Here are the Cheltenham tips for Tuesday 16 March 2021 from @cheltenhamtips on twitter.
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1.20 Appreciate It 4/5
Willie Mullins and Paul Townend are the perfect combination for the opener at Cheltenham this year. Went 3 from 3 over hurdles at the Grade 1 at Leopardstown a few weeks ago. Has the pace to win at 2 miles and can stay further. Will be short and not the most original selection, but will be very difficult to beat. He’s beaten the Irish opposition already, with Ballyadam, Blue Lord and Irascible all well behind him last time and the UK horses well off the pace. Hopefully, will be one up to the punters for a good start for Cheltenham.
1.55 Captain Guiness 7/1
Developed into a very smart chaser after a short run over hurdles and Rachel Blackmore will be looking for her first win at Cheltenham this year. Came a long way in a short space of time over hurdles last term. Has also quickly developed into a smart chaser but Energumene was way too good for him at Naas. Fell at Leopardstown since. Captain Guiness should prove to be the biggest danger to Shishkin. Fell at Leopardstown but it looked going to give Energumene a good race. He will obviously need to jump better and last year’s Supreme, he was right in contention when brought down at the second last hurdle. A strong pace here will suit.
2.30 Aye Right 11/2
Another horse which developed into a very smart chaser, third in Charlie Hall before excellent second in Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury and Sky Bet at Doncaster. Tough and reliable so should be on the premises again. Richard Johnson takes the reigns.
3.05 Honeysuckle 13/8
One of the horses of the meeting, produced an outstanding performance when beating Benie des Dieux at last year’s Cheltenham Festival and making it a perfect 10-10 over hurdles. In November, she produced the best performance of her career to make it a perfect 10 from 10 over hurdles in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown last month. Connections have opted for the Champion Hurdle, as opposed to attempting to retain her Mares Hurdle crown.
3.40 Black Tears 11/1
Concertista very short priced, so the wisest move should be to play the value at the prices and go for BLACK TEARS. Denise Foster’s comes alive at the festival and following her gallant fourth in the mares’ novices’ contest two years ago, she performed to an even higher standard twelve months on when chasing home the well-handicapped Dame De Compagne in the ultra-competitive Coral Cup. I’m going against Concertista here surely based on the price. There’s more depth than the price offers. I fancy Black Tears in an each-way bet. The good track form is key so I think it’s worth a punt.
4.15 Houx Gris 9/2
Better than the distance beaten suggests when 22 lengths third to Adagio on British debut. HOUX GRIS cost €200,000 after edging out Homme Public at Auteuil on his final appearance in his native France, and he was pitched in deep on his debut for Paul Nicholls’s yard in January, finished 3rd in the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow. Was in contention until an error at the 2nd last. Paul Nicholls has won the Fred Winter 3 times with French horses and Houx Gris is a very interesting bet.
He remains capable of better still, and with Nicholls’s record in this race – has won the Fred Winter three times with French recruits – Houx Gris appeals as a very interesting candidate. He’s been well-supported in the last 10 days as when the weights came out he was a 20/1 shot
4.50 Remastered 13/2
David Pipe’s Remastered has come of age since switching his attentions to fences and he arrives here with a 3-3 unbeaten record, courtesy of his victory in the Reynoldstown at Ascot last time out. Off a mark of 146, he would have been a major player in the Ultima Handicap earlier on the card, but connections clearly see this race as a better opportunity and he deserves to be backed accordingly at the current price.