings. Ask yourself this, if Sire De Grugy was trained by Willie Mullins or Nicky Henderson, would he be a shorter price.

The answer is yes. Lump on.


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