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BEST BETS | The April Meeting: Three selections to consider for Thursday’s racing at Cheltenham

A former Mullins runner, an intriguing mare and a betting outsider make the cut for Thursday’s selections for the final day of the April Meeting



Paul Nicholls

The April Meeting draws to its conclusion on Thursday, with plenty of action for jumps fans to look forward to.

Day Two’s action includes the British EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Chase Final and several other handicap contests for punters to sink their teeth into.

Here are three runners to consider for Thursday’s action at the April Meeting.

NAP: Cut The Mustard – Visit Mares’ Handicap Chase (7/2 @ William Hill)

A former recruit of Willie Mullins’ yard, Cut The Mustard faces a tough assignment as top-weight in this contest.

watch: cut the mustard wins the 2020 opera hat mares’ chase at naas AND RETURNS TO CHELTENHAM FOR THE APRIL MEETING [credit: racing tv]

The nine-year-old is now in the capable hands of Paul Nicholls and the mare could well land a first success under the Ditcheat trainer here.

She has won at this distance in Listed company and has shown versatility on all ground types.

Cut The Mustard did struggle at Cheltenham last month, but she has been dropped back in trip here and could well land a maiden success on British soil at the April Meeting.

NB: Bannixtown Glory – Citipost Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (12/1 @ Various)

Donald McCain’s mare began her season in the summer and has improved massively this season, winning three of her seven starts.

Bannixtown Glory clears the last to win The Racing TV Mares’ Hurdle at Kempton and makes her Cheltenham debut at the April Meeting

Bannixtown Glory impressively made all the Listed Mares’ Hurdle at Kempton in November and she returned to form when finishing second at Stratford last month over three miles.

This is a shorter trip and tougher competition this time around, but if McCain’s mare can continue to show progress here at the April Meeting, she could be an interesting contender at an each-way price.

LONGSHOT: Roseisaroseisarose – British EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Chase Final (12/1 @ bet365)

The outsider of the field, Roseisaroseisarose could well have a say in this contest at the enticing price of 12/1.

Katy Price’s mare has the weights on her side, as she carries the minimum weight for this contest and sits 16lbs off the nearest runner.

With all her rivals conceding weight to her, the seven-year-old could well be an undetected threat in this contest for the fifth race on day two of the April Meeting.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.