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Matt Chapman: This 8/1 shot could play a starring role at Cheltenham on Saturday

Three meeting on Saturday and Theatrical Star could be a bit of value as the jumps season revs up a gear in the Cotswolds.

by Matt Chapman | October 23, 2015

There’s a changing of the guard this weekend, with jumps racing at Cheltenham mixed in with the Flat at Doncaster and Newbury.

Whatever the code, there are always winners to find so let’s kick on with Cheltenham 2.45pm and the extended 2m conditions contest. No doubt the one to be on is KAREZAK who is well in on the penalty structure here and ran a fine second to Tea in Transvaal earlier this month. He’s only won once in 15 tries – but can boost that win ratio here.

Sticking with the home of jumps racing I like is THEATRICAL STAR (3.20pm) in the 3m 1f handicap chase for Colin Tizzard’s stable that has been banging in a few winners. This horse ended up last season in good form in staying events and this contest is winnable.

At Newbury  the one to be on here is the in-form KASTINI  (3pm) for Denis Oakley in the 1m 2f handicap. The five-year-old is edging up the weights but he’s in form and loves the ground.


We switch to Doncaster before the final Group One of the season and STORM FORCE TEN (3.10pm) is worth a few quid each-way.

The Andrew Balding-trained selection ran well on the Flat back in May and hopefully will be fit enough to do himself justice.


Finally, it’s the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster (3.45pm) and I’m all over FOUNDATION, who beat Deauville a shade comfortably at Newmarket last time in the Royal Lodge Stakes.

John Gosden continues to bang in the winners and I see no reason why he won’t score again ahead of Golden Horn’s bid for glory at the Breeders’ Cup next weekend.

I’ll bring you the latest from Kentucky next week – where we did well last year.

So best of luck on another busy Saturday. I’m ready to nick a few quid as I’ve got a trip to pay for.

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