Monday afternoon there is a National Hunt card of eight races at Chepstow, and our in-house tipster Steve Chambers has picked his three best bets for the Welsh action…
Neil King’s KENYA COWBOY tasted the win at Chepstow in November, and the six-year-old can benefit from a return to the track on Monday and can certainly enjoy the win in the 1pm race. A winner with a score of 95 three starts at Chepstow, the Kenyan Cowboy will have to make a career that is the best of today’s 99, but he showed promise of that figure when he finished third at Uttoxeter last time, and he should be shortlisted here. The likes of Delgany Monarch and Red Lion Lad may be achievable hazards, but it’s the proven race winner who can prevail.
Venetia Williams and Charlie Deutsch continue to bring this current Jumps campaign to fruition, and the pair could team up for glory in the 2 p.m., if FRENCH OF THE GREAT can land the trappy four-runner heat. The seven-year-old made good progress over hurdles and won his last start over the smaller hurdles in February. However, it is across fences that he will make his name, and after breaking away from Carlisle on his chasing debut, he jumped to victory in an Uttoxeter event. He’s gone up 9 pounds for that success, he’ll have to put in his best career performance if he wants to hit the 129 prize, but he’s in form like he could potentially be a very smart handicapper, and he can do it back-to-back make victories today.
Colin Tizzard’s INVESTMENT MANAGER had made some decent progress over hurdles with a win over Newton Abbot and a second-place finish at Chepstow showing he could be a potential improver. Last time, however, he disappointed when he finished fifth in Exeter, where he was beaten by current rivals West To The Bridge. They will meet on the same terms for this afternoon’s event so you can see why West To The Bridge is a lot shorter in betting, but the Investment Manager has shown he can perform on a good day so it’s worth it worth taking another chance here.