The Jump Zone: Featuring The Racehour, Donn McClean & Tanya Stevenson

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The Jump Zone: Featuring The Racehour, Donn McClean & Tanya Stevenson

Horse Racing Tips & Angles

  • Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 1.42 at Kelso - The Kalooki Kid @ 9/2  
  • Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 3.40 at Doncaster - Charlie Uberalles @ 12/1
  • Donn McClean's Angle for the BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury
  • Donn McClean's Angle for the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster
  • Racehour Tips from Cian Kirby

Welcome to the The Jump Zone which features tips and analysis from Racehour regulars Cian Kirby, Donn McClean & Tanya Stevenson for all the national hunt racing action.

As always, you’ll find the most up-to-date odds with horse racing betting sites, but don’t sleep on our tipster’s predictions as those odds could soon be snapped up by the betting public. Odds stated are correct at the time of publishing.

Tanya Stevenson's Selections

Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 1.42 at Kelso - The Kalooki Kid @ 9/2  

Kelso has put on a brilliant card on Saturday and are to be applauded, especially so close to the Cheltenham Festival, and it's right they get top billing on ITV.  

The Kalooki Kid has had seven races but didn’t win his first race until his fifth run, which was over 2m 4f at Musselburgh. He won impressively that day and eased over the line beating Lavida Adiva and Ottizzini. The latter will be seen in the Listed mares hurdle at 3.10 on Saturday. 

He then missed an engagement three weeks later and then three days after that was seen dropping down three furlongs in distance to win at Newcastle.

I was actually in attendance and was taken by the manner of his success and his acceleration. It was a pleasant surprise to see Nicky Richards immediately put him in Graded company next.

He was fourth of five in the Rossington Main but those ahead were Jeriko Du Reponet, Lump Sum and Fiercely Proud. So, after last week's Grade 2 Dovecote I'm pretty pleased.

He had kept tabs with the aforementioned right up until the last. Interestingly he steps up in trip and has a go in a handicap.

This race has been run three times, all won by six-year-olds and Nicky Richards won the race in 2022 with Famous Bridge and may have won it last year but for Nells Son falling when going well.

Nicky Richards has a 20% strike rate at the course and this season is running at 21% strike rate - and a healthy level stake profit.

Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 1.42 at Kelso - The Kalooki Kid @ 9/2  

Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 3.40 at Doncaster - Charlie Uberalles @ 12/1

I go again with Charlie Uberalles, he ran a blinder in the Great Yorkshire Chase when finishing third at 50/1 and at one point it looked as though he was almost going to win it. And, I must admit, I was a bit gutted having cheered him home after the last. 

However, in hindsight when seeing who was second, Forward Plan, who subsequently won the big race last week, the race now reads well. Sail Away was fourth and was only beaten 10 lengths in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase and the 12th in the race Twoshotsoftequila won at Catterick earlier in the week. Danny McMenamin rode him prominently from the off and the horse just stayed. 

He has pace too, as the initial reason I spotted him was the way he had led Kerryhill in November until in between the last two hurdles at Kelso over a distance too short for him. 

Kerryhill went on to win a Grade 2 Hurdle. The handicapper hasn’t punished him for his Great Yorkshire Chase run and he no doubt has much improvement as this is still only his sixth race over the bigger obstacles.

It might suit him that this is over two furlongs further and Sean Quinlan will be riding him at his lowest riding weight. He must have another massive chance of reaching the frame at least if not landing this prize, so 12/1 might be worth taking on betting sites

Tanya Stevenson's Tip for the 3.40 at Doncaster - Charlie Uberalles @ 12/1

Donn McClean's Angles

BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup - Kandoo Kid

Paul Nicholls is your starting point in the BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup (1.55) at Newbury on Saturday.

There have been 18 renewals of the race since its inauguration in 2004, and Paul Nicholls has won nine of them. He hasn’t won the race since 2019, but there have only been three renewals since then, and he sent out Tamaroc Du Mathan to finish second in 2022.

He has often fired more than one bullet at the race, but this year he relies exclusively on Kandoo Kid, and that might just do it. 

You have to forgive the Kapgarde gelding a poor run at Doncaster last time in the Great Yorkshire Chase.

However, that was over three miles and, back over two and a half and back at Newbury, where he has won once and finished second once (beaten a neck) in two visits, he could take another step forward.

Pointer For Grimthorpe Chase At Doncaster

Speaking of the Great Yorkshire Chase, a staying handicap chase run at Doncaster at the end of January - this year’s renewal has been working out well so far.  

The runner-up Forward Plan went to Kempton last Saturday and, racing off a 4lb higher mark, won the Coral Trophy, while the fourth-placed horse Sail Away ran a massive race in the Ascot Chase next time.

He only finished fourth of four in the end, but he was only beaten by around 10 lengths, around five lengths and three parts of a length by horses who were rated, respectively, 162, 170 and 163. 

Sail Away was rated 142 going into the race, and he raced off level weights with his rivals.

Even the 12th-placed horse from the Great Yorkshire Chase, Twoshotsoftequila, came out and won a handicap chase at Catterick there on Tuesday.

The latest runner from the Great Yorkshire Chase is Charlie Uberalles, who out-ran big odds to finish third, just over three lengths behind Annual Invictus and Forward Plan.  

He goes in the Grimthorpe Chase back at Doncaster (3.40) on Saturday, and he goes back there with a real chance.

Cian Kirby's Racehour Selections

Premier Novices' Hurdle @ Kelso 2.17 - Jango Baie at 2/1

Jango Baie looks a cut above the rest of his rivals in the Premier Novices Hurdle at Kelso and odds of 2/1 on betting apps look more than fair.

A winner on his debut at Ascot, he beat the smart Tellherthename by a nose that day as the pair pulled well clear of the rest of the field.

He followed that up with a Grade One win at Aintree and he can make amends for his narrow defeat at Huntingdon a fortnight ago.

Morebattle Hurdle @ Kelso 2.50 - Black Hawk Eagle (each-way) at 5/1

A very open looking renewal as 18 runners go to post for the Morebattle Hurdle.

Under Control heads the market but a chance is taken on Black Hawk Eagle at 5/1. He has won in last two races and gets in off a mark of 122 which looks very generous.

Expect him to be ridden patiently by Richard Patrick and he can pick off his rivals one by one at the business end of the race.

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