ITV Racing Tips: Mysteree, Ms Parfois and Jester Jet our picks
The International Meeting at Cheltenham gets underway on Friday afternoon with four races live on ITV4.
Wotzizname is the favourite for the feature race of the day at 14:30, although we think there might be better value elsewhere – but more on that later.
With wide-open contests throughout the card, it should be an intriguing afternoon of racing.
Here are our ITV Racing Tips…
Of the six runners declared for this Handicap Chase, five have lively chances.
However, we think that the progressive Mysteree can do the business at a handy price for Michael Scudamore.
Why? Well, this is the nine-year-old’s seasonal reappearance.
That may not seem overly important at first. But in the Irish-bred raider’s last three seasonal bows, he has gone on to win.
Add to that he went close in a Class 1 contest at Uttoxeter in March and he has fair claims to land this Grade 3 renewal.
Jockey Robert Dunne also holds a 45% strike rate over the past 14 days.
In the opening race on ITV, it’s Ms Parfois that makes most appeal.
Anthony Honeyball’s raider sweated out at Uttoxeter last month but has come back from setbacks before to win.
She’s a dual Class 4 victor who has gone close in Class 1 company in the not too distant past.
Trends suggest the six-year-old does better over the 2m 5f on offer here and up against far from esteemed company, she gets our backing to bounce back with a win.
Another progressive type gets the nod to land this wide-open 3m Handicap Hurdle.
Jester Jet has shone since switching trainers to Tom Lacey. The seven-year-old is four from six this year and has been successful at every level she’s raced at so far.
Now the daughter of Overbury gets her chance in Class 2 company for the first time.
On form claims, she looks the one to beat.
A 6lb penalty could hamper her slightly, but with victories on good and good to soft ground in 2017, the surface at Cheltenham shouldn’t provide any worries.
ITV Racing Tips
13:55 Cheltenham – Ms Parfois
14:30 Cheltenham – Mysteree
15:05 Cheltenham – Cantlow
15:40 Cheltenham – Jester Jet
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