Cheltenham Friday Preview - 14/12/2018

12:10 - I K Brunel

Won well in a bumper at Carlisle in early November. Stayed on well that day so will he definitely last the trip on this occasion.

Won on soft in the Carlisle bumper, so unexposed on good ground, and also unexposed over hurdles. Looks to be a hot renewal of this race, but Olly Murphy’s horses are running well, and shouldn’t be ruled out.

May have his work cut out with one or two of these, but will certainly run his race and is an interesting contender.

12-45 - Ibis Du Rheu

Impressive winner at Cheltenham last time over the three-mile trip in a class 2 contest.

This is over a slightly shorter distance, but that doesn’t show any obvious need for concern. Will enjoy the ground, after winning on it last time out.

Will enjoy the track, having won here well in the past. Stable in red hot form, so this contender looks to have a really good chance of following up.

13:20 - Highest Sun - 5/1

A very credible run on British debut last time out at Ascot in class 2 company. Won on his last two starts in France prior to making the move over to Colin Tizzard’s stable.

Will enjoy the good ground on offer at Cheltenham, and the trip is sure not to be a worry.

Did hang left last time, so if this runner is able to run straight, he looks to have an excellent chance of being competitive in a very competitive heat.

13:55 - Skewiff - 14/1

Drops back in trip after finishing sixth out of 11 last time at Exeter. Didn’t last the three-mile trip there last time, but this looks more of a realistic assignment.

Has placed in this class before, coming third on her penultimate start at Ludlow, on good to firm.

The good ground will suit her, and she gains weight off plenty of these. With excellent jockey, Leighton Aspell booked, a good run could be forthcoming for this Evan Williams runner.

14:30 – El Bandit – 10/1

Looks to be pretty well handicapped. His last win over hurdles came off this mark, and a win here wouldn’t come as any surprise.

Looked to have needed that run last time to get into the swing of things, after a lengthy absence, so a lot of improvement should be expected.

This gelding will enjoy the ground and the trip. Paul Nicholls’ yard are in excellent form, so this seven-year-old must enter the calculations.

15:05 – Fact Of The Matter – 11/2

In very good form. Placed in his last three starts in which he has made it to the finished line.

Latest, he was three-quarters of a lengthy away from Josies Orders, who runs in this race too. Fact Of The Matter is handed a stone by Josies Order, so it would suggest that the tables are likely to be turned in that particular battle.

This 8-year-old will enjoy the ground and the course, and looks to have an excellent chance at the weights of scoring in this.

15:40 – Aaron Lad – 8/1

Won last time out in this class at Market Rasen at the end of November. Stayed every yard of this trip on that occasion and looks primed to do the same in this.

Tends to be kept handy in his races and challenge in the business end of the race. Came sixth of 20 on his last visit to Cheltenham, on good to soft, so that run would suggest that this gelding won’t mind the track.

Conditions looks good to suit and a big run can be expected.

Free Bets & Offers


💎 BET £10 & GET £50 IN FREE BETS! 💎
18+. Play Safe. New customers who register via mobile only, using Promo code H50 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 5 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus
🔸 BET £10 ON TODAYS RACING & GET £30 FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS! 🔸
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
BET £5 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS PLUS 40 FREE SPINS!!!! 😍😍😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. 40 FREE SPINS AT £0.10 PER SPIN. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. GAME AND ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. 7 DAY FREE SPIN EXPIRY. FREE SPINS WILL AUTOPLAY ON FIRST ELIGIBLE GAME LOADED. FURTHER T&CS APPLY 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 ON ANY SPORT & GET £20 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 free bets valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses! 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔥 Bet £10, Get £30 FREE BETS + 30 Free Spins 🔥
New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits ⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Betfair account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🤩 BET £10 AT MANSION BET AND GET A £10 FREE BET 🤩
New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet vaild for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&C’s apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus