- Coole Cody and Zanza head-to-head in G3 Paddy Power New Year’s Day Chase
By Andrew Atkinson
Cheltenham stages a seven racecard meeting on New Year’s Day with three Grade races including the Paddy Power sponsored Novices Chase and New Year’s Day Chase.
Venetia Williams saddles L’ Homme Presse (1.25) tipped to win the Grade 2 Paddy Power Chase over 2m 4f with Charlie Deutsch up.
Seven-year-old L’ Homme Presse returns to action after scooting to victory by 13 lengths at Ascot on December 13.
Coole Cody (2.00) and Zanza are tipped each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info in the 16 runners Grade 3 Paddy Power New Year’s Day Chase over 2m 4f.
Evan Williams trained Coole Cody ridden by Adam Wedge beat Phillip Hobbs trained Zanza by 2 lengths at Cheltenham on December 11, making all and running on strongly.
Nicky Henderson trained I Am Maximus (12.15) is tipped to land the Listed Ballymore Novices Hurdle over 2m 4f under Nico De Boineville.
Henry Daly saddles Honest Vic (12.50) tipped to win the Cheltenham Festival Handicap Chase over 3m 2f.
Ask Dillon (2.35) trained by Fergal O’Brien is selected each-way priced at 12-1 in the Paddy Power Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2m 7f with Liam Harrison up.
Paul Nicholls trained Mcfabulous (3.10) is tipped to win the Grade 2 Class 1 Hurdle over 2m 4f ridden by Harry Skelton.
Nicky Henderson trained Royal Max (3.50) makes a debut bow in the Class 1 National Hunt Flat Race over 1m 5f tipped each-way with Nico De Boineville up.
CHELTENHAM fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.15 I Am Maximus. 12.50 Honest Vic. 1.25 L’ Homme Presse. 2.00 Coole Cody (ew) Zanza (ew). 2.35 Ask Dillon (ew). 3.10 Mcfabulous. 3.50 Royal Max (ew).
EXETER fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.40 Gustavian. 1.15 Dubrovnik Harry. 1.50 Gamaret. 2.25 Gosheven. 3.00 Keep Rolling. 3.35 Heva Rose. 4.05 Knowsley Road.
FAKENHAM fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.45 Primal Focus. 1.20 River Tyne (ew). 1.55 Maliboo (ew). 2.30 Bashful Boy (ew). 3.05 Leave My Alone. 3.40 Henschke.