Cheltenham Weekend Ante-Post Selection - 30/01/21

Cheltenham - January 30 2021
Cheltenham 13:50
Brian Hughes

Kauto Riko

Brian Hughes
Tom Gretton
Age: 10
Weight: 10-13
OR: 142
Days: 77

Cheltenham host a superb card at the weekend and ahead of the Grade Three Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase we have a nice priced ante-post each way selection.

Kauto Riko for trainer Tom Gretton is the horse that takes the eye for us with him putting in some consistent performances during his career and on a nice weight on Saturday can run a big race to enter the places.

The 10 year old is known for running well between 2m4f and three miles so will stay this trip perfectly and his handler looks to have targeted this event for some time off the back of his seasonal debut.

In November the gelding made his first start since being outclassed in the Brown Advisory Plate at the festival and it saw him finish a good fourth over course and distance.

He finished in behind the likes of Coole Cody, Spiritofthegames and Al Dancer and all though needing to reverse the form with some of them, he will be much fitter for the run and hopefully improve for the outing.

Coming into the race with a weight of 10st 10lb he will be receiving weight from most of the field and having previous of handling very soft ground, he looks a big each way player at a double figure price.